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Title: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on July 26, 2006, 10:05:52 pm
Well, I finally got logged into this thing!  I wanted to post a photo of my screen (The Danoplex II). 

My screen is a 6' 8" x 14' 8" custom canvas.  It has a black webbing around the outer edge to give rigidity for the grommets.  I had it made for around $110.00 including shipping from a place in Evansville, Indiana that makes circus tents, awnings and fabric structures.  You can google them...Anchor Industries.  My frame is a 1" PVC frame and the screen is held onto the frame with 10" bungees.  I will be upgrading the frame here shortly with 1.5" aluminum and heavy duty speaker/light stands.

My sound is pretty awesome.  I spent WAY too much but was getting all my equipment at cost so what the heck huh?  I actually run 5.1 surround sound in the yard.  Lots of pros told me it was a waste of time but my people that have seen Star Wars - Revenge of the Sith feel differently.  Terminator 3 this weekend!  I am using 2 JBL JRX115 15" professional sound reinforcement speakers for Front R&L,  2 JBL JRX112M 12" professional monitors for my R&L rear surrounds, 1 JBL EON 1500 15" professional for my center, one JRX118PS 18" 500 watt professional powered subwoofer next to my center.  Each speaker has a dedicated Crown XLS402 800 watt bridged amp for a total of 5 amps.  I am using a Yamaha MG-12/4 mixing board to mix my surround sound.  I have to tell you that it sounds absolutely awesome! 

My projector is a Hitachi LCD 2000 Lumens.  Not sure of the model number, maybe a CP-X250.  Just using a Sony DVD player running Component to the projector.

I sit a microwave in the front with microwave popcorn for the folks to eat.  It is always so much fun.  Takes me a few hours to set up and tear down but I have fun. 


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Pass_The_Off on August 31, 2006, 08:08:03 pm
Nice job!

I agree that 5.1 sound is so sweet.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on August 31, 2006, 08:31:54 pm
Changed the PVC to aluminum using speaker stands and O-Clamps to hold them.  Looks more professional and is a LOT sturdier.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: mdrsteve on September 01, 2006, 09:54:18 am
Looks good, but is it sturdy enough with just the two speaker stands as your base?  Do you use sandbags?


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: movieman on September 01, 2006, 01:05:40 pm
I have a set up using speaker stands like this, except my top bar was made as a light truss. I use 4 guides ropes (2 from each side)  I find it to be very stable and does a great job. The screen surface is from Sima and can do both front and rear projection. I love it.  Good luck with yours..    rg


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on September 01, 2006, 05:11:46 pm
Hey Movieman,  Tell me more about the Sima screen?  I would like to get one a bit smaller for smaller events.  Approximate cost?  I do like the rear projection advantage too.  Would love to be able to have that option.

MdrSteve,  Like Movieman said, he uses guy wires and my plan is to use them in a "V" from the screen to pull the top taught and straighten the center some (it has a small sag).  The actual frame is VERY sturdy.  Obviously, it is just a big sail though and I really don;t think sand bags would help much at the top, hence the guy wires (rope).

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: movieman on September 01, 2006, 07:20:49 pm
I had a single pipe on the top andI also had a small sag. The light truss bar comes in 5' sections and will correct this problem.  I use bungie cords on the top and velcro on the sides and bottom so I can get just the right tension. I found using bungie cords on all four sides it can pull the screen to tight. Using velcro I can control the pull. The screen is a gem. I love the surface and the option of front/rear projection. I bought just the screen surface for this lay out. I did not by the entire unit. I did buy there speaker system which is very nice. I use this lay out at other location and on the front lawn for the kids x-box games. At times when they double team it we connect two x-box units (8 players/ 2 teams) using the screen on the front lawn and the perm. screen in the back yard.    rg    www.skyvueoutdoortheatre.com


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: TopherM on September 22, 2006, 10:43:05 am
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I am using 2 JBL JRX115 15" professional sound reinforcement speakers for Front R&L,  2 JBL JRX112M 12" professional monitors for my R&L rear surrounds, 1 JBL EON 1500 15" professional for my center, one JRX118PS 18" 500 watt professional powered subwoofer next to my center.  Each speaker has a dedicated Crown XLS402 800 watt bridged amp for a total of 5 amps.  I am using a Yamaha MG-12/4 mixing board to mix my surround sound.  I have to tell you that it sounds absolutely awesome! 


I have a question about your sound setup!

