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post #1 of 21 Old 03-11-2008, 01:46 PM - Thread Starter
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Well, it's nearly done, and ready for your scrutiny. If someone can give me a pointer to a good place to put them, I have more pictures to share.

Basics are that it is 15' wide, 23' long to the back of the projection booth. SMX scope screen is a little over 10' wide and a little ove 4' high.

When I get the rest of the pictures up, I will go into more detail, but for now welcome to the Harlan Street Cinema.

Edit - all pictures at this URL

http://s275.photobucket.com/albums/j...albumview=grid

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Well, it's nearly done, and ready for your scrutiny.

It's beautiful. There's my scrutiny. Well done. Can't wait for more detail.
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Be great to see more pics

Try photobucket.com for free picture hosting

[EDIT] Here is a tutorial Jason did a while back

https://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...php?p=10368758

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Anxious to see more. Set up a free photobucket account and copy the last tag (it starts with [IMG]) from the album view into the body of your text. the rest is automatic. You don't need to resize when saving to photobucket either.
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I am off to photobucket, might take some time because I am working, but will be done soon.

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Wow, nice theater. You're local but on which side? I'm East Bay (but you knew that) overlooking Cal State Hayward

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Hear are some links to more pictures.


see URL in post 1

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And finally:

See URL in post 1


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Few more details now that I have some pictures up. It is a DE design that he did for me in the middle of 2005. Blame the delay on me, he finished on time.

I basically added a three room addition on to the back of my house, one of which is the theater, so I started from the slab up.

The table with the green tablecloth is temporary, and it is sitting on the riser behind the first row of Berks.

I had originally planned on putting in a second row, but as I rarely have more than four people at once, I am thinking about adding a small half width table where the green one is now and putting comfortable but non reclining seats at the table. I have a scene setup where all the lights are off except for dimly lit cans shining on the table, which enables one to eat while watching, but still allows seating 8 people when necessary.

Any thoughts on that are welcome, as I still have all my options open.

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really nice theater!
would u put up a frontal pic(s) of equip. rack for us gearheads?
also, what pj r u using?

thanks!
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Sure I have one here I will put up, but I need to take a better one.

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SWEET !!! Love the colors. Nice, sleek look.

http://picasaweb.google.com/mahler007/TheatreRoom
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Allen,

Nice job! Your theater came out great. Nice color combos. Was thinking DE based on the proscenium and the signature Milano blue. Can you give us an equipment list and speaker selection? Are the speakers in the columns? If not, I'm guessing Triads. Love the projector "booth" if you will, too.

Have any construction pictures?

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Bud,

The speakers are in the columns, with the rear surrounds in the face of the projection booth. The front 3 and the subs are behind the screen and proscenium.

I already owned Energy Veritas mains and a center channel, so I got surrounds and rear surrounds of the same type. I have an SVS sub and a Cambridge Soundworks sub.

Rackwise I have a Denon 4806, a Direct TV HR20-700 DVR, a Denon 3900 universal player, and a Toshiba A35 HD DVD player. Guess I'll have to go blue now, but I have about 60 HD DVDs so I won't be taking the Toshiba out of the rack just yet.

I have a Panny PT AX100U projector with a Panamorph UH380 lens. Got the projector as a place holder, but the performance is so good I haven't hurried to change it, though I will eventually.

I have some early pictures of the slab and some of the rough framing, but no good theater construction pictures.

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I have consolidated the pictures under a single URL in post 1. I am also interested in any comments regarding my use of the riser space. I know it comes down to my decision and my use, but I am interested in others experience in this regard.

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I don't have any experience with a dedicated theater, but I agree that if you don't have large groups over often, a low bartop is good idea. You could do a bartop and then slightly higher a ledge w/ lights underneath to shine down if you find the overhead lights too distracting during viewing.

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The idea about the ledge light is interesting, and I have power available on the front of the riser. HMMM.

Thanks Mike.

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How do you get to your surround speakers for replacement or other?
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Very nice HT room!!

Did you stain or paint your trim? I have natural cherry wood trim for the room... Chair rail, Baseboard,Crown and casing for around doors, av cabinet etc. I have to stain my Cherry wood but I want to do it right.

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How do you get to your surround speakers for replacement or other?

Cut and seam the fabric. It changes the look a little, but if you do it carefully there is minimal impact.

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Edit: I actually mean cut it along the borders of the top section of the column. If done correctly there will be no change in the look, and I have extra fabric to replace if needed. I added a smiley to the above so it was clear I was kidding about changing the look.
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Very nice HT room!!

Did you stain or paint your trim? I have natural cherry wood trim for the room... Chair rail, Baseboard,Crown and casing for around doors, av cabinet etc. I have to stain my Cherry wood but I want to do it right.

A little of both. One of the guys I work with is a cabinet maker in his spare time. He has a guy he uses for his finish work. We all talked about it, and I ended up getting paint grade molding (much of it even MDF) and he worked his magic with both stain and finish to give it the appearance of stained grain at a fraction of the cost. It came out pretty well. If you have real cherry wood molding then it will surpass what I did.

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