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Since BD put up some pics of his project, I figured I'd put up some of my current one. It's not totally done but it's close.







Here's what I'm doing in my basement:

 

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Man ya guys are killin me, its bad enuff when the missus comes up behind me surfin porn. Now you and BD are gonna have me doin all kinds a honey do's she see's these post :mrgreen: Nice pad BTW :thumbsup:
 

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Some pics of the inside:

My new study off the formal dining room and sun room:




Basement pics:






Shot of when the floors were still being put in. The view is into the sound room showing the pocket doors that I have put in:

 

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Thanks guys. It's been a long road and lots of headaches. I signed the contract to do the work back in I think December. They broke ground this past May. So there are some finishing work to do mainly electrical and flooring.

GPZ,

My plan is to install this equipment into the sound room:



Since then I bought a Bryston 6B-ST amp to replace one of the Carver TFM-25s pictured above. In the media room, I have Lutron Spacer System lighting controls going in to control 4 zones of lighting. I also have 3 dedicated 20 Amp circuits running to the front of the room. Power condition is via this:

An Equitech 2Q

and this an Equitech 1.5BQ


I don't have much money left to spend. But the plan is to eventually have 2 bass traps one at each corner of the front room. Also the plan is to put up acoustical panels on the front wall and the side walls. The sound panels are 4'x4'. One on each side of the plasma and two on each side wall about 2 feet above the floor.

The rear surrounds are the same as the two main speakers, B&W Nautilus 804s. I may upgrade the small sub pictured (Velodyne HGS12II) to a Velo DD12 or DD15. I'm thinking maybe a DD15 as the other sub I have for LFE is a HGS15II.
 

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Thanks BD. Props to your project too.:thumbsup: I hate doing yard work and it shows. I envy people that can do landscaping work. If I had my choice, I'd have astroturf in my back yard.
 

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Serious gear there.
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Love the B&W's, have you heard KEF's? Not much of a fan of Carver, so not unhappy to see it depart. With the walls all sheetrock, I know you need to break up the reflections, but why the bass traps, do you have standing waves? I've used tapestry hangings to soften the wall and break up the bounce, looks nice (unless you want the studio/tech look).
BTW what in the heck is that thing with the plexi lid? :lol:
 

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Looks good but I can't stand living that close to my neighbors(good or bad)!
I hate the way they build houses today(one on top of the other) but I guess that keeps the places I like to live a little less crowded. Sweet house though! :smile:
 

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Thanks GPZ. I hadn't heard any of the new KEF offerings. The last KEF I heard was when they first released their Uni-Q drivers. The Carvers were ok. But wanted something with a bit more authority hence the Bryston amp. As far as the acoustical treatments go, I consulted with a company called Acoustical Solutions. They suggested those things when I faxed them a copy of my room layout. They did some work for the media productions group at my job and the guys respected their expertise. I may have no problems with standing waves....I guess I'll find out when I move in the equipment and give the room a whirl. The panels I'm getting have a fabric covering over them which won't make the look that bad. I don't mind having the panels on the wall as my primary concern is to have the best sound performance possible. I had 5/8" drywall put in and all the walls are insulated. The doors around the room are all solid core doors. I didn't go all out like some other guys with green glue, double dry walling, double studding, or suspending the dry wall on RSIC clips. Can't wait till I finally get everything going in that room. I can then see how good my Meridian gear is running Trifield on my 2 channel material.

And LOL, yeah that thing with the plexi glass top is something from the museum. Actually, I'm into vinyl and love the sound of it. It's a VPI HW19 Jr with a MKIII platter upgrade, Audioquest PT-9 tonearm, and a Sumiko Blue Point cartridge that is in bad need of replacing.

But thanks for inquiring and looking over my stuff. I'm open to any suggestions you may have as the project is still evolving.
 

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You need a bigger plasma display. Can't quite tell the make, but it looks about 42".
It's a 50". A Pioneer Elite Pro1010-HD. It's big enough for me as the video aspect is kind of secondary.
 

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Looks good but I can't stand living that close to my neighbors(good or bad)!
I hate the way they build houses today(one on top of the other) but I guess that keeps the places I like to live a little less crowded. Sweet house though! :smile:
Thanks. Actually, I don't like all the yard that I do have. Too much work. I don't particularly like yard work. I have just over 1/4 acre. In my area, that's on the large side for plot sizes. There are houses going up that are so close to each other....you can literally reach out one window and hand your neighbor something. I at least have about 30 to 40 feet from between my house and my neighbors.
 

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It's a 50". A Pioneer Elite Pro1010-HD. It's big enough for me as the video aspect is kind of secondary.

I'm green with envy! Thought it might be a Pioneer, but wasn't 100%. Probably the #1 (at least in/with my eyes) choice for a plasma. 3/3 pulldown, the way they do the pixel cells, blah, blah, blah..., I want one so bad.
 
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