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Inside Former New York Giant Amani Toomer's $50K Home Theater
By Lisa Montgomery
Amani 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.

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Best shot of this space is the one above, or maybe this one:

http://www.cepro.com/images/slideshow/si_screen2.jpg

Other than that, the theaters on here (AVS) are much more impressive.
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Yea he was taken to the cleaners on this install. The speaker placement is just sad.
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I like the way the lights behind the screen look from a decorative standpoint - but I'm not sure how that would be during a movie... I guess I'll just have to find a way to get invited over for a movie to find out

Those rear speakers look like they are almost in front of the listening position, unless it is just the angle the picture was taken from.

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50k is surprisingly modest compared to some of the setups I've seen on here.

Nice equipment, but terrible room for a theater, no room for correct placement of the rear speakers and that corner couch just looks stupid, all crammed in there.

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I would like to take a look at his ARC Chart.
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So he knocks over the left tower every time he opens the door?

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So he knocks over the left tower every time he opens the door?

That was my concern too. I didn't see a door stop in front of the FL Speaker.
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This setup looks like Studio 100s for the main, Studio CC-590 for the center, Studio ADP-590 for the rears. I can't see where the surrounds are located. I thought that they would be on the side walls; but, I didn't see anything that looked like a surround speaker. I also wonder what sub he has. Maybe a SUB 15 or SUB 25.
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You're not kidding - for 50 large that's a bit underwhelming. The whole thing seems like a compromise too; seating position, speaker placement, paint color on the walls. It's all rather poorly done. You'd think this guys castle had a better room then that one for his man cave.

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I also wonder what sub he has. Maybe a SUB 15 or SUB 25.

It's only the Sub 12, which seems like another one of those "what were you thinking?" choices. If the ceiling is 9 feet than he has over 4000 CF to fill, which makes me feel the Sub 15 would have been a far better option.

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I think the screen should be on the opposite wall so people coming in and out of the room don't block the screen and/or hit the left speaker with the door.

Also, it seems like a rather narrow room... The acoustics must not be very good.

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Being that he is a pro football player, there's probably not going to be a lot of movie watching in that room anyway! Can you say call up the girlfriends. Let's get this party started. Definitely should have been a lot more visually then what we're seeing.

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Sad...

The article says it's a 7.1 set up but I didn't see a Sub or Side speakers? I'd have to take a shower if I charged someone 50k for that set-up.
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$50 thousand dollars? Typo.
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wow!

a "white room" home theater?

harwood floor?

no acoustic treatments?

mediocre compare to the room of some AVSers here.
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Ok, so i wasn't the only one that thought, "that's how these guys blow their money... spending 50K on a 10K (if that) theater."

The screen looks nice, i am sure the projector is the most expensive non-decoration thing in there. If I had to guess 40K went to the helmets and those expensive looking vases on the table.

I think it has potentional, but either the room is just too narrow or you need to change the seating. half the audience has to look sideways. the other half are really far away.
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Well, I will say that the helmets look nice on the walll.... of course the glass would be a distraction depending on the lighting.

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Not impressed, especially with the layout.. you'd think for a well off athlete he'd have a larger space to work with.

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Hmm

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Black Diamon ZE 109 - 3700
Anthem MRX 700 - 2,0000
Paradigm Studio 100 pair - 3000
Paradigm CC-690 - 1500
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+ remote.. i'm sure it's a 6000, not a 600

28,600 + remote + install.

Alot of us would of made different choices, but I think it was ultimately what the customer chose. Gota love bsc with those speakers next to the wall, in a room that's 30 feet long, or a single 12 for 3600 cubic feet.

As long as he's happy...I do think that the rep failed to educate the customer... but i'm sure his bank account is happy for it.
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"...but softly brightens the light by Toomer's seat so that he can take notes while watching the game."


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