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Yet another my home cinema thread!

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by CatManDo, Dec 21, 2004.

  1. CatManDo

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    Heres my attempt!

    Life started off with pics 1, 2, & 3.
    TV was pushed in corner, speakers were in the wrong places and not enough room on the stand!

    So when I got new central heating my back boiler and fire needed to come out, rather than replace I decided it house my TV in there instead!

    Pics 4, 5, 6 & 7 show the emtpy chimney breast, this had to be supported with a concrete lintel and then it was boxed in to hide the gas pipes and plastered.

    Pics 8, 9, 10 & 11 show the final result. Bought an Alphason stand and the Kef Eggs.

    The TV fits nicely in the fireplace alcove and now speakers are situated correctly. The only thing that has changed since these pics, is now I have my PS2 on the TV stand and a Joytech AV Center on the rack underneath the Sky box.

    Ultimately when and if funds ever allow, the Alphason rack could go in the alcove and a nice plasma be hung above!

    I know this aint great but its ok. It could of been improved a lot, the speaker cables are just buried in the wall and then plastered over, I know I should of used conduit.

    Comments welcome!
     

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  2. oconnpad

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    Good stuff CatManDo, looks a lot better by the end.

    how long from photo 1 to 11?

    I'm going to be going for the alphason stand that you have, i have a pioneer AX5i which is 19 inches deep so needs something like that, how did you find tidying up the cables at the back with the holes provided? did you bother doing all that?
     
  3. CatManDo

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    Hi there....well the whole thing took around 1 and half months to be honest. The fire was out for quite some time before that so we were left with a large whole for a while.

    I have got most of the cables through the holes on the Alphason stand at the back but it is still a nightmare to be honest!

    I had holes drilled through each side of the chimney breast for the cables to TV and the sub so its quite neat until you poke your head at the back of the stand.

    The Alphason stand is really nice, but be warned i had parts missing when I got mine, but to give them their due, Alphason posted them out straight away.
     
  4. digisocialist

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    Neat idea. You've used that space really well, it looks great :) Hope you didn't chuck the original cast iron fire though... they can be worth a bob or too! The AV Stand is really nice.. wish I could have one but my room just won't house one that big :(.

    :smashin:
     
  5. CatManDo

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    Thank you for your kind comments :)

    The fire wasnt an original cast iron, and it was all connected to the back boiler, it was just an original 'effect' !

    We are lucky to have original cast iron fireplaces in the two bedrooms though :)
     
  6. Les E

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    Nice set-up mate!

    What height have you got your left and right eggs?
     
  7. CatManDo

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    Cheers Les E!

    I take it you mean the rears?

    Not sure of the actual height but they are fairly high up.

    Ideally I should have put them lower but needed to clear the door opening on each side. It also would have been better to put them on the side walls pointing in rather than on the back walls, but unforunately that wasn't possible with my room layout.
     

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