. I'm enjoying the finished product and everyone who has seen the room has given a nice review. I have about 35 hours on the bulbs so far, not a lot but more than I thought I'd have at this point considering we still have great weather and I've been spending a lot of time outside. I'm sure once the weather turns cold the hours will increase significantly.
Since I'm posting I'll give a quick update on other theater matters......
I spent one night during the very wet Labor Day weekend doing some cable management and rearranging of the equipment in the rack. Emotiva has announced what seems to be a firm release date for their RMC-1 processor, I prepared a 4U space in the rack for the unit. Once the RMC-1 is shipping I'll post my Marantz 7704 for sale. If anyone is looking for a sweet deal on a slightly used Marantz 7704 processor in the coming months keep an eye open or let me know.
I have a few theater to-do items left from the initial project that I've been waiting to complete until this winter.
* Measuring the room with REQ and treating the room. Right now the room sounds good but I don't have much up for room treatment. I know I can make it sound better.
* I need to build the sound isolation closet around my equipment rack. I've been happy with the sound kept in and out of my theater so far considering I have a 2' x 6' hole in the wall where the equipment rack stands. Once I can seal up that hole I think the room will be dead silent on the inside and much quieter throughout the rest of the house.
* I have a few ides for unique bookends to keep my movies and CD cases in place. Sometime this winter I plan on make a few.
* Finally, I want to add some movie props or memorabilia to the bottom storage areas of my rear shelves. I haven't decided what I want down there yet, but I want to make it stand out a bit instead of just empty storage space.