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My god that is a beautiful build.

As an aside, my god building codes must be lax there if you can do that all by yourself lol.
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Congratulations on a fantastic concept, design, and execution. I only wish that I had the skills to replicate your outstanding home theater.


May you truly enjoy the fruits of your labor, and thank you for sharing this milestone with the AVS community
Thank you for the kind words. Look over my thread. You'll see from all the questions I ask that I had very little "skill" to speak of. Lots of effort and dedication was present, however. If I can do it, I suspect you can do it as well....
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My god that is a beautiful build.

As an aside, my god building codes must be lax there if you can do that all by yourself lol.

LOL. Everything is up to code (I made sure of that after a lot of research). The trick of it was that I had the head contractor for the massive house addition who was a friend of the family. He was more than happy to allow me to jump it. Once I started jumping in to lend a hand more and more of the house addition fell on me. Once I got to the home theater portion, it was all on me. He did stop by a couple of times to check things out. Until the inspectors signed off on everything I certainly wasn't advertising that I was doing as much as I was....

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not really sure which is more beautiful............your home or your home theater


congratulations on both
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psychdoc has the right profession - he's NUTS (in a good way). What a fantastic HT! I hope he doesn't get transferred soon.
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Fantastic HT!


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Matthew;
I love the bold colors, seeing your ceiling speakers angled, your attention to detail, the star ceiling - KUDOS!
A+ HToM here.

Can you post a picture of the room in absolute HT mode, visually do the speakers disappear or are they slightly visible?
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Quite impressive for DIY, im sure that makes it even more rewarding while your sitting there watching a movies and saying to yourself "yeah I bult this". The ceiling is one of my wants, seems a lil daunting though, 150hrs is a ton of work. Did you follow a particular plan or did you glean from the web and just roll?
Yeah, you can also sing this song "I built this HT (on rock and roll)" after Starship's "We built this City". In the pictures even though the room was well lit, I couldn't help noticing how bright the movie was on the screen. Must be a nice projector and perhaps screen too though I'd prefer a fixed screen that is firmly on the wall rather than a hanging retractable one but that's just me. Overall, congrats on your build and I'm sure you and your family will enjoy the room and movies.
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Matthew;
I love the bold colors, seeing your ceiling speakers angled, your attention to detail, the star ceiling - KUDOS!
A+ HToM here.

Can you post a picture of the room in absolute HT mode, visually do the speakers disappear or are they slightly visible?
Thank you for the kind words. Details matter!

As requested, here is a garbage picture taken with my iPad. I removed the small piece of black tape from the front of the right subwoofer so you could see the blue light. As you can see, there are no distractions.....

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^^^ awesome to see when the lights go down the image floats and the movie experience is truly to behold.

So many people don't realize this is what it's all about for "HT" purist, sure one can watch a movie on a 70" or bigger HDTV in a living room, but so many distractions, however IMO one cannot "experience" a movie on any size HDTV in a living room.

So now that your are done with this when / what upgrades are planned?

I'm still 1 year away from my current 11.2 to a 9.4.6 myself.
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Incredible theater! Congrats on all the hard work. I especially love the tasteful use of wood throughout. Gives real character.
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Golly Sergent .....looking great!
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So now that your are done with this when / what upgrades are planned?

I'm still 1 year away from my current 11.2 to a 9.4.6 myself.
As guessed, the big upgrade should occur this fall with an upgraded processor.
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nice theater! where'd you get that center channel stand?
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nice theater! where'd you get that center channel stand?
For many of the smaller speakers, Aerial Acoustics has stands for their speakers that are made by another company. If memory serves me correctly I think they are called Anchor Bay....
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I guess I really need to make it to the AVS Forum home page a bit more....

CONGRATULATIONS on HTOM @psychdoc ! Very well-earned recognition, without question. You put many pros to shame.

In reading Scott's first post, I recall I discovered your thread right about the time you were installing 3/4" MDF as your first layer. I remember saying to you (in my head) "You, sir, have my attention!!!". And the rest of the build certainly didn't disappoint.

I'm still threatening to fly your Dad to Charlotte when it comes time to do MY star ceiling!!
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Very impressive I must say.. this will be an inspiration for many I am sure!
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CONGRATULATIONS on HTOM @psychdoc ! Very well-earned recognition, without question. You put many pros to shame.

In reading Scott's first post, I recall I discovered your thread right about the time you were installing 3/4" MDF as your first layer. I remember saying to you (in my head) "You, sir, have my attention!!!". And the rest of the build certainly didn't disappoint.

I'm still threatening to fly your Dad to Charlotte when it comes time to do MY star ceiling!!
Thanks Tim. For a first time ever attempt at any type of construction I am very happy with the final product. It was a bit sad to see the journey come to an end. I'll let my dad know of your comment, he'll get a chuckle out of it.

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Very impressive I must say.. this will be an inspiration for many I am sure!
Much appreciated! Hopefully there are a couple of people with no experience willing to give it a try after reading my full thread.
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