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#146412 - 09/02/06 12:50 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: cgrface]
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
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Now...where to put the fridge...heh.

I think that thought crossed my mind once, but good idea, I guess I could try that. Thanks for re-putting that idea into my mind .

Only thing is, the best place for the fridge would be my roomate's closet (he has room I checked). I just don't know how happy he will be since I already have kind of...um...well "controlled" the room.
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#146413 - 09/02/06 01:05 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: danmagicman7]
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Yea, I remember how that can get. I had the better space when I was in school too. Get your roomate involved in the whole sound experience and maybe he will go along with it, at least temporarily. After all, it would be interesting with the LFE coming from above if you were sitting in the lower seating area. Then again, it may not work out anyway and not be an issue at all. After you pay for the longer cable, it's all in the fun of experimentation so why not. You can always put it back.
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#146414 - 09/02/06 01:05 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: danmagicman7]
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Sure, Dan, I suppose that you're talking about this , which RadioShack, etc. probably also have, plus a short coaxial cable from MonoPrice, etc. for about $5.
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#146415 - 09/02/06 09:59 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: danmagicman7]
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Registered: 08/25/04
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Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
You're thinking "oh nuts, I have a sound problem"; we're thinking "oh cool, we get to work on vertical room modes not just the horizontal ones"

First, I would DEFINITELY try putting the sub against the back wall behind the blue couch. The impact on sound will probably be much less than you think.

Second, I couldn't find room dimensions anywhere in the thread; any chance you could provide approximate length width and (most importantly) height ?

Worst case, you could probably combine some bass trapping with headrests for people in the upper couch and kill two birds with one stone

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#146416 - 09/02/06 10:42 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: JohnK]
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Registered: 12/30/03
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Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
Monoprice has the adapter, as well as the cables. Might as well get everything at the same place. Besides, the adapter at Radio Shack, though hardly prohibitive, costs twice as much.

Ya know the problem with Monoprice is that everything is so low priced, that the shipping ends up costing as much, or more, than the product(s) purchased. You somehow end up feeling like you've paid too much for shipping rather than being happy with the bargain you got.
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#146417 - 09/02/06 02:30 PM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: bridgman]
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Heh. Alright. Here they are. I had every last inch of the room measured out so I could build my table so no problemo.

Listening Area: 100'(W) x 118'(L) x 98'(H)

Non-Listening Area off to left side(narrower because of closets): 104'(W) x 92'(L) x 98'(H)

Total Room size: 204'(W) x 92-118' (L)

If you want the exact coordinates of the sub location it was around the 110' (from left wall) and 36' from front wall. When I was playing with it, one of the positions was pretty much right next to the couch, which I'm sure blocked a lot of sound.

Cable is in the mail soon. Time to play...

Thanks for the cable links too, browsing around for the best price. And 25 feet for...7 bucks. Wow. College-student-budget friendly.
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#146418 - 09/03/06 06:14 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: danmagicman7]
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Holy Crap! That's a freakin' big room! And here I always assumed that dorms were small! Did they put you up in the gym?

Oh. Wait. Betcha you meant to use the "inches symbol" of ["] instead of the "feet symbol" of ['], huh? That would be smaller for sure!
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#146419 - 09/03/06 08:28 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Registered: 02/26/05
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>>> Holy Crap! That's a freakin' big room! And here I always assumed that dorms were small! Did they put you up in the gym?



Now I see why Dan was looking for some good inexpensive sub cables....it's not too terribly often that one needs a couple hundred feet of it.
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#146420 - 09/03/06 08:45 PM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: RickF]
danmagicman7 Offline
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I think I'm going to need a few more subs...
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#146421 - 09/09/06 05:53 PM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: danmagicman7]
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
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The cable came!

So, the quest began. I wanted to find a good sub spot that sounded good for music at my computer chair and be a good spot for movies. Thus was the ambitious adventure.

I tried behind the couch. In the corner, middle, and the other corner all behind the couch. Definately was not going to happen. I tried on TOP of the refridgerator, sidways, normal ways, even upside down (woofer was 3" from the ceiling). No go, Joe.

After an hour of moving the sub to and from various spots in the room, I gave up. I put the sub back under my desk.

However, all hope was not lost. V for Vendetta was the scheduled showing for that night. I set up the room and positioned the sub in front of my closet, memorizing the exact position. I popped in the movie and sat on the top row. The movie rambled along, beginning with the crisp slicing of V's swords with the incredible LFE thumb and rustle behind them. Wow. When the "old Bailey" exploaded, I think a tear came to my eye, it just sounded so darn good. Probably because I saw it twice in theaters, looking around thinking "this sounds like CRAP". Ah yes, the sub found its spot. I didn't hear much upper bass, but the sub did not stand out, which is exactly what I wanted. It all mixed perfectly with the mains.

Happy Dan :-).

I cannot BELIEVE how amazing V for Vendetta sounded. Excellent surround effects. What tops it off is the swords slicing and flying through the air with the perfect combination of crisp highs and rumbling lows. It just sounds amazing. I <3 my Axioms!

Thanks guys for the help/moral support. Thank you Jack for that link. After I found the site I was banging my head on the wall for paying $17 for a 10 foot USB cable for my printer.

- Dan
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