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Friday, August 03, 2007

Attic Media Center is Completed!!

Finally, after nearly 3 years of working on the attic project (which some of you know about), my Dad and I just got the carpet installed two days ago! The second that carpet was laid down, we immediately began looked towards the electronics. Yesterday, we purchased a ton of new audio equipment for the room including:

- Pioneer 7.1 Multi-Channel Amp/Receiver
- Boston Acoustics 10" Main Subwoofer
- Polk Audio Center Speaker
- (2) Sony Woofers and Midrange Beasts

I grabbed a DVD player from downstairs (new Panasonic that truly plays 'em all) and we spent about 3-4 hours setting up the room. We haven't even begun to balance the system yet!

Anyhow, here are some pictures taken last night for your viewing pleasure:

Some of the new equipment

Plugged in the Pioneer Amp (Chorus "aahhhhh!!!")

Laying out the speakers in true 7.1

Temporarily setting up the old projector. Eventually we'll get one of those new widescreen high-lumens projectors (maybe even 1080p).

Hooking up the system!


Once we finished setting up everything, we turned on the components, heard a little crackle for a second, popped a Sting audio CD into the player and turned it up.

It was unbelievable... The sound, so crystal clear and surrounding you in beauty. Sorry, but my Dad and I really are audiophiles. I can't even post up a video or audiotrack to show you guys what it sounds like because it cannot do it any justice at all...

AND THIS IS BEFORE WE BALANCED THE SURROUND SOUND!!!

Ahh... yes. Heaven is now in my attic. You guys are definitely going to have to hear the sound that immerses you so intensely in that 4th floor. The acoustics in the attic are perfect, lack of an echo nor muffle. No words can describe...

This last picture is of a couple older speaker cabinets that my Dad and I had in storage downstairs. These are actually some really nice, tightly-sealed enclosures. We're going to buy some raw 15" woofers to replace the old blown speakers. Probably replace the tweeters up top too.

Testing some speaker cabinets downstairs

Very good, very good...

5 Comments:

  • Wow. That looks amazing. About how long did it take total?

    By Blogger -=WTH=-Mod Clay, at 11:27 AM  

  • To completely rebuild the attic into a nice living area, 35 months on and off. Obviously we weren't working up there every hour of every day. Maybe only every other weekend we would spend a couple days. Boy was it well worth it. This place is NICE!!

    So far we've spent about 4 hours physically setting up the home theater, nevermind checking out and purchasing components. We still have quite a ways to go in the "media" part of media center, but it's already developing at an incredible rate due to both my Dad's and my motivation to get this thing up and rocking!

    By Blogger Reyals Bemus, at 11:43 AM  

  • That is very cool.

    By Blogger -|WTH|-AA7, at 1:08 PM  

  • I remember you telling me that you were remodeling the attic a couple of years ago. Looks awesome - can't wait to play Halo 3 in there...

    By Blogger Pete, at 11:27 PM  

  • http://www.bloodgulch.net/
    i found this halo site ,
    its great

    By Blogger DallasFan, at 3:05 PM  

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