The Starlight Theatre v4.0

almost done…

 

Click here for V4.0 Beta :)

 

V4.0 Current State (May 2012)

(Colors are off a bit)

Click here to see and read all about the V4.0 construction!

Or watch some of the progress videos:

Jan 18, 2011 - Original basement before we bought the house.

Oct 1, 2011 - Basement update - Moved Beam, moved bath, framing.

Dec 11, 2011 - Drywall into the basement.

Dec 11, 2011 - Drywall off the truck.

Feb 10, 2012 - HT Hat Channel/Insulation (dead room), Some Drywall.

Feb 24, 2012 - Drywall (pre-mud).

Nov 7, 2012 - LEDs Up.

April 21, 2013 - Star Ceiling.

Nov 17, 2013 - Acoustical Panels Up.

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Click here for the v3.0 pictures.

Here is a shot of The Incredibles at 104" diagonal from V2.0!

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Click Here To See V2.0 Construction!

Click Here To See My Home Theater V1.0!

 

Current V4.0 Equipment

Now with 7.2 Digital Surround!

 

 

 

The DLA-RS45 has a native contrast ratio of 50,000:1 and a host of new features for 2012, and renowned D-ILA image quality.

Extraordinary Picture Quality

·                     1920x1080(x3) 0.7-inch D-ILA devices

·                     Upgraded optical engine and driver for smoother gradations and reduced motion blur

·                     Native contrast ratio: 50,000:1

·                     120Hz Clear Motion Drive for smooth action scenes

Highly customizable

·                     6 picture modes and 3 color spaces

·                     Darkness and lightness correction

·                     Lens memory function memorizes 3 positions for focus, zoom and shift.
Maintains constant height for 2.35, 1.85, 1.78 on same screen.

·                     Presets for different screen material

Stunning 3D Performance with active shutter glasses (optional)

·                     Improved driver for increased brightness while reducing crosstalk

·                     Parallax adjustment for fine tuning 3D effect

·                     Highly customizable built-in 2D-3D converter based on high end JVC production design

·                     Active shutter glasses and IR emitter are optional

·                     Accepts all modern 3D formats (Blu-ray, side-by-side, top-and-bottom)

Optimum Flexibility and Convenience

·                     Dual HDMI 1.4a inputs, PC input

·                     LAN connection for system control and firmware updates

·                     Remote control via LAN, RS-232C, IR

·                     Newly designed remote controller with 3D function

·                     V: 80%/H: 34% motorized lens shift

·                     1.4:1 to 2.8:1 lens throw

 

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Millennia M60ti Specifications

Max Amp Power

250 Watts

Min Amp Power

10 Watts

Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz)

37-22K

Freq Resp +3dB/-9dB (Hz)

27-22K

SPL in Room 1w/1m

93 dB

Anechoic SPL 1w/1m

89 dB

Impedance

8 Ohms

Woofer

Dual 6.5"

Midrange

5.25"

Tweeter

1"

Dimens. (in.)(HxWxD)

37.5x9.25x15

Weight

47 lbs per

 

 

 

VP180 Specifications

Max Amp Power

400 Watts

Min Amp Power

10 Watts

Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz)

34 Hz-20 kHz

Freq Resp +3dB/-9dB (Hz)

25 Hz-20 kHz

SPL in Room 1w/1m

95 dB

Anechoic SPL 1w/1m

91 dB

Impedance

4 Ohms

Subwoofer

Dual 6.5”

Woofer

Dual 5.25”

Tweeter

Dual 1"

Dimens. (in.)(HxWxD)

9.25”x39.5”x17”

Weight

56.8 lbs

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QS8 Specifications

Max Amp Power

400 Watts

Min Amp Power

10 Watts

Freq Resp+/-3dB (Hz)

95-22K

Freq Resp +3dB/ -9dB (Hz)

65-22K

SPL in Room 1w/1m

95 dB

Anechoic SPL 1w/1m

91 dB

Impedance

6 Ohms

Woofer

Dual 5.25"

Tweeter

Dual 1"

Dimens. (in.)(HxWxD)

8.25x11x6

Weight

11lbs per

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SVS 20-39PCi Specifications

BASH Amplifier

320 Watts

Tuning Point

20 Hz

Freq Resp+/-3dB (Hz)

20-100

Height

39"

Diameter

16"

Custom Long Throw Woofer

12"

