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MercedesBerater

Home theatre build....DIY..slowly..

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I found it funny. One guy holding drywall and screwing to ceiling while a wife and her mom hold the other end! Comical.

I told them everyone who helps gets free admission when it's all done ;)

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Made an addition today....

Output from left (new) sub seems much weaker than right. Guess it really does need some break in time? Set both to exact same 'gain' and the older one (maybe 6 months old?) has more excursion & so more more power!

Just used a normal 'Y' splitter. Plugged them both into LFE on back of sub.

Think it's break in? Or should I change something?

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Spread a little wider... Try and max out the width of this temporary room...

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Looks like the ideal width room, very nice. All that copper looks mean, especially the subs :D

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Called Klipsch tech support. Nice guy knew exactly what was wrong when I told him what both new/old subs are doing.

He said the first batch of the Reference subs Gain was causing issues with SOME receivers and making a hum noise.

So my new sub has a revised gain control.

He said the gain on the newer subs is about 1-2 tick marks different. So if my old sub is set to 4:10 The new sub should be 5-6:10

For equal gain settings.

That makes me feel better- I had upped the gain on new sub last night so they appeared to have equal excursion - and I ended up about 5.5:10.

Not super concerned with precision as these babies are in their temporary home- Close is good enough.

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Working on columns, Ceiling boxes are in. Assistance is coming over tomorrow to help finish up ceiling drywall.

Column is in a temporary,, look at me position. You maybe able to see my pen marks to its right where the real location will be after I get drywall on ceiling up, and paint.

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Two more sheets up on the ceiling... Picked up paint to start doing the front wall. Holes are cut out around the ceiling Atmos enclosures. Two more sheets on ceiling and I'm officially at the halfway mark!!!

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Took two days off of work next week. I'll be finishing mud/tape/sanding as much as possible this week & hope to get paint on walls on my Thursday-Friday off!

Paint will make all the difference.

Unfortunately after this it all gets expensive again, Projector, carpet, screen, acoustic panels, processor / amps, Theater chairs, rear riser...

So it'll be very slow going from here on out I think..

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Second column....

I'm using the columns as a stopping point for paint- cuz I dont have it all at once. That way there's no indication where one can started and one can stopped.

Next up... Paint! I just can't wait any longer. I need some color in this damn room!

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Paint!!!!!

Sweet. It matches my random pick for stain! Awesome. And I know it'll match the acoustic panel color, they sent me swatches to pair up.

The walls are brown with a red tint, The acoustic panels (someday) will be brown with even more red tint to it.

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Paint is such an easy task but makes a huge difference! Soon will be working on rear riser.

Gotta build up some funds and arrange a vehicle to haul lumber again...

It's really coming together... Slowly- like the title says.. But it's coming together like I envisioned. So that's cool.

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I'm thinking the same color & then use crown molding to break up the ceiling / wall intersection.

Also, keep in mind the walls and some of ceiling will have acoustic panels all over them. Which will break up the huge expanse of brown everywhere. (Which is also why I'm thinking about the same color, don't want too much going on in the room.)

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