First, how are you getting surround sound effects out of PA speakers?? I have asked many forums about a THX or Dolby processor for a PA system, and everyone has told me that no such animal exists. Are you really just running a stereo signal through 5 speakers??

Next, how are you running 800 watt amps through speakers designed to handle 250 watts (JRX115 and JRX112) and 225 watts (EON 1500)? I see that each am is a 300 watt/channel stereo amp into 8ohms so you are really unneccesarily overdriving the speakers if you are bridging the amp for 800 watts for each channel!! You could have just 3 amps (300 watts/channel stereo for the front, one for the back, and one side of one for the center). You are doing SERIOUS damage to these speakers if you are feeding them 800 watts each!!


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on September 22, 2006, 11:11:52 am
TopherM,

Interesting questions.  I will start with the easy stuff first.  I am truly running 5/1 surround through my PA system and no, I am not just running stereo into 5 speaekrs.  My DVD played give me 6 RCA type jacks on the back.  Right Front, Left Front, Center Front, Right Rear, Left Rear and Subwoofer.  My mixer that I am using (Yamaha MG-12/4) allows me the ability to run front Right and Left on the regular Stereo Out R & L.  I then take my Rear R & L into the mixer and assign them to Group 1 & 2.  Giving me a R & L output different from the regular stereo bus.  I take my Center Channel sound and run it into a channel input, selet it to be on the Aux 1 bus and run the output of the Aux 1 bus to another amp.  Yes, 5 amps and 5 discrete totally different channels.  The Subwoofer I just pick up from the R & L bus because it is defined in my DVD setup as not having a subwoofer which routs low frequency information to the R & L channel.

Yes my JBL JRX-100 series and EON speakers are rated for 250 Watts RMS and 225 Watts RMS respecively.  They are also rated for 500 watts program power with a instantanious peak wattage at 1000 Watts and 900 Watts.  Program power is also referred to as "contineous IEC power rating."  JBL reccommends that your amplifier be able to produce at least twice the rated program power rating to their speakers.  It also mentions that this is called "headroom" of the amplifier.  You can read about this here: http://www.jblpro.com/pages/general_faq.htm  Yes, if I were to crank my amps up to the maximum power output I could and most certainally damage them.  I do bridge my amps at 800 Watts and have rarely turned them up past 1/2 of the way simply because it is too loud.  It is clear though.  I can assure you that I have not damaged my speakers.  In the same JBL article from above there is another section on the dangers of low power I would encourage you to read.   If I were to use the amps in stereo mode as you suggest I risk greater potential of damage to my speakers than having the available headroom for them.

I hope this puts you at ease.

Thanks, Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on June 12, 2007, 04:05:24 pm
Just thought I would post the Danoplex II new photos....


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: BigScreenThrills on June 12, 2007, 09:30:45 pm
Holy amp stack, Batman!  Very nice!

That has GOT to sound incredible.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Backyard Paradise on June 12, 2007, 09:51:01 pm
We’re not worthy!  ;D ;D You really are a pro Dano. Do you always project towards the house or do you go both ways?  ;D ;D
Kevin


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on June 13, 2007, 06:01:12 am
BigScreenThrills,

It sounds awesome.  I wish everyone could come hear it.  The 5.1 really shines in this configuration.  Of course I have no money to eat anymore but hey, I needed to lose weight anyway!

BackyardParadise,

I have always projected towards the house as the main power is located on the left corner of my deck.  I have been considering projecting the other way to have the sound come at my house to alleviate some of the complaining from the people who always call the police.  But to answer your question......I don't go both ways....lol

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: BigScreenThrills on June 13, 2007, 08:01:53 am
Eating is overrated.  And, as I've discovered lately, so is sleep.

I don't go both ways either.  I do prefer the view from the front, but I always end up coming at it from the rear. ;D



Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on June 13, 2007, 08:54:23 am

I don't go both ways either.  I do prefer the view from the front, but I always end up coming at it from the rear. ;D



WOW.....this is wrong in SO many ways.....lol

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: BigScreenThrills on June 13, 2007, 09:41:37 am
Yea, sorry about that, a little too much coffee this morning.  Not the first time I've taken something too far.

Back to your setup, maybe I missed it, but do you leave the screen setup all the time?  If not, how long does the whole setup take (screen and other equip.)?


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on June 13, 2007, 09:37:22 pm
Sorry for the delay in responding.  I have been on several computers today and didn't realize I had a new post to this thread.

I do not leave anything set up.  My yard looks like a yard when no movie is going on.

