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SOWK 02-16-2018 09:20 AM

Wisconsin Area Home Theater Meet Thread
 
If you are interested in meeting others from the Wisconsin area that share a similar passion or even if you are willing to showing off your Home Theater to others in the WI area this is the place to be!

Typically there are some here at AVSForum that can offer advice and expertise in Home Theater Builds/Equipment/Setup if you are looking for that as well.

Feel free to post your systems here.

Sometimes with these types of meets, I know there is always that little voice in the back of your head asking who is safe to meet up with and who can we trust. So I can start a list of the people I have personally meet and had positive interactions with.


Mike_WI * Milwaukeesk * TedO * slots1 * audvid * Hometheater Marine * lbrown105 * swargolet * dfinger * acwebs * pennynike1 * Jeff Permanian * Mark Seaton * jkscherk * trammer * MMG! * srw1000 * lmidgitd * feistyacorn * majek 60 * thxman * SirMaster * tortelvis * ScourchingIce * giomania * Last Mile * Archaea * d_c * lukeamdman * SteveFred * OdysseusG * Red Five * IntegraRotelGuy * Ediddy * llang269

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Tentative Schedule of future GTG's (Things could change obviously.)


feistyacorn (Oct)
lbrown105 (Nov)
pennynike1 (Nov)
Jeff Permanian (Dec)

giomania (Jan 2019)

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Photo's of some of the members theaters:

bigmix007's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/paus71H.jpg

feistyacorn's Home Theater (June 2019)
https://i.imgur.com/ERW0UYt.jpg

lmidgitd's Home Theater (June 2019)
https://i.imgur.com/SXanYEH.jpg

MagnumMafia05's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/UcbQXHy.jpg

Majek 60's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/aQ4DSwA.jpg

Mercracing's Home Theater (June 2019)
https://i.imgur.com/ggvJTs4.jpg

meyer64's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/Qm9EERE.jpg

Mike_WI's Home Theater (June 2019)
https://i.imgur.com/LR6gGfR.jpg

MinnesotaGreg's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/MgCAmj3.jpg

MMarzie's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/dGKTffg.jpg

PennyNike1's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/qtOzYuM.jpg

ProKater's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/Me3OlTj.jpg

Red Five's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/hPqj0kn.jpg

shwah00's Theater
https://i.imgur.com/chKgDmL.jpg

SirMaster's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/Iq5yIas.jpg

SOWK's Home Theater (June 2019)
https://i.imgur.com/nu2xHJa.jpg

SteveFred's Home Cinema (June 2019)
https://i.imgur.com/KkUWbqR.jpg

tlzkaasen's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/Ze1YUoA.jpg

unitedflow1's Home Theater
https://i.imgur.com/MxJ3EnN.jpg

SOWK 02-16-2018 09:49 AM

Reserved

tcramer 02-16-2018 11:00 AM

Joined as well! My Quest/Byrne theater to be calibrated by Adam Pelz should be by the end of May!

SOWK 02-16-2018 11:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcramer (Post 55704344)
Joined as well! My Quest/Byrne theater to be calibrated by Adam Pelz should be by the end of May!

Welcome!

What is a Quest/Byrne Theater?

tcramer 02-16-2018 11:05 AM

It was designed by Quest Acoustical Interiors designer Shawn Byrne (Sierramikebravo on here).

SOWK 02-16-2018 11:07 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcramer (Post 55704386)
It was designed by Quest Acoustical Interiors designer Shawn Byrne (Sierramikebravo on here).

Did you have any pictures of the Theater?

tcramer 02-16-2018 11:09 AM

No not yet. It's just a shell right now, but I can get some once we move in. It's in a new home we're building.

SOWK 02-16-2018 11:12 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tcramer (Post 55704424)
No not yet. It's just a shell right now, but I can get some once we move in. It's in a new home we're building.

Congratulations! Sounds like it will be a fantastic build! Can't wait to see it. Have you started a build thread?

tcramer 02-16-2018 11:18 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOWK (Post 55704454)
Congratulations! Sounds like it will be a fantastic build! Can't wait to see it. Have you started a build thread?

