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    New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    Ok so me and my family have decently decided to put a theater room on our third floor (totally empty, so space is not an issue). I dont think well be using a TV, and we have been comtemplating a pull down screen and a projector, mostly for price im sure, but is it really worth it? Would it be better to buy a pull down screen or to have a white wall that the projector displays on? What kind of projector should we look into? What resolution? What brands should we be looking at? What brands should we stay away from? What kind of picture do these things really produce? Would a say 37-42 inch LCD HDTV be worth the money to upgrade to?

    Next is audio, im pretty sure weve got this figured out for the most part. For substage im planning on doing either 2 Fi Q 10s off maybe ~400 watts in an IB setup or 1 18 inch Fi BL IBed with ~5-600 watts.
    For rear stage we already have two Cerwin Vega AT-8s that sound good. For front stage we are still looking. I know she really likes bose ( i know) but i dont think we will go with that, i really dont know much about home audio so i need some insight on brands i should look at and stay away from etc., we want them for pretty much SQ only.

    As said space is no real issue, budget id say is around 3k but no more than 4k.



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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    mitsubishi 1000 something for a projector...best one for the money



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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    We saw a Mitsubishi on ebay, ill look at it closer later.



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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    optima for projector preferably high def at least 720p
    monoprice for wires and projector screen
    speakers well its best you go out and listing to some.
    receiver onkyo

    i also think you should go with the 1-18.




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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    Sounds like a fun project! If you want to come and listen to the Axioms, let me know. Bring your favorite beer and CD's




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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.




    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    remember you have to change the lamps every time they go out, some are pricey.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Calikid View Post
    remember you have to change the lamps every time they go out, some are pricey.
    Another reason why im looking at the Lumenlabs.
    Quote Originally Posted by docutech View Post
    Sounds like a fun project! If you want to come and listen to the Axioms, let me know. Bring your favorite beer and CD's
    Way to **** hot out to go anywhere except except home lol.

    Quote Originally Posted by bonesninja View Post
    I really like that one, she does too, any idea on when it ships out?


    Anyone got any answers to the white wall or pull-down screen yet?



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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    pull down screen is best choice, i had mine on a white wall and when i added a pull down it was night and day.




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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    Any idea on the price of them?



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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    Quote Originally Posted by Fargof View Post
    Another reason why im looking at the Lumenlabs.


    Way to **** hot out to go anywhere except except home lol.



    I really like that one, she does too, any idea on when it ships out?


    Anyone got any answers to the white wall or pull-down screen yet?
    supposed to ship this month



    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u need a box...I'l taked 3 years of shop class so i know what im doing.

    after i explained to him there's more to a proper box than boards and glue and he should practice before trying to sell boxes to others

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    yes personaly if it was some one elce that just starting making boxes but i'v taken shop for 3 years now...Making a lil box is nothing i don't need to pratice on a box to get it right i learned alot of stuff from 1 box and i can fix that in my next box
    after i told him that customers would care about the looks of the box

    Quote Originally Posted by chase007 View Post
    if u want some thing that looks pretty why don't u find a black guy with a big d*ck.

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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    Just googled your location...not exactly a short drive...lol




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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    Quote Originally Posted by bonesninja View Post
    supposed to ship this month
    Definetely a possibility.



    More questions still need answers guys. Keep up the fast replies as well.

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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    If you do IB subwoofers make plans for a future upgrade path. People usually
    do four 15's or four 18's IB to start just to get SPL high.

    This gal is going to install 12 18" woofer IB. Three modules of four 18" woofers.
    She installed her first module driven by a QSC PLX amp as was very impressed
    compare so her previous store bought subs.

    If you are limited to only one woofer then build a sonosub, EBS design tuned
    to 17hz give or take. Choose a good woofer for an EBS design.

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=867123

    re: projectors
    This forum is pretty decent, use it to do some research.
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=68

    screens
    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=23




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    Re: New audio/theater project upcoming, need some questions answered.

    Thy, do you ever sleep?



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