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Old 11-20-2008, 12:20 PM   #1
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My first post here, so I'll jump right into it!

I'm outfitting an 1100sf building to act as a home theater/game room/bar/gym (what a combination!). I've been at work on it for over 2 years and have dumped over $30K into it - and I still have a ways to go!

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The Gym

The Partybarn

All my projects

It's been starting to get cold here this week, so I plan on revamping the PB site since I'll have time now (instead of throwing 200+ pics on one page!) AND time to interact a little more on the web!

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the one on the left is the Partybarn




















the gym


I got tired just posting this, sheesh - I must be getting burned out on it - heh heh.

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WOW ! That's something else !!!

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Old 11-21-2008, 06:04 PM   #3
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Wow...all looks great so far!!

Tho, I'd love to have that building just for work use; full service wood shop, storage, equipment, etc....(drool, drool)
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Wow to say the least

I am really in awe of your dedication and enginuity.

you certainly must be having some fun doing all that!
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holy f'in smokes.

the bar is awesome.
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Wow - thanks everyone! Over the holidays we've done a lot of cleaning. I plan on having carpet installed in about 3 weeks - I can't wait to get some pics of THAT. A lot of people don't like the idea of carpeting it all - but I need to do >something< to improve the accoustics. Eventually I'd like to put fabric drapes on the walls, but have too many other things to blow money on - so the carpet will help a lot. After the carpet, we'll probably have our first little get-together with some friends to break in the bar. By mid-year all the big stuff should be done (after carpet comes the sound system, then the big screen, then the video projector, then the computer system - over $10k of stuff - yikes!). I'll be glad when this thing is finally all usable...
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Wow - thanks everyone! Over the holidays we've done a lot of cleaning. I plan on having carpet installed in about 3 weeks - I can't wait to get some pics of THAT. A lot of people don't like the idea of carpeting it all - but I need to do >something< to improve the accoustics. Eventually I'd like to put fabric drapes on the walls, but have too many other things to blow money on - so the carpet will help a lot. After the carpet, we'll probably have our first little get-together with some friends to break in the bar. By mid-year all the big stuff should be done (after carpet comes the sound system, then the big screen, then the video projector, then the computer system - over $10k of stuff - yikes!). I'll be glad when this thing is finally all usable...

That looks nice, your lucky!
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Are you sure that one big open area for theater, bar, billiards, reading, weight lifting, computer/internet, etc. will work out? If you cannot make the theater area nearly pitch dark, you will spoil the picture quality from any front projector.

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Hmm, well, the gym is in a separate room. -no problem there. Computer/internet will be up in the loft area - if I want, I'll use the big screen - if not a regular little 19" on the control desk will do fine. Ambient light from a little 19" monitor located 40 feet from the screen should not be a problem. The lighting on the bar is dimmable if need be. The neon that will be above the bar is all on a switch - if it's too bright - I'll flip the switch. All the main lighting are dimmable spots - each spot has it's own dimmer - and all on a main switch where it can all be shut completely off if needed. The walls are paint flat black - doesn't get much darker then flat black. The carpet (going in soon) will be a dark gray. I really don't see how I could possibly make the room darker. I'd also point out that when in "party" mode, the big screen won't serve much of a purpose - so if it's a little washed out - no biggy. In "theater" mode all the lighting will be turned down. I don't see any issues. I guess I'll be finding out first hand before long...
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I see I originally posted this in NOV of last year. I've made some progress since then. This week I'll be getting in most of the sound system (Denon 7.1 receiver, Infinity speakers, Mackie sub) and I'll be working on carpet this week or next. I think by the end of next week I'll have made some noteworthy progress. I'll keep this thread posted...

...oh, and if no one has checked recently - I revamped the website: http://polarsoft.net/partybarn/
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Flooring as a bar top, I like that idea!!
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I just updated the Audio/Visual section of my site with info on the sound system. Anyway, the sub I ordered (a Mackie 1801) really comes highly recommended by the reviews and I ordered mine through Amazon for $699 + free shipping. I see on EBay you can submit "make an offer" and perhaps get a better deal, but considering freight charges are about $110, I don't see getting much of a better buy. Anyway, this sub is a monster! It's about a 30" cube on wheels that goes down to 35hz and can produce 135dbs! It has an 18" speaker and a built in 800W amp (1000W peak) Wow! I can't wait to hear the 1812 overture on this thing - heh heh.
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I think those no. on the sub are a little exagerated. It will take more than 800w to get anything to 135 db. Also a 18" driver only going to 35 hz? I install 12" drivers that go to below 20 hz.
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Hmm, here's the PDF link from the manufacturer:

http://www.mackie.com/products/swa18...801z_Specs.pdf

"Peak Output @ 1m 135db"


"Low-Frequency Transducer:
Diameter
18˝ (457 mm)

Voice Coil Diameter 4.0˝ (102 mm)"

Etc...
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This unit is designed for a PA, not for home use.

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