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I like the coffered ceiling, but it needs a bigger screen IMO.

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I agree bigger screen also the folks sitting in the front row, isn't that chair too low? Their eye level will be near the bottom of the screen? The room does look nice thou. Nice colors.

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Let's be honest... the front sound stage is a total mess... checkout the left main. It's firing at the feet of the rear row. And that center channel is not that far away from the front row!

The room looks really shallow for that kind of design implementation.... Might work if it was way deeper?
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And the color of the walls.... I'll admit, the color looks nice, but it's a big no-no for projection screens! Too much light reflection!
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+1, that sound stage has to be non-existent! But with the limited space and oriented that way, he did the best he could (minus angling those mains in, which would help). Had he rotated the screen to the adjacent wall, he would have been better off. Maybe could of got some distance behind that second row. It is beautiful to look at though.
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Soundstage might not be that bad. If you're in the left cup holder of the front right chair....
I feel like this is a test. Like, what's wrong with this room lol. Too bad it probably cost 50 grand. +Ron. The ceiling is great. And I like the sconces too.


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I feel like this is a test. Like, what's wrong with this room lol.
LOL... pass or fail. ;-)

That's what fun about these photos... some will look amazing at first glance. Then you'll start to see little things that look slightly off (or completely wrong)... or, possibly, the more you look the better the room becomes! I think I might start labeling the photos with numbers so we can keep track of what we're talking about.

I've helped quite a few friends over the years (probably like a lot of you have) and I always find that my idea of a perfect room (which tries to put optimal conditions first, visual appeal/desires second... within the constraints of the room, of course) never fits with what they are looking for. Being an HT owner (like all of you), I know that it is really hard to create an optimal room... so many constraints (budget, room size, you name it...) steer us in non-optimal directions all of the time. But, if I had to guess, I'd say that fewer than 2% of gear owners are willing to completely design for optimal. Could be wrong about that...just a gut guess.

You are right about one thing... the room in photo #2 probably cost several bags of gold and it's far from optimal. I'd love a chance to sit in there and hear/see what's really going on.
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Room#1 I'm thinking "maybe" the singers voice might appear to come out of her feet. I'm guess a difference of 6' from her head to the floor. The room looks cool. Kind of makes me think of a "pod" that will launch from a space ship. Lol. Like the bongos!

Todd, you mentioned sitting and listening to system 2. I think it would be fun to be blindfolded and walked into a room, listen blindfolded and make as many mental notes as possible and then see if the experience matches the room. That may work better with music, but I'll sometimes listen to a movie track with my display off just to see how good my system tracks sound.(no I can't just shut my eyes. I cheat and look lol).
You're right too about the 2% who would forego some beauty for performance, but these 2rooms have to be a large investment. IMO it seems they got very close, but blew it up at the finish line.


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For the third picture, it looks very nice. I see two subs and both are in the front next to the center speaker.. Isn't that just wrong placement? Should be at different locations, I believe. Maybe in the back instead of in the front? Also the left and right speakers are way to close to the other speakers.. Nice speakers, though.

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