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#377133 - 05/26/12 09:24 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
michael_d Offline
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Registered: 07/23/04
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What he said ^^^^^

Fantastic job Nick! I bet it feels good to just enjoy it now.
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#377262 - 05/28/12 02:04 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4516
Loc: Marion, IA
Survived the grad party and then graduation today. Tonight, with all of the family over, the guys (at least most of them) and my youngest daughter watched Inception. Great movie. I saw it once before when it first came out on blu-ray, and it was really enjoyable the 2nd time around. System did very well, both for the non-stop slideshow for the grad party (I used ProShow Producer for the first time. What a cool program, albeit pricey) and for the movie.

The biggest compliments I received were during the grad party. So many people talked about how they liked the room, but 3 people really made my day. One was the head of the high school band program (big school with a really outstanding music program) and the other was a true music prodigy/genius who is also graduating. The head of the band program talked about how great it sounded, and how it was much better than a system he had in his house. He used a local A/V company to design the room, and install/calibrate his system. Wow. Thank you. The prodigy went a little more in depth. He talked about how wonderful the frequency response was, how clear the system was, and the fidelity was outstanding. He talked about hearing frequencies that I knew only someone of his caliber could hear or appreciate (I know the stuff he was talking about I had never heard/noticed before). Holy crap. Thank you too.

I felt so accomplished. Like all of the hard work was paying off. This was also just from the slideshow that was using stereo audio for the background (mp3 at a pretty good sample rate), but the receiver was doing a DTS Neo setting to fill the room with sound, so there was a bunch of simulated sound, but still great.

And then I broke it. Audyssey had set the front speakers to 40 Hz cross-over (instead of 80), and during the slideshow, the surround sound was a bit loud, so I manually tweaked things after the party last night. I bumped up the crossover, and messed with some of the levels manually. Well, the viewing of Inception wasn't as great sonically tonight. Still very good, but I wasn't going to run the full setup again to fix my changes and delay the movie 30 minutes.

Maybe tomorrow night. wink
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#377263 - 05/28/12 02:20 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
CV Offline
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Registered: 07/20/06
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Congratulations on the compliments, Nick. Your work is definitely phenomenal. Mine won't be nearly as nice, but I'm still hopeful I can use your project as a source of inspiration, at least.

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#377326 - 05/28/12 05:53 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Loc: Marion, IA
Now if it just looked as awesome as other people's rooms...
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#377416 - 05/29/12 07:24 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
I think your room looks pretty dang good. I favor simplicity over gaudiness myself.

I've watched a couple movies in my basement so far with just my old M3's and VP150. Nothing too serious (Puss in Boots laugh ) but I'm already pretty happy with how it sounds. Can't wait for my M80's to show up!
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#377419 - 05/29/12 07:46 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: INANE]
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Registered: 09/27/04
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Loc: Central NH
Originally Posted By: INANE
Can't wait for my M80's the Partying Axiomoes to show up!


Fixed that for 'ya!
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#377444 - 05/30/12 12:25 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
um, sure!
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#377446 - 05/30/12 12:31 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
BobKay Offline
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Registered: 03/23/10
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Loc: Massachusetts Badlands
Originally Posted By: nickbuol

And then I broke it. Audyssey had set the front speakers to 40 Hz cross-over (instead of 80), and during the slideshow, the surround sound was a bit loud, so I manually tweaked things after the party last night.

Maybe tomorrow night. wink


Hey, look on the bright side, Nick, at least you didn't sneeze into the cocaine.

Major effort, super cool results. Happy for you that the kick- back-and-enjoy times have arrived. Yay!
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#377582 - 05/30/12 08:57 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
nickbuol Offline
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Registered: 09/16/04
Posts: 4516
Loc: Marion, IA
One more thing knocked off the list tonight... I got the 8 bass shakers wired up and working. We are going to watch a movie tonight, so hopefully it will be something with a soundtrack that will utilize them a little. I am big on subtle with transducers...
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#377606 - 05/31/12 12:44 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
INANE Offline
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Registered: 02/04/04
Posts: 1669
Loc: Omaha, Nebraska
/sigh

You're making me want to hook some up now. That is the only negative to basement HT rooms, don't feel the LFE nearly as much.
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