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My new room

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by Zig, Dec 18, 2002.

  1. Zig

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    I am nearing completion of this years little project, check out my website to see a few pics.
    All work has been carried out by myself with the aid of my father-in-law.
    Hopefully the carpet will be laid tonight and I can get my TV moved in and setup (I had to set the amp up last night to give it a try).
    My budget was exceeded my pounds ago so I will have to wait a while for my speaker upgrades and projector, hopefully sometime in spring.
     
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    Nice.

    Keep the pics flowing.:)



    ED: Which surround speakers do you have? They look nice.
     
  3. Zig

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    The side surrounds are the KEF Q2DS's, the rears some old sonys which will be replaced with the KEF Q8S ASAP.
    The room is now carpeted, the TV is in place and the sound system just needs a little more setting up.
    Hopefully I will get the curtains up tomorrow night and will manage to get a chance to enjoy a film or two.
    :cool:
     
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    A job well done. I wish I was that good.

    I just mashed my room into what was already there and just manageged to lay trunking for the cables:(

    well done again
     
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    I seem to remember you posting about the carport conversion before you started it, anyway great idea and great use of space. It looks fantastic and the PJ picture (with some blackout blinds) should look amazing in that room, job's a good 'un!

    PS: I in no way support child labour and would have a word with your builders if I was you. plus how much can a kid that young really know about brickwork?!:D :D
     
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    Thanks for the positive feedback.
    The windows and door will need some good light control, for now blackout linings are to be used with the curtains. When it is projector time I intend to buy/make some roller blinds with blackout material which along with the curtains/linings should ensure that very little light will seep through.
    The child labour was needed to help to keep the spiraling costs down, but you will notice he is already hogging the room to watch Toy Story :)
     
  7. Gary Lightfoot

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    That room looks perfectly set up for a projector and 7ft wide screen if you ask me. :)

    Gary
     
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    I have planned on a 7' screen and a Sony HS10. My ceiling joists have extra noggins where the projector will be sited and all the wiring is in place. :D
     
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    excellent!:cool:
     
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    Great room mate, what size is it internally? I`m asking because when I move house next year I am looking to either build or convert a garage sized room into my cinema, hopefully with a 6ft screen. Be interested to know what size you have there as it looks about right.
     
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    The size is approx. 18' x 10' 6". The ceiling is rather low at 7' 4" but this is not a problem as high heels are banned from the new carpet :)
     
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    Hi,

    Little thing I think you might like to do.

    I notice you've got curtains on one side of the room, the window side.

    If you don't put matching curtains on the other side wall I would think it'll affect the sound balance a lot. They'll also cut down on reflected light off the light coloured wall.

    Nice conversion :)


    Richard
     
  13. Zig

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    Ho Ho Ho Merry Christmas!

    Darker paint and no windows would of been ideal, but alas I have a woman to keep happy. Whilst duplicating the curtains may help the soundstage it might be a step to far considering I have bought her a nice picture for Christmas to hang on my wall :)
     
  14. Robbie

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    Very Nice =)

    Im just starting to plan a loft conversion to be used for the same thing.

    A slightly non related question though - Where did your chairs come from? they look ideal

    Thanks and again well done

    Rob
     
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    Robbie,
    the chairs were purchased from my local FOCUS DIY , I think they were a limited promotion but if you would like to try and source some they were made by PCL and the model number is F6019/SGP.
    If you have no joy you could try an e-mail to PCL, the address sales@pclcollection.co.uk
    The chairs swivel and recline and come complete with matching footstool for approx. £150 (I did once see them at another store for about £180 I think) and I'm sure if you can get some you will like them, they are popular in my house :)
     
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    :mad: FOCUS have a stock of these chairs and are selling them for £99 now, quite a bargain. :smoke:
     
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    Brilliant, thanks very much

    Im on my way =)

    Rob
     
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    :D at that price I wouldn't mind a couple more myself............
     

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