Firing Direction

Down

Precision Tuned High-Flow Port

Flared 4"

Architectural-Grade Fabric Cover

Yes

Custom Drawn High Strength Tube

Polymer

Weight

60 Pounds

 

 

 

 

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Onkyo TX-NR709 Product Specifications

 

Amplifier Section

  

 

Power Output   

-

     Front L/R   

110 W + 110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
130 W + 130 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%,
2 channels driven, FTC)

     Center   

110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
130 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%,
2 channels driven, FTC)

     Surround L/R   

110 W + 110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
130 W + 130 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%,
2 channels driven, FTC)

     Surround Back L/R   

110 W + 110 W (8 ohms, 20 Hz-20 kHz,
0.08%, 2 channels driven, FTC)
130 W + 130 W (6 ohms, 1 kHz, 0.1%,
2 channels driven, FTC)

Dynamic Power   

250 W (3 ohms, 1 ch)
220 W (4 ohms, 1 ch)
130 W (8 ohms, 1 ch)

THD (Total Harmonic Distortion)   

0.08% (20 Hz-20 kHz, Half power)

Damping Factor   

60 (Front, 1 kHz, 8 ohms)

Input Sensitivity and Impedance   

200 mV/47 k-ohms (Line)
2.5mV/47 k-ohms (Phono MM)

Rated RCA Output Level and Impedance   

200 mV/2.2 k-ohms (Pre out)

Maximum RCA Output Level and Impedance   

4.6 V/470 ohms (Pre out)

Phono Overload   

70 mV (MM, 1 kHz, 0.5%)

Frequency Response   

5 Hz-100 kHz/+1 dB, -3 dB (Direct Mode)

Tone Control   

±10 dB, 50 Hz (Bass)
±10 dB, 20 kHz (Treble)

Signal-to-Noise Ratio   

106 dB (Line, IHF-A)
80 dB (Phono MM, IHF-A)

Speaker Impedance   

4 ohms–16 ohms or 6 ohms-16 ohms

 

Video Section

  

 

Input Sensitivity/Output Level and Impedance   

-

     Video   

1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Component)
0.7 Vp-p/75 ohms (Component PB/CB, PR/CR)
1 Vp-p/75 ohms (Composite)

Component Video Frequency Response   

5 Hz–100 MHz, -3dB

 

Tuner Section

  

 

Tuning Frequency Range   

-

     FM   

87.5 MHz–107.9 MHz

     AM   

530 kHz–1,710 kHz

FM/AM Preset Memory   

40 stations

 

General

  

 

Power Supply   

AC 120 V~, 60 Hz

Power Consumption   

6.3 A

Dimensions (W x H x D)   

17 1/8" x 6 7/8" x 14 15/16" (435 x 174 x 379 mm)

     Weight   

26.9 lbs (12.2 kg)

 

 

Custom 138” 19:6 format acoustically transparent screen

Using SeymourAV Center Stage XD material

 

Other equipment:

Custom HTPC and Media Server Running MediaBrowser 3 with madVR

Dish ViP722 Receiver

Lutron Maestro IR Controllable Dimmers

Aura Bass Shakers in Each Seat

Sherwood RX-4109 Amp (for Bass Shakers)

Color Changing LED “Rope” Lighting

Custom Artwork Covered Acoustical Panels

Logitech Harmony One Remote to Run It All

 

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V2.0 and V3.0 Equipment List

 

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Sanyo PLV-Z3 Projector Specifications

MSRP (USD) :

$ 2,495

Brightness (Lumens) :

800 ANSI

Contrast:

ANSI:

     **

Full On/Off:

2000:1

Weight:

9.0 lbs.

Size (inches) (HxWxD) :

4.6 x 14.1 x 10.8

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5.2 - 15.1

Image Size (inches) :

40.0 - 150.0

Lens:

Focus:

Manual

Zoom:

Manual, 1.30:1

Optional Lenses:

No

Digital Zoom:

No

Keystone Correction:

Digital

Lens Shift:

H+V

Compatibility:

HDTV:

1035i, 1080i, 720p
575i, 576p

EDTV/480p:

Yes

SDTV/480i:

Yes

Component Video:

Yes

Video:

Yes

Digital Input:

HDMI (HDCP)

Personal Computers:

Yes

Networking:

Wired:

No

Wireless:

No

Warranty:

3 Years

Lamp:

