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Undersea View from St Louis
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Project location: St. Louis
Project budget: $62,500

Our client sought to enjoy a similar experience from a local boutique-style movie theater inside his home on somewhat of a limited budget and with keen aesthetic concerns. He wanted to be immersed in the movie, which required a performance level, both sonically and visually, that pleased the musicians ears with as much detail that would be placed in the mural itself. With one of his favorite colors being blue lapis, this became the foundation of the color palette. An asymmetric curved ceiling, unparallel walls, floating screen, and the mural are all unique elements of the room that provides an undulating, floating feeling as if being in the ocean.

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post #2 of 27 Old 02-22-2011, 02:30 PM
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"Limited budget" must be relative.
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Yeah, totally relative! I guess I spent somewhere in the $20K range for the construction alone, plus $5000 or so for my custom bar, and another $5000-$10000 on equipment, most of which I already had. So in reality my DIY cost was less than $30K for sure, but it probably would have cost in excess of $60K if I had a professional HT builder design and build it. Thank God for the AVS Construction threads, it's where I learned everything about HT construction. I would have never had been able to come up with the "small" budget of $60K, haha!

EDIT: I should add that as they say, to everyone's own, but I don't see how having your walls painted like an undersea would NOT distract you from the movie experience, yikes!
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I would not want to watch Lawrence Of Arabia in there.
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I would think that those walls would be really distracting while trying to watch a movie. Way too busy.

Dumb enough to spend lots of cash on this junk!
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as a sea loving type of guy...this is the best theme HTR I've seen that i would copy. A+++++++

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I would not want to watch Lawrence Of Arabia in there.

Maybe, but finding Nemo is gonna rock when it hits Blu-ray. ^_^
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Different strokes for different folks .. not my cup 'o tea and seems to fly in the face of the KISS method of HT design ..

Just wish I had had $62K + to drop on mine ..

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Holly Cow Limited Budget! Thats Nuts! Looks cool, If only i had that kind of money
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Is it me or is the ceiling completely deformed?
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Is it me or is the ceiling completely deformed?

Article states it's an asymmetrical curved ceiling, and in my opinion it looks like it's screwed up......on purpose.
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I would be pissed for $60k+. "sweet! a lop-sided ceiling; what ive always wanted!!!"
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Article states it's an asymmetrical curved ceiling, and in my opinion it looks like it's screwed up......on purpose.

I'm surprised to see that they made a concave ceiling on purpose, as these generally tend to focus the sound... I've seen other designs where a "wave" pattern is used with predominately convex areas to scatter/diffuse the sound, which makes a lot more sense to me.

I hope with that ceiling design that they actually measured the in room frequency response...
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Looks like crap to me.
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looks like crap to me.


lol
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oh wow, only $63k
absurd to call that somewhat limited.
I mean gimme a break.
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Holy crap that's ugly. Instead of spending all that money on excessive amounts of amplification that will never even get half used, and on useless power conditioners, the guy could have hired a good decorator.
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I like it. It's unique. How much was spent on the mural?

The seats don't match, swap em out for something more wild/undersea.

$60k is probably in the ball park I will look to spend on my HT, but it will be an integrated home theatre in to a bar/wine storage/play area across a 2500 sq foot area. I need to figure out how to get more bang for my buck, without doing my own construction...
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You could always find someone that cuts corners. I'm pretty sure that theyre in abundance.
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way too distracting for a home theater.

Point of a great home theater is to get into the movie as much as possible, get rid of LED lights in the front, paint the front with flat black paint etc.
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"limited" budget of $60K. Is that the "excuse" for the puke-inducing room design?

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That is funny. Where was the money spent????
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$10k on the mural
$12,900 on the equipment and seats
$100 on designer
$40,000 for the installer's profit

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WoW! That is one of the worst looking HT's I have ever seen!

No accounting for taste is there?
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designing an HT with curved ceiling, be it symmetrical or otherwise is just plain foolish from acoustics standpoint.

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The Most Impressive Home Theater in the Entire Star System

http://gizmodo.com/#!5779483/the-mos...stem/gallery/1

LOL - this HT, IMO, looks very claustrophobic
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