Get Free, Friendly, Expert Advice
Call 1-866-244-8796 or email

Designed and Manufactured in Canada Since 1980


AxiomAudio Blog

Outdoor Speaker Placement

Speaker Placement: Unusual Room Layouts and Elevating Speakers

Positioning Floorstanding Speakers

Wall'O'Fame
Greetings fellow Axiom owners...
HG Rosewoods Part 3
Who's Online
3 registered (BBIBH, MarkSJohnson, pmbuko), 92 Guests and 3 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Financing
Forum Stats
13295 Members
11 Forums
22826 Topics
403237 Posts

Max Online: 378 @ 02/24/13 04:33 PM
Top Posters
Ken.C 17741
pmbuko 16259
SirQuack 13318
CV 11140
MarkSJohnson 10832
Meanwhile On Facebook

A very fond farewell party last night . . . we miss you Noreen!

Hope everyone's got their summer favourite playlists cued up for the weekend! W...

(y) Love this customer review of the M2s! "the first time listening to my new a...

These LFR1100 speakers in custom Eggshell White are on their way to Taiwan (yes,...

Page 6 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#190848 - 01/06/08 05:35 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: el_giovato]
el_giovato Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
I've updated my home theater over the holiday season. I purchased a sectional about 1 year ago, but was unhappy with it from day one. AVS Forum had a power buy, and I picked up a row of 3 Coaster Studios, which got me motivated to build a riser and bar top for a second and third row. The area feels much more like a HT room now, and the Coaster seats are incredibly comfortable. The riser is 7" high, and it gives the back row a perfect view of the screen. I have to find 4 30" barstools now to finish the project. Let me know what you think.

Here's a shot from the back. You can see that I have a proper center channel stand now. I bought 2 pieces of 2" x 1/4" steel from the big orange and welded a couple of L brackets.


Here's a shot from the front of the screen. Looking at this picture, I see that I've not yet removed the plastic protective coating on the foot of the chairs.


Here's a shot of the fireplace/component rack, you can also see the pool table off to the left. I ended up building a HTPC into the top of the chimney box. The chimney pipe actually exits the basement along the horizontal run of the drywall box, the top portion was empty. Heat was a bit of an issue, but I have it such that the temperature inside the box increases by only 10 degrees C while the fireplace is on.



Here's a shot of the riser. I'm using a black leather couch that I had in the upstairs living room. The difference in leather between the HT seats and the couch is not as apparent as in the pictures.


Here's a shot from the pool table room. Overall, I'm pretty happy with the basement. It makes for a comfortable area to waste away the cold winter months in Northern Ontario (although it's 5 degrees C and raining today - about 20 degrees C above normal).


Top
#190849 - 01/06/08 05:37 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: el_giovato]
CV Offline
Founder, Axiom Upgrade Club
shareholder in the making

Registered: 07/20/06
Posts: 11140
Loc: Richland, WA, USA
Very nice-looking home theater. I want it.
_________________________
SuperGrand UltraDeluxe (Plus Extra More)

Top
#190854 - 01/06/08 06:09 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: CV]
Mojo Offline
connoisseur

Registered: 01/21/07
Posts: 3292
Very nice. I like the Thierry Ona prints. You may want to consider getting Grenadine et Mirabelle. With the right light shining, it comes to life.

Top
#190855 - 01/06/08 06:17 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Mojo]
el_giovato Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
Thanks for the suggestion re Grenadine et Mirabelle, I'll look into it.

Top
#190902 - 01/07/08 08:13 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: el_giovato]
DaveG Offline
aficionado

Registered: 11/26/07
Posts: 868
Loc: WI
Look great, wish I had one like it.
_________________________
Dave

Top
#190904 - 01/07/08 08:26 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: DaveG]
Murph Offline
axiomite

Registered: 10/05/06
Posts: 6735
Loc: PEI, Canada
Nice clean look. Nice furnature. Nice job on the raised platform for 2nd row. I also took note of the bar in behind it. Yet another great idea to add into my future plans. It's like having another row and provides a casual spot to sip drinks for when your not watching a movie but might have company over and you have a concert DVD on for background. That's the exact added touch I needed for my room as I am on revision 20 something of my drawings trying to add a bar into my room plans.

Perfect!!! I'm so glad I thought of that. OK so you have pictures to show you thought of it before me.... See my signature. heh heh. \:\)
_________________________
With great power comes Awesome irresponsibility.

Top
#190921 - 01/07/08 10:51 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Murph]
vassillios Offline
aficionado

Registered: 02/28/07
Posts: 597
Loc: Warrenton, VA
That looks very nice!
_________________________
Made on a Mac

Top
#190924 - 01/07/08 10:59 AM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Murph]
Nachosgrande Offline
local

Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 258
Loc: New York
Great job!

A question on the room setup - what is the distance from the screen to the theater chairs and the bar?
_________________________
Epic Grand Master 500 - trying to fit in a VP180!

Top
#191005 - 01/07/08 06:31 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Murph]
el_giovato Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
Thanks for the kind words, I also like how it turned out. The bar is a great place for the family (4) to start our Friday movie night with some pizza and drinks. Feel free to claim the idea as your own, I'm sure I got the idea from some website during my research.

Top
#191007 - 01/07/08 06:35 PM Re: Basement HT - Progress Report and Pictures [Re: Nachosgrande]
el_giovato Offline
old hand

Registered: 01/05/04
Posts: 96
Loc: Northern Ontario
Thanks.
The viewing distance from the front row is just a little over 11', and ~ 15' for the back row. The riser is 8' wide by 5' deep, and the bar top is 16", putting the viewing distance from the bar at ~ 19'.


Edited by el_giovato (01/07/08 06:36 PM)

Top
Page 6 of 7 < 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 >



Moderator:  alan, Amie, Andrew, axiomadmin, Brent, Debbie, Ian, Jc 

Home  |  Corporate Info  |  Products  |  Message Board  |  FAQs  |  Warranty  |  Site Map  |  Privacy Statement   |  Contact Us

©2014 Colquhoun Audio Laboratories Limited
All Rights Reserved.