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post #1 of 33 Old 05-22-15, 10:37 AM Thread Starter
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My Theater Room - Cinema 1858

A few photos of my room.

Before:


It was a pretty bad setup, with the screen perpendicular to 3 floor to ceiling windows. Bad pendant lighting. I won't even bother showing you the before shots of the other end of the room.

So I spun the room 180. Moved to a 115" DIY Seymour CenterstageXD screen, acoustically transparent.





Over the course of several phases I've upgraded various components. It's now at:
• Emotiva UMC-200
• Emotiva UPA-7
• TiVo Premiere
• AppleTV
• Panasonic BDT-360 bluray player
• PS3
• Modified Elemental Designs MTM-6 theater series (upgraded driver & crossover components)
• Mission 77s surround x4
• SVS PB-2000
• Optoma HD20


It's all been DIY. This summer I'm going to pull the ceiling and add more soundproofing.

I bought the LCR cabinets from a guy I know around here. There's a ton of cabinets floating around since they closed up shop. I've actually bought 4 slanted surround cabinets to eventually finish up and install as well.



It sounds great in there. I finally figured out Room EQ Wizard once I had the eD cabinets behind the screen and they had had a couple months to break in. REW works great with the UMC-200.

I have more photos, and I'm down there every night. Let me know if you have questions about anything or want to see something else! Love to hear what you think!
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I backed the NEEO project on Kickstarter, I'm really hoping that ends up being as nice as it looks like it will be. I've never been happy with a universal remote, but this seems a little bit beyond the Harmony remotes. I'm excited to get it and see how it does.
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I like the setup, nice and clean. Nice work on the screen and front wall treatment. Additional acoustic treatment should help when you get to that step. Those seats look so plush and comfy, and I dig the look of those Mission 77s. I assume your sub is on its side to accommodate your screen placement? Curious - what's the square hole in the back wall? Looks a tad creepy in the photos

I checked out the NEEO page. I'm interested to hear your impressions when you have yours set up. I just basically gave up on URC and ordered a Harmony Ultimate Home this week - it came in the mail today so I should have it set up this weekend. Still very curious about the NEEO and will probably be following its development.


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Additional acoustic treatment should help when you get to that step. Those seats look so plush and comfy, and I dig the look of those Mission 77s. I assume your sub is on its side to accommodate your screen placement? Curious - what's the square hole in the back wall? Looks a tad creepy in the photos

I checked out the NEEO page. I'm interested to hear your impressions when you have yours set up. I just basically gave up on URC and ordered a Harmony Ultimate Home this week - it came in the mail today so I should have it set up this weekend. Still very curious about the NEEO and will probably be following its development.
- The seats were $200 on craigslist, of course I spent $100 in cleaners to get the smoke smell out of them.
- The Mission 77s were found in a pawn shop locally. I had to mount the main surrounds on the ceiling because of the windows, and they just disappear visually. They're actually the perfect surrounds, since they're so physically close to the seating. The four of them together make a nice smooth surround field. When I put the ceiling back in, I'm going to move the main surrounds forward about 12 inches.
- Yes, the sub is taller than the NHT it replaced, so it's sitting on its side or it goes right to the bottom of the screen.
- The black hole in the back wall is another window. It was behind the original screen. I stuffed a piece of Linacoustic in there to black it out.

I'm anxious for the NEEO to arrive...
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I like it. Very clean and I am sure you will have years of enjoyment. I also Like the sofa's as well. I bet if you were not careful, you can fall asleep on those sofa's. lol. Great job!

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I'm sure I COULD have years of enjoyment, but I'm already mentally planning my next theater. Once I hit the lottery I want to build a new room over my garage to give me more space - wider screen (2.39), more seating, just plain more flexibility.

It never ends. But this room is very cozy and enjoyable.
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I only need one seat in my theater

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Re: My Theater Room - Cinema 1858

Great transformation, thrillcat! Room looks great and cozy. How do you like the SeymourXD screen? Do you find the audio is still nice and clear, or is it muffled at all?

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