When I do a movie, I usually just putter around setting this and that up so I spread it over the course of 3 or 4 hours.  I think if I were doing an all out "get is set up now" I could do it in about 1.5 hours maybe less.  Here would be a breakdown:

Screen: roughly 20 minutes with the frame, guy ropes and actual screen
Projector: 5 minutes (not including waiting for it to be dark enought to aim and focus)
Sound: estimated at 1 hour.  Have to run the speaker wires, audio snake, setup the speaker stands and put the speakers out.  Set the sub and the roll out the amp rack mixer.
Other accessories: I usually set up a microwave for popcorn, rope light down the center of the whole setup to define my wires in the dark, solar landscape lights out front to guide the folks in.

So, all in all a bit of time investment.  I envy the folks that have a 10-15 minute setup however, I am fairly sure the sound isn't the same...lol

I do have a Gemmy screen that I could use and probably cut the screen setup down a bit but have not used it for a show here at the house.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: fasteddie on July 13, 2007, 06:42:45 pm
you have made the mold for all others to emulate.... simplyawesome   great job


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on July 13, 2007, 08:43:16 pm
Thank you FastEddie....that is quite a compliment.  I think my screen could be improved some but I have to admit I have the sound pretty much nailed down.  Although I have been thinking of changing out my amps to a higher quality Crown model...lol  I have no reason for doing this though......  ;-)

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: tscoff on July 14, 2007, 08:24:10 am
I'm shooting for a setup time of less than 2 minutes.  My sound isn't quite as good as yours is, but it's about as good as you're going to get with outdoor speakers that are mounted permanently.

Keep in mind that one of my uses of my outdoor theater is watching movies from my hot tub while it's snowing and I have everything set up so that I can do that without having to traipse around through the snow too much.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: JB on July 14, 2007, 08:51:28 pm
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v249/KCPM/Smilies/smiliebox/bowdown.gif) The Danoplex


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on July 14, 2007, 11:26:57 pm
JB,

You are such a suck up....lol  Love it!

I started my setup around 6:30 tonight and had it done in 1.5 hours.  I was not humping it but going at a decent pace.  I am content with that kind of setup time.  I am sure if I have a bunch of gophers I could do it faster but I like things to be so, so.

The teardown was about an hour.  Seems to be a bit more controlled and easier for some reason.  Now that I think about it, the shows at the RCA Dome in Indy could take up to a week for a setup but they would be gone by the next morning.  That was like 40-50 semi truckloads of gear and stage.  WOW.  I bet I could make a Danoplex III that would make your ears bleed out of that stuff!

Well, it was an awesome night.  Good crowd, great movie and no neighbor calling the police.  I think he was out of town.

Good night everyone, I am tired!

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: barefoottourguide on July 15, 2007, 08:20:02 pm
I am so jealous of your new toys, Dano. Mari (my wife) is afraid I'll go to the home theater store and go nuts with the charge card. Now that I have the projector it's so easy to want to upgrade the sound receiver, the cables and the subwoofer.

That aluminum screen looks amazing. Same size as the Dano 2? Are you pulling the sound mixer into the yard? I thought it was perfectly placed on the deck.


Garrett


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on July 15, 2007, 09:32:40 pm
Garrett,

Yes the aluminum frame is the same size of the screen frame you have.  I am using the same canvas screen that I used with the PVC frame I gave you.

Yes, I also moved the mixer, DVD player and other supporting equipment from the deck to the yard and the mixer and other things to the center.  I bought a 12 channel audio snake and run all my sound signals to the amps which are now located under the screen left of my center channel speaker and subwoofer.  Much easier to set up.  I think I am also getting a bit more of a pure video picture than using my 50' component cable.  The DVD player is now next to my projector with a 3' component cable.

I am still thinking about making some minor changes....all of which no one will ever see or hear but will make it much easier for me.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: fasteddie on October 03, 2007, 12:41:33 am
nice dano looks really good and i bet the sounds great keep up the good work


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on October 03, 2007, 06:10:20 am
Thanks Eddie!

Yep, it all sounds pretty good if I do say so myself.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: aleuni on May 01, 2009, 05:05:30 pm
ok a safer idea


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: matt314159 on May 01, 2009, 05:26:48 pm
ok a safer idea
did you mean to post this here or in the other thread?


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on May 01, 2009, 07:17:37 pm
Thought I would update them to the present....


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on May 01, 2009, 07:18:59 pm
More:


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Backyard Paradise on May 01, 2009, 09:12:56 pm
Glad to see you're alive and well Dano....
What's Satan gonna think about these Upgrades?


