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post #31 of 260
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Originally Posted by donaldk View Post

Let's not forget the CRT blends of Antorsae and Gino.

The ONLY reason why I didn't include them is as others in this thread are not finished yet. Save em' for 2008.

Cliffy
post #32 of 260
Thread Starter 
Cmon' ladies, please keep feeding me with ammo. This is giong to be a really kick ass poll. Has AVS ever even had such a poll? We should turn it into a contest.



Cliffy
post #33 of 260
That one from San Diego looks like it's from England.
post #34 of 260
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Originally Posted by Dizzman View Post

THat would be Phil Trubey



I was more impressed with the shots I saw of the entry and the wine room next door.

That would be the one,

I love how open that is when compared to the tight claustrophobic spaces often converted into HT rooms.

I realize it likely won't make for a reference audio listening room simply because of the inherent acoustics, but to me it's much closer to a 'real' commercial theater in look and feel. The high ceiling is probably what sets it apart the most from other HT rooms I have seen.

I don't believe I have seen the photos of the wine room, entry, etc. Are there any floating around?
post #35 of 260
Of course, Art's room is right up there at the top as well. Heck, I would love to have anything in the same species of HT room as Art or Phil.
post #36 of 260
I nominate AVS member GarenT for the category of "Best DIY Room". The custom woodwork and trim is unbelievable and the pictures really understate the feeling when you're in there. It's truely a work of art.

http://gallery.avsforum.com/member.p...2633&protype=1
post #37 of 260
Cliff... AWESOME idea...
post #38 of 260
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Originally Posted by overclkr View Post

The ONLY reason why I didn't include them is as others in this thread are not finished yet. Save em' for 2008.

Cliffy

Is an HT evr finished
post #39 of 260
thread cleanup
post #40 of 260
Theo Kalomirakis' two books, Great Escapes and Private Theaters are loaded with stunning theaters. I suspect design takes precedence over performance in most of his theaters, but they sure are impressive to look at.
post #41 of 260
I don't know this guy or anything but have followed his build thread. Not sure about fanciness, but his theater is an ultra-clean looking setup, and would probably rival just about anyone else's on this board for earth shaking bass (start at post #1 of the thread to see). I'm not positive of the full equipment list but I'm pretty sure most of it is in the thread. Worthy of nomination IMHO!

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/f155/...l#post11771242
post #42 of 260
Impala I can't get that link to work ? Which member is it?

Cliff,

I've asked BIGmouthinDC for a new photo or two today so hopefully he will come up with something there are a few decent shots of his handywork starting in post 57 on this thread http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...=683853&page=2
Cheers
Calvin
post #43 of 260
There's something strange going on w/the links for some reason. This is the thread: http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=884550 post #103 has the best pics. "Quad 18's, sealed" by Max Lomax.
post #44 of 260
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Ok guys, I have built a list of candidates so far based upon this thread. Does anyone have anymore contributions?

GarenT
Gino
Antorsae
Overclkr (Cliff)
Art Sonneborn
BIGmouthinDC
Max Lomax
SandmanX
calv1n
The Bland
Don Kellogg
Alan Gouger
Mark P
Wolfgang Mayer
Jeremy Kipnis
DefinerOfReality
Mark_H
Ash Sharma
QueueCumber


I am planning on PMing everyone for photos or links to photos that can directly be put into the new poll that will be started. I've also invited Gino and Antorsae into the mix as they're rooms are probably close enough to being done to be included.

I'm also asking for judgment criteria as for me personally, the most important part of a home theater should be Sound and Video performance and room design related to for the top spot so comments are more than welcome. I want to make this the most fair poll as possible.

It would be cool if we could have some kind of prize or trophy to send to the top three if possible.

Any more comments or suggestions are welcome. I could use everyone's help on this!

Cliff
post #45 of 260
darn, i watched HGTV the other day and they show this old guy build the entire theater in his basement. (the size of his basement is about six house lot added together. There are candy store with plastic human as the cashier and at the ticket booth. Urgh i can't recall the show. Anyone know what i'm talking about. It's the show where this guy go visit the few of the most exquistise home ever built. he also does the most weirdest houses, and more.

Most of the HT work on here is very good. No offended but when i saw this guy built the darn street and stores that lead to his theater...IN HIS BASEMENT! I WAS LIKE OK, NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO TOP THIS.
post #46 of 260
^^ I think that was Russel Simmons theater you are talking about. If not, I know he had something similar featured on an MTV "most expensive cribs" show.
post #47 of 260
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Originally Posted by overclkr View Post

Any more comments or suggestions are welcome.