I've been wanting to, just haven't gotten around to it yet. Hopefully I will before it's over. :D

Eclipse01 02-16-2018 12:04 PM

Joined

although my theater/living room isn't as elaborate as I wish it could be :)

SOWK 02-16-2018 12:09 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Eclipse01 (Post 55704742)
Joined

although my theater/living room isn't as elaborate as I wish it could be :)

No worries. I've been building up over the last 15 + years.

For some of us that are not independently wealthy its a long game. :D

majek 60 02-16-2018 01:11 PM

Joined

In our Home Theater:

Dynaudio C1 Platinum's
DIY Woofers; Scan-speak 32W/4878T01
Dynaudio X-18 surrounds
Subwoofers - (2) PSA XS-30's

Parasound Halo A-21 drives the C1's; FR/FL (these are crossed at 300Hz)
Monolith 3 Channel drives the Woofers and Center
Parasound HCA-1000 drives the surrounds

Projector; JVC DLA-X35B

Screen; Elunevision 108", 16 x 9

Pre/Pro; Outlaw 975

miniDSP 2X4 HD

Who cares about the Blu Ray Player or the DirecTV box??

giomania 02-16-2018 01:23 PM

Does Chicago count? [emoji41]


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SOWK 02-16-2018 01:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by giomania (Post 55705310)
Does Chicago count? [emoji41]


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Close enough. So yeah. :)

SOWK 02-16-2018 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by majek 60 (Post 55705208)
Joined

In our Home Theater:

Dynaudio C1 Platinum's
DIY Woofers; Scan-speak 32W/4878T01
Dynaudio X-18 surrounds
Subwoofers - (2) PSA XS-30's

Parasound Halo A-21 drives the C1's; FR/FL (these are crossed at 300Hz)
Monolith 3 Channel drives the Woofers and Center
Parasound HCA-1000 drives the surrounds

Projector; JVC DLA-X35B

Screen; Elunevision 108", 16 x 9

Pre/Pro; Outlaw 975

miniDSP 2X4 HD

Who cares about the Blu Ray Player or the DirecTV box??

Nice build. I loved my Parasound A21 when I was running them on my Vandersteens.

mercracing 02-16-2018 02:46 PM

Joined. Fox valley area. Home theater in the basement, but not near as grand as some. Equipment list to follow.

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lbrown105 02-16-2018 09:30 PM

Joined. This is great timing for me I need ideas for a new theater build!

MMG! 02-17-2018 09:55 AM

Joined. I don’t quite have a dedicated theater but it sure makes a lot of noise....if you’re into that sort of thing.

srw1000 02-18-2018 02:14 PM

I was hoping that we would see something like this for our state. My wife and I just built our house last year, and included a dedicated home theater room. It's been a low priority to get it finished, so it's mostly just a storage and staging area for now.

Please count me in, as I'd like to see what others in our area are doing.

Scott

SOWK 02-19-2018 04:35 AM

Lots of new members already. Nice to meet you all.

SOWK 02-19-2018 05:13 AM

When Jeff Permanian at JTR does his open house(s), I think most of us should go and meet up. This would be a great place for us to all meet in person. Jeff is also thinking of putting together movie nights a few times a year. I for one hope he does as he has great products that a lot of us might have interest in.

SOWK 02-19-2018 05:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srw1000 (Post 55715546)
I was hoping that we would see something like this for our state. My wife and I just built our house last year, and included a dedicated home theater room. It's been a low priority to get it finished, so it's mostly just a storage and staging area for now.

Please count me in, as I'd like to see what others in our area are doing.

Scott

Any pictures? We might be able to send some inspiration your way.

Mike_WI 02-19-2018 07:24 AM

Jtr
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by SOWK (Post 55718088)
When Jeff Permanian at JTR does his open house(s), I think most of us should go and meet up. This would be a great place for us to all meet in person. Jeff is also thinking of putting together movie nights a few times a year. I for one hope he does as he has great products that a lot of us might have interest in.

Great idea.

Mike

meyer64 02-19-2018 08:20 AM

Following. I'm in the west central part of the state, about an hour east of the twin cities.