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Sparge on May 01, 2009, 09:38:49 pm
Dano,

Looking good!  Is that a Yamaha SW218 sub?  I like the customer dolly plate on the back.  I see you also traded up from the XLS series.  What Crowns are you running now?

-Sparge-


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: tscoff on May 02, 2009, 08:59:11 am
Glad to see you're alive and well Dano....
What's Satan gonna think about these Upgrades?

Did you notice the SPL meter?  Dano isn't going to turn it up enough for Satan to notice the difference.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on May 02, 2009, 01:07:09 pm
Glad to see you're alive and well Dano....
What's Satan gonna think about these Upgrades?

Satan has already been subjected to them.  It was all in place last year.  He never said a peep.  I think the police and town manager told him to stop calling as they had better things to do than come here and tell me everything was fine.

I am alive and fairly well.  Getting laid off this week from work.  Just can't seem to get ahead lately.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on May 02, 2009, 01:10:45 pm
Dano,

Looking good!  Is that a Yamaha SW218 sub?  I like the customer dolly plate on the back.  I see you also traded up from the XLS series.  What Crowns are you running now?

-Sparge-

Sparge,

Nope the sub is a custom made sub.  My buddy that is a sound engineer made it for his business and sold it to me.  It has two EVX-118 speakes in it and I drive it with a bridged Crown XTi-2000.  All the other amps are XTi's as well.  I use one of them for each JBL EON at about 500 wattc per channel.

The caster plate is awesome too.  Makes it all pretty nice for setup.  Also, didn't know if you noticed the while strips on the sub but they are on the bottom to make sliding it across the floor a bit easier.  Pretty nice sub and it sounds AWESOME.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on May 02, 2009, 01:12:55 pm
Did you notice the SPL meter?  Dano isn't going to turn it up enough for Satan to notice the difference.

Yeah, I always use the meter when I get it tuned for a movie.  I go to the further most corner of my lot and make sure I am not exceeding 65-70db.  That way by the time it gets over to Satan is it pretty watered down.  He really has no basis to complain.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Sparge on May 02, 2009, 08:36:19 pm
Nope the sub is a custom made sub.  My buddy that is a sound engineer made it for his business and sold it to me.

The caster plate is awesome too.  Makes it all pretty nice for setup.  Also, didn't know if you noticed the while strips on the sub but they are on the bottom to make sliding it across the floor a bit easier.  Pretty nice sub and it sounds AWESOME.

That's a pretty cool looking sub.  You can tell whoever designed it has been around the block.  Only someone who's had to hoist those monsters around a few times would mount the recessed handles at angles.   :)

-Sparge-


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on May 02, 2009, 08:59:17 pm
Good eye Sparge  Yep, he is actually a pretty brilliant man.  You should see some of the cabinets he tore apart and sold the drivers out of.  Some high dollar stuff.  He had enough for a medium sized concert.  Has a bunch of Crown Macros.  Then there is microphone stash.....

He does sound for Natalie Merchant and is over in Austrailia now working for Joan Osborne.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: bmac on May 02, 2009, 10:06:54 pm

I am alive and fairly well.  Getting laid on this week from work.  Just can't seem to get ahead lately.

Dano

Dano,

Sorry to hear about the layoff.  Hope you find something else real soon.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: matt314159 on May 02, 2009, 11:03:57 pm
I am alive and fairly well.  Getting laid off this week from work.  Just can't seem to get ahead lately.

Dano

Ouch, sorry to hear that Dano, I got hit back in February.   If you ever need a shoulder to cry on, or swap stories about how depressing unemployment can be, look me up. 

What field do you work in?  I can't remember if you've mentioned it before or not.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on May 03, 2009, 06:56:47 am
I have been in the HVAC Building Contols industry for the last 18 years.  Still trying to stay there but it may be time to look at that Wal-Mart gretter job.  At least it would be stable.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Dennis on May 03, 2009, 08:28:58 am
I have been in the HVAC Building Contols industry for the last 18 years. 

Don't worry Dano...Hoosier heat and humidity is just around the corner and HVAC's will need mega-TLC!



Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: matt314159 on May 03, 2009, 09:02:31 am
I have been in the HVAC Building Contols industry for the last 18 years.  Still trying to stay there but it may be time to look at that Wal-Mart gretter job.  At least it would be stable.

Dano
Now that you mention HVAC it kind of jogged my memory.  Seem to remember you and randy talking about that now in the back of my mind. 

I think you'd make a great audiovisual services director for a college or university somewhere.

