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The making of: The Two Towers (a 25 driver Full Range line array)
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Old 3rd March 2019, 12:11 PM   #4851
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One word.... projector!

I know I told you before, but it's the easiest sell to a wife/girlfriend who wouldn't like to have a big expensive black screen in the living room at all times.

A small projector hidden in the coffee table or on the ceiling (the white ones blend very well with houses with white ceilings), and the screen that is retractable (mine is by hand, I didn't go for the expensive motorized setup!). Those two make a very clean looking living room.

Could even add some more art / sound panel on that wall for audio duties and aesthetics. Something Zeppelin again?

On the audio side, it's quite funny. I was a surround-sound nutty (how many times did I watch the "WOW!" DVD???), but lately, I have been watching movies in 2.0 and having speakers that cover deep and high FR, and a wide coverage, I don't miss having to deal with surround channels, center, etc....
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Old 3rd March 2019, 12:33 PM   #4852
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I keep trying to convince her .

That's what I would love to try. I have the sound to back it up (and then some).
My son said he's looking forward to see Bohemian Rhapsody with real good sound at home.
Going to the movies is fun, but the sound at home has his preference. I see lots of smiles per minute on that face of his .

I must say, 4.0 works way above my own expectations here. I may post a lot, but am happy to say I actually do book progress sound wise!
Surround sound is not a mere gimmick, it really does work when properly adjusted.
Still wondering why on earth I'm building subwoofers though . Ever since the 350 watt/channel powerhouse build by koldby is backing up the mains it has become a much more impressive bottom end.
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Old 3rd March 2019, 12:50 PM   #4853
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C'mon! Should be an easy sell!
A clean looking living room, versus a big black screen (when not in use).

Your 4.0 is ambiance, it's not the surround back channels from the movie's audio, right?

I liked Bohemian Rhapsody. Rami got the Golden Globe and Oscar for good reasons. Too bad it wasn't him singing!

I heard another good track lately, that should sound amazing on your arrays.

Free, by Primal Scream - Give Out But Don't Give Up - The Original Memphis Recordings.
Pretty cool!

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Old 3rd March 2019, 12:54 PM   #4854
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It actually is the back channels from the movie audio (but delayed by 15 extra ms) that feeds my ambient speakers (and nothing else gets mixed in). The only 2 channels that get no other treatment from me (well aside from that delay I mentioned and the band pass I've set on them).

I'll see if I can get that track to try
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Old 3rd March 2019, 12:56 PM   #4855
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k, so you have a movie "zone" and a 2.0 music listening "zone" in JRiver ... I missed that post... sorry!
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Old 3rd March 2019, 12:57 PM   #4856
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Listening to your youtube link right now trough headphones, yes! I'm going to have to try that one!

Current zones in JRiver:
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As you see, only one Home Theatre setting and lots of experimental Stereo zones to play with. An on-going journey to discover the wonders of sound perception, or something like that . Oh, and one Headphone setting, courtesy of BYRTT, to suit my OB-1 Status Audio phones.
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Old 8th March 2019, 02:30 PM   #4857
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Hello Wesayso, how is the subwoofer build going on? Long time no update. Hope I didn't miss anything. Big thread!
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Old 8th March 2019, 05:09 PM   #4858
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You didn't mis it. I'm waiting for better weather to be able to finish the enclosure.
I still need to order a few parts to house the amplifier modules and then its on to paint, with a similar scheme as the mains. Epoxy with filll followed by a boat paint.
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