Discussion in 'Member Introductions' started by Mikemusic, May 5, 2008.

  1. Mikemusic

    Mikemusic New Member

    Hey everyone,

    I'm Michael Williams from Staten Island, NY. I am a PC/LAN Tech and I'm into home theater. Just bought my second home and I'm in the planning and design phase of my home theater so I thought I'd join this community so I can pick the brains of the enthusiasts out there.

    Hope to become well acquainted with everyone and share ideas/thoughts.

    Michael Williams

    UPDATE: For those interested, here's the actual CAD file. You'll need Google Sketchup 6 in order to view it.
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  2. Troy Seufert

    Troy Seufert New Member

    Welcome to our little slice of paradise.
  3. Jason Lorette

    Jason Lorette Active Member

    Welcome Michael...glad to have you on board.

    If you're building a theater...we needs pics! :)

  4. ArtieK

    ArtieK New Member

    Hi Michael! Welcome to HTL, I'm sure you'll find all the information you need here, we're small but have nearly everything across the HT /audio spectrum. Enjoy your time here.:)
  5. Randy Rhoton

    Randy Rhoton Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member

    Welcome also. You won't find a friendlier place to hang out.
  6. Mikemusic

    Mikemusic New Member

    I'll definitely post pics when I begin to build. Right now, all I have is a 3D CAD.
  7. ArtieK

    ArtieK New Member

    Well, give it up man, we wanna see!
  8. Jack

    Jack Well-Known Member Donor War Zone Member Top Poster

    Welcome Mike.
    Hope you enjoy yourself.
  9. chad

    chad Well-Known Member War Zone Member Top Poster


    You will soon learn these guys all have some sort of pic fetish.
  10. Dan S.

    Dan S. New Member


    Yeesh, I just quoted Jack. My life is going down hill....

  11. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Welcome to Home Theater Lounge. Don't forget to register for the gift card drawing if you haven't already.
  12. Dan Driscoll

    Dan Driscoll HTT Refugee Donor War Zone Member

    Welcome to HTL, Michael. :)
  13. Mikemusic

    Mikemusic New Member

    Thank you very much for the warm welcome. I feel at home already! I didn't think I'd ever meet other people into pics like I am! This is my bare bones basement. These are my plans:

    I'm thinking a traditional look with crown, chair rail, baseboard and wall frame molding. 108" screen (too big?), Epson Powerlite Pro 1080 projector, Axiom speakers all around, Integra 9.8 (?) A/V receiver.

    Any ideas guys? Keep in mind, I'm not wealthy! lol







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  14. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Are you going to do 5.1 or 7.1? Assuming seating is going to go along the wall of the bathroom, 7.1 could be tough to implement well.
  15. Mikemusic

    Mikemusic New Member

    I'm thinking 5.2. I would LOVE to have 7.1 but that's stretching it.
  16. Shane

    Shane Active Member

  17. CJ

    CJ Bronze Member Admin War Zone Member

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    Yeah, I'm actually not sold on the cost benefit of well implemented 7.1. I'm not saying there's no benefit, but if you do it right... I'm just not sure. For example right now I've got Gallo A'Diva Ti's for surrounds. I'm pretty sure the upcoming Gallo Strada's would sound better but I can't afford 4. So would a 5.1 with the Strada's sound better than 7.1 with the A'Diva Ti's? I suppose it depends on many factors, including how one defines "better". That said, in most smaller rooms 5.1 is all that is needed and is often easier to implement well. 5.2 is a misnomer as the Xes in X.X is supposed to identify the number of discrete channels and there are no soundtracks with 2 discrete LFE tracks. However, many people split the .1 and feed it to multiple subs. I have four subs but that doesn't make it 5.4, its just 5.1 with four subs.
  18. Jay Brown

    Jay Brown Well-Known Member Donor Top Poster

    Welcome to the board Mike!!!
  19. ArtieK

    ArtieK New Member

    Now that you have been here a few hours and feel comfortable,"Where's the IB going"?
  20. Mikemusic

    Mikemusic New Member

    You are absolutely right about the 5.2 ordeal...I just find it easier/quicker to say "5.2" as opposed to "5.1 with a split LFE feed". :D

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