FROM THE CATACOMBS (by Admit One Home Cinema)

“Theaters like the ones on these pages are often found in multimillion-dollar homes. So one would never guess that above the garage in this modest home in White Bear Lake, Minn., sits a world-class theater. Here, authentic-looking accoutrements inspired by the movie Tomb Raider commingle with precision audio/video to transport guests to the catacombs of ancient Egypt, or wherever the plot of the movie takes them.” (Electronic House Article, 2011)

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FROM THE CATACOMBS (by Admit One Home Cinema)

Admit One Home Cinema (Edina, MN) Presents:

“From the Catacombs”, Tomb Raider Theatre, Winner of the 2011 Electronic House HOTY, GOLD Theme Theater Award

“Theaters like the ones on these pages are often found in multimillion-dollar homes. So one would never guess that above the garage in this modest home in White Bear Lake, Minn., sits a world-class theater. Here, authentic-looking accoutrements inspired by the movie Tomb Raider commingle with precision audio/video to transport guests to the catacombs of ancient Egypt, or wherever the plot of the movie takes them.” (Electronic House Article, 2011)

“The first challenge that Admit One faced was ensuring that audio would not escape the room. “The house is in a neighborhood where the homes are in close proximity to one another. They didn’t want sound to leak out into the neighborhood or, more importantly, outside noise to disrupt the experience inside,” says Lance Anderson, President of Admit One. To help control sound outflow, the room was built using staggered-stud construction, plenty of insulation, and two layers of sheetrock.” (Electronic House Article, 2011)

“Soundproofing didn’t present nearly as big a hurdle as the room acoustics, though. The theater’s faux stonework, designed to look 4,000 years old, served as a major thematic element, but the hard, reflective surface made the audio sound harsh. Admit One tackled the unruly acoustics by adding absorptive materials between the columns. The company also specified a modified a JBL Synthesis system that included speakers from Synthesis One, and upgraded to a pair of 18-inch subwoofers and a processor from the Synthesis Two package. “Part of the reason we used this system is that JBL’s room EQ is so spectacular. It allowed us to account for the room’s anomalies and calibrate it to SMPTE (Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers) standards,” says Anderson.” (Electronic House Article, 2011)

Visit the below link on ElectronicHouse.com for the full article on this award-winning install:

Click the link below to view the official install listing on the dealer’s website:

System components

CUSTOM “SYN-TWO” SYSTEM

JBL Synthesis System Equipment:

Loudspeakers

  • (3) SAM1HF High Frequency Drivers
  • (3) SAM2LF Low Frequency Drivers
  • (4) S4AI-H Side/Rear EFX Speakers
  • (2) S1S-EX 18″ THX Subwoofers

Electronics

  • (1) SDP-40HD Processor
  • (1) SDEC3000H EQ/X-over
  • (3) SAM12X for front LCR’s
  • (1) S3000IC Interconnect Kit
  • (1) S7150 Main Amplifier
  • (2) S800 THX Subwoofer Amplifiers

Other Equipment:

  • 1 Runco Vx-22
  • 1 Stewart 156” Diagonal 2.35 Vert Electrimask Studiotek 130 G3
  • 1 Panamorph UH480 Anamorphic Lens
  • 1 PC Owner Provided
  • 2 RTI RK1-4 Button Keypad
  • 1 Audioquest Vodka 16m HDMI Cable
  • 3 Audioquest Vodka 2m HDMI Cable
  • 300’ Audioquest Type4 Speaker Wire
  • 2 Lutron Grafik Eye QSGRJ6PWH Lighting Control System
  • 50’ Lutron Grafik Eye GRXCBL346S500 Cable
  • 1 Middle Atlantic ERK4425LRD Rack
  • 6 Middle Atlantic Custom Face Plate with Shelf
  • 3 Middle Atlantic Vertical Lacer Bar
  • 8 Middle Atlantic Horizontal Lacer Bar
  • 1 Furman IT-Reference 20i Surge/Filtration
  • 14 Cotton Core 1” 2’x4’ Core Material (sheets)
  • 17 Cotton Core 4” 2’x4’ Core Material (sheets)
  • 416 Absorption Material 2” Cotton Quiet Liner (square feet)
  • 64 Guildford of Main 2083 Coffee Bean Wall Fabric (yards)
  • 8 United Leather Monticeto Powered Leather Chair with Nail Heads

Installation information

Installation Contributors & Other Info:

Integrator: Admit One Home Cinema, Edina, MN http://www.admitonecinema.com/
Room Size (LxWxH): 23×19.5×12.5 feet
Project Duration: 3 Years, New Construction