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post #91 of 115 Old 08-21-2015, 08:49 AM
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A heavy lifeless feeling?
yes. Close your eyes and thats what it feels like... LOL.

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Wow. Well done! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the look. As fun as it can be, sometimes I think people (myself included) can get a little carried away with all of the decorative details. I think I'm going to go your route on my next build. Less trim work for me (hooray) and more focus on the screen and sound. Your HT is really a great inspiration for myself. Congrats!
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Wow. Well done! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the look. As fun as it can be, sometimes I think people (myself included) can get a little carried away with all of the decorative details. I think I'm going to go your route on my next build. Less trim work for me (hooray) and more focus on the screen and sound. Your HT is really a great inspiration for myself. Congrats!
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That is ALWAYS a huge decision with this hobby.

How do you find a nice middle ground between Looks and Performance.


This is what I came up with when faced with that same question...

Not too distracting when actually watching a movie and not to dead (Dull - Lifeless) to make me depressed being in the room.

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yes. Close your eyes and thats what it feels like... LOL.
Hmm... Some here went that route. It looked stunning but thats totally different when it's theirs and actually experiencing it, a lot. Since they were space movie fans looking for that black void style.

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I had a fellow AVS member over to see, hear, and feel the Theater tonight. I'll see if he is willing to share his opinion of the setup.

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Pimp!!!! You guys in the HT of the month set the bar high, give me something to shoot for. Congrats!
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I had a fellow AVS member over to see, hear, and feel the Theater tonight. I'll see if he is willing to share his opinion of the setup.
I was the one that stopped by on Friday. SOWK's theater absolutely blew me away. I loved how every aspect of his theater was geared towards creating the perfect theater experience as opposed to worrying too much about visuals or other things that distract you. The JTRs and dual Seatons he uses are absolutely amazing. They completely fill the whole room and are extremely dynamic. I've never heard speakers like the JTRs in a home theater environment before, so I thought it was just going to be excessively loud and really bright, but even at reference levels they sounded great. Another huge surprise for me was the Crowsons that he uses. I always viewed them and similar devices as being gimmicky but it really adds to the experience. Feels very similar to being on a suspended floor. I liked them so much that it will most likely be my next purchase. Thanks SOWK for having me over and showing my girlfriend and I your theater.
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I was the one that stopped by on Friday. SOWK's theater absolutely blew me away. I loved how every aspect of his theater was geared towards creating the perfect theater experience as opposed to worrying too much about visuals or other things that distract you. The JTRs and dual Seatons he uses are absolutely amazing. They completely fill the whole room and are extremely dynamic. I've never heard speakers like the JTRs in a home theater environment before, so I thought it was just going to be excessively loud and really bright, but even at reference levels they sounded great. Another huge surprise for me was the Crowsons that he uses. I always viewed them and similar devices as being gimmicky but it really adds to the experience. Feels very similar to being on a suspended floor. I liked them so much that it will most likely be my next purchase. Thanks SOWK for having me over and showing my girlfriend and I your theater.
Thank you for the extremely nice comments. I worked hard to get my theater to this point and this helps me know it was worth the time and investment.

It was a pleasure talking with you as well, as you seem to have a good foundation of knowledge within this hobby. Not everyone understands crossover points, time delays, roll-off slopes, or how to get the most out of their equipment.

I look forward to seeing your system as well. Thank you again for nice comments!
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This one slipped by me. Great job on the room and as others have said, It looks as good as I know it sounds. Quite a few JTR speaker based HT's have been HToM and yours is a great addition to the club.
Congrats on a terrific no compromises space.
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I was able to visit Tony's upgraded theater yesterday, and posted my impressions of the D-BOX upgrade in his theater thread:

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Minor 2020 updates:


Two additional subs added behind the back left and right theater chair on the riser
Lowered the Surrounds and Rears to Dolby Atmos approved height
Removed one rear chair to accommodate the new lower speaker stand layout.

Wrapped the front crown molding with black velvet to help reduce reflections even more.



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Two additional subs added behind the back left and right theater chair on the riser
Lowered the Surrounds and Rears to Dolby Atmos approved height
Removed one rear chair to accommodate the new lower speaker stand layout.

Wrapped the front crown molding with black velvet to help reduce reflections even more.



Man every time I see this theater it just brings joy to my soul. Thanks for sharing.

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Two additional subs added behind the back left and right theater chair on the riser
Lowered the Surrounds and Rears to Dolby Atmos approved height
Removed one rear chair to accommodate the new lower speaker stand layout.

Wrapped the front crown molding with black velvet to help reduce reflections even more.


Do you have a current schematic of your layout - i.e. where speakers are located in regards to the MLP? Apologies if I missed it in one of your two main threads. I'm assuming the 9 in your 9.2.4 is for the the front wides? Just trying to find the most up to date information on your theater
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Minor 2020 updates:

Two additional subs added behind the back left and right theater chair on the riser
Lowered the Surrounds and Rears to Dolby Atmos approved height
Removed one rear chair to accommodate the new lower speaker stand layout.

Wrapped the front crown molding with black velvet to help reduce reflections even more.
Looks amazing SOWK! Let's the art on the screen do all the talking. More immersion, less distraction 😎

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The only missing thing is Atmos surroud separation. Almost everyone is doing the same mistake.

But your room looks cool
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But your room looks cool
Atmos surround separation?
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I was wondering what this meant as well.

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I was wondering what this meant as well.
I think everyone would like some clarification.

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A Big thank you to @Youthman for doing a video room tour of my home theater.


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Great video Tony. I agree 100%, your theater is the best I've ever experienced by far! I bet 1917 is going to be crazy good in there.
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I have to admit, that is pretty cool!

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I am always inspired by all black theater rooms. Its like watching from the shadows.
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