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Bob's "Lake Norman" Theater!

post #1 of 127
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First off I want to thank all of you for all that you have done with this forum, you have made it one of the best places for me to gather information and to help me plan my dedicated HT. I have learned alot in the few months I have been here and have read countless threads and discussions from the basics to the advanced and cannot express enough my gratitude. So on to my build....

I am now proud to say my dedicated theater is 99% complete!

Let me start off with my equipment that I have purchased:
  • * Panasonic PT-AE1000
    * DIY Anamorphic Lens
    * Yamaha RX-V3800
    * Paradigm SA-35 In-Walls as Front, Left & Center
    * Paradigm ADP590 for the Side & Rear Surrounds
    * SVS PB13 Ultra
    * 10' wide SMX AT 2.35 Screen
    * Belkin PureAV FP60
    * Sony Playstation 3 60gb
    * Toshiba HD-A35

Seating: Berkline 090 in black leather with 2 rows of 4 seats. 2nd row is on a 12" riser.
Concession: Microwave Oven for now so everyone can at least have Popcorn until I decide further.
Lighting: 20watt Halogen light puks for the screen (3), 3 on each side wall in soffit and 3 in back soffit, blue rope lighting above in soffit, clear rope lights around riser. Everything will be controlled by the Lutron Grafik Eye 3106 controller.

Construction: Sheetrock done. False wall in front with 1 1/2" OC 800-FRK and will use this as well for the first reflections (couldn't get the OC 703).

Below are my plans/layout and I'm sure will be adjusted as construction moves along. I also plan to have this complete by Superbowl Sunday and yes, I have pleanty of time to work on it and have help as well so this will move along quickly plus I was a contractor for many years back in the 80's and early 90's.

Room Dimensions: 17'9" W x 20' D x 8' H. Side walls are 5' high.

Edit...
Color Scheme (Everything is GOM Style FR701 2100):
  • * Screen Wall, Soffits, Prosceniums & Door Trim - 408 Black.
    * Side/Back Walls - 470 Ultramarine.
    * Columns & Wall by door - 298 Medium Grey.
    * Ceiling & Cabinets - Grey Paint that matches the columns & soffits.

Comments, suggestions or advice is appreciated.

Thanks,
Bob


P.S. Specs on the OC 800-FRK
125Hz 250Hz 500Hz 1000Hz 2000Hz 4000Hz NRC

0.12 0.33 0.92 1.04 1.03 1.02 0.85

Floor Plan:


Elevation:


Soffit Lighting:


Front:


Back:


First Reflections - Front View:


First Reflections - Side View:


Grafik Eye Setup:
post #2 of 127
Looks good! Glad to finally see someone else from NC.
post #3 of 127
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Originally Posted by SurfHB View Post

Looks good! Glad to finally see someone else from NC.

Thanks! My family and I just moved down here in early July and I love it...
Where is Holden Beach? I am on Lake Norman just north of Charlotte...
post #4 of 127
Holden Beach is in Brunswick County....We are about 30 minutes north of Myrtle Beach, SC......and about 30 minutes south of Wilmington.

We are in between Oak Island and Ocean Isle Beach. Here is my business site. We rent beach homes. http://www.holden-beach.com/

Yeah you are about 3.5 -4 hrs away. I know there are a few in here from Raleigh, NC but can't remember any names right off the top of my head.

Looks like you have a good plan going there. I would be interested in following the progress.
post #5 of 127
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Looks like you have a good plan going there. I would be interested in following the progress.

Thanks. I will be posting pics this weekend.
post #6 of 127
Also good to see someone else from Charlotte! We just moved here and I have not had the chance to scope out the local AV scene. Any tips on good high end AV stores?
post #7 of 127
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Originally Posted by bonedoc2be View Post

Also good to see someone else from Charlotte! We just moved here and I have not had the chance to scope out the local AV scene. Any tips on good high end AV stores?

Yep...I'll PM you with my number and you can call me and I can set you up....
post #8 of 127
Also in NC...grew up in Charlotte but am now living in Morganton (a little over an hour from Charlotte). I am probably the only forum member, other than yourself, who has been to Denver, NC. Good luck with the project. Looks like it will be very nice.

Are you on the water?
post #9 of 127
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Originally Posted by mbgonzomd View Post

Also in NC...grew up in Charlotte but am now living in Morganton (a little over an hour from Charlotte). I am probably the only forum member, other than yourself, who has been to Denver, NC. Good luck with the project. Looks like it will be very nice.

Are you on the water?

Thanks! Yes, we are in a lakeview community and we do have lake view but we don't have lake front as that is too expensive...
post #10 of 127
Quick question_my bulider wants to basically use Christmas lights in my soffit shelf. Any problem with this that you see. Ant advantage to using rope lights?

