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Occasionally people ask if I have photos of my theater anywhere, so I thought I'd start a thread so I'd have somewhere to post them. First a little history - this would be my third home theater. With more time than money and 20+ years in construction, I built this ( and my previous theaters ) myself. My wife and I have been in this house over 10 years, and the theater has gone through a few upgrades. It was originally a " bonus room " over a garage. I pretty much just modified an existing room. The house is 2 x 6 construction all around and well insulated - including the interior walls. I used metal studs for my theater framing - I've done a lot of that in commercial construction.
 

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12 years ago we kind of envisioned this as a sort of multi purpose " media room " type set up. These are from 10+ years ago, when I had my Sim2 Lumis Host ( great projector ). One thing I had to have was a projector closet and two screens - one 16:9 ( taller ) and one 2.35:1 ( wider ).
 

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At some point the windows pretty much never got opened or unsealed, and it turned into a dedicated theater with black carpeting and Rosco Black Velour paint. The Sim2 Lumis got joined by a Sony VW600, then the Sim got replaced by a JVC RS600 ( a pair of 600's ! ).
 

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The theater as it has evolved to today ( 10 - 27 - 2020 )

Stewart Luxus Model A ElectriScreen, StudioTek 130 G3 material – 50.2 x 118 x 128.2 diagonal 2.35:1 aspect ratio

Viewing distance – 9' 8"

Stewart Luxus Model A ElectriScreen, Neve 1.1 material – 59.5 x 106 x 122 diagonal 1.78:1 aspect ratio

Viewing distance – 10’ 2"

JVC RS4500 projector

Lumagen Radiance Pro video processor

Panamorph Paladin DCR lens

Denon AVR X8500

Parasound A 52+ Five Channel Power Amplifier

Panasonic UB820 4K Blu Ray player

Oppo UBD203 4K Blu Ray player

9.4.4 Speaker System -
Martin Logan Motion 40’s ( 2 ), Focus ESL C18 center speaker, ElectroMotion FX2 surrounds ( 4 ), Motion LX16 wide channel speakers ( 2 ) , Motion 4 heights ( 4 ) .

Two SVS SB4000 subs ( rear of room ) - new !
Four SVS SB2000 subs ( front of room )
Mini DSP HD

PFP M1500 – UPS uninterruptible power supply

AC Infinity AIRCOM T8 component cooling fans ( 3 )

GIK 242 2’ x 4’ acoustic panels – 3
GIK 2” Spot Panel - 2’ x 2’ acoustic panel – 1
GIK – 244 2’ x 4’ bass traps w scatter plates – 3
GIK – 244 1’ x 4’ bass traps w scatter plates – 12
GIK – 244 2’ x 2’ bass traps w scatter plates – 3
GIK – 244 2’ x 3’ bass trap w scatter plates – 2
GIK – Monster Bass Traps w scatter plates – 1’ x 4’ – 2
GIK – Monster Bass Traps w Range Limiter– 2’ x 3’ – 2
GIK – Monster Bass Traps w Range Limiter– 1’ x 4’ – 2
GIK Tri-Trap Corner Bass Traps w Range Limiter – 2 plus 2 Demi Tri-Trap Corner Bass Traps
GIK GridFusor diffusors - 8

AEMC CA813 light meter

Sper Scientific 840020C Lux Light Meter

Theater 23’ wide x 17’ 6” ( minus 3’ 3” deep projector closet ) x 11’ tall.
385 square feet, 3516 cubic feet .
 

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The Panamorph DCR lens and Lumagen really took things to another level picture wise. Custom DCR lens mount -
 

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The ceiling and side walls are actually very dark grey ( SW Garrett Gray - not named after Mike ), but they look brighter / whiter due to the flash / photo over exposure.

Recent improvements - GIK acoustic diffusers on the ceiling ( works quite well ), painted with Rosco Black Velour.
 

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Also, I recently added 2 more SVS SB2000 subs ( for four total ), and I am adding GIK bass traps ( more on that later ). They are working extremely well with the two SVS PC 12 Plus subs in the rear.
 

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Screen shots taken with a Canon GX7 MKII off my StudioTek 130 screen -
 

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Martin Logan Motions series speakers. When I moved the surrounds down to do an Atmos setup ( from my old pre - Atmos configuration from " back in the day ") , I had to devise a way to mount one Motion FX in a window. Took a little engineering !
 

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My equipment rack. The AC Infinity AIRCOM T8 component cooling fans really work great. I recently re-organized the entire rack and re-located the Denon X8500 at the top. That was a " fun " rewiring project ! :eek:
 

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Craig, thanks for this dedicated thread on your H/T system ...

Mr. Peer,

I have always wondered what your current H/T system actually consisted of as well as seeing it in pictures. :)

Great coverage buddy you covered it nicely and so did the pictures you posted.

You know me I love pictures.

So my Good-Man thanks for taking your time and effort to share your H/T system with all of us.

Terry
 

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Very nice setup


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The 16:9 Cima Neve screen with some lights on. For sports or HDTV, it still looks fine when my wife wants to eat dinner and watch Homeland etc. ( she hates eating in the dark ).

There is a fair amount of light on in these shots, but the light off the screen affects the camera.
 

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The 16:9 Cima Neve screen with some lights on. For sports or HDTV, it still looks fine when my wife wants to eat dinner and watch Homeland etc. ( she hates eating in the dark ).
Hey Craig,

I'm Never-Ever going to let Cathy (Wife) see that post of your's, Never. :eek: :eek: :eek:


LOL,
Terry
 

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Hey Craig,

I'm Never-Ever going to let Cathy (Wife) see that post of your's, Never. :eek: :eek: :eek:


LOL,
Terry
Recessed can lights on dimmers work well. Besides, don't you have a Firehawk screen? Note that the minute she's done eating the lights go off - it's strictly a compromise I make when eating dinner in there and watching something. Which is not that often.
 

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Hey Craig,

I'm Never-Ever going to let Cathy (Wife) see that post of your's, Never. :eek: :eek: :eek:


LOL,
Terry
Recessed can lights on dimmers work well. Besides, don't you have a Firehawk screen? Note that the minute she's done eating the lights go off - it's strictly a compromise I make when eating dinner in there and watching something. Which is not that often.
Craig,

Well if I told things as they really are. :eek: :eek: :eek:

See the picture below that's actually used when myself or Cathy is eating as it has a variable dimmer. ;)








I much-much prefer that All Lights are 100% Off in the H/T buddy. :)



Terry
 
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