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So after 4.5 years and a fair bit of blood & frustration, our HT room is virtually finished.

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And with the curtains open

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This was originally an open plan lounge/dining room, but we bought the house with a cinema room in mind. We closed in the wall that the screen is on and then opened up a doorway on the eastern wall. Screen wall is the southern one.

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And then used the under staircase storage room to create the equipment cabinet which is open backed on the bottom half.

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Then a matching cabinet counter sunk into the opposite wall cavity

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Speakers are Focal Chorus 800 series all round, the front 3 being the 30th anniversary edition W models with mid and bass sandwich drivers from the Electra/Utopia series.

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I made the centre stand from qubeloc aluminum and then filed it with sand and covered the shelf with fidelio velvet to prevent reflections. I also have a felt cut out that sits on the piano black centre channel for the same reason.

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Surrounds

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Rear

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IR light switches (one of which is broken) hence I've temporally removed the halogens above the screen cabinet area.

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The crowning glory of the room which my wife was in cahoots with @@betty boop to buy as my Christmas present, a JVC X7000 after living with a Sanyo Z5 projector for just on 10 years.

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Hero shot

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Thanks. Just some lighting issues to sort now, a new rear row of seats and we are done. The spin bike is a small price to pay for wife that bought me such a brilliant present

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Far out brussell sprout....that is a really nice room....gotta love the big screen....well done and thanks for sharing.

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Looks very impressive!! :)

Looks like you've put a lot of work into the room !!

Reckon people will be itching for you to hold a GTG soon !! :)

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Great looking room, I really wish I had the room for a dedicated HT.   :thumb:  :thumb:

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Thanks guys. Yes I'm am loving this room now. I have an empty house tomorrow night so I'm sure I'll crank it up. Next step is getting a pro Audyssey license so I can get it calibrated for sound and picture.

@@gcgreg , yes the picture is awesome and that is virtually straight out of the box, just turned down colour and manual iris adjustment. It is a slightly soft image as zoomed to 130", but bloody great considering what I had before. The iPhone camera does a pretty good job though

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Great looking room, I really wish I had the room for a dedicated HT.   :thumb:  :thumb:

 

Funnily enough it doesn't get used as much as I would like. I've also found I had to set up my 2ch living room for stereo as I just felt too isolated in this room without a picture or company. I guess although I love my tunes as much as HT, I rarely just sit and listen to music staring into space. I'm more likely to be reading or doing some work, surfing SNA, or just cleaning up or doing the dishes whilst listening. With 2 young kids and 2 business being run out of this house, we rarely sit down mid week to watch anything prior to 9:30 so we have to make a conscious effort to watch a movie.

 

I'm now at a point where I'm really happy with both rooms, just a few more things to set rooms off like new rack in the living room once kids are old enough not to damage it, and some more home automation stuff for the HT, as we can't hear the home phone or door bell whilst in there.

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great stuff blybo...great to see it come together :)

 

cant wait to see how the jvc is doing in your room in person. and no doubt audio wise things come along a bit too wiht the new sub and surrounds etc.

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I lose all heart when I see the degree of design and implementation going into such professional setups ! :(

Translation - well done. [emoji34]

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Thanks @@evil c @@Sime @@betty boop

 

The finish line is in sight now evil, but has taken many years to get to this. The last home was a multi function room and very open plan, we could only watch our old projector and retractable screen after dark

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