Most Spectacular Home Theaters

It seems that cinemas are running more and more out of fashion. People prefer investing their money in a home theater and skip paying for a ticket to watch a movie in a crowded public place.

But some of them will not stop until their entertainment room is like no other in the world. Here are some examples of what money can do.

1. The Next Generation

A passionate Star Trek  series fan needed four years of planning and then six months of work to obtain this unique replica of the inside of the Enterprise.

The best part is that not only can you experience the thrill of watching movies with the best sound effects and image quality, but you can also enjoy a drink at the private bar next tot the home cinema room.

The Next Generation

Features:

JBL S100IO Synthesis Interconnect Kits
JBL S800 20Channel THX Power Amplifiers
JBL SDEC2500A THX Digital EQ/Crossover
JBL SDP-40 THX Digital Surround Processor/System Controller
JBL K2 Synthesis Hercules System
Algolith Mosquito HDMI 3D MPEG Noise Reducer
Gefen EXT-HD-441 4 HDMI x1 DVI HD Switcher
Key Digital KD-MSW8×3 Component & RGBHV Matrix Switcher
JBL K2S1000DG 3-way Dual 10-inch Hercules Center Speakers
JBL K2S9800DG 3-way 15-inch Hercules Floorstanding Speakers
JBL S1A Dual 8-inch Dipole Ambient THX Surrounds Speakers
JBL S1S-EX 18-inch THX Subwoofers

2. The MatrixThe Matrix Home Theaters


Another movie-inspired home theater is The Matrix. Everybody must have heard (or even experienced) the craze that conquered America after the launch of this movie. People started wearing black clothes and waiting for someone initiated to offer them a blue or a red pill and get them out of the system. Most probably that never happened for any of the Matrix enthusiasts, but there is one thing that can make you feel like being part of the movie: Bill Anderson’s $1 million Matrix home cinema. Yes, the whole deal cost almost a million dollars and yes, the owner’s name is Mr. Andrews…

Features:

Runco DTV-1101 Video Projector
4-way Screen by Stewart Filmscreen
Faroudja DVP-5000 Video Processor
Escient Power Play DVD Management System
Revel Surround Sound Speaker System
Linn Klimax Mono-Block Power Amplifiers
RPG Class A QRD Formedffusor
RPG Diffsorptive Binary Amplitude Home Theater Panel

3. Star Wars “Death Star”

Star Wars “Death Star”

If you want your theme home theater to look like it was taken from your favorite movie, then probably the best thing to do is to call the lead designer of that movie and ask him to take care of your room. But who can afford that? Well, Vic Wertz and Lisa Stevens, the owners of this amazing entertainment area. Not only that they have the theater but they are also the owners of a 3,000 square feet of Stars Wars Museum.

Features:

Hans Solo in Carbonite Door
CinemaTech Valentino Chairs
DirecTc HR10-250 HD TiVo
Extron SW4 RGBHV RGB Switcher
Extron RGB468XT Gaming Interface
Creston Theater Remote
JVC SR-S365U S-VHS VCR
Lexicon RT-10 Universal DVD Player
Meridian DSP8000 Front Speakers
Meridian DSP6000 Side & Rear Speakers
Meridian DSP5500 HC Center Speaker
Meridian 861 Reference Preamp
Meridian 800 Reference DVD Player
Meridian Audio & Video Cables
Pioneer CLD-D704 Laserdisc Player
Runco VX5C LT Anamorphic Lens
Runco VX5C 3-Chip DLP Projector
Runco VX5 Outboard Processor
Sony SAT-T60 TiVo
Spaun SMS5802NF HD Multiswitch
Stewart VeLux DeLux ST130 Screen

4. The Greatest Show on Earth

Kipnis’ Outer Limit

Surely you remember this from one of our previous entries on incredibly expensive surround systems Kipnis’ Outer Limits Theatre. This is not something you could easily forget. We are talking about a $6 million investment here! Crystal clear sound and perfect picture, packed in one huge room with only three seats. Now this is what we call exclusive! Jeremy Kipnis’ Outer Limit Home Theater is really something else.

Features:

Sony SRX-S110 Profession Video Projector

Stewart 18 x 10 foot Snowmatte 1.0 Gain Laboratory-Grade Motion Picture Screen

Pioneer HLD-X0 Hi-Vision HDTV MUSE Laserdisc Player

Mark Levinson N° 51 DVD/CD Media Player

SATA Drive (72 HDTV Hours Total)

JVC HMDH-5U D-VHS Recorder

Toshiba HD-Xa1 HD Player

Sony PlayStation 3 Gaming Console

Sony BDP-S1 Blu-ray Player

Theta Digital Generation VIII 32-bit  8x Oversampling Dual Processors

Mark Levinson N° 33h Amplifiers

Crown Macro Reference Gold Amplifiers

McIntosh MC-2102 Amplifiers

Snell THX Music & Cinema reference LCR-2800 Center-Channel Speakers

MuRata ES103A Super Tweeters

Snell THX Music & Cinema Reference Towers

Snell 1800 THX Music & Cinema Reference Subwoofers

5. Star Trek USS Enterprise

Star Trek USS Enterprise

Star Trek has left many trekkies behind and two of them are lucky enough to be able to call themselves the owners of this perfect replica of the USS Enterprise control deck. Gary Sekulow and his wife received assistance from the senior illustrator of “The Next Generation” series, Rick Sternbach. This explains the realistic appearance of their Star Trek entertainment area.

