As part of a new home construction started four years ago, Tony built a dedicated theater that was finally finished in March of 2017. The following slideshow shows its evolution from a near bare room to what it is today: high-end home theater greatness.
This was not a DIY project. Cinema Design Group, International (CDGi), from Boca Raton, Florida, designed and built the theater. Atlantic Smart Technologies, from Jupiter, Florida, integrated the electronics and programmed the automation. Jason Dustal and Joel Silver from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) calibrated the projector.
This is a Stewart VistaScope 120 screen with electric masking. The theater is configured for 7.4.2 Dolby Atmos and uses Paradigm Signature speakers: S8 (x2) for front, C5 for the center, ADP3 (x4) for side and rear surrounds, and Sig-1.5R (x4) for in-ceiling Atmos.
The front screen wall with doors open. Tony says: "The game consoles and power conditioner are kept in-room for gaming convenience. Center storage has a slide-out rack for gaming sensors and slide-out drawer for miscellaneous storage. Xbox One Elite, Wii U, and Nintendo Switch consoles are installed."
Equipment rack (bottom): Pioneer Elite receiver for Great Room surround sound, Krell Foundation processor for theater, Bryston 2BSST provides two channels of amplification for theater rear surrounds, Bryston 9BSST provides five channels of amplification for theater front/center/side surrounds, Sonance two-channel sub amplifier for Great Room subwoofers, Architect 16-channel amplifier for whole-house audio.
Tony says: "Stand-up bar serves as second row of seating and negates need for building a riser." Also pictured is a Savant Pro remote that controls the house Savant and Lutron Homeworks QS automation systems.