Contributed by Info Guru Bryce Hammons
So, you’re looking for a way to implement a home theater system into your pad? As you’ve probably found out, there are many cool home theater setups in circulation.
There are the cheaper varieties for the small family. And then there are what we will focus on in this article: those large technological behemoths designed for the elite few.
These models can be something to aspire to, the cream of the crop at which we can all marvel at thanks to the innate design, creativity through sound and visuals, and sheer technical skill involved. Below, we’re going to take a look at some of the higher end ideas out there for some of the coolest set-ups you’ll ever see. Many of these can be dreams – but good dreams – as certain models can run from $100,000 and up.
So, without further adieu, let’s take a look at some of the higher end, out-of-this-world models available to the rich and famous.
10. Classic Style or Night Sky
For those looking to ramp up the visual quality of their new ventures, look no further than the night sky or classic style variations. The night sky provides a soothing and beautiful ceiling that can draw you in to the overall experience while the classic style will remind you of buildings and painting circa Gladiator times.
9. Deathstar/Star Wars Theme
For those who are still simmering over the Star Wars prequels, this set-up can bring you back to the good old days – Namely, those without Jar Jar Binks. There are three levels of seats, a large screen, props from the films, and a ship-like design to the area.
For those who love James Cameron and/or intricate design patterns, the innards of the ship can be yours. It’s a gorgeous and regal setting in which to watch a film and adds a certain hint of high-class living to the overall proceeding.
Trekkies can have their own Enterprise ship for a pretty penny; it was named the best theme design at the Custom Electronic Design and Installation Association in 2007.
6. Indiana Jones
Expert Doug Charrois thought up this design, replete with Indy himself, idols galore, and an archeology themed area. It’s even good enough to make you forget the fourth Indiana Jones adventure.
5. Wood Paneled
Normally an awful choice for humble abodes due to the fact that it causes audio distortion, requiring serious planning and professional quality audio cables, wood is not the usual choice for construction. But Custom Home Integrations out of Mooresville, N.C., created a gorgeous wood-paneled room by using carpeting and additional treatment of the ceiling panels in order to absorb sound (and keep it from escaping the room). The result is a true beauty.
4. Vault System
This variation – thought up by Connected Technologies – offers beautiful seating, painted murals, cherry wood, and a large bank vault door. Hopefully, after the movie’s done, you can still get out – Just joking.
3. $6 Million System
Kipnis Studio-Standard offers this behemoth for light spenders: it’s only $6 million dollars. It may just offer the ultimate theater going experience, though, even besting most of the chains around the country. Basically, it puts them to shame and if money is no issue, this may be (IS) the system for you. It has everything you can dream of: comfort, style, and theater controls at your fingertips.
2. Opera House
Look at the picture above and then visualize that – in a slightly smaller scale – in your house. It’s quiet, relaxing, beautiful, and ornate.
Of all the cool home theater setups, this one may just take the cake. You receive a replica bat cave, beautiful black chairs, and a bat emblem-encrusted screen to boot. Not many times in your life will you get a chance to be Batman (read: never) so this may be the closest you get to living the life of the caped crusader.
Crooked Brains: 36 Creative and Cool Home Theater Designs.
Digital Trends: Dream Theaters: Five Stunning Home Setups.
Tripwire Magazine: 25 Cool Home Theater Set-ups.