Lucky Dog theater build
So it’s finally happening, I’m getting a home theater. My obsession started like many other peoples that I have read about on this thread, with a home theater in a box. The system was made by pioneer but I can’t remember the model number, was bought around 2002. Only thing I can remember about it was that the volume knob on the receiver moved when you turned it up and down with the remote. Kinda pointless I know but it’s the only receiver I regret getting rid of. Throughout the years I changed speakers and receivers a handful of times. Sold the pioneer system that I had upgraded with pioneer tower speakers so I could buy a new Sony system. This was my first hard lesson with audio equipment. I figured that newer and bigger meant better, big mistake. I remember hooking up the new system with one of my roommates and turning it on for the first time, pure disappointment. I thought something must have been wrong but nothing I did would make the huge Sony tower speakers sound near as good as my old smaller pioneer system. I even tried to buy the old one back but of course he was happy with his purchase.
The second phase of my addiction started when I went to visit my sister in Korea. I was hanging out with one of her friends and they took me to a place to watch movies that was much different than anything I had seen in the US. They call them DVD Bangs, just a small room with a projector that you watch the movie that you picked out. After seeing that I was on the hunt for a projector. This also happened to be the exact same time that Infocus was releasing the ScreenPlay 4805. It took me a little while but I was finally able to purchase that projector. Unfortunately/fortunately life happened and I moved to Las Vegas to start my career. Unfortunate for my home theater dreams but fortunate for me because I like the job and I’m still here 13 years later.
The home theater has always been in the back of my head but the time and circumstances just never seemed right until about three months ago. I had what I thought was a crazy idea, add a room onto my house. I figured that because I lived in town in a small community that it wouldn’t be possible but decided to research it anyways. Turns out my setbacks allow me to build a room that’s approximately 13’ x 14’ for my theater. The HOA approved the plans and the county is almost done approving the plans. I decided to use a contractor because it’s easier and I think they gave a fair price for the scope of the project. They will be doing everything except the carpet, paint, and baseboards.
List of equipment being used:
Receiver - Pioneer SC-1223-K, it’s what I have, upgrade plans are a Marantz sr6011 with an outlaw 5000 amp
Projector - JVC RS420
Screen – DIY Center Stage UF
Speakers – Klipsch Reference Premiere
Subs – probably 2 Klipsch R-115SW, I have thought about building 2 18’s but I don’t know.
Xbox one s
Edit - 5/16/17 updated equipment
Last edited by Buddylee123; 05-16-2017 at 08:59 AM.