Stop discriminating against my Moons of Saturn, the finished ones.
post #48 of 260
Please, put up a few links for those shiny examples Cineramax.
post #49 of 260
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by CINERAMAX View Post

Stop discriminating against my Moons of Saturn, the finished ones.

Show me.

The only one I see is the unfinished one.

Cliff
post #50 of 260
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Originally Posted by yellowblanket View Post

darn, i watched HGTV the other day and they show this old guy build the entire theater in his basement. (the size of his basement is about six house lot added together. There are candy store with plastic human as the cashier and at the ticket booth. Urgh i can't recall the show. Anyone know what i'm talking about. It's the show where this guy go visit the few of the most exquistise home ever built. he also does the most weirdest houses, and more.

Most of the HT work on here is very good. No offended but when i saw this guy built the darn street and stores that lead to his theater...IN HIS BASEMENT! I WAS LIKE OK, NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO TOP THIS.

You'd Be Surprised!
post #51 of 260
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Originally Posted by yellowblanket View Post

I WAS LIKE OK, NO ONE WOULD BE ABLE TO TOP THIS.

Steven Spielberg and/or George Lucas?
post #52 of 260
ok, i remember it now.
The show called
"What's With That Really Expensive House?"

...if only i can find a link or picture of the set up.
btw, i know Lucas or Bill gate, ect... have to income to make it happen but i doubt that they have the love of building Custom home theater like other people.
post #53 of 260
I totally agree, I would put my money on the merely rich crazies who inhabit this board over the super rich, i am doing it because i can, anytime. After a certain point, passion (insanity?) counts more.
post #54 of 260
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Originally Posted by overclkr View Post

Show me.

The only one I see is the unfinished one.

Cliff

I tried to find them last night, but the 'show threads started by' option just showed all the same messages as the 'show all posts by' search option, so it would take wading through dozens of pages to find the first post on an finished project. I gave up after about a dozen, including jumping to higher page counts.
post #55 of 260
This one is primarily focused on Audio quality with a suite of customized electrostats at its core:

Features a kick-ass Infinite Baffle Subwoofer supporting an over the top custom-built center channel built out of a totally repurposed Martin Logan SL3 electrostat coupled to a mid-bass line array. Pretty awesome center

The rest of the speakers are active crossover modded Martin Logan Monolith III's with customized bass drivers.

15 channels of amplification, Meridian front-ends an full support for all high-def audio and video formats.

Video is a Sony G70 (with HDMI input card) in a custom hush box onto a Steward Microperf AT screen.

Looks are not too bad either.

post #56 of 260
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Originally Posted by donaldk View Post

I tried to find them last night, but the 'show threads started by' option just showed all the same messages as the 'show all posts by' search option, so it would take wading through dozens of pages to find the first post on an finished project. I gave up after about a dozen, including jumping to higher page counts.

I will oblige, mind you some of these are oldies by now, just let me gather the pics.
post #57 of 260
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Originally Posted by JonFo View Post

This one is primarily focused on Audio quality with a suite of customized electrostats at its core:

Very nice comfy room. I like it!!!! I think Ken Whitcomb has those same speakers if I'm not mistaken.........

Let's add you to the list!!!!

BTW, love the G70. Great projector.

Cliff
post #58 of 260
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Originally Posted by CINERAMAX View Post

I will oblige, mind you some of these are oldies by now, just let me gather the pics.

Did read a lot on the rear-pro set-up(s) this year, but didn't find them using the forum search, will have a go using google, instead.
post #59 of 260
I think that if I had the money and the place to put together a theater that was a contender, I'd give very serious thought to modelling it very closely on the set of Senator Palpatine's office in the Star Wars movies. But it'd be done RIGHT.

You've seen the theater or two that's been patterned after, for example, the bridge of the Enterprise, and while I can appreciate that, it ends up looking cheesy because it's not fully carried out and has extra useless gadgets in it.

Palpatine's office is simply stylish and comfortable with no fantasy gadgets to get in the way of making a believable space.

Of course, the ceiling IS too low for such a wide window. (Screen) But that can be fixed while preserving the style.

CJ
post #60 of 260
I nominate PKONOLD's The Pirate Cove
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...5&pp=30&page=8

Certianly one of the impressive ones for this forum. At least for a theme theater.

I'd nominate my own but that wouldn't be lady like now would it. LOL
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