Garcia HT v1.0 is done!

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Garcia HT v1.0 is done!

Post by garcianc » Sat Nov 11, 2006 4:57 pm

Hey everybody, I am declaring my home theatre done - well, almost. I don't think I'll ever be done. So I am labeling this version 1.0.
You can take a tour at http://www.garzatec.com/images/ht/.

Well, I do have a CARVER AV-505 lying around, so maybe I'll get started on a second zone... work is just never done.
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sat Nov 11, 2006 7:01 pm

WOW,
Thats really nice. Did you do all of the work yourself ?
How do you like the 990 ? I have had one on my short list for awhile now.
I think its about time I get one for Christmas.

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Post by garcianc » Sun Nov 12, 2006 12:55 am

Thanks Mr. M-500T.
I designed everything and had carpenters do the framing and drywall, and I paid for the carpet installation. I did all the other fun parts (wiring, install, calibration, etc.). Actually, I had done most of the framing myself until that unfortunate trip to the hospital... then I tore it up and had the carpenters start over.

The folks at TrueSoundControl.com gave me a free room evaluation and recommended the proper sound treatment - which my wife promptly ignored because she wanted the entire front wall covered in foam. It did kill the slight brightness characteristic of the Outlaw 990 on digital surround formats, so I guess it worked.

The Outlaw 990 is a heck of a bargain, in my opinion. Don't go cheap and get the 970, it is not worth it. I had a 970 for about 3 months and replaced it with the 990. Warning: the 990 is HUGE - I had to tear up the back of my equipment cabinet and modify the shelves to get that monster in there.

I hope you have a good Christmas.
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Post by Mr. M-500t » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:02 am

No cheap here.
I'm pretty much set on the 990.
You say its a little bright though huh ? :-s

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Post by garcianc » Sun Nov 12, 2006 1:22 am

Mr. M-500t wrote:You say its a little bright though huh ? :-s
They even acknowledge this in the user's manual by warning that they faithfully reproduce some of the latest movie surround sound formats (DTS-ES, DD-EX, etc.) which are inherently bright. There is a "theatre compensation" menu in the 990's setup which helps. I opted to leave it off and did notice the brightness, but only on certain movies.
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Post by Chuck_K » Sun Nov 12, 2006 10:22 am

Beautifuld job Garcia! Truly a work of art. I'll bet it sounds just as good as it looks. We are both Oulaw fans - mine is the antique 950 which I love..

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Post by mikekohut » Sun Nov 12, 2006 6:19 pm

Thanks for sharing - alright! Interesting.... sit, watch and munch one day... break a sweat in the gym the next - NICE!!!

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Post by tfm75 » Sun Nov 12, 2006 9:28 pm

garcianc is that your rebuilt Sunfire Sub I see in the Pic's, Your set-up looks sweet.

I know its an older movie but Terminator2 must rock the house. Great set-up and thanks for the pic's.

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Post by garcianc » Mon Nov 13, 2006 9:23 am

tfm75 wrote:garcianc is that your rebuilt Sunfire Sub I see in the Pic's, Your set-up looks sweet.
Thanks, tfm75. Yes, that is the sub. Gotta love those flat-fee repairs costs!
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