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Sorry if this has been asked earlier, but I'm curious to know about the interconnects between the Trinnov and the Lake DSP's. The Trinnov is one of the few processors on the market which has digital outputs so it would be logical to use the digital inputs of the Lake DSPs. Don't know if this should be directed directly to @KeithYates ?
Hi, yes I would ask Keith directly. The wiring in my theater is insane and very complex - it'd be be better if he answered this!

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Thanks so much for those kind words. Now that it's all finished, even I'm not quite used to what was created. It surprises me (in a good way) every time I enter the room!

As far as rattles go - this was a _major_ concern during design and construction and the room was carefully put together to mitigate (as much as possible) vibrations and rattles. We did extensive testing during the 3 year building process to assess and fix any issues that came up. Before we closed up the walls, we ran _all_ 14 of the 24" UberSub drivers at full force and documented any and all anomalies. We were then able to address whatever parts of the room were excited by all the commotion. We did these tests multiple times during the course of the construction to make sure the room wasn't settling in a bad way. Even after it was finished, I noticed a couple of rattles from the removable frames that held the fabric and covered the surround speakers, but those were super easy to fix. The main internal structure of the room has held up beautifully considering all the UberSubwoofer abuse it's taken.

I attribute that to the careful design parameters that were indicated in the planning phase and the fantastic attention to detail carrying out those parameters during construction. No short cuts were taken. Sometimes the guys building the room didn't understand (until much later) why this screw had to be used, but not that screw, but they took it as a leap of faith that the reason must be important and they followed the instructions to a T. Keith Yates and company periodically checked on the progress and worked intimately with the construction crew to make sure that everything was done according to the plan. They would follow up these visits with audio testing which told them if any adjustments needed to be made - measure twice, cut once.

When we finally finished the theater and gave a demo to the construction crew, they all got it. "_Now_ I know why we were doing all this stuff!"

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Obviously an UNBELIEVABLE build second to none. Just wanted to know if you had any videos taken from inside the theater? Thanks!
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Are we there yet? Forced trailers? I've been able to skip them on every blue disc I own I think.

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Due in part to HT enthusiasts complaints, I don't think any BD/UHD disc has unskippable trailers/ads any longer (though someone will point out an exception I'm sure).

On most discs, hitting the Top Menu or equivalent button on the remote usually jumps to the main disc menu, may vary by disc player.

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Obviously an UNBELIEVABLE build second to none. Just wanted to know if you had any videos taken from inside the theater? Thanks!
Actually I documented the entire building experience with 8 time lapse cameras. I also videotaped some of the construction through the 3 year process. Have I actually edited any of this video? Of course not! Frankly, I'm not sure I ever will. It's a daunting task. But at least I have it!

If you mean have I walked through the theater with my video camera to document the theater in its finished state, I have not. The reason is that photos and videos can't really represent properly the feeling of being in the room. You have to be here to experience the full effect. I've found that videos tend to diminish the room...

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Actually I documented the entire building experience with 8 time lapse cameras. I also videotaped some of the construction through the 3 year process. Have I actually edited any of this video? Of course not! Frankly, I'm not sure I ever will. It's a daunting task. But at least I have it!



If you mean have I walked through the theater with my video camera to document the theater in its finished state, I have not. The reason is that photos and videos can't really represent properly the feeling of being in the room. You have to be here to experience the full effect. I've found that videos tend to diminish the room...



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Well I can read between the lines...you are OBVIOUSLY inviting my wife and I over for dinner and a movie.

In all seriousness if you ever do get around to editing that it may just be the Holy Grail of build porn. Thanks for sharing as much as you have and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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Well I can read between the lines...you are OBVIOUSLY inviting my wife and I over for dinner and a movie.

In all seriousness if you ever do get around to editing that it may just be the Holy Grail of build porn. Thanks for sharing as much as you have and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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Glad you understood my inner message!

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Actually I documented the entire building experience with 8 time lapse cameras. I also videotaped some of the construction through the 3 year process. Have I actually edited any of this video? Of course not! Frankly, I'm not sure I ever will. It's a daunting task. But at least I have it!
Nice to see you acquiring footage. When I went to NYU back in the '80s, the first film they had us watch was Max.

