Following is a list of audio/video components used in my Theater Room system. This list is merely for curious visitors - I don't own a business that sells any of these products. You can click the manufacturer's name to visit their Web site and get more info on their products. To see the components in a different room of the house, simply click the room in the list above.
APC Smart-UPS 1400 RM Uninterruptible Power Supply
Provides uninterrupted and clean, predictable power to computer and networking equipment in the Theatre.
150 watt x 2 channel amplifiers (400 watts in current monobridged configuration) that drive the seat-shaking tactile transducers attached to each Theatre chair. Features AB speaker switching, auto-on signal sensing circuit, left and right channel level controls, line output jacks, and Toroidal power supply.
Behringer Ultra-Curve Pro Digital Parametric EQ & Analyzer
This unit features a 31-band graphic EQ with a real-time analyzer and an Auto-Q function for automatic room measurement and correction plus three bands of parametric equalization. Further highlights include a peak limiter, an adjustable delay of up to 2.5 seconds, a noise gate and Behringer's renowned Feedback Destroyer.
Generates musically consequential subharmonics that can be set to one or two octaves below the lowest frequencies present in the original signal. Based on waveform analysis, the generated tones harmonize perfectly with the original sound, giving you big, fat low end, while the integrated limiter effectively protects your system from overloading. Connected to tactile transducer amps for greater effect without the need for additional wattage.
These warm and inviting motorized leather recliners embody luxury and comfortable style. Both the back and head rest provide superior support, all the while allowing for perfect sight and sound. The German-made Lusch lifting mechanism along with a steel chassis combine for a chair that is virtually indestructible. The patented articulating headrest allows for total head and shoulder support, while allowing the listener to fully appreciate the Theatre's acoustics unencumbered.
This rack-mounted system serves double duty as both an HTPC (Home Theater Personal Computer) to play digital video and sound source material in the Theatre, as well as function as the domain controller and file server for the home network. Specs include: AMD Athlon XP 1800 processor, 1GB RAM, 2x40GB Hard Drives as a RAID 1 array (for OS and user data), 2x120GB Hard Drives as a RAID 1 array (set up as a network share for digital audio and video), tape-backup drive, and digital audio card.
This 8 input x 4 output ultra-wideband analog RGBHV matrix switcher is used to switch RGBHV signals between multiple source components to the projector and/or preview monitor. It is controlled via serial cable and custom IR interface software.
Full-depth in-wall speakers with patented crossover circuit which allows it to be precisely tuned for its permanent placement in the room. Installed behind acoustically transparent screen for left, center, and right channels.
In-wall surround speakers with proprietary Adjustable Frequency Distribution (AFD) circuit, which allows each speaker to be tuned for its specific position in the room. Used as surround speakers in 7.1 configuration.
The HM-DH30000 is the world?s first hi-def solution to allow recording and playback of HD content at full quality and offer compatibility with ATSC broadcast formats. Capable of recording and playback in D-VHS (including HDTV), S-VHS, and VHS formats, it features a built-in MPEG2 decoder allows for direct connection to HDTV and 5.1 channel Dolby Digital / 2 channel Linear PCM Audio Optical Output.
The M-Audio Audiophile USB is the affordable, no-hassle USB audio and MIDI interface - the USB version of M-Audio's popular Audiophile 2496 awarded Best Soundcard by Computer Music magazine. USB Audiophile delivers 24-bit/96k quality with great dynamic range and noise specs because it uses AC-powered components that deliver better fidelity than bus-powered circuitry. The included drivers let you independently scale bit depth and sample rate (up to 96k) to deliver the lowest USB latency anywhere...whether you're on stage or in the studio.
Used to control every piece of equipment in the Theatre, this fully programmable remote incorporates a customizable illuminated touch screen panel with back-lighting, advanced functionality and a trend setting ergonomic design. Sophisticated setup, PC connectivity and a large memory capacity make programming and IR code learning a breeze.
Based on the second generation HD2 true 16x9 aspect ratio DLP chip, this HDTV-ready projector is one of the the brightest, clearest, and quietest projectors available. The built-in Faroudja DCDI chipset delivers onboard native rate scaling of any video source. Long-throw lens version.
Using the optional High Definition AV Pack, this 128-bit game console connects to the system via component video cables and a digital optical connection through a custom in-floor enclosure for high-definition video and Dolby Digital surround sound.
With these innovative RSH custom rackmounts, you can install virtually any component in a standard 19" enclosure without making any modifications. Custom cut to provide a perfect opening for the face of the component, each RSH unit provides a neatly-trimmed installation with a perfect fit and no gaps. A ventilated bottom promotes cooling.
These 1U vent panels are distributed throughout the equipment racks to allow for airflow to help cool components.
Milori ColorFacts CF-6000 Video Calibration System
This easy-to-use and highly accurate system for analyzing and optimizing the performance of video display systems consists of a hardware sensor and a software component which measures and displays the analysis results on your screen.
Monster Cable Original Monster Cable Four Conductor Speaker Cables (3)
The original Monster cable features dual channel, four conductor design for multi-channel installation. The large copper conductor area with special windings provide improved power, clarity, and dynamics. Twisted-pair construction rejects outside interference. These cables connect the amplifier to the front, center, and right Theatre speakers.
The last of the cartridge-based game consoles, in it's day the N64 provided unsurpassed 64-bit graphics and CD-quality sound at a blistering 93.75 MHZ. It was ahead of its time with real-time rendering and anti-aliased graphics for heart-pounding video game action!
