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Greetings from Madison, WI!

We are planning on building a Mini Home IMAX theater using the methods shown here: http://nthusim.com/setup/bhawthorne-...lar-projection however, with more of a 'dome' design. Our goal is to do this sometime by the end of Summer 2011.

What I am calling upon from the OCN Audiophile community is a 'no-holds-barred' unlimited budget surround sound system AND surround headphone system (for when the kids and wife are asleep).

What I need from you: suggestions!

-Receivers
-Amps
-Speakers
-Subs
-5.1? 7.1? Higher?
-Brands?
-Command Modules/Remotes
-System Usage Feedback Monitoring
-Power requirements
-Anything that I may be missing here (I'm sure there's a lot)

This will be a quite grandiose setup and, if possible, not have to upgrade for quite sometime. Thank you all in advance!

-US
Edited by UrbanSmooth - 4/6/11 at 8:45pm
    
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start here for speakers my dad has teh motion series and they are AMAZING.

http://www.martinlogan.com/product-list.php
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Another thing, just because the budget is unlimited, that doesn't mean that we're going to spend it on high-dollar components. I guess the question would be, what's the best quality that justifies the cost?
    
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Oh wow! This is going to be great! Subbed :3
    
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Cool, Sparta, WI!

THIS...IS....
    
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If your going for that full cinema feel

JBL CINAMA ARRAY price HERE INFO
as for amps JBL pairs great with crown or QSC
I would say you would spend about 12 to 15 k with a stereo setup and another 5 to add surround.

Depending on how many amps it takes running a tri amp system you would be looking at about 50A on a 220 or 3 110s to be safe. Im not knowledgeable with surround possessing in large format systems but i would just get a small mixer with left/right mono and 4 monitor outputs and take a 5.1 from a pc and send center,rear left and rear right to the monitors and then to the surround amps. Use mono for the subs and l/r for mains. IDK just my guess.
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JBL CINAMA ARRAY price HERE INFO
as for amps JBL pairs great with crown or QSC
I would say you would spend about 12 to 15 k with a stereo setup and another 5 to add surround.
Thanks for the input, Darth. That actually coincides with what IMAX uses for their sound system: http://www.in70mm.com/newsletter/199...ound/index.htm Though, that link is 14 years old, it's kind of a reference point.
    
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This is sure to be of epic proportions. You must show us pictures when you get this up and running. Unfortunately, I have no knowledge about ultra high end equipment. Best of luck.
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This is sure to be of epic proportions. You must show us pictures when you get this up and running. Unfortunately, I have no knowledge about ultra high end equipment. Best of luck.
Nope. No pictures, we'll be keeping all of this to ourselves.

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Thanks for the input, Darth. That actually coincides with what IMAX uses for their sound system: http://www.in70mm.com/newsletter/199...ound/index.htm Though, that link is 14 years old, it's kind of a reference point.
Ya you cant go wrong with JBL's. I love the ones i have. 14 years is nothing the ones i run are at about 50 and are still better than a lot of the stuff out there today. The only real change is the recording median. O and as for upgrades. You would never have to they would last forever if you treat them well. I use the saying "A good speaker is good forever." At most surround replacements in 20 years.

Anyway good luck on this. Sounds like a large project.
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