Type:

135W UHP

Life:

     **

Quantity:

1

Display:

Type:

0.7" PolySi LCD (3)

Native:

1280x720 Pixels

Maximum:

1920x1080 Pixels

Aspect Ratio:

16:9 (WXGA)

Performance:

 

H-Sync Range:

15.0 - 80.0kHz

V-Sync Range:

50 - 100Hz

Pixel Clock:

     **

Speakers:

     **

Max Power:

210W

Voltage:

100V - 240V

FCC Class:

B

Audible Noise:

     **

Eco-Mode:

23.0 dB

Special:

     **

Status:

Shipping

First Ship:

Oct 2004

Info Courtesy of Projector Central

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Millennia M60ti Specifications

Max Amp Power

250 Watts

Min Amp Power

10 Watts

Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz)

37-22K

Freq Resp +3dB/-9dB (Hz)

27-22K

SPL in Room 1w/1m

93 dB

Anechoic SPL 1w/1m

89 dB

Impedance

8 Ohms

Woofer

Dual 6.5"

Midrange

5.25"

Tweeter

1"

Dimens. (in.)(HxWxD)

37.5x9.25x15

Weight

47 lbs per

 

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VP150 Specifications

Max Amp Power

400 Watts

Min Amp Power

10 Watts

Freq Resp +/-3dB (Hz)

85-22K

Freq Resp +3dB/-9dB (Hz)

50-22K

SPL in Room 1w/1m

95 dB

Anechoic SPL 1w/1m

91 dB

Impedance

6 Ohms

Woofer

Triple 5.25"

Tweeter

Dual 1"

Dimens. (in.)(HxWxD)

7.5x26.5x7.5

Weight

17 lbs per

 

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QS8 Specifications

Max Amp Power

400 Watts

Min Amp Power

10 Watts

Freq Resp+/-3dB (Hz)

95-22K

Freq Resp +3dB/ -9dB (Hz)

65-22K

SPL in Room 1w/1m

95 dB

Anechoic SPL 1w/1m

91 dB

Impedance

6 Ohms

Woofer

Dual 5.25"

Tweeter

Dual 1"

Dimens. (in.)(HxWxD)

8.25x11x6

Weight

11lbs per

 

All Axiom Tower Speakers feature:

Titanium Tweeters
Aluminum Woofers (and Midranges where applicable)
Anti-Standing-Wave cabinets that suppress internal resonances which color sound
Video-shielded for maximum placement options
Vortex-ported cabinets to reduce port noise
5-way gold-plated binding posts

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SVS 20-39PCi Specifications

BASH Amplifier

320 Watts

Tuning Point

20 Hz

Freq Resp+/-3dB (Hz)

20-100

Height

39"

Diameter

16"

Custom Long Throw Woofer

12"

Firing Direction

Down

Precision Tuned High-Flow Port

Flared 4"

Architectural-Grade Fabric Cover

Yes

Custom Drawn High Strength Tube

Polymer

Weight

60 Pounds

 

THIS THING IS HUGE (Both in Size and Sound)!!!

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Pioneer Elite VSX-54TX
THX Select A/V Receiver with Advanced MCACC

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Power

 

Power Amplifier Design

A.D.E MOS FET

 

Surround Power

110 W x 7 (20HZ - 20kHZ @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD)

 

Stereo Power

110 W x 7 (20HZ - 20kHZ @ 8 ohm, 0.09% THD))

Digital Decoding & Processing

 

Digital Engine

Dual Motorola 48-Bit Processing

 

Dolby Digital 5.1

Yes

 

Dolby Digital EX

Yes

 

DTS 5.1

Yes

 

DTS-ES Discrete 6.1

Yes

 

DTS 96/24

Yes

 

DTS NEO 6

Yes

 

Pro-Logic II

DPL IIx

 

THX

Yes

 

Surround EX

Yes

 

Pioneer Original Surround Modes

Advanced Surround 6 Movie / 6 Music

 

Virtual Surround Back

Yes

 

Midnight Listening

Yes

 

Loudness

Yes

 

MCACC

Advanced

 

Speaker Configuration

Yes

 

Speaker Size

Yes

 

Speaker Level

Yes

 

Speaker Distance

Yes

 

Acoustic Equalization

5- Band

 

Advanced MCACC (EQ Timing Adjustments)

Yes

 

