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Building a theater is a very large undertaking that requires monetary and temporal sacrifice. The result, however, is extremely rewarding and provides a return on investment that is sentimentally invaluable.

As I build my theater, which I’ve dubbed The Beast, Unleashed, I have decided to chronicle the steps of the build in a web video series with episodes lasting between ten and twenty minutes each. I hope these videos prove to be enjoyable and educational, as I am also learning as I go (this is my first renovation project).

Click here to access the associated “The Beast, Unleashed” build thread.

"THE BEAST, UNLEASHED" VIDEO SERIES

Episode 1: The Naked Space

Episode 2: First Contact

Episode 3: The Fanatical Mechanical Move

Episode 4: I've Been Framed - Part 1

Episode 5: Things That Go "Sump" In the Night



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The Road that Led Here: My Home Theater Evolution: 2009 - Present

Early 2009: My First Theater Setup

Late 2009: Transformation to First Projection System:

Part 1:

Part 2:

Part 3:

2011: Settled into Projection

2012: Update

Then, I discovered high-end in 2013:




2014: Now, I'm building my DREAM THEATER!
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Very helpful. Thanks.
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I'm happy you found it helpful!
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It's clear you are more OCD than I am as the patterns you used for applying green glue were nice and neat. It also appears that your bride used to decorate cakes or something as demonstrated with the agility and accuracy with which she applied green glue.

VERY cool that she is working on this with you. What a great way to get buy in --- so long as the sound doesn't leak through the house biggrin.gif

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OCD is absolutely the name of the game! Lol. My wife is great with cakes for sure! The natural talent easily carried over to the green-glue :-)
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Love the videos man! cant wait to see more! congrats on the theater! I am learning a lot of cool stuff from your videos since I know squat about building anything. rolleyes.gif

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Love the videos man! cant wait to see more! congrats on the theater! I am learning a lot of cool stuff from your videos since I know squat about building anything. rolleyes.gif

*In British accent* Glad you like the videos, Mr. Wayne.! Lol...thanks Batman! I'm still learning myself, but as I learn, I share.
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Very cool and informative . You guys deserve to be on DIY channel doing a series on HT building.
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Very cool and informative . You guys deserve to be on DIY channel doing a series on HT building.
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2nd that!

Lol, thanks guys!

Vik, I'm going the triple-drywall route on double wall w/ clips and channel. I hear your soundproofing results are superb so I hope mine are just as good! But gosh, I ordered the soundproofing materials for three layers....the stuff gets wicked-expensive rather quickly!
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Loved the video walk through of the naked space. Very informative to see the various obstacles and hear you explain the different design choices being contemplated.
(Also, the video format really appeals to my illiterate tendencies.)

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Lol, thanks guys!

Vik, I'm going the triple-drywall route on double wall w/ clips and channel. I hear your soundproofing results are superb so I hope mine are just as good! But gosh, I ordered the soundproofing materials for three layers....the stuff gets wicked-expensive rather quickly!

It will be absolutely worth it!
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Loved the video walk through of the naked space. Very informative to see the various obstacles and hear you explain the different design choices being contemplated.
(Also, the video format really appeals to my illiterate tendencies.)

Man, i prefer videos to reading too!  I scoured youtube looking for build content, but a lot of it is standard construction, or very brief clips of the specialized methods that we here at AVS love.  This was definitely one of the reasons I decided to shoot this series!

 

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It will be absolutely worth it!

**clasps fingers together* Exxxxcellent Smithers, exxxxcellent.

 

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Nice. Video idea is very... VERY cool !

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Hey Brolic, how you been. It's been awhile just want to say congrats and well done. Looking forward in watching more of your home theatre build👍

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Nice. Video idea is very... VERY cool !

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Hey Brolic, how you been. It's been awhile just want to say congrats and well done. Looking forward in watching more of your home theatre build👍

Thanks Frank!!!  Where have you been buddy???

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Have been busy and was popping in and out of these forums. I wanted to check on how BB is doing and man you have done extremely well. Good on you my friend I reckon it's great. You will have a fantastic theatre.

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Hey BB! Idk if you've disclosed this on your other threads or not, but what subs are you going to be running in this room? Are you going with 4 submersives or something else?? Also, where are you planning on placing them?

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Have been busy and was popping in and out of these forums. I wanted to check on how BB is doing and man you have done extremely well. Good on you my friend I reckon it's great. You will have a fantastic theatre.

Well, glad to see you back! I hope things have been "busy good" am don't "busy bad."
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Hey BB! Idk if you've disclosed this on your other threads or not, but what subs are you going to be running in this room? Are you going with 4 submersives or something else?? Also, where are you planning on placing them?

