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  1. Silent Screamer

    Dune HD PRO 4K media player

    They do about half a dozen different models scaling up to well over $1000.
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    Deep End DIY - My first speaker project

    lol my brain filtered out majority of the kids fighting, I was in critical listening mode. Playing it back and listening to them as well, they are far more present than I heard the first time. Sounds a bit thin, but it's exactly the same if I turn off one on the channels in my active xover, it will sound a bit thin. Clarity sound very nice. Bass I am not hearing a great deal of, but that is more probably due to this POS Gigabyte laptop I am using that won't play back below 130Hz. So even if the phone camera is picking it up my laptop is not playing it. All and all I think it shows great promise and look forward to that post that says, it's all done come and have a listen.
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    Deep End DIY - My first speaker project

    Sounds like you're well on track, nothing worse than putting in a whole lot of effort and being totally disappointed with it. Obvious missing a big horn it won't sound quite right, and phone camera video leaves a lot to be desired in terms of reproduction (BTW turn your camera sideways) but what I could hear on the video sounded pretty damn good for a first fire up to me.
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    Deep End DIY - My first speaker project

    First thoughts? Impressions? Obviously won't be 100% out of the box, but are you happy with it?
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    Deep End DIY - My first speaker project

    I'm thinking it could be a little bit bigger... said no one, ever.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Not that I am old (Spritely early 50's) unfortunately that won't always be the case. I really don't want to be replacing decks and doing full on floor maintenance in my 70's / 80's. I know that is looking a long way ahead, but if this house ever comes off the way I plan, they will be taking me out feet first. Not that I am forward planning, but I am looking at a lift system for when the knees will no longer get us up and down the stairs.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    To be perfectly honest I am not a big fan of wood for several reasons including those you mention, but mostly because of the feel. I like the solid consistent feel of tiles and concrete. Height wise the Hollowcore slabs are 200mm, thick and can from what I have seen sit directly on top of well supported walls / poles. The beauty of concrete (besides its acoustic benefits), is it's clean finish. Don't have to worry about putting in a lower ceiling to stop spiders making webs between the joists. Just slap on a coat of white paint and the whole downstairs ceiling is done to finish tidy enough for a garage and workshop. The HT room will have a gyprock ceiling just below the concrete so I won't see it. I was originally looking at having a concrete floor pored in situ, but these planks seem like a nice option.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    I think the pricing for the concrete floor is reasonable. From the rough pricing I looked into they want ~$20k - $30k to do a very basic board floor with beams constructed of nothing better than chipboard. Then you need to spend a fortune on trying to take the bounce out of the floor to lay tiles. You can upgrade to a real wood floor for about another $20k on top of the basic floor, so the concrete comes in at around the cost of a wood floor. Since I want to tile large portions of upstairs concrete would be a preferred starting point. Using prefab floor planks it gives me more options for things like stair, where I can have wide stairs unaffected by traditional support issues with wood. Also contemplating throwing in a goods lift if I use a concrete floor.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    I think a large part of the cost would be in the delivery. 4m wide x 9m long walls would be expensive to transport. I could probably cast them myself on site much cheaper, but then I need to stand them up which would require a big crane, unless I was to cast them standing up, which would seem the most sensible option.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Received a response from the Hollowcore seller. Rough pricing for the upper floor is $36k +GST supply and delivered, with approx $16k installation (which they don't do). Which isn't too bad. The precast walls at $400+ per sqm (supply and delivery) works out to be about $50k for just the HT room, so that is definitely off the table. There are other options I am looking into, but prefab is out.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Those can only be used up to 3 meter if all conditions are met, I am looking to go higher. I think those plastic walls probably look a better option.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Yeah I am worried that they will make me put windows in it too, which is a real worry.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Which cavities are you referring to, the ones in the floating concrete floor. From the website they are designed to be used that way. There will be plenty of air pumped in and out of the room. Was discussed a number of pages back, using a kind of a silencer on the inlet and exhaust air.
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Need something that can suspend a concrete floor or are you talking inside the HT room?
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    Sound Proofing...When do you have enough?

    Found yet another option. Not sure if these are designed to be filled or not...
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