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post #1051 of 1075 Old 04-22-2014, 01:30 PM
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This is my brother's theater we just finished building in his new house. We kept it really simple with clean lines since we had limited space e.g. no soffits, columns, panels or moulding. All the equipment is hidden behind a false wall with grill cloth-covered panels attached via velcro and the screen is a 130" acoustically transparent Seymour AV Center Stage XD. There is an IR repeater hidden behind the bottom panel. The sound and picture is incredible. There is a kegerator and mini fridge under the bar.

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Sony VPL-HW55ES projector
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Here is our Mocha Theater in various stages of "done."

Old seating area
Seating area
Front wall with screen
Right front corner of theater with media storage.
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What brand of front seats are those, got a review?

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What brand of front seats are those, got a review?

The front row are Cinematech Valentinos. Slightly firm, but a fantastic chair. Here is a link http://www.mycinematech.com/product_page.php?pid=12

I love the adjustable head support, not to high to block surround speakers. These chairs are not too warm to sit in for long movies. The construction is amazing, German made, steel frames. The only issue I have had is that after a few years the hydraulic cartridge (whatever you call the "shock absorber" looking thing in the recline mechanism) wears out and needs to be replaced and can be spendy.

I got this row used, otherwise they are on the pricey side to buy new.
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Not my personal theater, but one I was proud of building.
First image shows the front of the room, side wall lighting, custom front cabinetry for LCR and 2 powered subs.



Image shows the three Premier seats, custom cabinets for projector, left and right rear cabinets with speaker locations at top and sub locations at bottom, and lighting control.



The entire room was done in ARS panels, even the ceiling.

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Mocha Theater Construction thread http://www.avsforum.com/t/1527883/mocha-theater-construction 

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Not my personal theater, but one I was proud of building.
First image shows the front of the room, side wall lighting, custom front cabinetry for LCR and 2 powered subs.



Image shows the three Premier seats, custom cabinets for projector, left and right rear cabinets with speaker locations at top and sub locations at bottom, and lighting control.



The entire room was done in ARS panels, even the ceiling.

Can you give the details on this theater?
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Can you give the details on this theater?

I'm working on a thread for it over here - http://www.avsforum.com/t/1532084/comfort-zone-theater-three#post_24734837

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Front soundstage of my ghetto theater. Usually behind an AT screen. In an unfinished basement.


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Doesnt need to look pretty when its behind a screen, as long as it sounds good. smile.gif

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Nothing ghetto about those KLF-30's and Horn subs. I bet it sounds amazing!

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Once I'm in a house that I own I'll go into actually building a theater.
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Here is My first Proper Theatre i tried to keep it clean and clutter to a minimum, the Room is 4 meters wide by 5 meters long the ceiling is 2.7 meters High i will eventually add some movie posters to try and give it some atmosphere but overall a good room to enjoy movies and to play games.i would also Like to Thank everyone that contributes to this site for there knowledge and expertise it really helps when looking at whats going to work for your own personal theatre.

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Projector: Sony VPL 50wes
AV Receiver: Denon 4520CI
Bluray Player: Denon DBT 3313
Games Console: PS4
Screen: Screen Technics 120inch
Set top Box: Telstra T Box for Digital Free to Air and IP TV
Speakers: 3 x Niles in Ceiling CM8HD 4 x Niles in Ceiling CM8FX, Rear wave Enclosures RW8HC
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Here is My first Proper Theatre i tried to keep it clean and clutter to a minimum, the Room is 4 meters wide by 5 meters long the ceiling is 2.7 meters High i will eventually add some movie posters to try and give it some atmosphere but overall a good room to enjoy movies and to play games.i would also Like to Thank everyone that contributes to this site for there knowledge and expertise it really helps when looking at whats going to work for your own personal theatre.

Equipment List:
Projector: Sony VPL 50wes
AV Receiver: Denon 4520CI
Bluray Player: Denon DBT 3313
Games Console: PS4
Screen: Screen Technics 120inch
Set top Box: Telstra T Box for Digital Free to Air and IP TV
Speakers: 3 x Niles in Ceiling CM8HD 4 x Niles in Ceiling CM8FX, Rear wave Enclosures RW8HC
IR Repeater system by Resilynx
Subwoofers 2 x Sunfire HRS 12


















You did a nice job on keeping the wires nice and neat. I used to have a rack like that too. I went and spent a day customising the cable lengths to make everything nice and neat... It lasted until I changed the first piece of equipment. None of the wires for the new piece of equipment would line due to different lengths.

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This is my second Home Theater that I built myself, short of the drywall and carpet install. I have named it "The Krell Lab"

Jeff Meier (AccuCal) performed the calibration in April and we are thoroughly enjoying the Theater.












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Nice setup! Which Sim2 projector is that?

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Seegs108,

I was very fortunate to obtain the Sim2 Super Lumis with the high contrast lens. Its firing onto a 12 ft wide 2.35 Stewart StudioTec 130 screen. I'm also using the ISCO III lens, which I've had for what seems like forever. Ha!

