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[custom Battlestar Galactica
Cylon Sanctuary MP3 made by Chris Dexter]
thumb nailed JPEGS below!
Why "Sanctuary" you may ask? Ode
to the classic movie and TV series "Logan's Run." We wanted a name to evoke a
sense of Peace and Harmony away from current events and the masses in general.
Why we went this route? Many reasons as
followed: Tired of waiting in line.
$10 a person admission. $5 drink. $5 popcorn. $15 to $20 Parking fee with
possible door dings to new vehicle. Cleanliness questionable.
Body fluids? ;-p YEACH!! Dirty floors. Unruly people. Out of focus video.
Convergence & more needed nit wit! Unbalanced sound. Sweet spot to the movie
taken. Tall hair. Loud obnoxious cell phone texting totting teens and others. Morons
with those pocket laser pointers. Again unruly people :-) Priced to kill
condiments. Again only applicable to what we had experienced. NOTE: I
use to work for 2 local movie theaters in the Marina District area during my teenage years. The synergistic
effects of the above mentioned negatives solidified this MUST DIY project.
Friends whom will aide in this year long plus
project: Some very good close
friends [family-like] to aide in our long journey into the extreme :-) Arthur
Chew helped with many long hauls/drives from Long Beach, CA back to San
Francisco. [Arthur brought all those wonderful Disney Store Displays in his
Dodge RAM truck!!] Jim Modie and Mario will aide in the electrical and as our true home
theater supplier e.g. actual used home theater seats, podium, velvet rope and
more. My best friend Rob Gonzalez will be assisting in the visuals and interior
decorating. Specifications of our system below. 99% of the items will be purchased
via online e.g. eBay, Audiogon and other sources. Currently scouring and or
lurking the www for more info. The research always continues forward and onwards.
ROOM SPECIFICATIONS: Chimney
and book shelves present in the front area. Living
Room has 3 windows on the right side with Ocean Views. DVD Media racks took the whole left side of
the wall. Over 3,000 DVDs as of 2015] SPECS: HEIGHT:
8 feet 3 inches -- Rear
width: 12 feet or 144 inches -- Rear
center [octagon like shape with 3 windows which will be changed out for dual
pane with inner mount motorized blackout blinds combined with motorized curtains
on the outer section]: about 14 feet 2 inches
[NOTE: Great idea from our good friend Hilton: Custom bench and combo a/v
equipment rack with custom fan cooling will be built at the octagon area to
square out the room plus take advantage of the Ocean views. This will free up
the current AV rack] -- Front
projection screen area: 12 feet or 144 inches -- Room
length: 17 feet 5 inches -- Seating
distance from the projection screen: exactly 13 feet --
GRID theme ceiling will be flat matte black with GLOW blue lines highlights
which can be left on or turned off during gaming and movies. A secondary star
projector will be used for the starfield ceiling effects: SEGA Homestar Pro 2nd
edition with 60,000 stars or Star Wars R2-D2 with 10,000 stars! Sides and carpet
and decor are OPEN to suggestions.
WALL SIDES and what will fill the void: dark
blue or red hue maybe? Right now we have 5 DVD/CD wall mounted expandable racks. Archival UV
quality movie poster holder: 1 sheet and 3 sheet. Klipsch, DTS, Dolby Digital,
THX signage. Custom NEON or LED "SANCTUARY CINEMA HT" marquee signage. Custom
noise resilient Home Theater padding/carpeting will be added to the surround
walls. Surrounding with be decorated with screen used original movie and TV
props in lighted shadow boxes. Authentic movie reels, clapper board, filmstrip
wallpaper top molding trim and more. A custom sculpted Mickey Mouse shaped table
with Mickey's hands holding up our projector. [May de-clutter it all till
Commercial grade authentic movie theater high traffic carpet.
regular sheetrock with green glue double stacked on the outside. 2 layers of the
same cut inside the studs in the ceilings and walls with quiet clips or sound
isolation clips to decouple the ceiling and walls. Pretty much the whole house
will get this treatment!!
