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JamesN's 11.2 3-D Scope Theater (32 photos)(5.0) (139 ratings)
Uploaded May 28, 2011 22:55:01
Welcome to my home theater. Located in the basement of my home, the overall room dimensions are approximately 13' W X 20' L X 8' H.
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:28:41
The ceiling tiles are Cinetile Black Matte by ACP. The tiles are fiberglass with a laminated matte face. The grids (which were originally white) are covered in GridMAX black matte covers, also by ACP.
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:28:42
The seating is La-Z-Boy Matinee.
Uploaded May 28, 2011 22:57:34
The front wall is covered in black velvet sheeting from the Buffalo Felt Company. The screen is a 2.35:1 aspect ratio 125" Carada Criterion with 1.4 gain Brilliant White Fabric.
Uploaded Oct 23, 2011 15:51:27
The projector is a Panasonic AE-7000u 1080p 3-D LCD. In addition to outstanding 3-D, the projector provides 6 different lens memory slots that can store and recall zoom, focus, and vertical shift settings. I have each programmed for a different aspect ratio.
Some of the AE7000u's functions are only accessible discretely via its RS-232 interface. To work around this, I have an Industrologic IR232 converter sitting on top of the projector and programmed to translate certain IR codes into RS-232 equivalents.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:24:11
I have each lens memory programmed as a discrete soft button on my Harmony One remote. (The 16:9 setting is used for both 1.33:1 and 1.78:1 content.)
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:28:45
The front sound stage consists of a pair of Paradigm Studio 20s v.5 and a Paradigm CC-590 v.5 center.
Main Speakers - Front
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:35:16
Paradigm Studio 20s v.5
Main Speakers - Center
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:35:18
Paradigm Studio CC-590 v.5
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:28:46
The subwoofers are a pair of 15" Rythmik Audio Direct Servo F15s.
They are fed by a Yamaha RX-Z11 receiver, which features true stereo subwoofer outputs. LFE content is sent to both subs, but rolled-off bass from all other speakers is directed to the left or right sub as dictated by the given audio mix.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:24:17
Each subwoofer is on its own AC power circuit, and each is protected by its own in-wall Panamax MIW-POWER-PRO outlet which provides surge protection and noise filtration. (The main breaker box also includes a whole-house surge protector.)
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:28:47
The side surrounds are Paradigm ADP-590s v.5.
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:28:48
The rear surrounds are Paradigm Studio 10s v.5 and are located on the media shelves at the rear of the room.
Presence Speakers - Front
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:29:47
The Yamaha RX-Z11 receiver provides two front and two rear "presence" channels that recreate the sound fields of different musical and theatrical venues. The presence speakers are located in the four upper corners of the room and are Paradigm Atoms v.2.
Presence Speakers - Rear
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:28:49
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:29:49
I built the Mission-style AV cabinet myself from Red Oak.
A Buffalo Electronics IR-350 IR Repeater in one of the ceiling tiles relays all IR commands to a Buffalo Electronics IR-100 IR Controller, which dispatches the commands to the AV components via emitters attached to their faceplates.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:29:50
The audio centerpiece is the Yamaha RX-Z11 receiver, providing 11.2 dedicated channels of audio output: 7 discrete audio channels, 2 front and 2 rear presence channels, and true stereo subwoofers.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:29:51
The RX-Z11 provides 40 different sound field programs. Accessing the programs via the Yamaha remote is cumbersome, requiring multiple button presses. The Harmony One allows me to set up discrete soft buttons for instant access to each individual sound field.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:29:51
The OPPO BDP-93 handles all of my CDs, DVDs, and Blu-rays.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:29:52
I don't watch Laserdiscs very often anymore, but there are some I simply can't part with. When I'm feeling old-school, I fire up the trusty Pioneer DVL-909.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:29:53
All audio and video equipment is protected by a Panamax MX5102, which provides voltage monitoring, surge protection, and noise filtration, as well as battery backup for the projector.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:36:59
In order to interface the projector with the Panamax MX5102 and its battery backup, a Panamax MIW-POWERKIT-PRO is employed. The projector is plugged into a ceiling outlet which is wired directly to a wall inlet behind the equipment rack.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:37:00
The inlet is in turn plugged into the Panamax MX5102, providing surge protection, noise filtration, and battery backup to the projector. Additionally, the MX5102 features programmable IR outputs, which I have configured to send a discrete shut down command to the projector in the event of a power outage.
Uploaded May 27, 2011 20:29:53
The media cabinet at the rear of the room holds much (but not all) of my CD, SACD, DVD and Blu-ray collections. Overflow (and Laserdiscs) are in another room.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:37:02
Situated behind the equipment rack is a 5-gang wallplate providing jacks for 11 pairs of speakers, 2 subwoofers, 2 HDMI connections, the main IR receiver/repeater, and the emergency IR projector shutdown interface.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:37:03
All of the AV wallplates are Leviton Acenti. The in-wall speaker cables and all AV interconnects are from Blue Jeans Cables. Speaker cables are terminated with GLS locking banana plugs.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:37:04
Lighting is controlled via a pair of INSTEON SwitchLinc Dimmers. The front lights (wall sconces) are controlled by one switch, and the rear lights (ceiling eyeball cans) by the other. An INSTEON IRLinc Receiver converts IR commands from my Harmony One to the INSTEON protocol.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:37:06
The lights can be controlled via the wall switch or the Harmony One remote. The front and rear lights can be controlled independently or in tandem.
Uploaded Feb 18, 2011 22:37:07
The wall sconces are Possini Euro Deco from Lamps Plus.
Uploaded Oct 23, 2011 15:59:49
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How The West Was Won
Uploaded Oct 23, 2011 15:59:54
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