I live in Sweden, but lived my whole life in the USA until two years ago.
I thought I would share my experience of converting an oddly shaped third floor room into my dream Home Theater. Hopefully people can get inspired and get some good ideas for their own Home Theater’s in their homes. I have linked a series of videos
documenting the transformation for your enjoyment. Helpfully you find it enjoyable and maybe even inspiring. The room had three access doors, two windows, a stove pipe, two radiators, and an angled ceiling. What a nightmare!
I will tell you up front that this project started with me thinking I would buy some equipment and put it in the room myself. I met a custom installer when I was inquiring about buying some speakers, and his insights and knowledge are why I now have a custom Home Theater rather than a room with equipment in it. What you will see in the linked videos are a progression of this transformation. So I must first and most importantly give credit to those people that made it possible for my dream to come true.
Pär Hörnell of Installit AB dreamed up this room and held my hand (not literally!!!) for many months as I went back and forth on what I wanted, checked and re-checked any info I received, and basically pestered the **** out of him. He did it all with passionate professionalism, expert advice, and as a genuinely nice person. Installit AB
does the installs for Vibrations
, and I want to publically thank them for a level of service and caring that has exceeded my expectations. I am a perfectionist, and Pär never stopped exceeding my expectations. This has been the best experience with any company I have ever had in my 32 years on this Earth. Micke and Joakim did the install and Pär will do the AV calibration. Pär left me in some good hands, as Mica and Joakim are amazing with what they can do with tools and their creativity. Any time you are refitting a room rather than building it from the ground up, you are bound to encounter some nasty surprises. These guys overcame everything and actually exceeded my wildest dreams.
On to the room……My goal here was a man room where I could have my own little space to watch my Blu rays and play PS3 games. The room achieved tha,t but went further by becoming a Home Theater that my wife and two kids can enjoy as well. We put lots of time and effort to make it look as nice as it performs, and I think we achieved something special that the whole family will enjoy for years to come. Here is a list of the components used in the room:Procella
5.2 speaker system (P6\\P10)
Integra DHC 9.9 Processor
Emotiva MPS-2 7x200 Power Amplifier (the only thing I got on my own before I met Pär)
Opp BDP-83 Blu ray player (region free)
Panasonic AE4000 Projector
Screen Research CP2 Acoustically Transparent Screen (235 cm wide
Supra Mains Distribution block
Middle Atlantic rack
Chief PJ mount
I want to say thanks to Procella for driving my speakers to my house six hours here and six hours back in a snow storm, because there was a mix up and the speakers never got sent. What a company to do something like that!
I want to thank Pär, Micke, and Joakim…for making a dream come true. I can’t believe the room real and actually mine. I feel like a 7 year old with Disney World in their house!
I also learned in this experience how IMPORTANT making the room right is for AV performance: dimensions, baffle wall, acoustic treatment, speaker placement, etc.
In my humble opinion, if you are serious about getting the best performance from your HT, you can do no better than Pär, Micke, Joakim, and Installit/Vibrations.
Lastly, Procella speakers are the best value in HT that I have ever seen. They are breathtaking and reference level. They have revealed what is actually on the soundtrack to my favorite movies in a way that is unreal. I do not think there are any speakers available today that will do any better, IMHO.
If you are ever near Örebro, Sweden... and want to come over for a little demo just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org