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SadieMax cinema

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SadieMax cinema
« on: November 12, 2016, 03:24:07 PM »
Named for My 2 year old Sadie and my 5 year old Max

bought our house brand new in 2014....had no plans for a few years to build a dedicated theater..but the wife gave me a V-day present saying I could start it up....I owned all the equipment, just needed a room.  believe it or not it only cost 2200$ all in to go from empty basement to the finished product..also only took 1.5 months from start to finish (working 3-4 hours every night after the kids went to bed)..its 100% DIY including 11 speakers, and 4 subs

so without further ado....here are the pics:

Before:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/7480E5B3-FD58-4FCB-A33A-61F573DAFAF0_zpszc7isivq.jpg
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After:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/F50DC995-6AF5-4FB7-8A6A-B5274FDE63F6_zpssht57wux.jpg
SadieMax cinema


this is whats behind the screen:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/2163162D-DE04-4609-B631-D2DB08A19744_zpszj5dw6ur.jpg
SadieMax cinema


and the back left corner:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/651D4F2E-7C49-4812-8E27-75221E90CC8C_zpsswbnemy1.jpg
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room is 10'10"x16.5'x7.75'

absorption panels built into front stage and side/rear wall fabric frames

Front stage: 3 x DIY 1099's
4 surrounds: DIY Volt 6's
4 Atmos on ceiling: DIY volt 6's
Subwoofers x 4: 2-si18 2-si18ds4

processor/amplification:
(2) inuke 6000dsp
(3) XPA-100
Denon x7200wa
minidsp 2x4

Screen:
DIY AT screen White/black Millskin spandex 130" diagnol 2.35

PJ:
JVC rs400

4k UHD br player:
OPPO 203





« Last Edit: January 13, 2017, 05:20:02 AM by bmoney »

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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2016, 07:15:09 PM »
You did an awesome job, and getting it up that fast is great! I bet you, and your family are loving watching movies in your new HT now! I am in ours most of the day everyday (retired), and we love having Movie Nights with some friends every week or two.
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) diy synergy horn 2 ways,, 4 JBL 8340As, 4 JBL 8320s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, 2 Furman filters, SeymourAV 195" diagonal scope screen, Panamorph UH-480, Darbee Darcet, diy 14 channel Ice Power amp

Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2016, 09:24:38 PM »
bmoney, theater looks good. :)
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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2016, 04:53:08 AM »
thanks guys...I watch at least one movie a night...unless there is a big gane on or somthing...i knew i always wanted one but never knew I would use it as much or look forward to going dpwn there with my 5 year old for our before bed time movie every night :)

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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2016, 09:13:42 AM »
Do you watch TV on the big screen too? I watch TV, and surf the web on ours with it, but I do have to say text is not the greatest on the HT screen.
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) diy synergy horn 2 ways,, 4 JBL 8340As, 4 JBL 8320s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, 2 Furman filters, SeymourAV 195" diagonal scope screen, Panamorph UH-480, Darbee Darcet, diy 14 channel Ice Power amp

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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2016, 09:17:18 AM »
nope...its 100% for movies only...

dont want to "waste" bulb life on TV haha

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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #6 on: November 14, 2016, 09:34:49 AM »
nope...its 100% for movies only...

dont want to "waste" bulb life on TV haha
Yeah, I can understand that... I go through a bulb about once a year with my AE8000 in ECO mode (5000 hours). This is one of the reasons i would like a LED or Laser projector, but I just can't afford the cash it would cost. Watching TV shows really does change them to like mini movies though on the big HT screen vs watching them on a FP in our living room.
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) diy synergy horn 2 ways,, 4 JBL 8340As, 4 JBL 8320s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, 2 Furman filters, SeymourAV 195" diagonal scope screen, Panamorph UH-480, Darbee Darcet, diy 14 channel Ice Power amp

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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #7 on: November 14, 2016, 09:39:52 AM »
this is whats behind the screen:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/2163162D-DE04-4609-B631-D2DB08A19744_zpszj5dw6ur.jpg
SadieMax cinema


and the back left corner:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/651D4F2E-7C49-4812-8E27-75221E90CC8C_zpsswbnemy1.jpg
SadieMax cinema