Projector: Panasonic PT-AE8000U
Screen: Seymour AV - Center Stage XD 117" wide 2.35:1

Speakers:

LCR : Polk Audio Monitor 60 Series II
Side and Rear surrounds : Polk Audio Monitor 30 Series II
Subwoofer: DIY lilmike Cinema F-20 with a Dayton 15” driver
Aura Bass Shaker in each seat

Electronics:
AVR:Yamaha RX-V867
Subwoofer Amp: Behringer iNuke 1000DSP
Bass Shaker Amp: Behringer iNuke 1000 (non dsp)

Sources:
DIY HTPC & NAS
Sony PlayStation 4
Amazon FireTV Stick

Control:
DIY automation system based on EventGhost with a custom made web interface.
Lighting is controlled by a Lutron Grafik Eye

Other Accessories:

43” 4K MoviePoster display
Paragon Cineplex 4oz Popcorn Machine

http://www.movieposterapp.com/Theate...psegnstowi.jpg

SOWK 02-19-2018 08:40 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by meyer64 (Post 55719068)

Love the small details you put into your theater.

Mike_WI 02-19-2018 08:43 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOWK (Post 55719238)
Love the small details you put into your theater.

That is high praise from "black hole" SOWK designs.

I like it too.

Mike

srw1000 02-19-2018 06:55 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOWK (Post 55718140)
Any pictures? We might be able to send some inspiration your way.

I do intend to start a build thread at some point, but need to pick a name, and also have an achievable schedule before starting one. Funny that you should mention inspiration, since when yours was featured as an HT of the Month, it matched the kind of minimalist ideal for what I wanted to do, and it help guide me in some of the decisions I've made.

Until I do start a build thread, I'll leave a small preview here. The room is roughly 17' x 26' x 10' although it's only 9' tall in the back half, due to the riser. Our house is ICF (Insulated Concrete Form), so all four walls are 6" think concrete with 2.5" of insulation and 1/2" drywall. The ceiling is 3/4" OSB and then 5/8" drywall. I did all of the low voltage wiring myself, and it's setup for 7.1.4.

The attached pictures are the general layout of the room, large black squares are the seven seats (Costco Pulaski recliners), and the smaller black squares are rough speaker placements which will be fine tuned to the room. The screen will be 135" 16:9. This is kind of going version .5, with an eventual plan to go with an acoustically transparent screen and 4K projector, but funds dictate that I reuse some old equipment for now.

Some family issues have halted all work for now, but I hope to get back to it sometime this year.

Scott

SOWK 02-20-2018 04:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by srw1000 (Post 55722726)
I do intend to start a build thread at some point, but need to pick a name, and also have an achievable schedule before starting one. Funny that you should mention inspiration, since when yours was featured as an HT of the Month, it matched the kind of minimalist ideal for what I wanted to do, and it help guide me in some of the decisions I've made.

Until I do start a build thread, I'll leave a small preview here. The room is roughly 17' x 26' x 10' although it's only 9' tall in the back half, due to the riser. Our house is ICF (Insulated Concrete Form), so all four walls are 6" think concrete with 2.5" of insulation and 1/2" drywall. The ceiling is 3/4" OSB and then 5/8" drywall. I did all of the low voltage wiring myself, and it's setup for 7.1.4.

The attached pictures are the general layout of the room, large black squares are the seven seats (Costco Pulaski recliners), and the smaller black squares are rough speaker placements which will be fine tuned to the room. The screen will be 135" 16:9. This is kind of going version .5, with an eventual plan to go with an acoustically transparent screen and 4K projector, but funds dictate that I reuse some old equipment for now.

Some family issues have halted all work for now, but I hope to get back to it sometime this year.

Scott

That is an incredible space.

Fantastic entry placement, ceiling height is perfect, width is near perfect. You have a ridiculously good start to that theater.

You already started the dark interior look as well. You are on your way to a killer system.

feistyacorn 02-20-2018 07:37 AM

I'm interested in joining this group. I don't have a dedicated theater, just a "media room"... but I hope to build a nice theater in our next home and would love to learn from others experience. I'm in the Madison area.

A brief look at my current configuration:
Sony HW45ES with 100" 16x9 screen
Paradigm Studio 100 v5, CC-690 v5, Millenia ADP, and Studio Sub 12.
Anthem MRX510
Parasound Halo A51
Mac Mini with 14tb of media running Plex
Insteon Home Automation
Harmony Ultimate Remote
Palliser Elite Seating

mercracing 02-20-2018 07:41 AM

Hopefully this is only a small side bar. Can those who have Plex knowledge PM me please. I’m having troubles and might need a video chat or someone local to stop by. Thanks in advance.


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