Quote:Originally Posted by RTROSE
I just thought of something. Say someone with ill intentions breaks into the house and sees that door, with a lock like that, they will think they have found the worlds largest home safe. They do by some means gain access see that it's not a safe but one of the nicest home theaters on the planet sit down and watch a movie. Now they are distracted, you are alerted to the bad guys presence, you call the police and they get the bad guy! Everybody wins! Well except the bad guy but who cares about them right?
Actually, I think you could actually label your theater a multi purpose room. Seeing how it was constructed you could use it as a theater, vault, or doomsday bunker!
On the 15th of December I posted the above.
I found out this evening that Vik's theater does in fact qualify as a vault. It was "keeping" two highly valuable objects hostage er ah I mean "safe" from the outside world. But first things first.
I stopped by Vik's to help him get a couple of odds and ends taken care of and go through the setup of his new Denon (which is mighty nice I might add) finalize the temp speaker connections and get the theater up and running for a demo. We got all the connections made, hooked up the speaker cables and replaced a defective HDMI cable. We then ran though the Audyssey program and did a down and dirty calibration. After that we went through some demo material. A couple of impressions. The Orbitshifter is simply awesome. I was correct in my first assessment of the sub. Initially when first installed and demoed we were playing it at insanely high volume. Today with the other speakers in the mix we had a better idea of how everything will integrate. The whole system just simply works fantastic together. The sub is running a little hot, but taming that with the level of the other speakers and Vik's system will be fantastic. The surrounds are excellent and using the Scubasteve Demo Disc 2 for some material the surrounds really showed their stuff (as well as the sub). The room treatments really do their job and tame the room very well. Vik is a perfectionist and thought that the vocals were sightly muffled or muddy at higher volumes, but at lower volumes was much better. If there is a difference it is very very small. We were in agreement that the sub should be turned down slightly so at the higher volumes it would be more appropriate ans seamless. All was going well until we tried to leave the room to get to the equipment rack to check a couple of things.
Vik goes to the door and turns the handle........nothing. Vik's son is outside the room. Punches in the code, scans his finger...........nothing. Vik continues to turn the handle.......nothing. Vik's son tries everything he can, including googling the issue........nothing. Vik sends his son to wake up Mrs, Vik. Mrs. Vik tries everything including pulling the handle off and using the manual key.........nothing. Then two calls to Lock Smiths........the local tech is not available due to family emergency. Call to the local PD and they suggest another Lock Smith. Soooooooo...............after about an hour and 30/40 minutes of being captive we were finally freed. Yeah, fresh air, room to roam, and a bathroom! Whoo Hoo. Come to find out from the "professional" Lock Smith Vik's door was so tight that it was exerting a lot of pressure on the bolt and when the lock mechanism disengaged it sheared the internal part the unlocks the bolt to allow the handle to turn to disengage the bolt. Vik was a great sport about it all, he apologized about a hundred times for what had happened, totally not his fault (well actually it is, he wanted the blasted thing). We actually passed the time by doing more demo material and doing some fine tuning to to the projector so it was actually time well spent. After about 30 minutes of working on the lock the Lock Smith released us from captivity. He was able to saw enough of the bolt that we were able to force our way to freedom. Vik's wife quickly reminded me (and Vik) she was against that lock from the beginning. Luckily there was actually minimal damage done to the the door and surrounding trim, and the lock (according to Vik) is now going the way of the Dodo bird. Over all it was a great time and Vik's theater is really coming together.
I've been to Vanice's theater, Matthew H's theater, KNKKNK's theater and of course Vik's theater. I can say however that of all those listed have one been locked IN just one of them.
I forgot to add that during all of this, after about 1/2 way through I text Mrs RTROSE to let her know what was going on. I had originally told her I would be home around 7 or so. I then sent a message to her that I was locked IN Vik's theater and not to worry I'd be home when we got out. On the way home I called her to explain what had happened and when I told her she thought I was making it up! She thought that I had just lost track of time and was trying to be funny. It was not until she checked her mobile to see the text that she finally believed me! She then asked why he had a lock like that and I said that is exactly what his wife said!