i have been spending a lot of time with family when i am not working but over the last month or two i have managed to get the projection booth together. this room is 6' x 14' and is situated directly behind the theater. as i mentioned earlier i put a glass window and door looking into it so that you could see all the nifty stuff in there and because when i was young my dad owned a movie theater that had a glass window in the lobby looking into the booth. My wife calls this room the "man cave" and won't step foot in it. pictures are below.
there is about 2' behind the equipment rack that i can stand and access the rear of the gear. i get to it by crawling through the area under the dvds to the right of my chair.
i built the cabinets out of hickory and used a natural oil poly on them. i really like the look of the natural hickory and the wood is easy to work with. i thought it gave a nice contrast to the cherry i am doing in the theater. the drawers are full of the spare cables and connectors that used to fill my house.
on the counter i have a directv hd pvr w 750GB seagate drive beside it, a tivo, a dvd player and an open slot in the formation for HD-DVD/Blueray (still deciding on that one). then at the end of the row is the pc used for music and automation.
in the rack from top to bottom:
- Lumagen HDQ scaler
- 2 behringer digital signal processors/xovers/eqs (left/right, center/sub)
- a crown K2 amp for the subs (2 x 1,250 watts)
- a ashley 2 channel amp for whole house music
- 3 carver 705x 5 x 125 watt amps for the theater:
. - Left Low, Left Mid, Left High
. - Center Low, Center Mid, Center High
. - Right Low, Right Mid, Right High
. - front right surround, back right surround, front left surround, back left surround
. - rear left, rear right
- Lexicon MC1
Of course hanging overhead is the Infocus 777 projector. i really love the way it looks.
i have also gone with charmed quark and spent the last month coming up to speed on it. i will followup with details on the automation i have built.Finished BoothThrough the glass from the lobbyI like how close it is to the original Render