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Old 29th June 2007, 01:27 PM   #1011
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Shin you say you'll consider making a new screen. Any hints as to construction and materials suppliers?

Is it a solid or "cloth" type screen.

cheers

Nick.

PS: keep up the good work, I'm still trying to buy the "space" and the solicitors are getting me down (filthy bloodsuckers)
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Old 29th June 2007, 02:04 PM   #1012
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Shin, you know what upgrade you really need?

a bigger room.

no amnount of D-EQ is gonn a fix that tiny space,please tell us thats just temporary.
We've been trying to get planning permission to extend out on to the back garden. The plan was for a two storey extension which would double the size of the listening room and also create a utility room below this so the kitchen could be made larger. The problem is the rear of the house is north facing and would affect the light and visibility of the adjoining neighbours property and they disputed the original proposed plans. We get along with the neighbours and it would block a good portion of light over the whole of the rear of their property from midday onwards so that idea has been abandoned in favour of keeping the peace. The only other real option is to extend less further out but do so on the whole width of property, problem with this is that the bathroom and staircase to loft will all need moving and what was going to cost 25k to do turns into about 40k. Morgages are ridiculous enough without borrowing that much just for a larger listening room. So those plans are on hold.

Personally I wanted to build a ground floor extension to the room where the conservatory now is(no planning issues with that) and move the kit into there but then we'd loose the dinning room and that just ain't happening either.

The front room would be ideal but I have little chance of that thought being entertained and frankly I enjoy my own space when listening.

So at the moment we want to extend but its fraught with complications.
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Old 29th June 2007, 08:21 PM   #1013
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I don't know if you've already discussed this, but I'm curious what all of the audio components are that will be involved in the finished setup and how they all connect together. How do the surround speakers fit into all of this? What are you using for your AC3 decoder? Where is volume controlled for all of the speakers involved?
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Old 29th June 2007, 10:23 PM   #1014
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Room size issue is over-rated. I can get a world class audio
system in a car, much smaller than Shin's room

Don't rush the project, finish it when it's finished and be
happy.

If you do sell it, make sure you score enough money
for your next 'line array' project
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Old 29th June 2007, 10:57 PM   #1015
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and you look for the same qualities in your car 'stereo' as you do in your house hifi? really?
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Old 29th June 2007, 11:07 PM   #1016
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Thy, show him that ATC mid dome and Scan Revelator ICE setup with the SOTA digital equalisation system. I bet that sounds better than a good proportion of so called hifi systems!
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Old 29th June 2007, 11:19 PM   #1017
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Shin you say you'll consider making a new screen. Any hints as to construction and materials suppliers?

Is it a solid or "cloth" type screen.

cheers

Nick.

Hi Nick

The screen is just 12mm MDF with chunks cut out of it to lighten the whole thing. Then I bought some 3.0 gain high power screen material from DRH. This was stretched over the MDF frame and tacked to the rear. After that it was a simple job of taking some 4"x1", running it through the table saw to but a 45degree bevel on the edge and then wrapping each piece in black velvet to control any light spill on the borders.

Trickiest part was dimensioning the borders so that the image fit correctly. I threw up on image from the projector on the screen whilst it was in situ but sans borders. From there I marked, measured and then installed the borders.

Took about 4 or 5 hours from start to finish.
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Old 30th June 2007, 12:04 AM   #1018
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Do you have a webpage or a thread that shows examples (pictures, preferably) of any of your work? I've heard you talk about it for what is probably years now and I'm really curious to see the kinds of stuff you've come up with. Especially a project with these Lambdas!
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Old 30th June 2007, 01:05 AM   #1019
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The speakers make the room look tiny, probably smaller than it really is... but it is possible to get fantastic sound in a small room so don't worry.

They look good and I'm sure it will all come together all of a sudden when everything is ready.
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Old 1st July 2007, 03:32 AM   #1020
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and you look for the same qualities in your car 'stereo' as you do in your house hifi? really?
My car audio install back in 1986 was the best sounding
audio system I've heard compared to high end home audio.

Home audio is slow to migrate, it stays in the dark ages for
a long time, so I'd bet my paycheck that it would hold well
today if I compared that install to today's home audio - because
I haven't hear any store bought loudspeakers that thrill me.

That's why we DIY right? If we didn't DIY, we probably found
satisfaction at the store. lol
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