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#353939 - 09/02/11 09:24 AM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: rprice54]
alan Offline
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Registered: 01/29/02
Posts: 3187
Loc: Toronto/New York/Dwight
Hi rp,

I'm in awe of your carpentry and finishing skills. Really a knockout installation!

Regards,
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#353972 - 09/02/11 07:23 PM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: alan]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7042
Loc: Canada
Wow! I can't believe I missed this thread the first time around. That is an absolutely gorgeous room.

Murph. Buy a shaper and those raised pannels will be a snap. Putting them all together to look like that is quite a challenge though.
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#353976 - 09/02/11 08:32 PM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: fredk]
rprice54 Offline
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Registered: 10/16/09
Posts: 84
Loc: North Georgia
I have a door making bit set I bought at Rockler. I had a smaller router at the time when I bought the set, so I bought a vertical bit. It's a little cheaper and you can get away with a smaller router. The downside- they require you run the panels through vertically as well, so it takes a little more technique and a good/tall fence. I've got a bigger, dedicated table router now, when this bit wears out I'll move up to a 'real' panel bit. I ended up making 24 doors for the basement, including the two 4 panel doors on the entertainment center. I'm done with doors for while. Got my media center set up just in time for football season.

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#355403 - 09/23/11 10:09 AM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: rprice54]
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Registered: 10/16/09
Posts: 84
Loc: North Georgia
Okay, sorry if this is turning into a construction build thread, but I'M DONE!!! Not just with the media room, but the entire stinking (and I do mean stinking) basement job I took on two years ago. Last post, I promise:

A quick refresher on the concept drawings:


Finished product:


With Grills:


Screen Down:


Custom grill for the subwoofer. The fabric I bought from Rockler. It's a little more transparent visually- the flash really highlights that. When the lights are full on you get the ghost of a shadow of the driver, I like the effect. And yes, I pulled the Axiom logo of the old grill and put it on my own.


Back of the room. Pics of my kids purposely distorted:


Right Rear Speaker. I'm thinking of adding another QS8 just to the left of middle the column for 7.1 surround. Think it will make much of a difference 4 feet from the rear speaker?:


Left Rear. Same thoughts about adding another QS8 to the right of the middle column:


Looking out the window in the kitchen. Convection microwave mounted in the wall. Great for cookies and brownies:


And finally, my DIY rack. It's not pretty. But when I figured out I could control everything with my iPad/iPhone using Oremote, I ditched the complicated pull out/swivel/look pretty AV rack. Plus, I had this little Next Generation remote extender from when we had our TV above the fireplace and the AV rack in the unfinished basement, so I can use that too. I also ditched the pocket door idea since I wouldn't need to leave the doors open to use the system (anyone need some pocket door hardware?). There are a series of 2.5" holes along the bottom for wires and airflow. Two 33CFM fans on the Onkyo and a 33CFM exhaust fan up top controlled with a coolerguys thermal control unit. The onkyo stays cooler than when I was running it out in the open. It's like a chimney, cool air in the bottom, hot air out the top. The rack is on 22" over-extension slides. The rack itself is only 18" deep. So when it pulls all the way out I have plenty of room to get to the back of the AVR and make connections as needed. It's not pretty, but it works.


Thanks for looking and so long for now. I broke in the room officially with the new Star Wars Blu Ray pack. Good times.

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#355417 - 09/23/11 01:23 PM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: rprice54]
tomtuttle Offline
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8283
Loc: Tacoma
Wow! I just don't know where to begin, except to say thank you for the wonderful pictures of your beautiful work.

So many good ideas there. I absolutely love how you have the flat panel behind a retractable screen. Such an elegant and flexible solution.

Do you enjoy it? smile

Honestly, I don't think you're going to get very much traction going from 5.1 to 7.1 in that room. The QS8's are already so diffuse that I'd be really surprised if you got any enhanced spatial detail from the extra speakers, especially since the current surrounds (future rears) are mounted so high.

That is a very beautiful installation. Thank you again for sharing it with us.
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#355437 - 09/23/11 05:29 PM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: tomtuttle]
chesseroo Offline
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Registered: 05/13/02
Posts: 4827
Loc: western canada
Gorgeous.
That wood trim is where we are taking the design of our main floor of the house.
The finished basement is already similar in style.
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#355439 - 09/23/11 05:40 PM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: chesseroo]
Adrian Offline
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Registered: 12/27/08
Posts: 6609
Loc: It's all about the location.
Great job, rp! very professional workmanship.
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#355443 - 09/23/11 06:32 PM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: Adrian]
fredk Offline
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Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7042
Loc: Canada
You know, there's room for a vp 160 in that there setup.

I've posted this before, but that woodwork is stunning.
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#355445 - 09/23/11 07:59 PM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: fredk]
1sweetspot Offline
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Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 172
Loc: Edmonton, Alberta
That is awesome. Nice work! I have basement envy. Mine only looks good with the lights off and TV on.

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#355446 - 09/23/11 07:59 PM Re: Finally installed my in-cabinet T-60's!!! [Re: fredk]
Hansang Offline
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Registered: 02/07/07
Posts: 578
Loc: New York
Really nice work! Just as an FYI, I heard there were some audio/video issues with many BD players and receivers (including Denon).
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