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Nice Home Theater lighting

Published on August 13, 2014

I found this incredible idea for Home Theater lighting on Houzz.com
They used some MDF pieces crossing the room and they put LED on each side.

That way you don’t put holes for lights in your drywall and the ambiant light is very cool.

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Dwell On Despard

Here is the link if you want to see more:http://www.houzz.com/projects/334347/Dwell-on-Despard

 

STC Ratings for wall composition

Published on March 19, 2014

I was looking for wall composition for my home theater project to be able to make a budget. I wanted a decent level of noise reduction so I needed information.

I found this site  [http://www.stcratings.com/assemblies.html] that gives STC ratings for different wall composition. It is very interesting to see how you can reduce sound going in or out of your theater.

Note that these STC ratings a estimated for 125hz and up…they don’t count for low frequencies (bass). I read that the best solution for bass is to decouple the walls from the rest of the house.

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Home Theater training

Published on March 9, 2014

While I was looking for information on how to build a home theater I discovered this complete training. This a package including PDFs, pictures, videos, audio and much more for a reasonable price…I think 80$ !

They cover each step of the building process and the “book” is split into chapters. I didn’t bought it yet but I will surely do and when the time comes I’ll write a review on my experience. Here is 2 nice pictures from their website HomeTheaterBook.com

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Nice Home Theater space

Published on March 9, 2014

I was searching for Home Theater seating pictures and found this one. I think this is the perfect room size, it has nice distance to each walls and it has a high ceiling. I don’t know the room dimensions but it is large enough to sit 8 people … a very nice room !

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Home Theater podium option

Published on February 22, 2014

I thought about some options for the second row. I think a full riser is too “heavy” and takes more space then it needs to.

I will go for a minimal size riser so I can have more ceiling height around it and have more room for my equipment section. I will built a hidden door to access it.

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Tamiya 35190 – U.S. Medium Tank M4 Sherman – Early Production

Published on January 16, 2014

Here is my first Tamiya Military Model. This is a Sherman Early Production Tamiya 35190.

The last model that I made must be 15 years ago. Since I don’t have an airbrush the look is really simple but I like the result.

Tamiya 35190 - U.S. Medium Tank M4 Sherman - Early Production

 

My own Home Theater design

Published on December 29, 2013

Reading a lot on the Internet I gathered a lot of information regarding speaker placement and Home Theater design in general. I’m beginning to know enough to prepare my own project.

My first idea was to use two sets of surrounds for the two seating rows but after discussions on  Home Theater Forum I changed my mind and will be using bi-directional speakers for the side surrounds. It will be easier to calibrate and will not require any additional equipment.

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A great Home Theater design

Published on March 31, 2013

I discovered this Home Theater design on the hometheater.com website and it is a great inspiration for my future project.

Here is an excerpt of the article…feel free to read it on their site !

“My wife Cindy and I purchased our new home in Raleigh, NC in January 2009 with an eye toward converting the large bonus room over the garage into a home theater. We wanted a space that could be used primarily to watch movies but could also serve as a place for relaxing and listening to music. Further, we wanted a space that was different from the rest of the house that would look and feel like a dedicated theater…..[Read More]”

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