It all started when my GF said No Toys in the Living Room
of the New Home!
..."Do what ever you want in the basement, but electronics are off limits on the main floor."
Fair Enough, Challenge Excepted!
Started in 08' with a LOT of Mission speakers (14) that were discontinued and half price.
a 50" Pioneer KURO, an Epson 1080UB projector and a cheap 120" motorized screen (ebay $250)
...and 4 Velodyne subs (also discontinued models for half price) A pair if 12's up front + a Pair of 15's rear near-field.
I painted the concrete floor, (Behr Rich Brown)
and stapled velvet directly to the studs after insulating. (no drywall, no. tape, no sanding and no paint)
Put down some area rugs and spent just under $1k at IKEA on
TV Stand/Bookcases/Shelves/End Tables/Lamps/Track Lights/Curtains and a few decor items.
Saved the real money for the powered recliners, where it really counts!
Pictures of the early planning stages and google sketch-up designs here:
Claiming my Unfinished Basement
Before/After the velvet treatment, HUGE difference!
Little did she know I would add 12K+ watts of audio gear
capable of rearranging the furniture in the living room above
Yes, I left the ceiling as open exposed TJI Joists, just because BASS !
JVC X750R projector replaced the Epson in August 2016
LG 65" OLED replaced the 50" KURO on Black Friday 2016
of 4K movie content comparisons with JVC and OLED Click Here
My new Funk Audio 18.0 subs (Feb.2017)
With High Gloss Walnut crotch veneer just arrived.
(sorry for so many pic's but one or two angles are not enough to show all the details )
Just unwrapped and hooked up so they have not been permanently placed yet,
...but I do kind of like them sitting where they are for now.
The old 12" Velodyne subs hiding in fear behind the new 18.0's knowing they are about to be retired...
Matching Mission Bookshelf speakers on swivel mounts for all 4 ATMOS speakers
~9' viewing distance from a ~9' wide screen
Twin 15" Velodyne Near-Field subs directly behind the MLP
1000w/2000w peak (each) Kidney Pounders (quick pic while changing out area rug recently)
Back half of the room...(ceiling still not finished yet)
Single Malt Scotch Whisky collection
Media Storage in the next room and Popcorn Machine sitting on my old Bar Fridge
New Area Rug ...no more stripes!
Thanks Costco! 8' x 10' x 2" thick, Dark Charcoal Grey