Sam Hunters Apartment
(or SDH Cinema as
I call it)
West Monroe, LA, USA
Front view of the projector with the Dolby Processor, Exciter, Amplifier
cabinet in front.
A view of the gigantic 6' screen. Hey, gotta start somewhere.
Rear view of the system looking towards the screen.
A look at the Exciter/Lamphouse/Motor control panel underneath the
homemade 650 Watt lamphouse.
A close up of my Dolby CP50 Processor and 10 Volt exciter power supply
and 3M Brand 6X20 Watt amplifier.
Another shot of the processor with its cover open. The matrix card
is a CAT150F version.
Another frontal shot of my setup that I touched up for better viewing.
Note my wife's hobby in the background.
Scott D. Neff would indeed be proud that we have Chick-Fil-A restaurants
nearby (left side of picture).
A shot of the screen with a Nascar Coke ad playing, the scene was in
motion but still shows how well my homemade lamphouse lights the screen.
Another shot of the same ad.
A view of the gear side of my baby.
Inside view of my lamphouse. The main components consist of an Ellipsoidal
reflector, EKD 120V-650Watt Quartz Halogen lamp, 250 CFM Dayton coaxial
A close-up of the fan. Note that the fan draws air from the front of
the lamphouse through the front opening and exhaust through the back.
A close-up of the homemade lampholder assembly. Adjustments are provided
for bulb focus and X-Y positioning.
A close-up of the exhaust port.
A closer look at the screen loudspeakers, The right and left are two
Studio Reference speakers and the center speaker is an RCA radio shack
special. They all sound the same to me but I would like to try and match
all my front speakers.
A close-up of my non sync CD player complete with an MOVIETUNES CD
in it. I rock!!
My modified B-L Scope lens. Modified for short throw focus of about
A view of my multipurpose workbench, the rewinds are mounted on two
1 X 10's and can be placed aside when I am not using the rewinds.
My homemade 6000' rewinder station, also used for filmguarding.
The old standby, a nice vintage Goldberg rewinder. Works like a new
A view of the "FILM VAULT". I have a small Air Conditioning duct running
into this closet from my HVAC unit and it keeps the thing fairly temperature
and humidity stabile.
My home cinema setup's technical specs:
1 Brenkert BX80, RCA9030 Soundhead with Kelmar Bilateral pickup, Enginestand
rollaround pedestal, top and bottom Kelmar 6000' reel arms, Dolby CP50
analog processor, Modified 13.5 volt power supply to power the exciter
lamp, 3M branded 6 X 20 Audio power amp, 2 Studio reference front left
and right channel speakers, 1 RCA 50 watt center speaker, two RCA 50 watt
surround speakers, 6 x 6 tripod screen. It takes me about 30-45 minutes
to setup the system for a show and I use a CAT251 test film to get everything
Special thanks to Sam Hunter for the pics.