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The Stone and Soft theater – A DIY attempt at a Kick A$$ Theater
Sound Isolation: DD Green Glue between ceiling joists, Clips/ChannelOsb+dd with green glue for walls
Mitsubishi HC7900DW Projector
Darbee Darblet DVP 5000
12ft Wide DIY Curved Screen, Seymour Center stage XD Fabric
Marantz SR7009 Receiver powering 9.2.4 Speakers
LCR Polk RTi A9
Side/Rear Surrounds Polk Monitor 75s
Ceiling/Wide Polk inwalls
2 SVS PC13 Ultras Subs
Aura Bass Shakers
HTPC running XBMC, PS4, PS3
Grafik eye lighting controller
iRule Control for lighting and components
My theater dream began nearly 20 years ago. My parents had our basement finished with the highlight of the project being a major entertainment upgrade which included a 50inch Rear Projection TV with major convergence issues and a state of the art brand new 5.1 surround sound system! The upgrade over the small 20inch tube TV I had grown accustomed to was simply heaven thus the idea of home theater was born.
My mind altering experience came 2 years later when visiting a friend in Denver. I had stumbled across the Electronics Section while everyone else was looking at hand towels in the Great Indoors(RIP) store and there it was….An exclusive room, stadium seating, plush fabric wall coverings, and best of all…a projector projecting an image on a screen that had to be over 100 inches. My mind was absolutely blown! Here I was sitting in a room completely dedicated to being a Home Theater. Even though they had Fleetwood Mac Live in Concert on, the sounds of a goat baaa-laring out Gypsy called out to me like a siren song and had me grinning ear to ear. I knew from that moment, that once I was my making my millions in the NBA, I would be having one of these bad Jacksons in my MegaMansion!
Unfortunately for my NBA dream, my growth plates closed up, and I was never able to take off from half court and dunk like MJ, but I did have the internet. I can’t remember which search engine I was using hotbot or excite, but my search ended up here at AVSforum. Here on the interwebs, people were posting about how they were able to build their own KickA$$ rooms with massive screens, and they didn’t have to cost half a million Bucks! (well most of them anyway) I knew that if someone was able to do it and post their journey then someday I would be able to as well and my dream lived on. It would just have to wait for a while before I finally had a space to create in.
A special thanks to everyone who has made a post over these past 15 years, especially all of you who have created a build thread for others to follow. After spending so many hours working on this project, I have no idea how some of you are able to spend the time that you do posting your progress on these pages. Without the community of experts and experimenters on this website, this dream would not have been a possibility for me…..so thank you.