A high-powered, yet whisper quiet in line fan that is the heart of a custom-built cooling system for the component racks. It pulls filtered cool outside air into the Theatre's media closet and sucks warm air out from behind the equipment racks. A thermostat mounted above the racks controls the system.
Equipped with 14 Power Port outlets (seven receptacles) and four dedicated 20-amp Ultimate Outlet circuits, the Power Director 4.7 performs AC conditioning, surge and spike protection, and it is non-current-limiting. This unit brings a system wide level of improvement to both audio and video systems which is absolutely unparalleled.
The Power Port is a custom built, hospital grade, isolated ground, 15 to 20 amp receptacle that can make an improvement in your audio/video system's performance and insure a life-long level of performance. 15 coats of polished nickel over high-purity brass, with the "grip of Mickey Mantle" and polished nickel plated hardware, this a must have in any serious system. Two Power Ports supply power to the subwoofers, two are installed in the floor box, and two power the dedicated power supplies behind the equipment racks.
These high-quality black oxide coated screws keep all rack mounted components firmly in place. Included nylon washers protect the racks from excessive scratches.
Radio Shack 274-320 Mono Jack to RCA Inline Adapters (5)
Converts a 1/4" mono jack to an RCA jack. 1 is used for connecting the Behringer Ultrabass to the tactile transducer amps, and 4 are used for connecting the Behringer Ultracurve EQ to the pre-amp and to the subwoofers.
Mounted in the Theatre's equipment rack and connected to the matrix switcher, this serves as the HTPC monitor as well as a preview monitor for composite, S-video, component, and RGB video sources, and has a built-in CATV tuner.
The first of the 128-bit game systems, with peak graphics performance of over three million polygons per second. With a built-in 56kbps modem, this was the first consumer game system built for multiplayer online gaming.
These motorized drape motors open and close the Roman blinds covering the Theatre's side windows. Low voltage wires connect the motors to a dry-contact closure module in the Lutron HomeWorks system that responds to keypad presses as well as IR commands.
This motorized curtain track opens and closes the main curtain that covers the screen in the Theatre. Low voltage wires connect the motor to a dry-contact closure module in the Lutron HomeWorks system that responds to keypad presses as well as IR commands.
Featuring an amazing 3.3 MegaPixel still image capture capability along with an Advanced HAD CCD imager, a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens and a new advanced primary color filter, the DCR-PC330 creates outstanding video and digital photographs. Along with a 2.5-inch SwivelScreen hybrid touch panel LCD for an easy-access, easy-to-see menu, the new 3-D user menu is customizable into a Personal Menu.
This 128-bit game console connects to the system via component video cables and a digital optical connection through a custom in-floor enclosure for distortion-free video and Dolby Digital surround sound.
This upgraded TiVo unit has been upgraded with an additional memory chip, a larger hard drive, and a broadband adapter and custom software for Internet programming capability and added features. Records up to 300 hours of TV programming, pauses live TV, and creates instant replays at the touch of a button.
A front projection screen material solely designed and engineered to maximize image fidelity for LCD, DLP and D-ILA projection technologies. 66.5 inches high x 112.5 inches wide, with microperf holes for speakers mounted beind them.
Bob Carver has managed to pack seven channels of jaw-dropping musical power into the coolest running power amplifier on the market. This is Bob's Cinema Seven Signature. This amplifier has headroom to burn for even the most demanding home theater systems, and runs so cool that it won't bake your expensive DVD player or the hard drive in your PVR. Designed with Bob Carver's patented Tracking Downconverter power supply, the Cinema Seven Signature produces a solid 400 watts per channel ? and can do it with ease into impedances low enough to cause conventional power amplifiers struggle and fail. The Sunfire Cinema Seven Signature is the latest in a line of theater amplifiers that compete with the best two-channel audio amplifiers. It is a warm, powerful and present seven-channel amplifier that can power nearly any speaker to its ultimate musical as well as output potential.
This 9.1 channel third generation version of Bob Carver's award-winning surround processor is the heart of the Theatre's AV system. It features numerous surround modes including Dolby Digital, Dolby Digital EX, Dolby Pro Logic II, DTS, DTS-ES, DTS Neo:6, and user-configurable all-speaker stereo. Currently running firmware version 3.11.
Bob Carver?s design for a high-pressure (and miniature size) subwoofer was so unique that he got a patent from the U.S. Patent office. The significance of the design is that a physically tiny subwoofer can produce absolutely earth-shaking, sub-sonic bass at high volumes without loss of coherence or tightness. A music and film enthusiast can have real bass in a room that could never support a large, bulky, old-school subwoofer.
The AM/FM Q is TERK?s finest indoor, amplified AM/FM antenna, combining high-performance and superior technologies in a stylish and compact design. This antenna offers superior radio reception by adjusting to a wide range of conditions.
Color-coded balanced XLR interconnect cables for optimum connection from the Theatre's surround processor to the seven channel amplifier and subharmonic synthesizer. Custom-made 1' length with Neutrik black and gold connectors and Canare L4-E62 Star-Quad cable with SN62 silver solder.
Hidden in the floor of the Theatre's middle row, this enclosure houses AC power outlets as well as connections to the equipment rack in the media closet for easy hoo-up for camcorders, video game systems, laptop computers, etc. Connections include: Component video, S-video, composite video, analog audio, coax digital audio, Ethernet, and telephone.
Mounted in each of the Theatre's equipment racks, these connect the IR receiver hidden in the Theatre's dome ceiling to emitters attached to every IR controlled component in the media closet, as well as the Lutron HomeWorks IR keypad, allowing full control of all Theatre functions via IR remote.