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#146372 - 08/29/06 12:13 AM Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside*
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
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Hello guys. It's been a while, I've just been lurking now and then during my busy summer.

If some of you recall last year, I brought my axioms to my room and had my theater be at the mercies of how my room was made. This time around, the room is at the mercy of the home theater.

So, without further adue, here are some pics.



If you look closely, you can see some light light on the back wall. I have 3 florescent lights on the back of the wooden "table." When its darker (or my camera doesn't have flash on) it looks really neat to see light emitting from behind the couch.



Couch pulled out for multi-level theater seating.



The set up, everything arranged. My desk is on the left, roomate's is on the right. When we watch a movie, the monitor goes on the reciever, and the right speaker moves to my roomate's desk.


Might just be the most built in hi-fi dorm theater in a small college dorm room. Since I'm at a private school...dont need to worry about people jackin my stuff.

Anyways...comments? Suggestions? I think i should move the speakers closer together to the center since the blue couch is so close to the speakers. They are about 5 feet away from the blue couch and about 7-8 feet apart.
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#146373 - 08/29/06 12:56 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside* [Re: danmagicman7]
Ajax Offline
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Registered: 12/30/03
Posts: 6246
Loc: Cleveland, Ohio
I don't think anyone should ever underestimate the ingenuity of the average college student (or should that be the above average college student )
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#146374 - 08/29/06 01:20 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside* [Re: danmagicman7]
JohnK Offline
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Registered: 05/11/02
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Dan, a very deluxe "multi-level theater" indeed for your spacious quarters. Yeah, at that distance it looks as if the speakers could be a bit closer together, but if the toe-in allows for a firm central image don't worry about it.
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#146375 - 08/29/06 02:09 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: JohnK]
richeydog Offline
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Registered: 05/24/04
Posts: 1201
Loc: Fresno, CA
Jack, you nailed it. Ingenuity is the right word for this setup. This is freaking awesome. haha

It appears that whomever is sitting on the couch at ground level automatically qualifies as a footrest for those above.
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#146376 - 08/29/06 10:05 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside* [Re: danmagicman7]
bridgman Offline
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Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5279
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Awesome is the word. You have successfully crammed a full-blown home theater into a dorm room. Very nice.

The lighting is very slick. At first it looked like the back wall was floating with a gap between it and the side walls/ceiling, but now I see that is just a trick of the light.

Only criticism would be that it appears you actually have a mirror at the first reflection point (where the sound from the main speaker bounces off the wall and hits your ears). Normally the mirror is only used to determine the reflection points then is replaced with absorbent material to improve imaging

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#146377 - 08/29/06 10:12 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside* [Re: danmagicman7]
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Registered: 07/26/06
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Loc: Hollywood. (Canadian @ <3)
You are.....The Man.
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#146378 - 08/29/06 10:29 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: danmagicman7]
medic8r Offline
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 6380
Loc: Fredericksburg, Virginia
Thanks for sharing, Dan! Awesome setup! Can I go back to college and be your friend? I'll help you ace psychology!
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#146379 - 08/29/06 10:44 AM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: medic8r]
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
Heh, thanks guys for the comments .

The only problem is that I have absolutely no leg room under my desk...HSU STF-2 is too darn big . A small price to pay though.

Heh, I even had to drill a hole in my desk to get the digital audio from the computer to the speaker because the cord was too short...the original "cable hole" is 4 feet away from the reciever...heh.

Maybe I can ceiling mount the sub or something to get it out of the way :P
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#146380 - 08/29/06 01:25 PM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: danmagicman7]
millerbrad Offline
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Registered: 04/15/06
Posts: 45
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Quote:

Since I'm at a private school...dont need to worry about people jackin my stuff.




Say, which college do you go to? And which room are you staying in?

You said you weren't worried about anyone walking off with this stuff, right?

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#146381 - 08/29/06 02:10 PM Re: Dan's Delightful Dorm Theater *Pictures inside [Re: millerbrad]
danmagicman7 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
Sans-Utopia Shores University

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