First let me say, I built my new house around this media room 7 years ago. I have a degree in Audio engineering and Studio design so I used some of the concepts in my new home. I waited an extra year to build my house so I would have the funds to do it right. I am a very hands-on kind of guy, so any thing less than perfect in the wiring and construction stage would not do. The rooms 18'x24' walls are isolated on rubber and I have accoustic ramping in the ceiling. I designed the front stage as if it melted out of the ceiling hit the floor and rolls out and up over the sub enclosures. Lights and blinds are all automated. Furniture is oversized leather that seats (6-8). Power is isolated and clean. I have 2..yes I said 2 Velodyne F-18 front sub enclosures that are in perfect phase. The B&W 640 speakers are isolated on their own pedestal filled with 600lbs of sand each. Center channel is a B&W 800 series and is also isolated above the screen. Rear speakers are in-wall B&W CDS6's. All amps and components are hidden in their owns space with aux cooling fans. IR repeaters are used to control them. MIT cables and 800ft of heavy Monster cable were used in just this one room. Amps were all THX Harmon Kardon but I am updating them now with H/K 7300,H/K DVD, etc.. Screen shown in pic is a 60" projection but I am also upgrading that this year with a Samsung HLP5674 DPL. Alot of technology has changed in 7 years, so its time to upgrade again. The only good thing is, great hi-end speakers are always up-to-date and when they are in a room that is set-up acoustically to let them shine, they are inspiring. I am pleased on how my media room came out accoustically and aesthetically. I tell people its what you dont see in this room that makes it amazing. All the work,wires and hidden features are what makes this room sound like no other. I also have my entire house wired for sound with 6 independent zones with B&W in-wall speakers (12) powerd by 2000 watts of H&K power. Thanks for letting me brag a little. Not every one appreciates the passion and sacrifice we all go through for the ultimate audio experience.
I am switching/updating audio gear around this week. I am almost done. What a job it is! Next is a new Samsung HLP5674. Even 7 years ago I could see the format was going 16:9 so I made removable panels on my current 60" to change it to 16:9 (see pic). Monitor sceen will go from black glass to black glass. Monitor gets done in a month or 2. I will need a rest anyway. I plan on taking wide angle pics of the room then. I also have some trick lighting I am drawing up now.
Barry, I have some cool stuff around the room like Harley and Sportscar models matching the big ones in the Garage. I also am a Bowhunter so I have 3 beautiful whitetail shoulder mounts and a few well stocked Humidors around the room. I guess you could say its a Media/Trophy room. My wife has the rest of the house. I have this room and the Garage.
I have a access doors from another room to get in behind the screen. The center is semi-hollow. I have sand filled chambers under the main R/L tower speakers(about 600lbs a side.) This also isolates the subs from the R/L tower speakers.I have aux-cooling fans in the access-room and it makes dressing out all the cables much easier. The IR repeater is in there as well.
very nice system, you seem to know what your talking about so i thought i would ask for some speaker advice. i am building a home cinema but i dont know what the best speakers are to use. these are my options. first is 4 beo lab 5, b&o. or b&w cwm800 (3) b&w asw750 or another option is lynn using the akurate 242 the 225 the212 and the 221. im very confused by it all, can you shed some light on the situation
This is the best HT I've seen on this and any other site yet. I love the simplicity and especially the fact that its just simple in sight, but very powerful, with lots of audio power. And, I just love the lighting. Mind posting a larger pic (preferably 1400x1050) of this setup? That'd be my inspirational wallpaper.
Well...Its almost done. After waiting for the ultimate hi-def screens to appear, My screen upgrade to 1080P in 61" is 98% finished. All I can say is,...WOW! I built this room years ago waiting for the ultra-HiDef screen quality to catch up to the audio quality. The screen quality matches the audio quality for a unprecedented sound and sight presentation. We are just finishing up the cosmetic details. Pics are soon to come.
Mysto, 2 things: 1.,Your high def 1080P is already outdated. You should hold out till spring. There's a new media on the horizon. 2.,Why would you wast all that sound on that dinky screen?
Myster, One more thing, do you find it odd that Javier Morales is asking for pictures of your back door? I think there's a hidden message there.
As for screen size?? well....70" might be abit ostentatious. No really, 61" of ultra-hi-def fits the room perfectly. I had to guess when I designed the room on the perfect 16x9 screen size. My target size was 60" and that was way before hi-def resolution. If you look at the 2 white panels on either side of my old 4x3 screen. They were ment to come out for the future 16x9 screen. This would give a look of one large piece of black glass 9 feet long by 3 feet high. When the screen is turned on, it magically apears out of the center and disapears when off. Turns out the new Samsung 61" 1080p is a exact fit with perfect picture framing and because the TI's Gen-6 chip gives the blackest of black color, it is invisable where the screen stops against the smoked glass. Hows that for making a format and size prediction 9 years ago? The candles/statues upfront have a super soft rubber pads under then to isolate.