Monday, September 04, 2006

Fired up

Well after a long weekend away on break at the cottage, it was time to fire up the system. There will be a lot of tuning to be done. The carpet needs to be install later on this week hopefully

Not writing much tonight, I'd rather go play with the system.


Tuesday, August 29, 2006

More A/V rack

I'm almost done with the AV rack, no more wood to cut. Only putting the shelves up and fixing the doors. Then it's varnish time and the AV rack is done. WOOHOO


One more coat tonight before I go to be on the Floor, it's starting to look good.

I picked up my sub (D-box Iliad S1) that I bought last winter. It was at my parents since we only got the new house in july. I forgot how beffy that thing was. The reviews are good and the pice was more than amazing 800$ retail price and I only paid 300$ straight from the company since they stoped producing them to only do Motion simulators.


More to come !

Monday, August 28, 2006

A/V rack and front stage

Today after wook did a few hours of work. The A/V rack is coming along very nicely. Only a few shelves to do and then more staining and varnishing. This thing is going to be a Monster.

I had a nice suprise on the way back, I received my coax digital cable from blue jeans cable. Super fast service super fast shipping and amazing prices. www.bluejeanscables.com

Had to change plans on the stage a little, the veener isn't really sticking well to the side of the stage and it's not looking so good. To say the truth it looks like crap and I'm not about to let something like this ruined a nice teather. So I will use instead the same boards I used for the walls it fits right in this gap and will look much nicer.

The front stage is near completed, it will take at least 5 coats of varnish, I want to make it as strong as possible. Hopefully I don't fall asleep and I can manage another coat tonight, one tomorrow morining and one after work. Then I will see.

Sept 15th still stands as the official opening of the teather.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

200 wood pannels later

A few days without posting, I wanted to finish the wood panneling. So this is done. We did the 1st coach of varnish saturday and will do the 2nd coat sunday morning. I also installed friday night the 2 rear speakers.


I also started to build the AV rack. It's a big monster but I have to make sure it will hold the Big TV. So far looking good.

My objective is being all done for sept 15th.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

I can see the end !

I not really close from being done but it's starting to look the way it should and I'm really happy. Even if I'm back to work I managed to do a few hours of work in the basement after work. I think by the end of the weekend all the panneling should be done.

I'm probably 65% done on the wall, just more staining to do tomorrow after work and I'll continue the installation.

Monday, August 21, 2006

Walls Coming together

It's starting to be really good, the wall are starting to look like what they should and it looks very good. I'm really happy about everything so far. Staining the wall board is a pain in the ass.. so many of them. But it's all good.




I also received today the missing link to my subwoofer the monster audio splitter and I had to change my Stereo cables because they were too short to work with the stage and the A/V rack I wanted to build. I looked in changing my rack plans but it didn't look as good. So I spend a few $$$ . Cardas http://www.cardas.com/content.php?area=products&content_id=2&pagestring=Speaker&product_id=17

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Frontstage

Today was a slower day, sunday I didn't do much work. Passed all the wires in the stage and put the wood over the stage... I also completed the plans for the A/V rack had to change some placement because of front speakers wires being a little short. So the Receiver will go in the middle Tomorrow I will finish it up with some varnish and screwing everything into place.