Acoustic Status Display via PC

Yes

 

Analog to Digital Conversion

96 kHz / 24-Bit

 

Digital Analog Conversion (DAC)

192kHz/24-Bit Delta Sigma

Connectivity

 

Analog Audio Inputs

10

 

Analog Audio Outputs

4

 

Digital Inputs

5

 

Optical In

3 (Includes 1 Front Input)

 

Coaxial In

2

 

Optical Digital Output

2

 

Multi-Channel Input

8 Channel

 

Audio Pre-Output

8 Channel

 

Composite Video Input

5

 

Composite Video Output

3

 

S-Video Input

5

 

S-Video Output

3

 

Component Video Input

2

 

Component Video Output

1

 

Component Video Conversion

Yes

 

Component Video Frequency Response

100 MHz

 

Headphone Output

Yes

 

Multi-Room and Source Output

1 A/V

 

Front A/V Inputs

Yes

 

IR IN/Out

Yes

 

12 Volt Trigger

Yes

 

RS-232C

Yes

 

System Remote Control Port

Yes

 

SP Terminal Type

Banana

 

Speaker A/B

A/B, A+B

 

Adjustable Speaker Configuration

Yes (2nd Zone /SB Channel / MR&MS)

Convenience

 

On-Screen Display

Yes - All

 

Dot Matrix Display

Yes

 

Remote Type

Preprogrammed/Smart/Macro

 

Pre-programmed

Yes

 

Learning

Yes

 

Macro Commands

Yes

Construction

 

Front Panel

Aluminum

 

Transformer Stabilizer

Yes

 

Direct Construction

Yes

Warranty

 

Terms

2 years parts and labor

Dimensions

 

Width x Height x Depth

16 9/16 x 7 7/16 x 18 5/16

 

Weight

39.7 lbs

 

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104" 16:9 (1.78:1) HDTV

in Brilliant White

Three surface material options to choose from.

Choose from Classic Cinema White (1.0 gain), Brilliant White (1.4 gain) or High Contrast Grey (.8 gain).

6063 T-5 Aluminum Frames:
 

Criterion Series

The aluminum extrusion used in our Criterion Series frames is custom engineered exclusively for Carada. The frames are extremely stiff and incorporate features that will satisfy the most demanding home theater designer. The face of the Criterion Series is beveled, giving the frame a very high-end look and preventing any possible shadowing on the viewing surface.  And the viewing surface comes in direct contact with the beveled edge of the frame so there's no gap at all between the frame and the viewing surface.

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Steel Corner Braces

You want a frame that is both perfectly flat and strong. We weren't satisfied with plastic inserts, so we had corner braces custom manufactured for us to our precise specifications. These elegantly simple steel braces hold the corners tighter and allow less frame distortion than plastic inserts.

Metal Snaps

Our surface materials attach to the rear of the Precision Series and Criterion Series frames by metal snaps, providing you with a strong, flat projection surface, that is easy to assemble.

Black Hole™ Trim

All Precision Series and Criterion Series frames are covered with our Black Hole™ velvet appliqué - at NO extra cost! This trim material dramatically sets off your projected image, while effectively absorbing image over-spill from your projector.

3M adhesive-reinforced screen borders

In setting up our manufacturing processes, we considered the old-school method of sewing the webbing around the borders of the screen material where the snaps are attached. Reinforcing the edges of the screen material (which is under considerable tension) helps limit the sag between snaps, and prevents the screen material from tearing away from the snaps.

But we discarded the idea of sewing the border on, and chose a superior solution. It’s widely known that the 3M corporation has become THE source for advanced industrial adhesives. We worked very closely with a 3M distributor to find the perfect solution for our application. We wanted a product that would provide better support around the snaps and allow less sag between snaps. After experimenting with various alternatives, we chose a high quality 3M adhesive that met all our objectives. This industrial strength adhesive is laminated to a heavy gauge vinyl that we then apply to the borders of our screen material before attaching the snaps. This custom-manufactured reinforcing border is 100% bonded to the screen material, which results in less sagging between the snaps, and less buckling around the snaps, as compared to sewn-on reinforcement.

Precision Craftsmanship

Carada craftsmanship is second to none! All Precision Series and Criterion Series frames are guaranteed to be accurate to within 1/32 inch in all dimensions (some of our competitors have tolerances of up to 1/4 inch - and they actually admit it!).

 

 

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