Thanks
post #11 of 127
Use rope light, it'll give a more even flow. Better yet, if you want a white light, use a frosted white, not clear.

Bud
post #12 of 127
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Originally Posted by mbgonzomd View Post

Also in NC...grew up in Charlotte but am now living in Morganton (a little over an hour from Charlotte). I am probably the only forum member, other than yourself, who has been to Denver, NC. Good luck with the project. Looks like it will be very nice.

Are you on the water?


Hold on now! I just finished building a new home in Denver, NC. I'm taking the next few weeks to move in and then I'll start on the dedicated HT in the basement. I'll be looking for all the help I can get.
post #13 of 127
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Originally Posted by Tim_B View Post

Hold on now! I just finished building a new home in Denver, NC. I'm taking the next few weeks to move in and then I'll start on the dedicated HT in the basement. I'll be looking for all the help I can get.


Where in Denver? PM me with the details...
post #14 of 127
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1 1/2" OC800-FRK added to front wall:


Front wall will have a false wall with base cabinets on a platform along the whole wall to accomodate the depth of the SVS PB13 Ultra, screen will be recessed, bass traps on both sides. Cabinets will be used for DVD storage etc...
post #15 of 127
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Originally Posted by Tim_B View Post

Hold on now! I just finished building a new home in Denver, NC. I'm taking the next few weeks to move in and then I'll start on the dedicated HT in the basement. I'll be looking for all the help I can get.


Welcome Tim. Denver is becoming a hotbed for HT builds
post #16 of 127
I grew up here, my Dad worked in Denver for a while. I am on the east side right now, selling my house. Soon after I will be in a new home somewhere in the area. And then will join you in building my home theater. It will be good to see what others in the area accomplish, and provide motivation when needed.
post #17 of 127
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Originally Posted by Riblet View Post

I grew up here, my Dad worked in Denver for a while. I am on the east side right now, selling my house. Soon after I will be in a new home somewhere in the area. And then will join you in building my home theater. It will be good to see what others in the area accomplish, and provide motivation when needed.

I'm here to help plus I have made a lot of connections since I have been here and can guide you for your purchases, material etc....your welcome to stop by anytime and see my progress. Let me know if you want my number and I can PM you.

Bob
post #18 of 127
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Stage/Cabinet section was added and framed with 2x4's with sill insulation underneath to help minimize vibration from the subwoofer. This area will be filled with R-13 insulation as I don't want to add a huge load with sand since this room is right over my daughters bedroom.

post #19 of 127
looks great. i am also in charlotte nc. university area. i worked at freemans and since have moved on but should be a sweet setup since i have heard pretty much everything in your setup when i worked there except the sub.
post #20 of 127
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Plans have been updated and bass traps were moved forward to give it something different as far as appearance goes, any thoughts? Should they be back against the front wall and than leave the proscenium above the cabinets with the traps in them? Any and all help or suggestions are very welcome.

Thanks,
Bob
post #21 of 127
Bob,
Christmas is over, now show us some updates!
post #22 of 127
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Originally Posted by Tim_B View Post

Bob,
Christmas is over, now show us some updates!

Yes sir! I am back in the saddle today as a matter of fact. Building the riser and running the electric to it for the Dayton 240watt amp to power the bass shakers and to power the step lights. I am also going to be working on this everyday until I go back to work on Jan 2nd so a lot will get done.

I will be ordering the carpet as well this week so I can get it installed before I do the panels on the walls as I don't want base trim. Pics will be posted later with my progress.

I take it your back from your trip? Call me if you want to stop by....
post #23 of 127
Dark Wizard, This looks like a great build, im looking forward to following it.
post #24 of 127
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Originally Posted by netcam View Post

Dark Wizard, This looks like a great build, im looking forward to following it.

Thanks...
the following post is todays progress so far...
post #25 of 127
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Here is the start of my riser which is 6'x12' and will be 13" when all finished with carpet and padding:



Some more progress:


Now I need to start the electric for the step lights and bass shaker amp:


Here is the screen layout:


And with the speakers which are Paradigm SA-35's:


Going to work on the false wall for the screen today and tomorrow and will get the electric into the riser.

BTW, as you can see I have the speakers placed for 16:9 so this will also set me up for masking when I get around to it...
post #26 of 127
Nice progress. You are moving at a pretty good clip. Keep it up!
post #27 of 127
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Originally Posted by mbgonzomd View Post

Nice progress. You are moving at a pretty good clip. Keep it up!

I made even more prgress, I have the back part of the false wall done for the speakers, the front part will be done tomorrow as well as most if not all of the cabinets under the screen minus the doors of course.
post #28 of 127
What did you do with the windows up front?
post #29 of 127
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What did you do with the windows up front?


Spray painted the glass with flat black paint and covered them with the OC800 you see on the front wall.
post #30 of 127
Looks great so far!

Richard
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