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Dark Side Theater

Here's my small little HT space, which I have dubbed "Dark Side Theater" as I'm a fan of Star Wars and my oldest daughter growing up always called me Vader, so this is a homage to the greatest Father in the galaxy, Vader himself, and to the dark side of the Force!


All in all, I've probably put in about 15k on this project and I am pretty happy with the results. Just to give you a frame of reference, here's what the room looked like just before we bought the house a few years ago:










Current images of the entrance to the theater:












Recent images of the inside of the theater:
















A few more recent pics after adding a Vader picture to the back wall and some LED lighting:








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Projector: Sony VPL-VW695ES (4K SXRD, 1,800 lumens)
Screen: STR-169110 Silver Ticket (16:9, 110" White)
AVR: Denon AVR-X4400H (9.2 channel that supports 11 channels with external amp)
External Amp: Outlaw Audio Model 5000 (5 x 120 watts into 8 ohms or 5 x 180 watts into 4 ohms)
Speakers: Fronts - Polk Audio LSiM 705's, Center - Polk Audio LSiM 704c, Side Surrounds - Polk Audio LSiM 703's, Rear Surrounds - Polk Audio LS 265LS's, Atmos speakers - Focal Sibs
Subwoofers: 2 x Monolith 10" THX Select 500 watt ported subwoofers, 1 x SVS SB-2000 12" 500 watt sealed subwoofer, 4 x JBL GX Series 12" 4 ohm subwoofers (for BOSS platform)
HT Seating: Octane Charger XS300 Row of 4 (manual recline)
Blu-Ray Player: Panasonic DP-UB820 4K Ultra HD
Media Player: Nvidia Shield TV Streaming Media Player 16GB
Game Console: XBOX One X
AVR Cooling: 2 x AC Infinity Multifan S7
AV Rack: Nexera 101012 Jasper Audio Tower
Voice control: Amazon Echo Dot
Voice controlled light switches: HeimVision Wi-Fi Smart Plugs x 2
LED Lighting: WenTop LED Light Strip (under seats), 2x Up/Down 2W LED Wall Sconce Light Fixtures (Red LED)
Blu-Ray Storage: 4x Wallniture Bali Floating Wall Mount Metal U Shape Book shelves
Speaker mounts: Set of 2 B-Tech BT77 Ultragrip Pro Speaker mounts

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One of the projects I did was a hush box to quiet the room somewhat when I run the projector on high lamp mode for 4k HDR movies. Here's the link to the post:


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And in my pursuit of tactile bass, here's my BOSS mini-riser build link:


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Really nice work. The entrance is awesome. You should post this in the Dedicated Theater and construction thread . Way more traffic. I am sure many will love it.
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Really nice work. The entrance is awesome. You should post this in the Dedicated Theater and construction thread . Way more traffic. I am sure many will love it.

Thanks! I will look into posting in that thread. Appreciate the recommendation!
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sweet room man...making us Florida peeps proud.
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Nice job on the Dark Side Theater, Vader! It definitely has some Mojo!
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Nice job on the Dark Side Theater, Vader! It definitely has some Mojo!

Hahaha, thanks @SuperFist !
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sweet room man...making us Florida peeps proud.

Thanks @chadsmith013 , appreciate the compliment! Gotta represent us Florida folks since we don't have any fancy basements to work with!
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Cool room. Job well done.
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Thanks @chadsmith013 , appreciate the compliment! Gotta represent us Florida folks since we don't have any fancy basements to work with!
exactly...having a basement would be such a solution, so we have to make it work somehow.

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Cool room. Job well done.

Thanks! It's not a high performer like Opa's Alley but it's pretty good for a budget space and we really enjoy watching movies in there!
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Here's my post about the building of the wall:


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Here's a picture of the artist who painted the walls for me (she's my son's girlfriend):


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Here's what the wall looked like just before painting:


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In my desire to have a blacked out room, I decided to by some cheap black carpet tiles and lay them down wall to wall. I bought 12 boxes for 10 bucks each from WalMart and went to work:


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Here's a pic with my younger sister and I in front of the theater:


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And here's some pictures of my previous HT space, which I dubbed the "LHT", before it got "upgraded" to the Dark Side (so I literally went from the Light Side to the Dark Side):




















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And here's some pictures of my previous HT space, which I dubbed the "LHT", before it got "upgraded" to the Dark Side (so I literally went from the Light Side to the Dark Side):




















Great theater! Thanks for sharing pics.
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@m0jo glad to see, you have already created your own thread

Look very good, and thanks for the pictures.


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Here's a picture of the AVR cooling fans. The two on top suck hot air out of the AVR, the fan on the left blows in cool air across the AVR and the right side blows exhaust/hot air out of the cabinet. It works really well and the AVR never really even gets warm any more, which is saying something for a Denon 4400.


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Here's a picture of the AVR cooling fans. The two on top suck hot air out of the AVR, the fan on the left blows in cool air across the AVR and the right side blows exhaust/hot air out of the cabinet. It works really well and the AVR never really even gets warm any more, which is saying something for a Denon 4400.



Also got four of them, two blow in air into my main amp. And the other two for my AVP. Great little fans to have, mine are control by a dual warming sensor to come on and off as needed. This way, my amp and AVP are control separately

I like what you did, two to suck out the warm due to your thighs space. And the other blowing in cool air, and very well thought out idea.


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Posted up all new pictures over on the Dedicated Theater > Show me your completed theater space:


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@m0j0 , love wat you have done here! I can only imagine what is would be like watching flicks in that room Vader. Love the BOSS too!!!
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Fantastic. Fully blacked out and a complete array of Polk LSI's. Nice! What a transformation from your first theater. I imagine the improvement is monumental. The grandmother who decorated the house before you probably would not approve, but I love the Darth Vader theme.
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Thanks @lizrussspike ! Go BOSS or go home!
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Fantastic. Fully blacked out and a complete array of Polk LSI's. Nice! What a transformation from your first theater. I imagine the improvement is monumental. The grandmother who decorated the hose before you probably would not approve, but I love the Darth Vader theme.
Ha ha ha! What Grandma don’t know won’t hurt her... watching John Wick 3 right now and it’s just bullets flying all around the room!
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What shelf are you using for the center channel? I've been considering doing the same - floating shelf from IKEA or something, but my center is rear ported and I didn't think it would sound as good.
By the way, great choice on the speakers - I love Polk LSi series! They just came out with the Legend flagship and I'm looking forward to attending one of the local demo events for them.
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What shelf are you using for the center channel? I've been considering doing the same - floating shelf from IKEA or something, but my center is rear ported and I didn't think it would sound as good.
By the way, great choice on the speakers - I love Polk LSi series! They just came out with the Legend flagship and I'm looking forward to attending one of the local demo events for them.
I wish I could tell you but I don’t remember where I bought it or which kind it is. It’s not from IKEA for sure. I just searched until I found something that matched the dimensions of my center channel.
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