OTHER MISC. stuff added for realism and as a
purist: Popcorn machine,
cotton candy machine, partial ticket
attendant booth podium and maybe a Candy concession stand filled with large box
size move theater sweets.
The ideas above can or will change any second :-) This is our
journal to jot down ideas we may or may not used.
ALSO since we live in an
Earthquake area. ALL items will be secured with QUAKE HOLD products.
| www.THX.com -- www.DTSonline.com -- www.Dolby.com -- www.SDDS.com |
Speaker company we support because
of the great sound and superb A+++ customer service: |-- www.Klipsch.com --|
Recommended Home Theater sites: |-- www.AmateurHomeTheater.com/ -- www.AVSForum.com -- www.ProjectorCentral.com -- www.AudioGON.com --|
The website which started to fuel
our passion into HT: Star Trek Themed Home Theater AKA The Bridge: |-- http://www.reighn.com --|
Steve's beautiful EXTREME Home
Theater, a great reference, check out that
beautiful oval fiber optic starfield ceiling with painting: |--http://theater.stevejenkins.com/gallery/complete/ --|
MUST READ! Great
step by step DIY [Do It Yourself] Home Theater write up. Frugal, $ strapped
individuals and or out of the box thinkers: |--http://www.mediachance.com/dvdlab/cinema/index.html --|
Terminator themed Home Theater: |-- http://www.picturetrail.com/gallery/view?p=999&gid=1930459&uid=1032597&members=1 --|
Innovative DNP Optics projection
screens. WOW use your projector with the lights on? | -- www.ScreenInnovations.com -- www.SuperNovaScreen.com --|
Fixed frames projection screens,
good quality and prices if compared to Da-Lite or Stewart. More bang for your
money. |-- www.Carada.com --|
A must have reference uber HI END HT
book Theo Kalomirakis IMHO, they have raised the bar of HT to a whole new level,
money is not the object here: |--www.TKTheaters.com --|
Companies that builds custom Home
Theater DVD intros in Dolby Digital or DTS 5.1 streams. Prices from $49.99 to
$200+ |-- www.DigitalForge.com --www.CinemaWise.com -- http://www.hometheaterama.com/index.php --|
Equipment choices: Nothing
set in stone as we're uber retentive :-) We will change our choices
till we fulfill the best bang or quality for the $ for the long
is the humble beginnings of SANCTUARY.
|Optoma HD141x DLP
1080p 3D projector
Calibrated by myself with some
settings found online.
No real problems with
the so called Rainbow effects but they are there when you are
looking for them.
Using True Depth 3D Firestorm LT
Lightweight rechargeable glasses DLP link. No emitter needed.
Setup in 1080p and 3D when avail
Currently using a wall mounted
LCD native 16:9 projector with motorized shutter door
[closed --- OPEN]
RETIRED on Jan 18, 2015
- 480p, 720p & 1080i. Motorized open and close shutter,
IRIS control, lighted remote, HDMI and more. Our small review on
- Retail: $2000.
- Screen door effect not a problem at our viewing distance.
film like images out of the box e.g. Toy Story, Lord of the Rings.
- Calibration was done all by myself.
- We have it currently setup in 720p to
NOTE: We will continue to use
this projector and NOT UPGRADE will we see a glasses free DLP 3D
1080p or 4K projector in the same price range. We shall wait as we
are not early adopters.
Mouse Film Reel head with 2 Mickey Mouse trademark hands/gloves holding
up the projector shelf with velvet flexible arms protruding from the
back wall. We may opt for a faux mouse tail also to hide the HDMI and
Right now it's on a Peerless
multi-mount wall mount model PM 600 MSRP: $50.00
Current projection screen: Elite
Screens 125" 16:9 widescreen aspect ratio AT acoustically
transparent motorized screen
RETIRING Feb 25,
motorized drop down IR
projection screen in 4:3 ratio [NOT USED in this ratio anymore as it
was matched to our very 1st projector: DELL 3200mp 4:3 DLP projector ]
motorized drop down IR projection screen in 16:9 mode + blacked out casing
with authentic movie theater black masking tape
UPGRADED TO: Elite Screens 125" 16:9 widescreen
ratio acoustically transparent motorized projection screen ceiling
View Size: 61.3" H x 109" W. Overall Size: 72.7"
H x 122.2" W. Black Case.
