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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #30 on: November 14, 2017, 08:44:57 PM »
Really looking good Morgan. Following with interest.

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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #31 on: November 14, 2017, 09:32:00 PM »
Really looking good Morgan. Following with interest.

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Congrats on 1000 posts on the forum too! :)

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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2017, 09:35:18 PM »
A change to the design of the timber chevrons in the front of the room is introduced while we are measuring the room and assessing the progress of the cinema build. This is to rather expose the surround speakers in the cinema as this will maintain the width of the room.



In a small way, the Wisdom Audio speakers are incredible speakers.. so having some of them on display is a great way for our client to explain to his friends and show them what has gone into his cinema. This will cause cause us to go back to the drawing board for a few items, mainly what to do with the speaker cabinets now that they are going to be exposed features of the room. More about that a little later in the project.
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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #33 on: November 14, 2017, 09:37:39 PM »
Enjoying seeing what goes into a proper build, ahead of a low budget ghetto DIY when/if I have some low budget...

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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #34 on: November 14, 2017, 09:42:50 PM »
Enjoying seeing what goes into a proper build, ahead of a low budget ghetto DIY when/if I have some low budget...



I am glad that you are enjoying it. If it can help you to be able to achieve a goal of building your own room in the future using some of the elements and knowledge in this room then it is well worth my time of posting this behind the scenes information on the forum.
It should be noted of course though (something that even I am finding out) that the construction and implementation of certain parts of a home cinema or media room build doesn't have to cost a lot of money, but might have significant benefit to your experience and enjoyment of your system.

In this instance we were simply lucky to have been afforded the budget that were were given so that we could craft this room professionally for our client :)
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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #35 on: November 15, 2017, 07:55:49 AM »
Time to get back into the room construction now that we have taken acoustic measurements and found everything is on track.
Our team of carpenters continue with the process of completing the timber bulkhead at the rear of the home cinema room. The most efficient way to construct these is to assemble them outside and bring in the frame work, mount them and move onto the next section.



Of course in construction processes (referring more here to the actual brick and mortar room in this comment) there are going to be parts of the room that are not true and straight. With that in mind Lionel has been constantly checking our construction to make sure that the finished product we present to the client is 100% perfect.

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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #36 on: November 15, 2017, 08:20:43 AM »
Glad to see your staff using a spirit level.  The guys I had working for me had great difficulty in getting anything straight or level. 

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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #37 on: November 15, 2017, 09:30:26 AM »
Glad to see your staff using a spirit level.  The guys I had working for me had great difficulty in getting anything straight or level.

Thats quite surprising, any work that is being done for someone else should be at the best possible quality by the contractor, according to their knowledge. Level's are very basic pieces of equipment that everyone should use.... I could not imagine my staff being on site without at least 1 level to use.
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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #38 on: November 15, 2017, 09:42:12 AM »
Now that the bulkhead structures are in place and secured its time for final installation of the Wisdom Audio subwoofers into the front and rear baffle walls of the cinema.
They are not the biggest subwoofers in the world, and they don't have the biggest drivers (2 x 6" drivers) however the response of these speakers due to their unique Regenerative Transmission Line design and construction is phenomenal.



Info about them can be found on the Wisdom website: http://www.wisdomaudio.com/products/s90i/
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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #39 on: November 15, 2017, 10:39:07 AM »
Thanks for this thread Morgan, very nice of you to share  :thumbs:

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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #40 on: November 15, 2017, 01:35:22 PM »
Thanks for this thread Morgan, very nice of you to share  :thumbs:

Glad to hear that you are enjoying being along for the journey through this home cinema build. Please feel free to post any questions you have and I will do my best to answer them.
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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #41 on: November 15, 2017, 01:43:17 PM »
The drwyalling throughout this cinema build is filled with mineral fibre insulation to ensure that the audio response of the room is suitable. This is measured as an RT60 time, for those that are not aware, this is the amount of time that it takes for a audio frequency to decay.



The mineral fibre installed is of varying densities around the room to cater for the low frequency response.
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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #42 on: November 15, 2017, 01:44:25 PM »
Main construction of the room nears the rear of the room. Once the structure and acoustic treatment installation is completed the final drywall sheets will be installed.

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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #43 on: November 15, 2017, 02:02:56 PM »
Of course with any building work taking place these days, it is seldom that everything is going to be straight or square.
To combat this, we have decided to install a shutter-ply substructure for the ceiling. From this we hang our acoustic ceiling boards.

Here you can see some of our carpenters measuring to ensure that the shutterply boards are cut to fit in as tightly as possible.




Installation of the final ceiling shutterply boards takes place. This marks quite an important point in the room construction where we can install the final drywall sheets and paint the entire structure of the room black.



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Re: Camps Bay Home Cinema - 2017
« Reply #44 on: November 15, 2017, 03:24:07 PM »
please keep posting as many pictures and info as you can, i am really loving the workmanship shown.
and looking forward to the final result.
i am sure you are going to have a really happy client.