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    Where is this place?
    I am located at Hyderabad (India).

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    Have you installed any baffling material between the ribbed galvanized roofing insulating and the ceiling panels for heat and sound reflections (resonances) off metal surfaces ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ImRizzo View Post
    Have you installed any baffling material between the ribbed galvanized roofing insulating and the ceiling panels for heat and sound reflections (resonances) off metal surfaces ?

    As I mentioned in post #13, panels with rock wool insulating material is fixed to the ceiling with an air gap of 2" below the decking sheet.




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    Yeah Rizz, post 13, open those lazy eyes of yours...
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    I am located at Hyderabad (India).
    Ah... I was guessing that part of the world, but could have been South America too. They use an abundance of concrete there as well.
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    Damn, those workers are barefooted.....what would Norm Abram & Bob Vila say? lol
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    At least some Steel tipped Sandals


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    I spent six months living in India; I assure you guys there's a very good reason why everyone there wears sandals and thin-weave shirts. It is HOT, man. Seriously, seriously hot and humid, and most places don't have central A.C. or any of that. The whole time I was there, I too wore kurtas and sandals and, in light of the sandals, made sure not to walk too close behind any water buffaloes.

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    You're going to love it, hydrovac. I recently finished my theater and my wife can't get me out of it. :-))))))))))))
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    Got few sample seats today... my folks liked the red one, the design part of it and not the fabric though. Actually it is wider by 2” and comfortable than the other two.

    Decided to order seven seats with individual arm rests… and different cloth material which I have to select.








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    Wow! You are going for it....I am so jealous...
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    Yeah, that place really is starting to take shape, hydrovac. I can only imagine how excited you must be to see its completion.

    One thing on which I received stern advice from a friend: go with dark, neutral colors anywhere and everywhere possible. Intuitively, you wouldn't think color choices in furniture could make a difference to the picture you see on the screen, but he says they can and do. I suppose it's just a function of the theater room being so dark that there isn't enough ambient light to cancel out the effects of brightly colored furniture, carpets, etc. So as the conventional wisdom has it, everything in there should be a dark, neutral color in order to avoid skewing the perceived colors on the screen.

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    Default Re: Building a Home Theater & Listening Room

    Thanks for your suggestions David,

    Let me just say that neutral flat colors in the grey, black and brown family, are our go-to shades for dedicated home theaters. Let me give a few examples, a flat neutral medium to dark grey with black and burgundy trim, is appealing enough, and often fits the bill for the benign surroundings we’re after.

    When looking at color, I chose to go with something that my seating would best blend with the walls in order to avoid anything reflecting in the display. In addition to that, I have read that darker colors behind and to the sides help accentuate contrast and color.

    Neutral wall colors afford the greatest amount of flexibility when decorating, or should you decide to change decor, or furnishings in the future.

    I also like the carpet with some sort of design/pattern to it. Maybe even some patterned fabric for the acoustic panels. I ordered several samples that are a mixture of earth tone type colors.


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    Thanks for your suggestions David,

    Let me just say that neutral flat colors in the grey, black and brown family, are our go-to shades for dedicated home theaters. Let me give a few examples, a flat neutral medium to dark grey with black and burgundy trim, is appealing enough, and often fits the bill for the benign surroundings we’re after.

    When looking at color, I chose to go with something that my seating would best blend with the walls in order to avoid anything reflecting in the display. In addition to that, I have read that darker colors behind and to the sides help accentuate contrast and color.
    Hi hydrovac,

    Wow. Your views on this and my friend's are just about identical; I suppose when it comes time for me to build my theater, I had better go for the quieter, more muted colors, then. In movie theaters I've generally seen a lot of dark burgundy, so I'd really expected him to advise that, but in fact gray was the one he most strongly advocated. Thinking about it, I suppose it does make sense.

    I'm with you on preferring some sort of patterned carpet for a theater; again, I suppose this gets back to what I'm accustomed to seeing in the commercial theaters.

    Yours,

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    David, patterned and textured carpets used in theaters has it's purpose, it is used to mask staining and heavy traffic and is not as attractive in a home theater. Best carpets is a medium dark grey or taupe color. It is also recommended to run the carpet up the side walls approx 36" for acoustic purposes. I have a friend in the Hamptons who had a medium blue carpet mt'd on the ceiling and he had them 'poke' white twinkle lights giving it a "nite star light effect, really cute ......(nice when you have an unlimited budget, huh?

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    Hi hydrovac,

    Wow. Your views on this and my friend's are just about identical; I suppose when it comes time for me to build my theater, I had better go for the quieter, more muted colors, then. In movie theaters I've generally seen a lot of dark burgundy, so I'd really expected him to advise that, but in fact gray was the one he most strongly advocated. Thinking about it, I suppose it does make sense.

    I'm with you on preferring some sort of patterned carpet for a theater; again, I suppose this gets back to what I'm accustomed to seeing in the commercial theaters.

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    Slow progress, but progress nonetheless. Tough to get things done when you are on carpenter’s schedule, but I'm grinding along. Got most of the ceiling done, preparing bass traps and acoustic panels…




















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    Hey guys!

    Here is an update on the build… I have spent countless hours on there reading and learning since I started trying to figure out what I wanted to do 6 months ago. It’s like a fun project for me... The entire room needs a good deal of sound work. Even still, I'm happy with how it sounds to my ears after watching a couple movies... I just need to contain it better for now.

    It's the old saying of "measure twice, cut once"… live it, learn it, love it the downside to that is since I have never done anything like this before who knows what I missed or what I underestimated on.






















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    After a long gap... here is an update.
    The past few months I've been gathering some more things to move forward. Here are a few goodies that were dropped off:

    Video:
    Panasonic DMP-BDT 360GA
    DUNE HD MAX
    Sony Playstation 3 (500GB)



    Projector: Panasonic PT-AE8000U Full HD 3D Home Theater Projector
    Screen: Screen Research 165” diagonal AT woven custom frame







    Electronics:
    Pre Processor: Sherbourn PT-7020A preamp processor
    Power Amps: DIY TDA7293 based parallel design







    I decided to try out tactile transducers for my home theater. Spent a lot of time researching and reading feedback from users and forums. Ended up getting two of these,





    Screen frame assembly:




    Grommets eyelets and Bungee tension ties:





    Here is a trial fitting and assembly of the screen frame...








    This is how my existing screen looks:


    Existing Speaker setup:


    New Screen fixed:

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