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Our Humble HT Room
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Poster ihifi Offline
Posted 12/26/08 06:16 PM
Some pictures of our HT room.
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#236916 - 12/26/08 08:40 PM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: grunt]
bridgman Offline

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5590
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
That is really slick. Looks great !

#236919 - 12/26/08 09:13 PM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: bridgman]
myrison Offline

Registered: 02/03/08
Posts: 1898
Loc: Austin, TX
John - you've got a very nice setup. Thanks for posting pictures. I always enjoy seeing how others set up their rooms.
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#236931 - 12/26/08 10:01 PM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: grunt]
fredk Offline

Registered: 12/06/07
Posts: 7718
Loc: Canada
Looks like something from Star Trek how cool

Beam me over Scotty! (I like butter on my popcorn)

Thats a beautiful room hifi. If I ever get to the point where I have a room I can mod, I will have plethora of really nice rooms - like this one - to model it after.

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#236932 - 12/26/08 10:05 PM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: bridgman]
ihifi Offline

Registered: 10/06/06
Posts: 280
Loc: CT
Thank you for all of your comments. The concept was born in my mind the moment my wife refused that we buy a larger TV for the family room. We have a 35" TV in the family room that is snugly recessed into the center of a wall-wide cabinet and essentially disappears when the doors to its front are closed. She was absolutely adamant about not having to look at a TV in the family room 24/7, which meant that I could not buy anything larger. So, I decided to turn the bonus room (that's what it is called around here) into the HT room.

The room is located above the garage, which abuts the house, and is accessed from within the house. Because it has a separate roof, all of the walls are isolated from the rest of the house, making it ideal for watching movies or listening music without needing to worry about waking up our six-year old.

The screen hangs down from two mounts on the insloping wall. The screen size of 102" was based on the calculations from this site and also helpful input from this site. The lights are from Ikea. I bought circular marble bases for them from ebay to add stability. The peaks and troughs in FR were quite minor with one EP500 and became even better with two of them. For decoration, I bought Steve Steigman's famous "Blown Away" photograph in art print as it seemed to depict my impressions of the combination of the A1400 and two EP500s. I have three custom-made plaques that need to go on the remaining barren walls when I find some time.

Thanks again for the comments.

Edited by ihifi (12/26/08 10:23 PM)

#236939 - 12/26/08 10:44 PM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: ihifi]
onn Offline

Registered: 02/28/08
Posts: 966
Loc: Edmonton Alberta
That's a great looking and clean set-up ihifi!
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#236951 - 12/27/08 12:53 AM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: onn]
Graeme L Offline

Registered: 10/04/08
Posts: 186
Loc: Perth Western Australia
Very Nice! I like the lights.

#236963 - 12/27/08 02:35 AM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: Graeme L]
danmagicman7 Offline

Registered: 12/16/05
Posts: 1467
That's far from humble, really nice set up :-)

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#236964 - 12/27/08 03:38 AM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: danmagicman7]
bridgman Offline

Registered: 08/25/04
Posts: 5590
Loc: Bowmanville, Ontario, Canada
Having the room over the garage also means you have joists rather than concrete underneath, so the subwoofers can really grab the floor and shake it around. EX-cellent ;\)

Edited by bridgman (12/27/08 03:39 AM)

#236967 - 12/27/08 08:28 AM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: bridgman]
RickF Offline

Registered: 02/26/05
Posts: 5210
Loc: Vero Beach, Florida
Your room is gorgeous, looks almost like the room was constructed around the system. I love it.
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#236973 - 12/27/08 10:51 AM Re: Our Humble HT Room [Re: RickF]
80'sMan Offline

Registered: 08/10/08
Posts: 139
Loc: Killam, AB
Very sweet!
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