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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #8 on: November 14, 2016, 09:47:39 AM »
You built those speakers! Now i know why your room turned out so nice...you've got skillz!
Yamaha CX-A5100, (3) diy synergy horn 2 ways,, 4 JBL 8340As, 4 JBL 8320s, PS3, XBoxOne, Monoprice speaker wire, and XLR cables, Redmere HDMI cables, Monster HTPS7000, 2 Furman filters, SeymourAV 195" diagonal scope screen, Panamorph UH-480, Darbee Darcet, diy 14 channel Ice Power amp

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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2016, 04:16:56 AM »
some screenshots using iphone6 camera....movie is Tomorrowland upscaled to 4k

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/7499B41F-CC97-4565-A46A-48D82101191F_zpsenwi0bv1.jpg
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http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/7F5C1E0E-CB72-4F8A-A214-CEFC6D86AD0F_zpsemryuc4i.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/98550008-2A56-4649-B135-83D9BBB290B7_zps8sua5byy.jpg
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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #10 on: November 15, 2016, 04:20:00 AM »
You built those speakers! Now i know why your room turned out so nice...you've got skillz!

haha thanks yeah I built them...they are unfinished though because they are just behind the screen....the sub you see in the back left I did finish (obviously)

here are some shots of putting the speakers together:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/5D68959E-9BE7-4FAE-A3DB-CD83A24D764D_zpsxyqq7xjv.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/0EF25628-A817-4F96-86CA-633868168869_zpsnm0ugquq.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/1CDB601E-ADB8-4D07-84B4-EF94626DFA60_zps0v5omjqd.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/B9783388-B609-4C4D-9F98-7BBBDCF8DFDF_zpstciuhwqh.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/282C56C4-101A-4C7A-B8E6-E5066A1D460A_zpsnuwdcwcq.jpg
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Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #11 on: November 15, 2016, 05:23:38 AM »
Do you watch TV on the big screen too? I watch TV, and surf the web on ours with it, but I do have to say text is not the greatest on the HT screen.

Text is nice and sharp on my JVC.
Mike Garrett
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JVC, Sony, Epson, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Stewart, Seymour, Screen Innovations, Screen Excellence, DNP, Carada, Da-Lite, Vutec, Triad, SVS, Martin Logan, Def Tech, RBH, M&K and many other brands.

Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #12 on: November 15, 2016, 05:25:43 AM »
Yeah, I can understand that... I go through a bulb about once a year with my AE8000 in ECO mode (5000 hours). This is one of the reasons i would like a LED or Laser projector, but I just can't afford the cash it would cost. Watching TV shows really does change them to like mini movies though on the big HT screen vs watching them on a FP in our living room.

You might want to call and check on pricing for a laser or LED projector. We have some on closeout.
Mike Garrett
AV Science Sales
585-671-2968
mike@avscience.com

JVC, Sony, Epson, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Stewart, Seymour, Screen Innovations, Screen Excellence, DNP, Carada, Da-Lite, Vutec, Triad, SVS, Martin Logan, Def Tech, RBH, M&K and many other brands.

Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #13 on: November 15, 2016, 05:29:20 AM »
haha thanks yeah I built them...they are unfinished though because they are just behind the screen....the sub you see in the back left I did finish (obviously)

here are some shots of putting the speakers together:
http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/5D68959E-9BE7-4FAE-A3DB-CD83A24D764D_zpsxyqq7xjv.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/0EF25628-A817-4F96-86CA-633868168869_zpsnm0ugquq.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/1CDB601E-ADB8-4D07-84B4-EF94626DFA60_zps0v5omjqd.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/B9783388-B609-4C4D-9F98-7BBBDCF8DFDF_zpstciuhwqh.jpg
SadieMax cinema

http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b159/bcfineberg/282C56C4-101A-4C7A-B8E6-E5066A1D460A_zpsnuwdcwcq.jpg
SadieMax cinema


1099's. :) 10" mid woofers and 99db sensitivity. No problem hitting clean reference levels.
« Last Edit: November 15, 2016, 05:32:16 AM by AVSMike »
Mike Garrett
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585-671-2968
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JVC, Sony, Epson, Marantz, Denon, Yamaha, Onkyo, Stewart, Seymour, Screen Innovations, Screen Excellence, DNP, Carada, Da-Lite, Vutec, Triad, SVS, Martin Logan, Def Tech, RBH, M&K and many other brands.

Re: SadieMax cinema
« Reply #14 on: December 02, 2016, 10:08:33 AM »
Very nice setup....Looking forward to the day, one day, when I'll have my own room.  Hopefully in the first Q of next year.....