OK time to drag this out from page 360 since I communicate with a fair amount of people here by phone and some of you cant figure out why the theaters on hold so long, well I always had a feeling a D-Box was in the picture but couldnt justify 22k for one. Mike Poindexter got me a really great deal on an XL Oddessey system basically 2/3 off clearance type of deal and when it gets here and its raining I will get back to work, I also have a 15' curved SMX screen to buil so I will get all the aluminum the same day!
For friends here that dont understand how busy it is when the sun shines for 9 months heres a little background and theres actually a "new" theater involved so.........
Heres the ranch
I started by killing seven acres of grass since it was perinial Rye and was crap at best, My neighbor ( who is northwest in the satellite pic) grows turf for the Superbowls and anything where a special grass is needed so we bought 76 50 pound bags of his super grass and that was a hella chore.
We are putting in yet another pond for irragation and to make the guest house alittle "warmer" and at the same time a Lake so all the equiptment/spillways gets used at the same time.
Also fixing up the guest house finally so when we have the Home Theater meet we cab store some folks since the nearest town is 7 miles away and I am sure someone will have a drink or two, if youre an outdoorsy type we could hold hundreds
Heres the view from the guest house deck, the pond edge will be at the brown burn piles caused by clearing scrub oaks, the lake will be off to the left and fine for water skiing.
The guest house will have a theater on the Deck ( the deck will be enclosed through the storm months and fully open in the sunny weather)
There will be a 10' SMX 2.35:1 roller screen at the end, I have already started testing the audio and you can see the equiptment between the speaker, we figured it will seat 25 with ease and already have the seating purchased. Theres 2 Fire pits ( one is a glass bead propane fire pit not done yet) 2 chimnea fireplaces so its pretty cozy even without enclosing.
I also want to get the 60' x 8' greenhouse finished by the rains that will be on the back of the guest house and we are thinning an estimated 4000 Douglas Firs that are about 5 years too late
The mountains that dont show up well in the pics are the Oregon Coast range mountains from where a couple earlier pics were shot from, at night you will be treated to a Pacific Coast sunset/ Pacific Coast storms right before a movie. pictures dont give this view any justice at all . From this picture you will see about 1/5 of the pond and hopefully most of the lake.
Anyway, hope this helps explain the lack of theater work and helps those I yak with here, some of the stuff I was using as an excuse. Atleast I have theater II's audio about wrapped up. No IB sub this time unfortunatley but I now have a spot for the 3 tactiles the D-Box is replacing and the "outdoor" ( sometimes) theater is 14' x 60'