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1-THE PLAN

2-PAINTING

3-FALSE WALL

5-AUDIO SNAKE

6-WALL CARPET

8-PROJECTOR

10-RISER

14-CNTR SPKR MASKING

15-CEILING ABSORBER (FRAME)

16-BUILDING ABSORBERS

19-COMPLETING CEILING ABSORBER

20-BUILDING HTPC

21-EXPANDING 8300HD STORAGE

23 - INSTALLING BASS TRAPS

26 - INSTALLING & ALIGNING LCR SPKRS

27 - RECONFIGURING THE FALSE WALL FOR THE NEW 2.35:1 SCREEN

Pg 10 - Building a riser
riser 1The LaZBoy theater chairs snuck into the theater without being photographed.  The two rows by three chairs each have been centered and placed for both picture viewing and surround balance.  So that the people in the second row can see the screen over the heads of those in the first row, a riser is needed.  Here, the chairs have been pushed front and the framing of the riser is underway.  The outer frame is made of 2 x 12´s and the are 2 x 10´s.  This allows it to flex a bit and I can add a bass transducer to the framework later.

4/10/06 - This has proved to be a very good move as the riser resonates in the low 20 Hz range providing a satisfying “thud” - no bass transducers are needed.

riser 2The decking is now attached.
rider 3Another view of the riser.
riser 4Here the chairs have been placed.
riser 5Another view.  This shot better shows the height difference between the two rows.
riser 6The riser still needs to be painted and carpeted before it is really complete.  Before doing that, I need safety lighting.  I am researching rope lighting for the steps and the walkway behind it.  Also, a Phillips Pronto RFX6000 will mount on the riser behind the foreground chair to "blast" the A/V gear behind the back row and just out of the frame in the photo at left.
riser 7Let the flics begin!  The addition of the riser - a milestone on my way to home theater nirvana - has put another temporary pause in the schedule while I watch various movies from each of the six seats.  This has already led me to raise the side surrounds as they were now too close to ear level of the rear seats - it was just too distracting.

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