The Unfinished Basement Theater & Whisky Guitar Lounge
HT v1.0 plans started in August 2006, when my GF said No Toys in the Living Room
of the New Home!
..."Do what ever you want in the unfinished basement, but A/V electronics are off limits in the Living Room"
Fair Enough, Challenge Excepted!!
Little did she know I would eventually add 14K+ watts of LFE/ULF audio gear,
So it will be whole-house audio that can be heard/felt right to the top floor of the Two Storey home.
While anticipating a move to the new home in 08', and two years to plan it out...(while its being used as a Show-Home)
I started stock piling a LOT of Mission
speakers (14) that were discontinued half price back in 2006,
Enough for Two full 7.2 systems (long before ATMOS/DTS:X would allow me to combine them into One Ring to Rule them All
My first HDTV's were a pair of 50" Pioneer KURO's
, (one for the Man-Cave, one for the Master Bedroom)
But once we moved to the new house I quickly added an Epson 1080UB
projector and a 120" motorized BIG screen.
...and picked up 4 Velodyne subs
(also discontinued models, for half price) a pair of 12's + a pair of 15's.
HD Home Theater v1.0 would be powered by a 7.1 Yamaha RX-V3900
+ 2 Front Presence speakers.
I cleaned, prepped and painted the basement concrete floor a week before possession, (BEHR Rich Brown) to keep the concrete dust to a minimum
and would later staple Velvet directly to the studded insulated walls (sound/light reflection control and bass trap duty).
No drywall, no mud/tape, no sanding and no paint. No cleanup required. Cheap, Fast DIY, no tools except a measuring tape, scissors and a staple gun.
I put down some cheap discounted area rugs for the seating area and just in front of the TV. Then went shopping at IKEA for:
a low height TV Stand/Bookcases/Shelves/End Tables/Lamps/Track Lights/Curtains and decorated with some spare items from the main floor.
....Saved the Big money for the Premium Leather Powered Recliners
, and AV gear instead, where it really counts!
Pictures and Details of the early planning stages and google sketch-up designs here:
Unfinished Basement Layout Design Plans
<<Fast Forward 8 Years>> HT v2.0
Floor Plan/Speaker Layout for future 7.4.6 Here
2016 was Finally the year for 4K/UHD/HDR/DV/ATMOS/DTS:X/7.4.4
7.2.4 AVR was first step for ATMOS audio! (Feb.2016)
**UPGRADED** to a Newer Heavily discounted discontinued RX-A3070
...with My old RX-V3900 AVR re-purposed as a 4 channel amp for the 4 Height/ATMOS Speakers.
more info here: Hooking up Second AVR for Extra Speakers
JVC X750R (RS500)
4K projector replaced the Epson 1080UB in August 2016,
4K/UHD/HDR Player: Panasonic UB900
and Video Processor: HDFury Integral
later Upgraded to the HDFury Vertex
Bluetooth for Smartphone App controller.
LG 65" 65B6P OLED
replaced the old 50" KURO on Black Friday 2016, (for almost half the price)
from 4K movie comparisons between the JVC vs OLED Click Here
100% Matched to my Surrounds...Mission
Bookshelf Speakers on swivel mounts for all 4 Height/Presence speakers (ATMOS/DTS:X).
15" Near Field Kidney Pounders, 2000w peak (each) Directly behind the MLP "Sweet Spot"
Quad Sub EQ via MiniDSP-2x4HD REW UMIK-1
Marshall Stack Bar Fridge
, Single Malt Scotch Whisky collection, Watched over by Angus my Scottish Shhawlid Shhtone Gargoyle.
New 2" Thick Shag Area Rug from Costco in Charcoal Grey
My new Funk Audio 18.0
subs (Feb.2017) with High Gloss Walnut crotch veneer.
4800 watts peak (each) and extension down to ~10Hz, Easily my most expensive HT purchase to date, shortly behind the JVC. But SO worth it!
Just unwrapped and plugged in to test, so they have not been permanently placed yet,
But I Do kind of like them sitting where they are for now...so nice to see them from every possible angle on display
Home Made Sub-Dude's
(24"x24"x2" Graphite Rigid Insulation samples, 24" carpet tiles)
Media storage v1.0, consisting of Bluray, HD DVD, PS3 and XBOX games, hiding just behind the micro suede curtains.
More recent BD's, 4K UHD's, 3D's, XB1/PS4 Games in the Storage area, Costco Kettle Popcorn Popper on the right.
IKEA FINNBY bookcases
Coolest SteelBook EVAR!!!
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales
))) UK import (Salazar's Revenge) at 9 feet W-I-D-E
added to the system Oct/2017 (Dolby Vision for the OLED, Region Free mod for 3D imports on the JVC, SACD Music)
Blade Runner 2049
Kingsman: The Golden Circle
XBOX ONE X Scorpio
upgraded from my 3 y/o fat XBO
XB1 X Dashboard current games loaded after Day 1
with the new XB1 X 4K/60/HDR/ATMOS Gaming and Netflix ATMOS on the JVC at 120" ROCKS!
Next Level Upgrades to take my 7.4.4 system to 220.127.116.11 by adding 4 Tactile Transducers
miniDSP 2x4HD, UMIK-1 + REW + BEQ, Crowson Motion Actuator system
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