AcousticPro1080P2, 1.0 Gain. Angular weaved, acoustically
transparent front projection screen material with 160 degree
IR remote, detachable 3-way wall switch and 12V
Currently ceiling mounted with the
Elite Screens Mounting Bracket
SOLD via CL $120. 4:3 full frame 100" or 102" Elite
Screen Home Series motorized projection screen: matte white with
1.3 gain. IR remote control. MSRP: $1000.00
NOTE: Even though a 4:3 ratio. It's been set-up to drop
down at the 16:9 Widescreen ratio.
This screen will be up for sale
soon to help pay for our new screen :-)
outer white casing have been completely blacked out with projection
screen border masking tape from Dazian. Another reason to used
authentic projection masking border tape. Cheap $11 + shipping via Dazian on eBay.
November/December 2004 Robb Report Home Entertainment Magazine :
Klipsch THX Ultra2 speakers review. Many more positive owner reviews
This is what SOLD me on the speakers!!
SANUS Euro Furniture series II
EFAB-6 mkII modular AV Audio Video Rack
WILL BE RETIRED SOON as custom build A/V will
be built into a bench.
Purchased as 6 shelves MSRP: $450.
We added 2 more shelves. MSRP for each additional shelf $50. You can
have a max total of 8 shelves. We hope to have a retail or custom
swivel rotating base made to alleviate back problems + easier access
to cable management and connections.
FYI we just upgraded 1 shelf
level from the norm 8" height with12" pillars so we can finally
shelf the "Fat Bastard" INTEGRA DTR-10.5
To access the rear of the
electronics we have decided to take matters into our own hands.
Since the manufacturer paid no attention to our needs. We went to
the local Home Depot and found a 300 lb dolly for cheap $9.99. We
placed the stand on top of the dolly and then we used heavy grade
plastic wire ties to strap the dolly to the A/V rack base. Looks
pretty good and works well on the carpet. We will be building a
skirt to completely hide the dolly in the future. This will
alleviate any possible back problems or injuries to oneself. We like
to tinker so this is a much needed feature on all AV racks.
In the future all the equipments will be hidden in
our custom side bench and combo audio video rack to take advantage
of the Ocean Views. Custom air conditioning will be added to cool the
Ultra2 7.1 speakers
Currently FOR SALE $6,500 CASH local sales and will inclue the
Add $500 to $700 for shipping.
Seats not included!
- 3 qty LCR: KL-650 MSRP
- 1 pair KS-525 dipole
surrounds MSRP $1250 pair
- 2 qty KL-525 monopole
rears MSRP $1,000 each
- 2 qty KW-120 12"
subwoofers MSRP $1250
- 1 qty KA-1000 sub
woofer amp MSRP $1400
$13,000 TOTAL RETAIL. 5
year warranty to boot. Customer service has always been A+ with
Klipsch. We've had some amp problems with our PC speakers: ProMedia
Ultra 5.1 Multimedia speakers and they RMA and paid for shipping
both ways twice!!! One of the reason why we stuck with this brand.
They sound and perform well beyond our expectations.
A HUGE Thank you to
authorized Klipsch dealer Sean Keys in Montgomery, Alabama: Southern
Audio & Video. 100% worry free seller. This was a major $$$$$$
purchase we bought online sight unseen!!! [Read the Home Entertainment review above
as to why we love these speakers so much. This is
what solidify our decision to purchase these speakers] Yes, we bought
these without demoing them :-) We love these speakers to death. My
friends concurred with us also on the sound quality!! These kick
major a@@ to say the least. You either love or hate horn based
FUTURE WANT: ADDING 2 more KLIPSCH KW-120s 12" subwoofers with another KA-1000 amp.