The plan is to have two custom Seaton Submersives for the rear corners, and for the front corners, two top secret, undisclosed *special* subwoofers that I can't talk about yet from an undisclosed subwoofer manufacturer. Heh heh....it's going to be powerful enough to liquify bone wink.gif
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Well, glad to see you back! I hope things have been "busy good" am don't "busy bad."
The plan is to have two custom Seaton Submersives for the rear corners, and for the front corners, two top secret, undisclosed *special* subwoofers that I can't talk about yet from an undisclosed subwoofer manufacturer. Heh heh....it's going to be powerful enough to liquify bone wink.gif

haha niiicccee! cant wait!! I trust you will go into full detail with ur gear in the series? possibly more unboxing videos?

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haha niiicccee! cant wait!! I trust you will go into full detail with ur gear in the series? possibly more unboxing videos?
But of course, good sir! I've been dying to do an unboxing video of the Triad CinemaPlus Platinum LCRs, but the way they're packaged, they're designed to go from crate to baffle wall in a matter of minutes. I wouldn't stand them up on their own, since their dimensions don't really encourage that (59" tall and less than a foot deep. I can't risk dropping, or even scratching those babies.....I can't afford another set! Lol.

It'll get really get interesting when I start installing the Auro 3D speakers. Acoustic Frontiers is cooking up the full Auro3D design as we speak. wink.gif
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But of course, good sir! I've been dying to do an unboxing video of the Triad CinemaPlus Platinum LCRs, but the way they're packaged, they're designed to go from crate to baffle wall in a matter of minutes. I wouldn't stand them up on their own, since their dimensions don't really encourage that (59" tall and less than a foot deep. I can't risk dropping, or even scratching those babies.....I can't afford another set! Lol.

It'll get really get interesting when I start installing the Auro 3D speakers. Acoustic Frontiers is cooking up the full Auro3D design as we speak. wink.gif

Love it!! I really can't wait for more updates. My fiancé looks at me like I'm insane when I get so excited over watching your videos or anyone's home theater videos for that matter. Sadly, she just doesn't understand the passion/hobby. She is, however, totally on board for me doing what you're doing when we finally have a house, so she's def a keeper wink.gif I liked seeing your woman helping you out too! You def picked a good one there man haha tongue.gif

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Just want to say, I like the videos. Keep it up!
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Love it!! I really can't wait for more updates. My fiancé looks at me like I'm insane when I get so excited over watching your videos or anyone's home theater videos for that matter. Sadly, she just doesn't understand the passion/hobby. She is, however, totally on board for me doing what you're doing when we finally have a house, so she's def a keeper wink.gif I liked seeing your woman helping you out too! You def picked a good one there man haha tongue.gif

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I'm waiting for her to get a big glob of Green Glue in her hair, that will be the end of the help.
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I'm waiting for her to get a big glob of Green Glue in her hair, that will be the end of the help.

Lol, nah she's not messing with any overhead stuff.
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I'm waiting for her to get a big glob of Green Glue in her hair, that will be the end of the help.

Lol.

My wife is still in training but if I'm being honest my mom can hang sheet rock better than me at age of 62. She's easily got a lot more experience than myself of most around here; I've done it 10+ times but I'm guessing she's near the 50+ times mark. eek.gif With five rental property sites and a perpetual remodel she's done it a lot. I'd never let her help me, but in a jam I could with great results. She just had shoulder surgery.

Your comment reminded me of my mom going to work (she's always worked in banking/management) with evidence in her hair when I was younger.

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Great videos so far, and I look forward to your progress! You're right about the dearth of HT build videos, so I'm glad to see some in-depth content. Thanks!
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Lol.

My wife is still in training but if I'm being honest my mom can hang sheet rock better than me at age of 62. She's easily got a lot more experience than myself of most around here; I've done it 10+ times but I'm guessing she's near the 50+ times mark. eek.gif With five rental property sites and a perpetual remodel she's done it a lot. I'd never let her help me, but in a jam I could with great results. She just had shoulder surgery.

Your comment reminded me of my mom going to work (she's always worked in banking/management) with evidence in her hair when I was younger.

Oh man, that's a serious handy mother right there. No aprons and Neosporin tubes in her arsenal, eh? instead, tool-belt and caulk! She sounds like a serious investor though--and like any smart investor, has found a way to cut costs significantly by minimizing the need to source external labor!  Kudos to M[om]fusick!

 

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Great videos so far, and I look forward to your progress! You're right about the dearth of HT build videos, so I'm glad to see some in-depth content. Thanks!

Thanks Thrak!  Yeah man, they are so difficult to find. I'll be as detailed as I can be.  I'm thinking about putting together a small application in excel with instructions and video links ,etc, as well as an indexed guide to my build thread once it's complete.

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