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Bi-Amped K-Horn + K-402 horns w/ KPT-415 woofers

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that 402 is just what the doctor ordered... it makes the entire idea of having a pro system justifiable in my mind.

 

how hard is it to get the veneer in there accurately and CLEANLY so it looks factory finished?

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The subwoofer cabinets were finished with the full faces intact, so that the clear coat will be smoother around the driver opening after that material is cut away. On the KPT-415 cabinets, I cut the woofer openings first, because I needed the material for the inside of the port holes.

Each project gives me a little more experience, so by the time I finish my home theater, I might be good at this hobby. Got to have the right tools and proper supplies. Adequate work space where the parts can be left undisturbed and a lot of patience helps.

 

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Stunning work! I bet that room sounds KILLER, would love to hear it.

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Was told the previous picture is too dark on a small display screen, so here is a brighter image.

 

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On 1/24/2020 at 3:19 AM, rockhound said:

Stunning work! I bet that room sounds KILLER, would love to hear it.

 

Thanks, and you know that the KPT-415 woofers don't even need subwoofer assist, but I have the subs for the LFE track on Blu-ray discs.

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On 1/25/2020 at 4:26 PM, Randyh said:

you need a bigger tv

 

I told myself the same thing while visiting a good looking house this weekend. That I need a bigger TV.

 

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That I need a bigger TV

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Think about TV screen size in these terms:  which row of seats in a cinema corresponds with the view of the TV screen from your usual sitting position?  My 65" Panasonic plasma TV is about 11 feet from me, and that's because it's not mounted to the wall.  Instead, it sits on the Belle Klipsch centre speaker, which brings it about a foot closer.

 

Even so, it's like sitting in the last row of most movie theatres, in terms of angle of view.  In 2011, when I got it, that was the biggest size available.  If I was buying today, I'd probably be looking at an 80" screen.  That should move me closer to the middle of the theatre, which would make movies and TV shows much more engrossing.

 

The only odd part about big screen TVs is watching old TV shows, made when most TV screens were between 20 and 27 inches on the diagonal.  As a result, those shows feature lots of facial closeups, because subtle facial expressions were hard to pick out on those small screens.  However, when watching those shows on a big screen, heads are often 2-3 feet tall, which can be a bit more in-your-face than we're accustomed to.  Modern TV shows take this into account, and with less close-in zoom action, seem more normal (but less trippy, of course, heh).

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On 1/27/2020 at 3:50 AM, Islander said:

 If I was buying today, I'd probably be looking at an 80" screen.  That should move me closer to the middle of the theatre, which would make movies and TV shows much more engrossing.

 

Mine is 70" so the next step up here would also be an 80".

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Using B&C DE-120 tweeters with Faital Pro STH-100 horns above the K-402 horns now. This combo sounds good in this room.

 

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A new mahogany burl veneer on the mounting board for the mid-horn on the center speaker.  

 

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move picture of center speaker to next post
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These two pictures of the center channel speaker were taken moments apart, with the same camera on a tripod. The only difference is the ceiling lights were shining on the first one, and the second picture is illuminated by a single light at the side of the room.

 

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@Khornukopia Where do you live? westcoast drums told me the Vegas area. I sure hope when I'm coming up there you will entertain a visit from me. Just OUTSTANDING.

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A picture of a TV with a sound bar tucked directly beneath, in a house I visited.

 

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