FINISHED! DONE! COMPLETE! AMEN!
After three and a half years of work, I declare that the Harvest Ridge Theater is COMPLETE!
I started my dream in 2001. Back then, it was a 51” rear projection TV in the basement and seating was on old couch. When we built our new home in Winchester, we had bigger plans in mind. Even before the slab was in, I was measuring and dreaming. We started finishing the entire basement on Memorial Day of 2007. Drywall was hung by Memorial Day of 2008. Yesterday, we finished the theater! It has been a long road…despondency during the drywall sanding stage, many design changes (added a new exterior door and a window), unemployment, and even far too many hours noodling things through that should have been easy!
There are still a few minor items to complete in the rest of the basement, but the theater is complete! I learned many lessons during this build, but I’d do it again in a heartbeat! I had a lot of fun and acquired some great skills along the way. The meet has been scheduled and I’m going to enjoy the space for a while. Here are some photos:
Biggy’ step (thanks for the design advice)
Rack in the equipment room:
The theater contains the following equipment:
130" 2.25:1 SMX Screen (AT)
Axiom M60 L/C/R
Axiom QS8 (side and rear surrounds)
Polk 12" Sub
Panasonis AE-4000U projector
Denon 3311-CI Amp (7.1 configuration)
Toshiba HD-DVD Player
Popcorn Hour C200 NMT (currently working to get it configured)
MiddleAtlantic 42u rack
Home built file server (with 12TB in a RAID 5 array)
Berkline 12006 HT chairs, power recline and mini-buttkickers installed.
I am indebted to the folks who contribute to this forum. The ideas, answers to my questions, YOUR questions, and your encouragement were very helpful along the way. I only hope that my meager build can inspire others in some small way!