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RossMc's Avatar RossMc
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I've been working on my theater since the beginning of March, and thanks to this forum I have been able to finish it and am blown away by the outcome.

First the equipment list:

JVC DLA-RS20
Carada 126" in Brilliant White
Pioneer Elite SC-25 Receiver
Pioneer Elite BDP-23FD Blu-Ray
APC J10 Power Center/UPS
Creative Sound Solutions SDX15 Quartet Subwoofer
Paradigm Monitor 9v5 fronts
Paradigm Monitor CC-290v5 (soon to be replaced with CC-390)
Paradigm Monitor ADP-190v5 surrounds.
Going to add in wall surrounds for rear channels.
URC MX-450 & MRF-260 for remote.
Berkline 15175 w/power recline

Now for the pics. This forum was invaluable to help me get ideas and in planning the seating area and stage.

First the before pics. Originally the closet door was behind where the seats went, so I had to move the door. Also, had to get rid of the ceiling fan and add can lights.





Next building the riser:







Then the stage - definitely appreciated all the tips on the curve. I ended up using a piece of masonite siding I had lows rip down to width for me for the front. Nice thing about using siding. Easy to use the excess from the siding to space it out enough I could use a flush trim router bit to leave a 1" lip.







Now some pics after the carpet & paint.




The sub. Not the best finished box ever, but I knew it would be behind the screen. Just did the basic 24" cube with 15" sub & two passive radiators. It gets low.



My screen wall. I tried to do the minimal wall based on pics I saw in the screen wall thread. I used 2x3s. Later added cross braces for the screen mounts.

Hung the projector used the power bridge and a mount from perfectmounts


Screen wall before the cover up panels. Also added a center channel stand.


Finished pics. Still need to add cabinets in back corner next to door for a snack bar, but I'm definitely enjoying it. Replaced the shade with a blackout shade since taking these.





Used GOM 701 on screen wall. Highly recommend the false wall. I have some friends that just have the screen on the wall, but putting in the stage & the false wall just makes it seem so much cooler.

Still need to do some accoustical treatments and decorate, but overall I am just loving it and definitely owe the forum some thanks.
xb1032's Avatar xb1032
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Looks good. Now you are going to paint the walls a darker color right? (hint, hint)
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You stole my sconces! Lol...I have the same ones sitting in a box ready to put up lol.
RossMc's Avatar RossMc
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If I was painting again, I would pick a darker shade. I went with a gray, but I wish I would have picked a darker one.

As for the sconces....pretty hard to beat a decent looking $20 sconce
Vric's Avatar Vric
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Look great, but you will hate such light wall color!
RossMc's Avatar RossMc
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I've been thinking about adding some black fabric panels on the walls on both sides of the screens to help really darken it up. I really don't want to paint again unless I have to.
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Ross looks good congrats on the finished product. And by the way I said the same thing about the painting, " I really don't want to..." I did anyway..lol
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Quote:
Originally Posted by RossMc View Post

If I was painting again, I would pick a darker shade. I went with a gray, but I wish I would have picked a darker one.

As for the sconces....pretty hard to beat a decent looking $20 sconce

Thats exactly what i thought as well. Im on a pretty tight budget and those were the best looking most theatery that i could afford. I looked for a while, and as soon as i saw them i was like...yup those are it.
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I painted my ceiling a dark purplish burgundy last year and ended up painting the ceiling black. I didn't want to paint either but it was worth it IMO. The walls don't look gray in the pics though. They look white. My side walls are a dark green now and sine I don't want everything black I put up curtains on the side and pull the black curtains across when we watch a movie.
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