I could not ask for a better picture. It exceeds most commercial cinema's and with the picture it throws, I really don't see the need for anything 4K, at least not for the foreseeable future. It also has the best 3D for the home as well.
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Nice setup! Which Sim2 projector is that?
I can answer since it came from me, it is a SuperLumis. EDIT: Oops, I missed that kimg had already replied...
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All I can say is WOW. After taking a few days to go through all 36 pages I am completely impressed. Now to just get a house so I don't have to worry about the sub annoying the neighbors as well as an actual theater room instead just using the living room.
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Help/ideas would be appreciated to deal with ambient light control in a converted dining room with windows on 2 sides and french doors on the 3rd side (screen/front stage is wall #4 ). Room is 12' x 15' w/8' ceiling. Windows are covered with white plantation shudders and french doors with blinds. Walls are painted chocolate brown (left ceiling white). No room for acoustic panels or bass traps. Any other suggestions-recommendations are appreciated. It's looks good after sundown and sounds great 24/7 unless you ask my wife . Thanks.
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In my parent's theater there are half a dozen windows including large picture windows and high quality blackout blinds work wonders.
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Help/ideas would be appreciated to deal with ambient light control in a converted dining room with windows on 2 sides and french doors on the 3rd side (screen/front stage is wall #4 ). Room is 12' x 15' w/8' ceiling. Windows are covered with white plantation shudders and french doors with blinds. Walls are painted chocolate brown (left ceiling white). No room for acoustic panels or bass traps. Any other suggestions-recommendations are appreciated. It's looks good after sundown and sounds great 24/7 unless you ask my wife . Thanks.
Probably not a good place in this thread, but I'll answer anyhow.

You're working with more than I started with (check out my link in sig), but improvements should be possible. What is the source of the natural light, is it all getting through the shutters and creating bright lines on the picture? My experience has been a little light is okay for daytime viewing, but that it must be even so the image is universally washed out otherwise the the definiciencies are obvious. If the shutters are a problem, and you like to be able to open them for non theater use, try a black or smoke versions of window film. They drastically cut down on the harshness of any light that does make it in through shutters or especially blinds.

In my room, which is an open concept living with two 4'x6' windows, a 10' or so x 6' window, and large sliding glass door... On top of windows elsewhere in the kitchen, man cave and entryway on the other side of the house, I used a combination of tactics. The smaller back windows behind the projector had blinds and I remedied the problem super cheap since I never use them, taped up aluminum foil for 100% light block. My plan is eventually to build plugs for them to help with audio as well. The blinds block visibility to the film and you can't even tell it's there. The large window and slider I put film on as well as custom blackout drapes (expensive. $2700 or so). Drapes can be done cheaper but these are huge, covering a 22' wall to 8' or so, and are also in my living room which must uphold decent aesthetic. The rest of the home is a combination of window film and blinds or shutters. My worse offender is now a doggie door located in the kitchen area.
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Help/ideas would be appreciated to deal with ambient light control in a converted dining room with windows on 2 sides and french doors on the 3rd side (screen/front stage is wall #4 ). Room is 12' x 15' w/8' ceiling. Windows are covered with white plantation shudders and french doors with blinds. Walls are painted chocolate brown (left ceiling white). No room for acoustic panels or bass traps. Any other suggestions-recommendations are appreciated. It's looks good after sundown and sounds great 24/7 unless you ask my wife . Thanks.
I ordered some Blackout EZ by the yard so there were no printed guidelines on it but you have to order the hook and loop tape separately as well. It is cheaper to order that way as well. The lines make it easier to cut I suppose but the material has a grid-shaped pattern in it anyway created by the string embedded in the vinyl to reinforce it. I decided to stick the velcro directly to the glass instead of the trim so it wouldn't peel any paint if it needed to be removed later. Also order the velcro that they sell because it uses acrylic-based adhesive that sticks very well but is also very easily removed. I didn't order enough velcro the first time so went and bought some at Home Depot and it didn't stick well at all and left a sticky residue mess that took me an hour to remove using Goo Gone, paper towels and Windex.
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I ordered some Blackout EZ by the yard so there were no printed guidelines on it but you have to order the hook and loop tape separately as well. It is cheaper to order that way as well. The lines make it easier to cut I suppose but the material has a grid-shaped pattern in it anyway created by the string embedded in the vinyl to reinforce it. I decided to stick the velcro directly to the glass instead of the trim so it wouldn't peel any paint if it needed to be removed later. Also order the velcro that they sell because it uses acrylic-based adhesive that sticks very well but is also very easily removed. I didn't order enough velcro the first time so went and bought some at Home Depot and it didn't stick well at all and left a sticky residue mess that took me an hour to remove using Goo Gone, paper towels and Windex.
Great idea. I'm going to try that out. Thanks.

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Thanks guys!

Yes, I certainly realize it appears a bit "over the top", but that's what I was going for. I just wanted an environment that didn't feel anything like my "house". But I know that style is not for everyone. And yes, I did the entire theater without help and it was a lot of work.

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