Looking to cause a rumble and really recreate that movie experience.
We want you to feel the BASS during a Dinosaur chase scene or when a gun battle
ensues. NO heart
attacks please!! Weak hearts and ears need not drop on by. Bring
your own hearing protection if needed :-)
KL-650 LCR: Left
rears left and right
subwoofers x 2 qty. Each sub includes a 20 foot Ultra
Series THX 1000 Monster Cables with NL2 SpeakOn
connection. WOW garden hose thickness!
KA-1000 watt in
8ohm Class D subwoofer amp
Klipsch THX Ultra2
NOTE: The front LCR speaker stands have
been retired as our LCR speakers are now shelved and hidden behind
an AT projection screen!!
Foundations 22" Speaker stands for our LCR [Left Center Right]: SF22
$149.99 pair MSRP for our LCR. Cannot wait to get these puppy filled
up with steel shot to weigh them down! www.Sanus.com
wall mounts: 60.0
STMP for KL-525s rear surrounds --- 20.0
for KS-525 rear side surround. www.OmniMount.com
Found some used 3 qty Omnimount 60.0 speaker mounts for our LCR KL-650 speakers!!!
|YAMAHA RX V-677
||Still in the box
awaiting installation :-)
INTEGRA DTR-10.5 THX Ultra2
7.1 modular receiver
Integra DTR-10-5 THX Ultra2 7.1 all in one modular receiver though
the future proof feature is dead.
this from the good folks at www.AudioVisionSF.com Thank you to Randy for the deal and the
support when 1 of the channels went south. We bought the store
display and then got a new unit from all this as UPS dropped the
original unit received upon its return from INTEGRA to fix that one
bad channel and caved in the rear!!!
- It's been working perfectly ever since
even though it is only HDMI 1.0. 150 watts per channel. IMHO Clean
power. --- MSRP: $3500
base --- configured MSRP: $5,000.
Weighs in at about 80 lbs. AKA "Fat Bastard"!
player and gaming systems
OPDV971H 1080i with DCDi. DVI to HDMI connection.
Optical audio connection. Great all around universal player: SACD, DVD-Audio, MP3, DTS, Dolby Digital and more.
Currently setup for all region playback and PAL or NTSC!! Love this
multi use DVD player. MSRP: $200
player: X-Box 360 with HD player.
Component to HDMI adapter connection. 1080p with current projector.
Optical audio connection.
Playstation 3 slim with blu-ray player. 1080p with current
projector. Straight HDMI 1.3 connection. Optical audio connection.
NINTENDO Wii. 480p with no upscaling. Component to HDMI adapter
connection. Analog stereo L and R audio connection to
simulate surround sound using the Dolby Pro Logic II matrix.
dedicated CD player [removed and no longer used]
ONKYO DX-1800 hooked up via analog left and right
Laser Disc LD player
[removed and no longer used]
Pioneer Laser Disc CLD-3080
hooked up via S-Video and Optical audio. May reused once we organize
our laser disc collection.
UPS, AC surge suppressor and
Power Conditioner. We have 3 total in use.
ACE -615 Retail was $500. Series Mode. 2 years warranty
qty) Tripp-Lite SMART PRO UPS 1000VA with LCD, offers voltage
regulation, surge suppression and battery back-up support. Retail
was $200 each. Used in conjunction with our projector. You may mount
this vertical of horizontal. Very cool and cheaply priced!
FUTURE PURCHASE: We're
looking to buy: APC S15 Power Conditioner $1500 retail with
added battery for extended protection.
After extensive research we
prefer the SM Series Mode surge suppressors over the disposable
sacrificial MOV Metal Oxide Varistor based surge suppressors. NOTE: Any
so called surge protectors or anything with a joules
disposable/sacrificial components. Do your research via your www
favorite search engine. Not all MOV based items are bad!