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Well I can read between the lines...you are OBVIOUSLY inviting my wife and I over for dinner and a movie.

In all seriousness if you ever do get around to editing that it may just be the Holy Grail of build porn. Thanks for sharing as much as you have and enjoy the rest of your Sunday!

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Strange! I read it as Rob would bequeath his theater to me...

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Nice to see you acquiring footage. When I went to NYU back in the '80s, the first film they had us watch was Max.
So _that's_ a fascinating segue! I'm kind of amazed that they showed you Max and also that you made a connection that it was me who shot that film and that I'm the same guy who built this theater! How did you make that connection? For those who are lurking, "Max" was a short film I shot when I was an NYU film student in the 70's. It starred Jack Gilford - for those of a certain age, you'll remember him as the guy in the Cracker Jack Box commercials - and directed by his son Joe. Somehow I got the job of being the Director of Photography even though I had no idea what I was doing and had to light the entire Belasco Theatre on Broadway. The crew was made up of Amy Heckerling ("Fast Times at Ridgemont High," "Clueless"), Marty Brest ("Scent of a Woman," "Beverly Hills Cop"), & Joel Silver (producer of "Lethal Weapon," "Die Hard"). I think Amy & Marty did sound. Bizarre!

Anyway, For what context did they show "Max?" I'd love to see it again. (It was terrifying to shoot cause I was 19 years old & had never lit anything and I had to figure out how to light an entire Broadway theatre)!

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How did you make that connection?
Your name and the way your home theatre is lit. Couldn't have been a coincidence.
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They were showing us the range of student films, from micro budget ones that were made using only what gear/film the school provided to full 35mm productions starring a familiar Hollywood face. Had a friend that helped out with electrical/grip work on 'Max' for a day and used to tell me how they (mostly Joel) figured out ways to get Amy to run back and forth on meaningless errands just so they could enjoy the view.

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Your name and the way your home theatre is lit. Couldn't have been a coincidence. They were showing us the range of student films, from micro budget ones that were made using only what gear/film the school provided to full 35mm productions starring a familiar Hollywood face. Had a friend that helped out with electrical/grip work on 'Max' for a day and used to tell me how they (mostly Joel) figured out ways to get Amy to run back and forth on meaningless errands just so they could enjoy the view.
Ha! Sounds like Joel...
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The lighting to show of the speakers is amazing!

BRB, I need to go buy a few lottery tickets.
The only other place I've ever seen lighting like that was in the Omnimax (since renamed the Giant Dome:https://wgntv.com/2017/05/31/msi-giant-movie/) theater at the Museum of Science & Industry in Chicago. Seeing the JBL speakers behind the perforated screen was almost as exciting as the first feature film I saw there; "To Fly". Here's some more history about the IMAX/OMNIMAX film format. http://www.thefullwiki.org/OMNIMAX (sorry if off-topic)

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I was wondering if you posted the time lapse video of all those constructions cameras, I looked around the various threads but I may have over looked it. Would love to watch those videos.

Also do you have like a google photo album of all these photos in once place verses spread out through out the various threads, would love to be able to pin it as part of my inspiration wall.

Again amazing and inspiring.

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Hi Rob. A truly inspiring theater you have.

I was going through Keith Yates' Theater of the Decade ebook PDF that was created for your theater. So much great information in there. The one section I was very drawn to was the architectural section, showing some views of the floor plans and dimensional drawings, which are also scattered throughout the book. Reading on there that there was over 300 sheets of drawings really makes me wanna see those drawings. Any chance you are able to share some of the major blueprints of this project?
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Hi Rob. A truly inspiring theater you have.

I was going through Keith Yates' Theater of the Decade ebook PDF that was created for your theater. So much great information in there. The one section I was very drawn to was the architectural section, showing some views of the floor plans and dimensional drawings, which are also scattered throughout the book. Reading on there that there was over 300 sheets of drawings really makes me wanna see those drawings. Any chance you are able to share some of the major blueprints of this project?
Would you happen to have a link to the ebook you mentioned? Thank you!
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Would you happen to have a link to the ebook you mentioned? Thank you!
Sure can. It's on Keith Yates Design.
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Sure can. It's on Keith Yates Design.
Thanks. Look forward to reading it!
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