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#334972 - 01/19/11 03:49 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
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Here's my adjusted idea, where the LW points to the left wall and the RW points to the right wall.



This would cause the sound field of the wides and the heights to go through the sound fields of the mains. I wonder if this would distort the sound of the mains in any way?

Another new thought. Perhaps in-cabinet VP180 mounted vertically, might be better than in-cabinet M80's? this would focus the tweeters at the middle of the screen closer to ear level than near the ceiling, or upside down and closer to your stomach.



Alan recently said that 3 vertical vp150's sounded good, so perhaps 3 vertical vp180's would sound as good as M80's??? And perhaps better in this scenario. Would probably have to baffle the ports to keep them from vibrating the screen, by mounting a deflector a couple inches away from the ports.


Edited by CatBrat (01/19/11 04:15 PM)

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#334976 - 01/19/11 04:53 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
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Why not just use M80s vertically? VP180s are designed for horizontal dispersion, M80s are designed for vertical dispersion. Also, why are you putting the wides inside the mains, again?
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#334991 - 01/19/11 06:57 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: Ken.C]
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I haven't really calculated out where my head will be in relation to the screen, but with an approx 6'8" or 6'9" ceiling, and a 2.40:1 screen from wall to wall, I'm assuming head will be somewhere in the range of +/- 20% from center of screen. That being the case, the VP180 would be more centralized with the ears. Whereas, with the M80, you're ears would probably be aligned about with the lower midrange speaker, with all the tweeters near the ceilling. Upside down, the ears would still be inline with a mid range with the woofers near the ceiling. The VP180 just seems more of a balanced situation. Since Alan said that the vertical VP150's sounded good, I'm just assuming vertical VP180's would also sound good. Perhaps even better when the ear is near the center. There is not a lot of off axis issues that I can see, but I might be wrong. I could possibly toe in the mains just a little bit, but I'd rather not.

The reason the wides are where they are is so I can point them at the wall at an angle that will reflect to the center seated position. It will be easier to point and get a wider reflected dispersion if they are not so close to the wall. Also, if placed near the edge of the screen and pointed at the wall, the edge of the screen will get in the way.

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#334998 - 01/19/11 07:53 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
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on my 10ft wide 2.35 screen, my eyes are near the bottom of the screen in the first row and about 1/3 of the way up in the second row, which was the recommendation by many AVS forum members.
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#335004 - 01/19/11 09:40 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: SirQuack]
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Originally Posted By: sirquack
on my 10ft wide 2.35 screen, my eyes are near the bottom of the screen in the first row and about 1/3 of the way up in the second row, which was the recommendation by many AVS forum members.

How far is the bottom and top of your screen from the floor? Not measuring the frame.

Mine will be about 28 inches from floor to a height of 78 inches. Sitting in a recliner puts my eyes at 40 inches. This puts 21 inches below eyes and 38 inches above eyes, so, I guess that's a little more than 1/3 up from the bottom of the screen.

According to these measurements, your screen will have to be about 40 inches from floor and 90 inches to top of screen. 90 inches = 7'5", about a foot more than I have available.

If you sat 10 foot from this screen, and lowered your screen 1 foot. It would be exactly what I am looking at. Do you think this would be doable?

Forget about the 2nd row. I won't have one. I may even only do 1 row of 2 theater seats, with ability to put a portable, or chairs on rollers at either side, and behind, if needed. Majority of viewing is either alone or with one other.


Edited by CatBrat (01/19/11 10:09 PM)

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#335575 - 01/24/11 09:56 PM Re: Storm damage to HT room? [Re: CatBrat]
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I think when I order my M2 center channel, I'll get a real wood finish this time to see if I like it better than the vinyl. I had my EP350 made in Cinnamon Beech vinyl. It looks like the closest match to that in the real wood would be Cinnamon Oak. I'll get the simi-gloss instead of the satin since it doesn't cost any extra.

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