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#395430 - 07/23/13 02:14 AM New dedicated room
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We take possession of our new place on the 30th.
My ideal room/HT lost to the homes nice location (450 meters from the kids school and across from a public park).
At 7'×10'×30'(exact dimensions to follow) it's not quite what I was looking for but I'm excited.
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#395431 - 07/23/13 02:52 AM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Funny, us too. Will also have a basement, currently un-finished, so have a clean slate to work with.
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#395435 - 07/23/13 10:06 AM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Can't wait to see what you guys do.
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#395436 - 07/23/13 10:08 AM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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The biggest issue will be your ceiling height. At 7 feet, it will be the limiting factor. I mean, with 30 feet deep, it will be really, really long if it is a dedicated space. You have enough depth for about 3 rows of seats, LOL. Unfortunately you would be hard pressed to get a 2nd row in there with a tall enough riser to see of the front row heads without the height being a factor.

But, think creatively and you may find a super solution that works great.

Maybe 1 row of comfy seats, and a second row with a countertop and bar-stool setup. Then you can skip the riser and the height isn't an issue. The bar stools would need to be as comfortable as possible too, but it is an option. Or just split the dedicated space in two and have one row of seats and a 7'x10'x15' space and another similar sized space and make a game room or something. smile
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#396222 - 08/19/13 06:58 AM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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I'll try 16' back and see what happens.
QS8's are mounted. Just so happened to have wires run when we bought the house. Changed them out with axiom cable.
Wish I had a beer.

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#396226 - 08/19/13 06:03 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Can't wait to see what you guys do.

Me, either! I think I'm gonna have to move some walls - unfortunately they are of the support variety...
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#396229 - 08/19/13 07:54 PM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Finished the cable install. I used every foot of Axiom cable I had and I'm about 5' short.
I need to swap the center channel cable with spare cable.
I already had one splice.
Its a shame. Considering ordering all new cable.
16' doesn't work. Will try 12' tonight.
Its nice being unobstructed in front of the towers. Only a love seat and subs in the room now.
I'm most surprised by how my subs sound in this room.Gotta start over.


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#396237 - 08/20/13 04:41 AM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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Splicing speaker wiring is okay when it's done tightly. If it's only about 5', there shouldn't be any concern with using any electrical wire that might be available.
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#396239 - 08/20/13 09:14 AM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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It also depends on the splice. I mean there are differences between twisting the wires and using electrical tape and soldering the connection and covering with shrink wrap. Of course there are options inbetween as well like using crimp connectors, etc...

But yes, you should be OK. Look at it like this. I have 12 gauge wire running in my walls of my theater. At the speaker end, it terminates at a wall jack, same with by my A/V gear. Then I have smaller (2-5 foot depending on the location) "patch" cables with banana plugs on each end. There are essentially 8 more "splice" or "connection" points than if the wire was connected directly to my speakers and my A/V stuff. The key is that everything is connected super tight.

Good luck.
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#396248 - 08/21/13 02:47 AM Re: New dedicated room [Re: brwsaw]
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I had an electrician run some telephone cable and coax for the satellite and while he was here I had him pull these cables and the Cat5 through the wall. I was so excited to have internet and satellite I forgot about the rear surrounds.
Ah well.

I had 1" bare on each cable, twisted tightly, cut off the tips, bent each over to fit the groove in the two cables,taped each connection heavily bending the negative back after and taping it to itself. + & - are 6" apart.
Still considering all new cable but its probably a waste of money considering I have 2 complete sets available which are like new but are too short.


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