The Rona Theater Reno Project

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  1. Ken McDaniel

    Ken McDaniel Well-Known Member

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    AB408D29-9FA9-4F0C-936F-EB987C3C9F7B.jpeg 884CDE37-990F-47A8-8A68-2830D0DFB369.jpeg What are a couple teachers going to do when spring break is extended and they’ve already stocked up on all the toilet paper that can fit in the closet? Well, renovate the HT of course. Nothing from a system point of view, but a few years ago my wife saw these 3D fiber wall panels and just had to have them. I bought them last summer but didn’t have the time to get them up. Now we do. So far just panels and construction adhesive. Paint and more to come. This social distancing stuff isn’t too hard.
     
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  2. Mike B

    Mike B Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Yeah, us HT guys can sit home make popcorn and watch movies all day!
     
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    Curious what you think of those panels. Nice looking. Kinda curious how efficacious they might be.
    So tell.
    Stay safe and healthy.
     
  4. Rick C

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    Looks like a nice project. Smart use of the unexpected situation. Have fun. Looking forward to seeing the completed project
     
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    I think they look good more than they serve up any functional benefit. They have the appearance and construction for something that would reap sonic benefits, but they're not rated or marketed as such. Honestly the wife just wanted them because they looked cool. But I'll keep you informed!
     
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    If nothing else it seems like the pattern would create some diffusion - they look cool!
     
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    They are cool looking. Too shallow to diffuse much. Thin lightweight material so absorption is iffy. But they do look good
     
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    More work. Two coats of paint. A little trim work and touch up remaining. Very pleased.
     

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    Very nice. I wonder if the paint is wet in the pic?
     
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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    Whoa. Nice bright RED.
    Retired Extremely Dangerous.
     
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    I love the red too. Red velour wall paper on sides?
     
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    Couple pics with the gear back in place. A little trim work left but very happy with the overall ascetic. No, no velour at this time. Thanks for the compliment on the job. From here we’re going to contact a company to get some motorized blackout curtains to cover the windows and crew have doors leading to the exterior balcony.
     

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    Carl V Bronze Member Donor Top Poster

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    What size monitor? & size of your screen?
    Nice work.
     
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    The monitor is an old 1080p 40" LCD we bought maybe a decade ago? Would like to get a nice 4K 55" in there. The drop down is a 110" Visual Apex drop electric screen. We have a huge bank of window so I didn't think having a permanently mounted screen was a good idea. Unfortunately Vapex scaled down their product lines big time, getting rid of projectors and all of their cool electric screens.
     
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  15. Rick C

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    Looks great!
     
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    Great job Ken, Iove the red. The cherry equipment rack matches the bright red perfectly. Something I find interesting about most of us is that we have moderate size flat panel with some kind of projection screen that pulls down, or whatever, for movies or big screen viewing. Great minds...
     
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    What are you running for speakers?
     
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    My guess is Sonus Faber :wink:
     
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    That's kind of what I thought. I'm curious about the redundant L/R (been there, multiple times).
     
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