Various Series Mode
vendors: www.ADcom.com, www.BrickWall.com, www.SurgeX.com, www.RichardGraysPowerCompany.com NOTE:
Some of the RGPC items uses MOVs, www.FurmanSound.com
MOV components used
vendors: www.Panamax.com and www.MonsterCable.com, www.APC.com
Custom Smart Home accessories &
whole smart home controller + cables, wires etc...
For all your cable and wire needs we recommend
www.monoprice.com No reason
to waster money of the other brands.
FYI our research continues: we
are looking to build custom speaker wires with 45 degree banana plug on
one end and spade connectors on the opposite + custom subwoofer Y
cable 7.1 configuration.
- KLIPSCH KL-650 LCR: 40
feet Left Center and Right, 3 qty
- KLIPSCH KL-525 REAR
Back Surrounds: 30
feet Left and Right, 2 qty
- KLISCH KS-525 REAR
Side Surrounds: 40
feet Left and Right, 2 qty
- KLIPSCH KA-1000 SUB
amplifier to KW-120 subwoofer: 40
feet subwoofer cables with NL2 SpeakOn connection, 2 qty
AV Mechanica ALPHA WM-512 Wall
racks. 5 qty
RETIRING SOON to
qty black ALPHA WM-512 wall mounted expandable racks for 1000+ DVDs. MSRP: $225
per rack. DAMN we need
more :-) We already ran out of room. Had to make way for HD and
Blu-ray 1080p. As of Feb 2015 I think we are over 3,000+ DVDs now!!!!
Universal Remote Control NEEDED
my research some type of touchscreen tablet either Android or iOS based with an app to do this or the Logitech
12+ seat capacity.
SELLING THE WHOLE
SETUP for a more laid back comfortable design sofa couch.
FRONT 1st row:
3 qty IRWIN
Ambassador commercial movie theatre seating [BLUE
REAR 2nd row: 4 qty IRWIN
Ambassador commercial movie theatre seating [BLUE
FRONT and REAR rows will be built on custom risers with taller riser
on the rear row seating. Heavy duty locking casters will be attached
to each corner so we can move the seats around and configure to our
1 qty Sharper Image iJoy
Turbo2 Robotic Massage chair in Faux black suede. $799.95 retail.
For those with back problems and just want a relaxing massage to
decompress a hard days work away.
2 temp folding padded chairs from Costco will
be used for the meantime.
1 American Idol Coke Coca Cola brand Director chair style
AS NOTED EARLIER ABOVE: Custom padded Bench and combo audio video
rack will be built near the 3 windows octagon shaped area to take
advantage of the Ocean views and add 3 to 5 more seating for kids
and adults alike :-)
Various original used or unused
Movie Theater decor: 1.5 & 2" marquee lettering, theater
worker jacket, real unused tickets, popcorn advertisement mobile and
vintage velvet rope.
movie memorabilia will
adorn the walls.
Willy Wonka and the
Chocolate Factory 1971 movie of all 5 golden ticker winner
autographs. Purchased on eBay from MikeTeeVee himself Paris T.
Beautiful framing done by my best friend Robert Gonzalez
Classic Video game systems. We
need some type of video game composite selector. Don't know how they
will look on the projector. Research pending..
Don't mock me :-) I'm an old
school classic gamer/collector. We need to find a way to display and
play our vintage classic video game systems: ATARI
2600, 5200, 7800 and Jaguar, Colecovision, Nintendo 8 bit, Nintendo
Virtual Boy, Odyssey 2, Super Nintendo, and Vectrex. We have an
extensive library of 1000+ boxed and loose games for these system.
All of these systems minus the Nintendo Virtual Boy & Vectrex will
be hacked/modded with composite audio/video outputs and or SVideo.
NO MORE legacy static prone TV/Game switchboxes!! Going back into
the 1970s and 1980s! A sampling of our Classic Video Collection
below. Remember PONG?
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