Features:

Runco 1100 Ultra 1080P Projector

Stewart Curved Micro-Perf 100” screen

Denon THX 4800 Receiver

Lumagen Vision HDQ Video Processor

Monster Reference PowerCenter Line Conditioner HT 32500

Motorola DCT 3412 HDTV Receiver

Lutron Grafik Eye Light Controllers

Toshiba HD-DVD HD-XA2

Sony PlayStation 3 with Blu-ray

Sony 300 DVD Changer

Adcom GFA-2532 Amp

Atlanta Technology 378 THX Center Left Right and Sub

Triad Surround Bronze in Wall Speakers

Crestron 1700 Touchscreen and Controllers

Dell Media Center with 5 17-inch LCD Flat Panel Monitor Screens

Buttkicker Tactical Sound/LFE Motion Producers

6. The Bat Cave

The Bat Cave

Now things get a little chilly. This is a picture of a cellar. Redesigned cellar, that is. The owner of this almost creepy home theater is – unsurprisingly – a retired naturalist. But by retired you should not understand dull, grumpy and loud-sounds hater. This theater says it all with its state of the art equipment. The owner received help from Nick Mark, the DC Audio Systems President and the outcome is spectacular.

Features:

Faroudja DVP5000 Video Processor

Rane THX44 for Equalization

Triad Silver THX Speakers

B&K Reference 50 Audio Processor

B&K Reference 7270 Audio Amplifier

Motorized 110” 16:9 Electriscreen

Extron Matrix Switching and Distribution

Pioneer DV79 DVD Player

Sony G90 Projector (1080p 2500 x 2000 CRT projector)

Crestron STX-1700 Control System

Aprilaire Remote Temp and Humidity Sensors to HVAC Control

LiteTouch LC5000 System for Lighting Control

BTX Custom Manufactured Drapes

Active Thermal Management Push-Pull Units for System Cooling

Monster Cable UPS and Surge Products for Power Management

Monster Cable Custom Patch Cords with Compression Connectors

7. Revenge of the Sith

Revenge of the Sith

DreamSpace together with CDGI designed a one of a kind home theatre for owner Steve Simon. It took them a year and a half to complete the project and the result was beyond satisfying. Not only that they recreated the setting with dedicated attention to detail, but they even added a 3D rendering of the Imperial City background to make it all seem even more real. Good job!

Features:

Anthem Statement D2 Processor

Anthem P5 Multichannel Amplifier

RTI T3 Universal Controller

Lutron Grafik Eye Lighting

Middle Atlantice AXSX Equipment Ravck

Marantz VP11S2 DLP Projector

Vutect 103-inch XFH Screen

Velodyne DD10 Subwoofer

B&W HTM2 Center Channel

B&W 802 Front Channels

B&W DS8 Side Channels

B&W SCMS Rear Surrounds

8. DIY Star Trek

DIY Star Trek

Once again we’ve been shown that money is not everything. This great-looking home theatre was built by one man and only $15,000. With his own two hands he erected a Star Trek monument for himself and his friends. Gary Reighn knew how to use relatively cheap materials and put them together to form a really good looking entertainment room that is impressive enough to make it here in our article.

Features:

High Definition Sony LCD Projector (720p resolution)

Polk Audio Speakers

12-inch Velodyne Subwoofer

Yamaha Received

Bravo DVD Player

Phillips Pronto Remote

Bass Shakers

102-inch Screen.

9. Sci-fi Tribute

Sci-fi Tribute

It all started with a passion for collecting memorabilia from different horror movies and space “tales”. Then Dr. David Winn realized he could do something really unique with his impressive alien crowd and decided to build his own 25×35 feet home entertainment set-up.

We believe he had a lot of fun decorating this room, judging by the position of the full-sized movie killers that come out of the ceiling or couch and are trying to grab their kill. The Alien, the Creature of the Black Lagoon and many other characters seem to have gathered there for a huge massacre. And did we mention the special effects that complete the setting?

Features:

Devon AVR 4306 7.1 Receiver

Monster Power HTS 3600

Microsoft Xbox 360

Optoma DLP HD2+ Projector

Polk 6 Speakers

Polk Center-Channel Speaker

Sony PlayStation

Proficient S12 Subwoofer

Toshiba HD DVD Player

Yamaha 400 Watt Amplifiers (Side, Front & Center)

Yamaha MX55 4-Channel Amplifier

Ethernet Hub

Laptop with 3Planesoft Screensaver

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