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post #181 of 293 Old 02-10-2008, 09:42 PM
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Theater looks awesome. I really like the clean lines and contrasting colors. I really loved all the step-by-step pictures, they really help see how you did things. Hope your theater sounds as good as it looks.

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Thanks guys!

A few more odds and ends to do then i will take a round of pictures and call this baby "complete".
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Great job Rob, you should be proud of your work! Do you have a shot of how the projector was mounted? You went with the AE2000, correct?

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Great job Rob, you should be proud of your work! Do you have a shot of how the projector was mounted? You went with the AE2000, correct?

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Thanks Bud!

Here is the only pic I have of the PJ mounted. i did go with the AE2000 and love it so far. I just need to cap off the top of the mount with something so you dont see the screws. As of now you have to stand up on a chair to see them anyway because of where it is in the soffit. i'll take a few more pics tonight.

The mount they gave me had a cap to cover the projector to mount connection but nothing on the ceiling side.

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That picture works well, no need for more. I wasn't sure if you we going to close off that soffit and hide the projector or not. Looks like it blends well with the soffit. Nice job!

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Excellent job on your room! The woodwork really looks good in there. The way you incorporated the projector into you soffit looks seamless. Worked out well that the projector was black!

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Excellent job on your room! The woodwork really looks good in there. The way you incorporated the projector into you soffit looks seamless. Worked out well that the projector was black!

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I got very lucky with that too. I had no idea how far down the PJ was going to hang with the mount and somehow it come out exactly level. Talk about stepping in it!
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Just posted these in a seperate "complete" thread, but here are the final images of the theater. Thanks again to everyone for their input throughout the project!


























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Actual screen shot superimposed on fully lit room shot




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Looks great rob... congrats on getting it done. I bet you've been watching some flicks. Nice to sit down and not think about what you have to do.

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Looks great rob... congrats on getting it done. I bet you've been watching some flicks. Nice to sit down and not think about what you have to do.

Tell me about it. This was the first weekend I didnt have to make a checklist before I went to bed on Friday. What a pleasure.

I think I have watched like 6 movies already!
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Dude.... Spot on.

That confirms it, Im getting the panny and using a shelf set up.

But how the hell did you build this sooooo fast?!?!
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All I can say is WOW. After a couple of days of looking at your theater, I have so many ideas to steal. I really love the color scheme. Nice and simple without being too dark.

I was wondering how big your soffits are, depth and width?

What did you spend on carpet?

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All I can say is WOW. After a couple of days of looking at your theater, I have so many ideas to steal. I really love the color scheme. Nice and simple without being too dark.

I was wondering how big your soffits are, depth and width?

What did you spend on carpet?

Thanks so much.

The soffits if I remember correctly are 10" high and 12" wide on the sides before molding. The front and back of the room has larger soffits to accomodate the PJ and center channel within the design.

I will measure when i get home to be sure and let you know if I remember correctly.
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Tell me about it. This was the first weekend I didnt have to make a checklist before I went to bed on Friday. What a pleasure.

I think I have watched like 6 movies already!

OMG too funny. I totally spend my Friday commute making up a checklist, and my Sunday evening getting flustered when there are still empty boxes on it without checkmarks. Lucky!

I did however finally make it through my 6-month-long "Things I need to pick up at Home Depot for this project" checklist last weekend. I will burn it shortly in some sort of ritual.

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Where did you get those sconces they look good?
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Where did you get those sconces they look good?

Thanks! And only 40 bucks each with bulb!

I got them here...

http://www.lightingdirect.com/index..../lite%20source
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Fabulous work. I am going to copy some of your ideas. My room is very similar to yours. 16 L x 12 W x 8H. The one problem the ceiling below my 2nd row is only 7 foot. So, i might go with lower riser. I am planning to go with 106" screen. I got a stupid door to the sump pump right next to the screen which is taking away 24".
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Thanks for the info! Your theater does look great. Nice details
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Hey, Where is your sub hidden? Behind one of the front speakers? Thanks.
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Hey, Where is your sub hidden? Behind one of the front speakers? Thanks.

Bottom left. I also have a compartment and cables run on the bottom right if I wanted to add another but I think one sub seems to be just fine as is.

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Rob

Simply great job and excellent use of space. I am shamelessly going to use your work as a template for my project. Again...great work!
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Bottom left. I also have a compartment and cables run on the bottom right if I wanted to add another but I think one sub seems to be just fine as is.

Nice. My sub is going to be a huge problem. I cannot keep it in the proscenia. I have to keep it in plain sight somewhere. I am getting the MFW-15. And the dimensions are 23.94" x 22.44" x 18.125". I also got the Swan 6.1's. They are huge monsters.
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Nice. My sub is going to be a huge problem. I cannot keep it in the proscenia. I have to keep it in plain sight somewhere. I am getting the MFW-15. And the dimensions are 23.94" x 22.44" x 18.125". I also got the Swan 6.1's. They are huge monsters.

If you don't have it yet, there's no reason you can't choose another sub that will work better in your situation.
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If you don't have it yet, there's no reason you can't choose another sub that will work better in your situation.

You got me thinking. I might go for 2 xsub's and place them next to the center speaker.
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Beautiful job Rob. I love the color scheme and layout - the wood behind the sconces looks amazing. You've really used your space effectively.

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I'll tell you what...This Theater has turned out to be one of my favorites on this site, and that is saying alot. I would have never thought to go with the lighter color chairs as you did, but that is probably my favorite part of your room, as well as the carpet.

I didn't see that you got a chance to answer as to the room build cost. If you dont mind, give us an idea. Thanks again and teriffic room. Enjoy!!

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I'll tell you what...This Theater has turned out to be one of my favorites on this site, and that is saying alot. I would have never thought to go with the lighter color chairs as you did, but that is probably my favorite part of your room, as well as the carpet.

I didn't see that you got a chance to answer as to the room build cost. If you dont mind, give us an idea. Thanks again and teriffic room. Enjoy!!


Thanks so much everyone. All these comments make it feel so worth the work!

As far as the cost, the entire project cost about 18-20k, with the equipment rounding out to about 9k. Since I decided to go with all new equipment instead of recycling some things from the previous setup the equipment cost was a bit high but still small compared to some of the super high end systems. I am glad I did it that way though, because to unveil it all at once was an A/V geeks dream.

All the work was done myself with the exception of the initial demo and carting, which cost me about $500 from someone locally. So all the costs construction wise were for materials and tools. The Berklines were also about $3,500.

In the end I came pretty close to the initial budget (18k) and to watch a film in the theater is worth every penny to me.
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