Once upon a time there was an empty room…
The room we chose for Sub Central is approximately 2/3 below groundlevel. The window’s bottom is just about at the outside groundlevel. Due to this underground location, the room is very well isolated to noise transmission. The size of the room is 100 m2 (square meteres) or 12.5 x 8.0 m, height is 3.4 m. (492″ x 315″ x 134″ LxWxH). The name „Sub Central“ was created on our way home from a German Home Theater expo. „Central“ is based on the German word „Zentrale“, because the theater is built in the basement of a phone company building, called „(Telefon-)Zentrale“ in German. As it is in the basement and therefore below the „Zentrale“ itself, we added the latin term for „below“ in front of „central“, resulting in „Sub Central“. Of course, the „Sub“ is also an hommage to the two 18″ subwoofers we have in use…
This again shows the room as it was when we started. On Wednesday, January 17, 2001 at 8 a.m. we first set foot in the almost empty room:
„One small step for mankind, one giant leap for us…“ A lot of construction material had to be unloaded from several trucks that morning…
„Hand me that wrench over there“
CRT adjustment is one of the most complicated things there is… not to get a picture, but to get the best picture you can get! If „Scheimpflug Adjustment“ or „Astigmatism“ does not ring a bell, you probably should have re-adjusted your CRT by qualified personnel.
We used the Burosch DVD Discovery to setup the CRT projector for the different PAL resolutions.
Well, the best movie is only half as good if you can’t have popcorn and a coke with it… that’s why we decided to add a little counter with a 6 oz. popcorn machine, a Coca-Cola refrigerator and a Pierrot-Lusso deep freeze and some candy bars.
That’s all Folks!