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I like the sound of using the garage and it doesn't have to be the entire garage which i think makes it even more of an attractive option...........................

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I like the sound of using the garage and it doesn't have to be the entire garage which i think makes it even more of an attractive option...........................

But where do you keep the car, the bikes, the lawn mower etc?

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rs6mra wrote:

I like the sound of using the garage and it doesn't have to be the entire garage which i think makes it even more of an attractive option...........................

But where do you keep the car, the bikes, the lawn mower etc?

 

The garage has already been converted into an entertainment area, with a wood burner and all boarded up. It is quite dark in there without light, perfect for a projector. There is plenty of space front & back for a few cars, and a very large garden shed for other bits. It is doable. :?

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The bikes, lawm mower etc can be kept in a shed (new shed maybe) or the part of the garage not being used.

As for the car some folk do utilise the garage and some like me don't. So it will depend on whether BB will do or not, and if he is going to run it by his dear wife then maybe he is not that bothered. 

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Actually, it is a brilliant idea!! That place is perfect for a proper home cinema setup with a 4K projector! I'll plan that for 2015 once the initial financial hit eases a bit. So I can go for a 1080p TV (or use my existing Kuro) for the living room. We were planning to use the space as a gym, which can be on one side. Thanks!! I can't believe I didn't think of it before!! :clap:

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hammill wrote:

rs6mra wrote:

I like the sound of using the garage and it doesn't have to be the entire garage which i think makes it even more of an attractive option...........................

But where do you keep the car, the bikes, the lawn mower etc?

 

The garage has already been converted into an entertainment area, with a wood burner and all boarded up. It is quite dark in there without light, perfect for a projector. There is plenty of space front & back for a few cars, and a very large garden shed for other bits. It is doable. :?

Oh, yeah!

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Very much look forward to developments. Very nice to see the thoughts and ideas develope on this thread. I have only seen one proper cinema installation thread in the your systems section so definitely looking forward to yours BB. Good luck hope it all comes off for you.

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Actually, it is a brilliant idea!! That place is perfect for a proper home cinema setup with a 4K projector! I'll plan that for 2015 once the initial financial hit eases a bit. So I can go for a 1080p TV (or use my existing Kuro) for the living room. We were planning to use the space as a gym, which can be on one side. Thanks!! I can't believe I didn't think of it before!! :clap:

 

No problem - it should make a great space by the sounds of it, and if its already been converted into a living space you've already saved a big chunk of money in the conversion - a lick of paint, some black carpet and some acoutics panels (easily DIY-able if you've got the time and inclination) should be all you need to convert it - as you say, a PJ and screen would be ideal if you can stretch to it.

 

Out of interest what are its internal dimensions, I can't quite make them out in the floorplan you posted?

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AlmaataKZ wrote:

some ideas and inspiration Smile

http://www.atcforums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=6271

http://www.avsforum.com/f/19/dedicated-theater-design-construction

Good links!

A little closer to home, there are some great builds on here that might be of interest:

http://www.avforums.com/forums/home-cinema-building-diy.59/

You have to dig into older threads to find some of the better ones, as by their nature they don't always get updated so frequently.

 

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Hi BB

Finally leaving the Radius club then?  I guess the 6's are just grown-up versions of my 270's (& with the newer drivers of course).  The only think I'd check with the 6's, being rear ported is how far away from the side or back wall they were when you demo'd them.  If the bass didn't boom, you'll probably need to replicate that distance in your new lounge to avoid port bungs, but I'm sure you've considered that anyway with your experience.

Looks a nice-sized room though.  New baby AND a house move within a year - you are brave!!

 

 

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My work place is 51 miles away. I've been in training all these years which involves moving to different hospitals each year. So it made little sense to move earlier. I've now been appointed as a Consultant at my current work place, starting in May. The terms of the contract necessitates me to move within 10 miles of the hospital.

There aren't enough walls in the living room to take my Radius with me. Besides, it's an old house with a lot of character. I'm looking at some floor standers or bookshelf speakers (depending on space for floor standers) in wood veneer to go with the decor. As it'll be a corner set up, I expect the speakers to be quite away from the walls. I have to check that room again.

My wife isn't averse to the idea of a home cinema in the double garage, but has reminded me of the practicalities (it's away from the house) and priorities. So 2015 or even 2016 is more realistic. But I'll start planning earlier. It needs a new flooring to dampen vibrations when used as a gym. So I'll look at solutions which will work for home cinema too. Any ideas on flooring?

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Thanks for the links, AlmaataKZ and Chewy! :cheers:

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bigboss wrote:

Anthem is on the back of my mind! Smile

Hi bigboss

Nice one   Smile In my experience the performance of the makes the MRX 710 worth every penny of its £2199 retail price.

All the best

Rick @ Musicraft

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nice project to have BB, congratulations on the consultancy should we call you Mr Big Boss now. Smile

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