Inside Former New York Giant Amani Toomer's $50K Home Theater
By Lisa MontgomeryAmani Toomer, a former star wide receiver for the New York Giants, renovated his home theater for the Super Bowl, in case the Giants didn't make it.
Former New York Giants wide receiver Amani Toomer watched his team take on the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl from prime seats at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.
Had the Giants not made it to the Super Bowl, Toomer still would have enjoyed the action, albeit from the seats in his newly renovated man cave. Designed and installed by Todd Anthony Puma of The Source Home Theater Installation & Design, the system features top-notch equipment from Paradigm, Anthem, Wolf and Screen Innovations.
Toomer wanted the space complete in time for the Super Bowl, in case the Giants didn't make it. To save time, Toomer asked Puma to handle everything. I chose the furniture, painted the walls, in addition to selecting and installing the equipment, says Puma. Two weeks and $50,000 later, the 30-by-15-foot space was finished.
A big part of the process was auditioning the audio equipment. For this room, above all else, I wanted a surround-sound system that made me feel like I was right in the middle of the action, says Toomer.
That's the one thing I've never loved about surround-sound: I've never felt like I was actually there. I've always felt like I was almost there. I don't want almost. If I'm watching a game, I want to feel the attack.Click here to continue.