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  1. The marty sub thread on AVS forum and a number of your posts over there changed my life! Awesome work and congrats on the new venture, I hope cheap, powerful bass spreads across the land like a pandemic.
  2. Yeah, they weren't really fine threads but they weren't woodscrews either. It was whatever generic brand of lowes #10 1" panheads they had at the time. I drilled a 1/32" pilot and they work like charm. LTD02 John is one of the legends over on AVS forum. The DIY sub / speaker forum over there is totally legit. You really don't have to post much on it because there are so many threads if you do enough research you can generally find what you are looking for.
  3. The difference in cutout between the High Output reference dayton and the Ultimax is 440mm vs 442mm.
  4. I used #10 1" panhead screws with my daytons. Mounted them in both flat pack sealed boxes and the Marty sub without any issues.
  5. Never heard of the company but awesome that the Martysub is going mainstream. I absolutely love mine. Hands down this sub is the best value you will ever find in home theater.
  6. Glad you are happy with your subs. They look awesome. I have my 4 set up about 1/3 along the front and rear walls. I am not 100% on tuning and just haven't gotten around to it yet. I've done a little tweeking and run Audessy but that is about it. One thing is for certain: I honestly feel like I finally have more bass than I know what to do with. I hope it stays that way. Any more subs is going to require an additional 20 amp circuit and will most likely result in actual structural damage to my home. Next stop: LFE Buttkickers
  7. Parts express and DIY soundgroup sell a bunch of flatpacks for sealed subs that are pretty popular. Full Marty is the undisputed champion of the world for cheap, easy and epic output though.
  8. You are on the path to enlightenment, but don't forget about the HT secret sauce... subwoofers
  9. Projector vs TV will be a pretty big factor here, it's going to be a big part of the budget either way you go. 4k / HDR isn't quite there yet in my opinion when it comes to projection and what is available is fairly expensive. I think the performance you get from your speakers using an outboard amplifier is worth it, but I am sure YMMV. And that said, the bad thing these days is preamp/processors are considered higher end with generally better features so you are almost better off just buying an ARV with preouts on it. Make sure you think long and hard before buying. I have bought stuff in this hobby only to turn around and sell it within a few years because I was ready to upgrade or didn't really keep the end game in mind. Consider shopping on Craigslist, forums, ebay and even doing DIY subs. Your money will go so much further it is totally worth it.
  10. Second the center and subs being most important speakers in a system. The center channel just does so much work. Sub(s) is the most impactful, immersive addition to a theater. You can get a lot of stuff wrong, but if you have solid low end, it is going to be immersive and impressive. Towers are important, but arguably not nearly as much unless you listen to a lot of stereo source stuff. Least important is surround speakers.
  11. I think atmos is fantastic and would highly recommend it. Even if you aren't using it for atmos content, you still get a bigger sound from 5.1 - 7.1 material with the extra speakers. No replacement for displacment when it comes subs. 2 x 12" ported klipsch subs would be an absolute minimum, but I am addicted to bass so there is that. As for what and where to purchase, your best bet is buying used gear off of craigslist. As long as the speakers were not abused, they last forever. It would be hard to buy anything at a brick and mortar anymore regardless of how good of a price they offer, knowing that as long as I was patient I could find whatever it is for 50% online used.
  12. If I was forced to buy a 4k projector today it would probably be between the the new Optoma UHZ 65 (Laser + full 4k) https://newatlas.com/optoma-uhz65-4k-laser-projector/51639/ Sony VPL-VW285ES And Epson 5040UB. I really want 4k, but I want better prices, more 4k content, full 4k and possibly laser / better HDR implementation before buying. Going to hold off for at least another year.
  13. I have been very pleased with the HO. I think when I bought the UM was also out of stock. Honestly though, I don't think it would be any order of magnitude better then the HO at this point. Looking forward to seeing your build. From what I have experience with, the Full Marty is the meta of DIY subs when considering, value, cost, simplicy, and output.
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