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View Poll Results: Judging by the theater, guess the price of the home??
$100,000 - $300,000 13 20.00%
$300,000 - $450,000 15 23.08%
$450,000 - $600,000 11 16.92%
$600,000 - $1,000,000 11 16.92%
$1,000,000 -$1,500,000 9 13.85%
$1,500,000 - $2,000,000 2 3.08%
$2,000,000 - $3,000,000 1 1.54%
$3,000,000 and up 3 4.62%
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post #1 of 25 Old 01-28-2014, 07:03 PM - Thread Starter
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Came across this home for sale when looking for pictures of my buddy's newly purchased place. We are in the Detroit suburbs. This is not his house.






I'll post the link to the home later.

There are more than a handful of [op amps] that sound so good that most designers want to be using them as opposed to discreet transistors. Dave Reich, Theta 2009
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This should be interesting. I voted.
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Voted. Let's see. Fresh carpet, hilariously small speakers for the space, center channel mounted 8cm above the floor, subwoofer crammed into a corner without its own outlet location, zero sound treatment. This MUST be inside a $1.9-2.4M house innnnnnn I'm gonna go with Grosse Pointe.
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I can imagine the imaging across the front (L and R high and the center on the floor)!biggrin.gif

But i guess you get what you pay for...

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Blended in the side speakers, left the center saying
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I've demoed far better new construction to start again.
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I voted and I am sure I am wrong. I am sure the price is 3-4 times more than I think it is.

I like this poll question. It would be fun to have a game with many theater rooms and try to match them to an outside picture of the house or price of the house. I've been through parade homes that are beautiful and in the upper range of the housing market only to find the cheapest of the cheap "theater" rooms. And a decade ago when I was trying to buy my first house I walked into what I thought would be a fixer upper and found a very nice, new theater room downstairs with some mid to upper end equipment. So I know it goes both ways.
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Going by the scale of the room and the ceiling height I am going to say that it is a larger, more expensive home. However, this is Detroit we are talking about, so there could be a meth lab in an abandoned lot next door. Hmmmm.....OK, I voted and will be interested to see the listing when you post it.

By the way - anybody else notice that all of the seating is made up of sectional sofa pieces from the same sofa? I especially like the curved corner piece in the front row.
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You know if you put a false wall across the bow of that ship with a larger screen, reworked the risers, painted the room darker colors and added some acoustical treatment it might just work.
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You know if you put a false wall across the bow of that ship with a larger screen, reworked the risers, painted the room darker colors and added some acoustical treatment it might just work.

And used that area behind the false wall as an IB sub chamber!
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This has to be a bonus area turned into a media room. The trim, to me, is a giveaway ... can't be more than a few hundred thousand dollar home. Normally the trim is much more significant in a more expensive home. Now, for theaters trimwork seems to generally be even better than the rest of the house as far as I can tell. I don't think the trim could get any simpler in this room.
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I'm going to wait until tomorrow or 100 votes for the big reveal.

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I picked the lower end...it.looks like a room that a lower builder like kb would have to add sq.footage with less cost.
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You know if you put a false wall across the bow of that ship with a larger screen, reworked the risers, painted the room darker colors and added some acoustical treatment it might just work.

Big...making the world a better place one theater at a time. Maybe you need a show like Mike Holmes.
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Going by the scale of the room and the ceiling height I am going to say that it is a larger, more expensive home. However, this is Detroit we are talking about, so there could be a meth lab in an abandoned lot next door. Hmmmm.....OK, I voted and will be interested to see the listing when you post it.

Yep, and the room is clearly not a priority for the owner. I picked $2 - $3 million. I've seen my share of $1 - $2 million homes, and most don't have theaters that nice in size. Once you get past 5 bedrooms builders pick creative names for the additional space. My guess is the room is left over space, minimally dressed as a HT. But for a leftover room to be that size, the rest of the house has got to be pretty big and I bet more impressive when you get to rooms the owner actually cared about.

 

 

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3.499 million

here's a pic of the living room





google image search makes this pretty easy.





Bad form sir, bad form indeed!

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I've seen some real baaaaadd, home theaters, on some "Parade of Homes" shows. You would think.

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lol. i took it down because of all the people panties in a bunch, but its quoted so whats the difference.

its an off topic post to begin with and is more about people feeling good about their grand theaters in their homes by denigrating marginal screening rooms in spectacular houses.

the listing page shows the owners far more spectacular model train diorama ROOM, clearly where their interest lies. If their net worth appropriately matches the real estate then it shouldn't be a problem to write a check and have a gold level room in 2 months.
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lol. i took it down because of all the people panties in a bunch, but its quoted so whats the difference.

its an off topic post to begin with and is more about people feeling good about their grand theaters in their homes by denigrating marginal screening rooms in spectacular houses.

the listing page shows the owners far more spectacular model train diorama ROOM, clearly where their interest lies. If their net worth appropriately matches the real estate then it shouldn't be a problem to write a check and have a gold level room in 2 months.


My response was in jest as I'm sure the others were. You werent giving away classified info or anything.. Big's pic made me laugh though.

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yes, bigs pic is very funny and very representavive of most internet forum fights, lol. the inerwebs is verrrr sirrus
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