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#397000 - 09/10/13 06:04 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Nick, in all of your internet hunting, have you found any sources for companies that sell coverings that will fit a 2x4, for ex., possibly with a zipper on one side. I can see where a person gets all the OC stuff, but doesn't want to hassle with a nice custom final product, like you and I did...

Our church is actually considering having me put some panels around the sanctuary, as it is pretty reflective. Was trying to find a source for coverings premade for panels...maybe some with custom designs.
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#397002 - 09/10/13 06:13 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I'd ask another parishioner who enjoys sewing....
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#397003 - 09/10/13 07:09 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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I know that I saw some somewhere. They were for this place that made cnc cut metal frames. You put the frame together, then you stuff the insulation (OC703 or whatever) into this fabric "sock" and then you put that into the frame which was snug enough to hold everything in place. Let me see if I can find it.

At out church they have massive "cloud" panels hanging from the ceiling and huge panels on all of the side walls and the back wall. It would take a good number of 2x4 panels to put a big dent into it, but it would be worth trying.
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#397005 - 09/10/13 07:13 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Are church probably is much smaller, built back in the 60's or 80's. Packed house with standing room only is only about 300. smile That sock thing sounds right...will have to start googling. Not a bad idea Mark, that way if they want some artistic religious design it would fit right in. wink
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#397006 - 09/10/13 07:14 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Found what I was remembering. Not what you are thinking of for a "frameless" design, but here it is. They show it in the video part way through on this page as well.

http://www.readyacoustics.com/diy_bass_traps.html
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#397008 - 09/10/13 07:23 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: SirQuack]
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Originally Posted By: SirQuack
Are church probably is much smaller, built back in the 60's or 80's. Packed house with standing room only is only about 300. smile That sock thing sounds right...will have to start googling. Not a bad idea Mark, that way if they want some artistic religious design it would fit right in. wink


Maybe they could make one of those felt/quilt like things to cover it.

Yeah, we are in a brand new building opened almost exactly 2 years ago. Already building an expansion. Seats 800 which is actually a lot bigger space than it might seam. The music sounds like a concert, just not quite as loud. The acoustics are REALLY good.

Mark might be right on the money. They could get some inexpensive muslin by the truckload in whatever color they want, and just sew up some monster "socks" for over them. Looks like a plastic bag helps a lot. Put the insulation in the plastic bag, put the bag and insulation inside the sock. Pull out the plastic bag.
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#397089 - 09/12/13 10:49 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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FYI that the acoustical panels are mounted on the walls. STILL waiting on fabric samples with the 16 specific colors on them to be made and shipped to me. Looks like next week at this point.

My 14 year old still hasn't cleaned up the theater from this past weekend and I refuse to pick it up, so I haven't recalibrated yet.

So, until then, I am going to start on this:


My Media Server.
Here are the specs. I paid a LOT less than this due to coupon codes and rebates. Plus I was given a $500 NewEgg gift card at work for outstanding service.

And yes, that is SIX 3TB hard drives...

More to come.
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#397094 - 09/13/13 08:45 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Where are the specs???
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#397098 - 09/13/13 09:47 AM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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Specs are here:
Nick's Media Server

I paid a LOT less than those prices. Those are current prices from various vendors that the config site auto updates. I used so many NewEgg coupon codes (one code per order) that things shipped in 7 orders. Plus I had the previously mentioned $500 gift card from my boss.

For those afraid to click links:
Current 4th gen Intel i5-4430 CPU
ASRock Z87 Extreme4 mobo
G.Skill 8GB DDR3 2400 RAM (will only be running it at 1600 as that is more than fast enough.
Kingston HyperX 120GB SSD for O/S drive
One Seagate 3TB 7200RPM drive
Five Toshiba 3TB 7200RPM drives
Corsair power supply with more juice than I need
Rosewill case
LG Blu-Ray reader/DVD writer
Running Microsoft Home Server 2011
Will use FlexRAID for raiding and pooling of the six 3TB drives
Oh, and 1 free Intel 4th Gen T-Shirt

That is way more power and storage than I need for a server, but it should last a long time. I wanted the option of transcoding ripped blu-ray movies (from my collection of purchased blu-rays of course) on the fly and streaming them to any wireless device in the house, or over the internet while traveling, etc. The transcoding will reduce the quality if the link isn't fast enough to handle the full HD stream (which unless hard wired, probably won't be) to save on bandwidth and to make sure that the viewing device gets enough data to not stop and buffer every 5 seconds. Plus, most portable devices need nowhere near full uncompressed HD quality.

Once I get it up and running and populated with media, I will look at building up a primary HTPC for the theater. Other parts of the house will probably get a small Raspberry Pi "HTPC" for about $70 each once I factor in a cheap wireless keyboard/mouse for each one.
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#397142 - 09/15/13 10:16 PM Re: Maybe I should start a v4.0 build thread somewhere [Re: nickbuol]
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HOLY CRAP!

That is about all I have to say (but you know me better).

Recalibrated the audio in the theater tonight now that the panels are up (still not custom artwork fabric samples, thus no custom artwork covering them) and OH... MY... GOSH...

Sounds great! ABSOLUTELY GREAT! Bass is more defined (even though these aren't bass traps), surround is much improved, and the front sound stage is amazing! Everything is so clear without sounding "high-frequency harsh" like Bose. I kept watching demo material over, and over. It was great! And now, I need to finish a few things on the Media Server and get to bed. Heading to Los Angeles in the morning.
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