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« on: July 01, 2013, 10:21:29 am »

I set up this weekend for a family member's birthday party and we watched Oz: The Great and Powerful. We watched nearly 2/3 of the movie before having to move everything into the garage due to rain.

A couple pics of Saturday night's set-up with my newly built "BYT Rack".

Let me know what you guys think!



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« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2013, 10:57:37 am »

I would probably get some longer speaker cords so you can have the speakers right up next to the screen.  I'd also set them on something to get them off the ground a bit as that helps the sound travel.
We always have people sitting close to the screen so I have the speakers sit right next to the screen itself as otherwise the speakers would be next to them and aiming back and they wouldn't hear it very well.
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« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2013, 11:43:00 am »

I have some new speaker cables in the works that will be 50' lengths of 14 AWG and I plan to put a banana plug receptacle on the side of my cabinet. I didn't have them ready yet so that is why the cables in the pic are way too short as they are just some I had lying around from a car audio project.

Right now, the speakers just have 3/4 inch rubber stoppers on the bottom but if I can round up the material I would love to mount them on tripods.
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« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2013, 01:30:54 pm »

I have two stands that look very similar to these.
I also got a mounting bracket for each one to connect it to the stand.
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« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2013, 01:39:42 pm »

I have two stands that look very similar to these.
I also got a mounting bracket for each one to connect it to the stand.

Links don't work for me  Cry

I like the setup everette.. I keep looking on craigslist to try and find some bigger speakers like that for my BYT
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« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2013, 01:41:09 pm »

I have two stands that look very similar to these.
I also got a mounting bracket for each one to connect it to the stand.

Links don't work for me  Cry

I like the setup everette.. I keep looking on craigslist to try and find some bigger speakers like that for my BYT

Links are fixed.  I had some quotes in there that weren't needed...
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« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2013, 01:56:48 pm »



I have two stands that look very similar to these.
I also got a mounting bracket for each one to connect it to the stand.

Links don't work for me  Cry

I like the setup everette.. I keep looking on craigslist to try and find some bigger speakers like that for my BYT

Links are fixed.  I had some quotes in there that weren't needed...

Those tripods are perfect. I will look into something similar.

Thanks for the complement. The speakers are old Realistic speakers rated at 75 watts @ 8 ohms. They used to have a wood grain finish but I painted them flat black  Grin
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2014, 09:11:04 am »

Here are some pics from my 4th of July set-up using the new projector and mount that I scored for free. The mount is just a ceiling mount screwed to the top of my cabinet. The InFocus IN82 has an awesome picture compared to the PJD5122. I still have some work to do on my equipment buggy. I plan to add a slide out shelf for the laptop.



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« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2015, 08:14:37 am »

Have not yet been able to do an outdoor showing this year. I have been promising my 6 year old son that we would set up and play video games on the big screen so I decided last night to set up and do some testing in the garage. He really had fun with it.
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« Reply #9 on: July 09, 2015, 11:26:37 pm »

I think the Everette outdoor theater looks great.  I love hearing about people that have repurposed stuff for BYT like with your speakers.  Just remember that there is always something that could be changed, yes it would be slightly better sound if the speakers were off the ground, but they also work fine on the ground and have less distance to fall if someone catches a cord while walking over it and once your speakers are next to the screen you will just have that much more cable for someone to catch.  So it's a give and take there.  Personally if I had your setup I'd leave the speakers on the ground, but that's just me and I just wanted you to hear a different perspective. 
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« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2015, 03:35:12 pm »

looks good speaker high or speakers low.....I like them off the ground because of the moisture on the ground but that's me. But where is the American flag in the pictures from the 4th Wink
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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2015, 06:28:39 pm »

looks good speaker high or speakers low.....I like them off the ground because of the moisture on the ground but that's me. But where is the American flag in the pictures from the 4th Wink

You have a really good point about the moisture.  I just kept seeing someone snagging a cord and pulling the speaker over.  However since I don't have speakers I probably should have kept my mouth shut  Smiley  You guys have all made very good points about raising them up!
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« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2015, 09:17:28 pm »

looks good speaker high or speakers low.....I like them off the ground because of the moisture on the ground but that's me. But where is the American flag in the pictures from the 4th Wink

You have a really good point about the moisture.  I just kept seeing someone snagging a cord and pulling the speaker over.  However since I don't have speakers I probably should have kept my mouth shut  Smiley  You guys have all made very good points about raising them up!

Barbed wire speaker wire could be the answer Shocked Shocked   They would get the point.

I use small speakers in my 5.1, The sub sits on a carpet. the other five are on 2 by 4,s just below screen ht. I run the wires under the carpets so unless someone runs right in front of the cart they are protected along with the sub.

Now my rears are up for tripping but when young ones are over  I hang them on the cart

I have a nice zone of sound from these six speakers......those Costco carpets are great
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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2015, 08:04:43 am »

I protect my guests from tripping on the speaker wire by tie-wrapping the wire to rope lights: In addition to being decorative, it makes the wire easy to see in the grass. It also makes it heavy and stiff enough so that it doesn't pull the speaker down if someone does trip over it.


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« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2015, 08:35:22 am »

I protect my guests from tripping on the speaker wire by tie-wrapping the wire to rope lights: In addition to being decorative, it makes the wire easy to see in the grass. It also makes it heavy and stiff enough so that it doesn't pull the speaker down if someone does trip over it.


looks nice! I like the setup


since the wires are out of the way under the carpet I get some people that like to sit on the carpet instead of chairs so for me it works out well. These carpet crawlers like that type of seating.

My friends Peter & Phil wrote a song about these people  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9HWUCGOhz8

I use two led lights & create an isle for people that need a drink or to get rid of a few drinks. They just head for the light & turn towards the house. So they can exit stage left or stage right.


So as they say there are many ways to skin a cat.....sorry Peta
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