What got me thinking about that was that I've been keeping one eye open for positions back in Iowa where I went to school, and the other day I came across This Job (http://www.nwciowa.edu/employment/position.191/details.aspx) at my old college.  In reality it's a de-facto associate director of the av dept at the college.  I almost applied for the job but they are looking for someone with experience in running professional sound.  Seems you would enjoy something like that (but local) since you do it on your own anyway as a hobby.  I'd love it, getting to play with expensive geek toys all day! 

At any rate, best of luck, I hope things work out! 


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Donniejr77 on September 09, 2009, 10:23:48 am
Changed the PVC to aluminum using speaker stands and O-Clamps to hold them.  Looks more professional and is a LOT sturdier.

Dano

Can I ask where you purchased the tripods and extentions?  I want to use this setup on my 9X12 screen.  I can't seem to find a tall and wide enough tripod setup.  Can you give me some insite please..  Thanks Danoplex and movieman


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: aleuni on September 09, 2009, 11:00:19 am
ok a safer idea
did you mean to post this here or in the other thread?

WOW I just realized that I had posted this here.  OOPs.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on September 09, 2009, 04:30:48 pm
The actual tripod stands are made by Atlas.  They have a good wide base on them.  I have some stands made by peavey that have a much larger footprint so you may check into them.

The extensions are nothing more than 1.5" aluminum tubing that I purchased from someone on ebay.  Do a search for 1.5" aluminum tubing.  I think he is still selling it in 5' lengths.

Dano

Changed the PVC to aluminum using speaker stands and O-Clamps to hold them.  Looks more professional and is a LOT sturdier.

Dano

Can I ask where you purchased the tripods and extentions?  I want to use this setup on my 9X12 screen.  I can't seem to find a tall and wide enough tripod setup.  Can you give me some insite please..  Thanks Danoplex and movieman


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Donniejr77 on September 09, 2009, 09:02:23 pm
Thanks so much for your help..  Apreciate it greatly.  I am just starting out just ordered my projector, screen, and two speakers today.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on September 09, 2009, 09:08:59 pm
You are welcome. Congrats on the toy order!  If there is anything I can do to help, please let me know.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Joe@SSL on September 10, 2009, 07:19:15 am
Dano, great to see you back around these parts


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Donniejr77 on September 10, 2009, 01:27:08 pm
The actual tripod stands are made by Atlas.  They have a good wide base on them.  I have some stands made by peavey that have a much larger footprint so you may check into them.

The extensions are nothing more than 1.5" aluminum tubing that I purchased from someone on ebay.  Do a search for 1.5" aluminum tubing.  I think he is still selling it in 5' lengths.

Dano


So the pipes you have on the top are 1.5 aluminum tubing that are 5 foot lengths that you put together?  How has it held up?  not to much sag?  I am tring to find a 13 foot log piece and I found them online but the shipping is crazy!!.  I will look locally to see if anyone has that kind of length.  I am also tring to understand how you connected the virtical and horizontal pipes.  If you have time can you explain alittle.

Also your Bungie cords what length do you think is fine.  I just ordered 10 inch bungie cords and 12 inch velco straps so I am hoping this will do.  I guess I would just have to adjust my cross members accordingly.

So I have this comming in
Projector
Panasonic PT-AX200U WXGA (1280 x 720) LCD Home Theater Wide-screen Projector, 2000 ANSI Lumens

Screen
Carl's Place 12X9 Blackout Screen

Sound I will just do Stero Sound as of right now.
2 - B212A Behringer EUROLIVE B212A Powered Speaker 12" 2-way
1 - 502 Behringer XENYX 502 - 5 Input 2 Bus Audio Mixer
 

Starting small with hopes to move to sorround sound like you have.  :)


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: movieman on September 10, 2009, 02:25:19 pm
All my truss screen frame are light stand kits. Cross beams are either 5' or 6' sections (top and bottom) I ajust the up rights for the size of the screen and the bottom of the screen is 5' to 7' from the ground. Have used them for years. Love the set up.   rg


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Donniejr77 on September 10, 2009, 02:37:59 pm
All my truss screen frame are light stand kits. Cross beams are either 5' or 6' sections (top and bottom) I ajust the up rights for the size of the screen and the bottom of the screen is 5' to 7' from the ground. Have used them for years. Love the set up.   rg

May I ask where you get them?  Most of the Truss systems I find would not fit the Light stand.  Would you mind posting a screenshot?  Thanks


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on September 10, 2009, 04:03:41 pm
Thank you Joe!

