COOL STUFF: "Temple of Boom!" (30 October 2007)
Some folks really go all out when building a home theatre:
You've not a real geek until you can pretend you're an imaginary someone cooler than you REALLY are...
You may have to shield your eyes from the ark, but this theater won’t melt your face—at least not in a bad way.
About two years ago, Larry and Colleen Halliday were looking to add a little excitement to their home theater. They made a deal with installer Doug Charrois, who then called in the doctor—Dr. Indiana Jones.
To many in the audiophile crowd, the Halliday’s equipment list wouldn’t be as coveted as the ark itself. The couple is more than satisfied though. It’s got much better acoustics than the Well of Souls, and hey—it’s all about the ambience.
“Larry saw the torches in a store and came up with the idea it would be cool to have a theme of Indiana Jones in the theater they were going to build in their up-and-coming new home,” says Charrois, who was up for the design challenge.
And challenge it was. Much like Indiana, Charrois worked solo at the time of the installation, going by the company name Jade Security. “I found them,” he says. “Working on my own, I would have to drum up my own business driving around new construction areas. Once I found a good size home going up, then it would be my sparkling personality that would take over.”
Charrois may not be as suave as Indiana, but in six short weeks he did all of the design and construction that would bring this theme theater to life.
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