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Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by Leon Rees, Apr 16, 2001.

  1. Leon Rees

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    Now that I'm putting the finishing touches on my new home cinema, I thought I'd slap a few pictures up...

    They can be found at Rees Family Home Cinema

    Equipment is as follows...

    Front Speakers : Paradigm Monitor 9
    Centre Speaker : Paradigm CC350
    Rear Speakers : Paradigm Monitor 7
    Subwoofer : Infinity RS12

    Screen : 7ft wide 16:9 1.3 gain
    Projector : BarcoData 808s

    Amp/Processor : Pioneer VSA-E06
    DVD Player : Pioneer 737
    LD Player : Pioneer CLD-925
    Scaler : FE Quadscan v2.5

    Enjoy!

    Leon
     
  2. graham_ew

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    Looks great !!
    How long did it take? and how much did you do yourself? the car looks ok but x reg is a bit old hat now :D hope you enjoy your set up!!
    Graham
     
  3. Timh

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    Leon I envy you, you have got me thinking about my loft now.
    Did you do the conversion yourself or pay the expert's to do it.
    My brother is currently waiting for a quote to convert his loft into two room's, can you give us an idea on the cost of your conversion.(loft only not not to include av kit).

    cheers
    Tim
     
  4. Leon Rees

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    Graham,

    From the builders arriving to first movie took 2 months.

    I can't take much credit for the work, it was mainly done by a specialist loft conversion company. I can take credit for the cabling and AV setup though.

    Tim,

    The bill for the building work came to £23,000... not too bad I thought, but live about 35 miles from London in East Sussex, so prices maybe inflated due to the fact that a £300,000 house in London becomes a £400,000 house with a £25k loft conversion.

    Leon
     
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    Well impressed!! I also had the idea of converting my loft into a cinema some point in the not too distant future I hope (when my new house is finally built!).

    Leon I hope you don't mind me asking a few questions?

    1) How high is the ceiling at it's apex?
    2) Roughly what is the length and breadth of your loft?
    3) Did you add the stairs yourself or were they there already? Our loft has a hatch opening and I have always wondered where the stairs would go if I was to convert the loft?

    Great job and thanks for posting the pics!
     
  6. stefinch

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    HI! recently converted my own loft the room is now 22ft long 18ft wide and 8ft high, i lost 8ft of space at the one end for the water and heater tanks to go into. All work done by myself insulation,soundproofing,strengthend floor, plastering,new loft opening etc.etc. room now finished.cost! alot of graft and hrs and about 3K for the room. I have a seleco 320 CRT with 6ft 1.85 screen, Tannoy 637's at front, rogers ls55's at rear, Yamaha A5 amp,
    Richard Allan centre, Kef sub, bit embarassed about dvd player so won't mention it yet looking to upgrade soon thinking sony 7700.
    I will hopefully have soom pics soon on own web site...good luck to anyone who's doing there loft out,it's well worth it.

    P.s Nice Porka
     
  7. Leon Rees

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    Big Al,

    The ceiling is around 7ft high at the highest point, moving out to around 5 foot at the lowest point.

    At the seven foot height the ceiling is around 5 foot wide... this is important for home cinema, as the slope of the roof affects your screen width. I have a 7ft wide screen, which is about the most I can manage... 8ft would had require to severe a firing angle for the Barco.

    Also something to consider with loft home cinema is the availability of a flat wall for the screen... I had only one in my room. If you roof is pitched on all sides, then you may have to shorten your room to create a flat wall, or be more creative.

    My loft is 30ft long by 14ft wide. Sounds wierd, but the ground floor of my house is wider the than the top floor... the side of the house is pitched, so 30ft long was the max. The house is around 30ft deep, but I settled on a 14ft width to keep the wall heights sensible and to provide some storage space for water tanks and the junk my wife likes to collect.

    The stairs were added by the builders... we were lucky enough to have a large landing on our first floor. The new staircase is essentially a continuation of the the original kite winding stair case. In fact, you'd be hard pushed to not recognise it as original.

    Stefinch

    I admire you for taking on the conversion task yourself! I'm useless at DIY, but even so, the fact that I have a trussed roof really meant it was a job for experts to get the load bearing correct. The loft has two 10m 18"x18" steel girders running the length of the sides to support the new floor, old ceilings and roof!

    Thanks,

    Leon
     
  8. calibos

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    Leon

    What do you do for a living and how do I get into that line of business :D

    I bet he has a beautiful wife and kids as well....jammy b******* :D :D
     
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    And he has a 911 cab

    double B$#%&**^

    Work in the city do we?
     
  10. Arthur.S

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    Leon, very cool setup. How did you manage to get the Barco for 900 sobs? Was it legal? :)
     
  11. Leon Rees

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    Of course it was legal!

    I bought it from a company that used it as part of there staging of exhibitions on behalf of clients... when I went to view the range of projectors he had available this was the best unit, practically unused.
     
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    Nice set up,

    If you hear of anymore data808s going for £900, buy as many as you can, you would certainly be popular around here!

    Cheers Rob.
     
  13. Arthur.S

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    You lucky lucky lucky b*****d. :)
     
  14. Rob

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    You must have slipped him a few sheckles!

    Great cinema Arthur.

    Rob.
     
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