Dano

Dano, great to see you back around these parts


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: movieman on September 10, 2009, 06:23:37 pm
PSSL.com A great store.   rg


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on September 10, 2009, 08:32:08 pm

[/quote]

So the pipes you have on the top are 1.5 aluminum tubing that are 5 foot lengths that you put together?  Yes.  How has it held up?  I used stage lighting O-Clamps.  not to much sag?  Some...but acceptable.  If you are using a lightweight screen material like trapeze or something similar you should be fine.  I use heavy canvas.  I am tring to find a 13 foot log piece and I found them online but the shipping is crazy!!. That is because of the length.  I got some other alum tubing with a 1 3/8" diameter and made kind of a fit together vacuum cleaner wand connector.   I will look locally to see if anyone has that kind of length.  I am also tring to understand how you connected the virtical and horizontal pipes.  If you have time can you explain alittle.  The verticle pipes just sit on the top of the speaker stand.  My stands are tapered from 1.5" to 1 3/8" on one end. 

Also your Bungie cords what length do you think is fine. I got mine at Lowes.  They are just a lightweight 10" bungee.  They work fine.   I just ordered 10 inch bungie cords and 12 inch velco straps so I am hoping this will do.  I guess I would just have to adjust my cross members accordingly.

So I have this comming in
Projector
Panasonic PT-AX200U WXGA (1280 x 720) LCD Home Theater Wide-screen Projector, 2000 ANSI Lumens  SWEET!

Screen
Carl's Place 12X9 Blackout Screen  This will be better than my heavy canvas.

Sound I will just do Stero Sound as of right now.
2 - B212A Behringer EUROLIVE B212A Powered Speaker 12" 2-way
1 - 502 Behringer XENYX 502 - 5 Input 2 Bus Audio Mixer  You should be thrilled with this sound system.  Bet you go 5.1 someday..lol
 

Starting small with hopes to move to sorround sound like you have.  :)
[/quote]  Case closed! 


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Donniejr77 on September 10, 2009, 09:04:41 pm
Thank you all so much for the help.  This is a great site and I am glad to be a part of it.  I will send pictures when I ahve my first event.  Thanks again


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: Danoplex II on September 10, 2009, 09:06:26 pm
We will be anxious to see what you come up with....there will be a few transitions until you get it tweaked how you want it...lol  It happens.

Dano


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: udaman0000 on September 11, 2009, 12:23:49 pm
Here is my parts list for my modified Danoplex screen

Snap Buttons   (24)
   http://www.valcocleve.com/snap-button-d.htm
   $1.00 each

1 1/2 Inch Aluminum Seamless Pipe Tube Tubing 5 Foot (8)
   http://stores.ebay.com/AL-Tech-Electronics_Hardware-Valves-Fittings_W0QQcolZ4QQdirZQ2d1QQfsubZ18QQftidZ2QQtZkm
   $9.99 each

Subwoofer Attachment Shaft, 1 3/8" OD 42" (3)
   http://www.fullcompass.com/product/329323.html
   $10.99

Speaker Stands (2)
http://www.samash.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product__-1_10052_10002_-49986754?AffiliateID=340&cm_mmc=TrafficLeader-_-Portals-_-ShoppingCom-_-148313
   $54.95

O-Clamps (4)
   O-CLAMP Stage Light Stand Clamps
   http://cgi.ebay.com/8x-O-CLAMP-Stage-Light-Stand-Clamps-DJ-Truss-O-CLAMP_W0QQitemZ140283159639QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_0?hash=item140283159639&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=72%3A1205%7C66%3A2%7C65%3A12%7C39%3A1%7C240%3A1318
   $34.95

Odyssey LATSA1 Speaker/Followspot Adapter (4)
   http://www.guitarcenter.com/Odyssey-LATSA1-Speaker-Followspot-Adapter-804629-i1155928.gc
   $8.99

Projection Fabric
   Dazian Heavyweight Trapeze Plus
   http://www.dazian.com/cgi-bin/page.pl?action=show_style&style_id=352&group_id=114&cat_id=38
   4 yards @ $28.95/yard

I used 1 Odyssey adapter with the O-clamp connected to base to attach the horizontal members.


Title: Re: Danoplex II Photos
Post by: movieman on September 11, 2009, 02:49:10 pm
If you use the light truss stands with the cross beams it will come with all the fittings. The only thing you need to buy extra are more cross beams depending on the size of the screen. You can go up tp 20' x 11' with this set up.  rg