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Old 02-11-2009, 11:43 PM   #31
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Not to get OT too much, but where in MI are you? I grew up in Clio and I have a brother that still lives there...
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I'm clear across the state. Niles. Just north of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. (and about 20 miles west of the infamous Elkhart, Indiana that Obama mentioned about 10 times in his speech Monday night)

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Old 02-15-2009, 09:24 PM   #32
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The sound equipment is mostly in. Here's the sub:


The receiver (Denon AVR 1909):


The speakers (Infinity's):

I picked up a small flatscreen mount for mounting the center channel. The other speakers already have mounts built in. It'll be a snap to set the speakers in place. running all the wire will be the biggest pain though (actually running all the conduit! - ack)


The control desk is starting to come together:

You can see my custom rack rolled nicely up to the desk on the right.
The AV link from the Partybarn site: http://polarsoft.net/partybarn/av.htm

I'm off this coming week - can't wait to hook it all up!
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Old 02-17-2009, 10:27 PM   #33
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In the past couple days I've run 160'+ of conduit and miles of monster cable. A couple hours ago I connected all the speakers and built a custom harness for the sub and connected it also. Next I ran the Auto Configure to set it all up (took 30 minutes or so I guess). That Auto Configure was pretty nifty. This receiver came with a little mic that I had to set up on a tripod and move around the room to set 6 different positions - is this a normal feature these days? My last receiver was 'stereo'. It could be set up for 4 channels, but it was still stereo - my how times have changed. Anyway, it really sounds great! The sub woofer is actually a tad on the overkill side. It looks like I'll be keeping it below 50% for most of its life! At "normal" volume, I could hear the bass in the house (about 150' away). Would dampening things inside with fabric/carpet on the walls, etc. cut this down? I guess it's no biggy during the day, but I'll have to tone things down a bit at night. My neighbors house is quite a ways away, but I bet if I turned things up even a little, the bass would carry 1000' or more... With that said, I'd rather have an overkill sub then an underpowered one - so I'm not complaining! Especially for the bargain-basement price ($699 shipped!). All in all, I'm pretty happy with sound aspects of this arrangement. Tomorrow I'll be cleaning up (I made a complete mess), and take/post more pics!
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Old 02-18-2009, 02:21 PM   #34
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OK, got things cleaned up today and I made a quick little video: http://polarsoft.net/partybarn/PBTour1.1.wmv

It's about 4 minutes long, sorry it's not brighter - the walls soak up light for some reason - heh heh.
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Nice job, what a nice little escape from the house. Does the sound echo much in that big of a room?
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Nice job, what a nice little escape from the house. Does the sound echo much in that big of a room?
Before the carpet - the echoing was bad. Now, after carpet, it's tolerable - but still needs work. After we start to get more "stuff" in there, I think it will settle down a little more. I also plan on placing some carpet pieces on the walls / in corners, etc...
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Here are some current pictures that I posted today to the site: http://polarsoft.net/partybarn/current.htm

The latest is the new chairs and tables. They are solid maple and stained to match the bar. Oak would have been nice, but these sets were very inexpensive and will fit the ticket perfectly. We plan on getting one more set in to allow for our 12 max occupancy. It will be summer before I can get a screen in from the way things are looking...





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wow, this room has really progressed.

I like the choice of table and chairs.. where did you find them?

And where is Tuscola? I have lived in Texas all my life and have not heard of that town.
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Tuscola is on Abilene's south border.

The tables and chairs came from a little furniture store next to the local Big Lots (it's so unmemorable - I can't remember the name!). Anyway, There was a LOT of assembly involved. Each set probably took over an hour. I was VERY impressed by the fitment and quality of everything. Not bad for something made in Malaysia (wherever THAT is!). They are "counter height" - a little shorter then the bar but taller then normal. They were $289 a set (table+ 4 chairs). They are made of Maple - not a hard wood, but harder then, say, Pine (or Balsa - lol!). What's weird about Maple is it's pretty heavy also. I'd guess as heavy as Oak, just not as hard if that makes any sense...
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Wow, your barn is really impressive. I've never even dreamed of something like that... but now I think you might have inspired me.
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Wow, your barn is really impressive. I've never even dreamed of something like that... but now I think you might have inspired me.
Inspiration is good - as long as it doesn't get me in trouble with your wife!
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Interior is quit nice.

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Thanks! It'll be better when I get some neon, black lights, movie posters, standies, various metal signs, etc all up.

I also plan on more rope lighting - especially on the ramp.

This is all fun stuff I'll be doing before long.
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Just an update. I've installed another table set with chairs, some neon (we bought previously), walkway lighting and wall mounted some older Infinity's I had laying around (they sound GREAT!). Also started populating the bar with some booze. Pics:










It's looking like I'll be able to order the screen in May! Woohoo! Can't wait! Then I'll just be one step away from fully functional - nice!

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Dang that looks like a really nice place you have going on. Must be a lot of fun to build.
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Just a little update. Finally got the screen in and tested. I still need to get the projector I want (a JVC DLA-HD350), but will use an older one (a JVC DLA-G10) for the time being until I scrounge the $$ for the 350. Here's a pretty good picture:



The screen is about 14'x9' (17' diagonal) with a 1.3 gain to accommodate lower lumen projectors.

Next week I'll be installing an overhead truss-rail so I have a movable mount for any kind of projector I want to run. Pics:





I'll have better pics after I get this thing finished next week (I hope!).

More info here: http://polarsoft.net/partybarn/av.htm

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