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I use the term cinema room loosely.

It's just a room in my cellar with cheap carpet over the concrete floor.

Brick walls concealed with unskimmed plasterboard.

Half my equipment bought back in the 90s.

 

I moved in 6 years ago.

Got a bigger 55" TV and soundbar for the lounge and shifted all my AV gear into the cellar.

Put the old 42 inch Panasonic plasma down there.

Hooked up to

Onkyo sr606 reciever

BK Monolith Plus sub

KEF Coda 9 fronts

KEF Coda 7 rears

KEF center

Some inherited Q Acoustics 3010 middle surrounds (the old owner left behind in the kitchen enabling an upgrade from 5.1 to 7.1 :lol: )

Put some led strip lights in.

 

Man cave

 

Was like this for years.

Then a few months ago I treated myself to a cheap 1080p £170 projector Apeman LC600 and £30 screen.

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The lighting hides a multitude of sins.

With the main lights on it's like a drunk tart the morning after :lol:

 

Apeman lc650 projector

 

Anyway, unlike with the plasma, with the projector I couldn't have the led strips on during use due to light pollution.

Even with all the lights off, the light from the screen reflected off the walls and ceilings washing out the screen picture.

So I shelled out £20 on some matt black paint to turn it into a batcave.

 

Below are 2 pics of the same image with original white walls and the new black.

Projector in white room

 

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For £20 the improvement in the black levels on the screen are night and day.

I've heard using black velvet fabric brings reflections down several notches more!

 

Slowly going through my Blu-ray collection again and spotted this yellow 370 in F&F6

 

Fast and Furious 6 370z

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I always thought the 370 had a big arse compared with the 350, but that looks OK :)

 

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Love what you’ve done, but that mass of exposed cables needs an enclosure!

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28 minutes ago, HEADPHONES said:

I've heard using black velvet fabric brings reflections down several notches more

That will also be for better acoustic's not just for light absorption 

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Looks cool. Probably the black paint hides some of the cable a bit too.

 

Is this for movies only or console gaming as well?

 

I recently installed a load of Kef items into my lounge, but as they're quite discreet they won't pack the same punch as those floorstanders!

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9 minutes ago, zelda said:

I recently installed a load of Kef items into my lounge, but as they're quite discreet they won't pack the same punch as those floorstanders!

Gotta love Kef items B) I have Q Series in the lounge for movie viewing and R Series in my office for music 

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Absolutely love a good movie!!! What a great set up. Check out the hot Z 

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17 minutes ago, DoogyRev said:

Gotta love Kef items B) I have Q Series in the lounge for movie viewing and R Series in my office for music 

Nice. I have a mixture of T series and Ci series in wall and ceiling for stealth 5.1.2.

 

Those R series are beasts!

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I've recently done my living room up with a new surround sound system. Definitely agree on the darker wall thing, so I'm going to change the bright yellow to a dark blue.

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Nice, are you using those upfiring speakers for atmos - How do you find them?

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39 minutes ago, zelda said:

Nice, are you using those upfiring speakers for atmos - How do you find them?

They're not bad. They work quite well. One of the first films I watched with Atmos made me think that the neighbours had dropped something on the floor above as the sound came from there. At first I was like wow, then I realised it was from the film :lol:, then a even bigger wow!

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11 hours ago, SuperStu said:

Love what you’ve done, but that mass of exposed cables needs an enclosure!

Now that it's a batcave I can't see anything:p

Retirement project maybe :lol:

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11 hours ago, zelda said:

Looks cool. Probably the black paint hides some of the cable a bit too.

 

Is this for movies only or console gaming as well?

 

I recently installed a load of Kef items into my lounge, but as they're quite discreet they won't pack the same punch as those floorstanders!

I've probably played ony PS3 for a total of 3 hrs in the past 12 months:surrender:

 

As for punch, the biggest impact has been the BK Monolith Plus subwoofer.

 

Very solidly made ported 500w 12" sub 

Weighs in at 47kg.

Made my old REL q200e look AND SOUND puny.

Monolith Vs REL q200e

 

 

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, The Bounty Bar Kid said:

 

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That looks like a gorgeous place to chill.

Loving your headphone holder:clap:

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7 hours ago, HEADPHONES said:

That looks like a gorgeous place to chill.

Loving your headphone holder:clap:

Sony headphones :thumbs:

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Brother in law in Connecticut  is building one downstairs in his massive home. Watched the golf on it a couple of years ago. Awesome. I like what you have done.

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1 hour ago, Payco said:

Brother in law in Connecticut  is building one downstairs in his massive home. Watched the golf on it a couple of years ago. Awesome. I like what you have done.

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PROPER cinema room build:thumbs:

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