Finally! Long time lurker. I joined this forum back in 2002 when my interest in this hobby began. I was just a college grad back then and had two real hobbies...home theater and developing software. Back in the day, I developed software for use with Meedio...some of you might remember Gotcha Covered and preMovie Manager. That hobby helped me fund my first HT I built back in 2003. I sold that house in 2005 and have been home theater less ever since.....until now.
We just recently built a new house(4 years ago) on 18 acres of land in Madison county Iowa. While building the house, my main goal was to ensure I had a decent space in the basement for a future HT. And although I wish I would have done 10' basement walls, I am really excited with the blank canvas I have to work with. My wife and two kids(4 & 5) are equally excited about having our own HT, so getting acceptance from the wife has been easy(first road block avoided...
So, why the name Start Light Cinema? Well, couldn't think of anything better and I am planning to do a fiber optic star ceiling....so seemed like it fit.
The location where the HT will be going will be total light controlled, and I will be doing all I can to isolate the room. Attached is a very rough visio of the basement layout and a picture looking into the future HT space. The HT design is currently being done through the Erskine Group. We haven't settled on a finalized look, but my wife really likes the look of the Cinemar theater....I would expect ours to be similar. I plan on doing most of the work myself except for drywall and carpet. We will see... I may decide to hire more out as we go.
After walls and before drywall & sound proofing : 26' 9" x 16' 8" x 9'.
Front Speakers : DIY Elusive 1099's
Everything else TBD
Coffered with fiber optic stars
I plan to document the build as best I can. I am finishing the rest of the basement along with the HT, so this will be a LONG road, but I hope to make steady progress. I will update this post as progress is made and more details are known.