Johann Peters Demo Theatre is inspired by The Stag


When you worship something, it becomes nothing short of an obsession. So when you are a die-hard Star Wars fan its no surprise that you follow the works of George Lucas with an obsession. When he visited The Stag almost seven years ago, Johann Peters was so inspired by the demo theater that he has tried to recreate the magic… well almost! The theatre is owned by…. you guessed it… George Lucas! The Stag is located at his Skywalker Ranch in California. When he went to attend a THX-certification session at Skywalker Ranch in 2000, Peters, a Star Wars junkie couldn’t get enough of the place. Since getting the details of the original was next to impossible, he had to rely on his THX training and the virtual 360 tour of The Stag on Skywalker Sound’s Web site. While similarities are quite obvious, the differences lie in the seating capacity (from 300 in the original to 16 in the replica) and the choice of room color; a bit toned down scheme has been opted for. The theatre boasts of lots of THX home components and speakers, as well as an upscale JVC 1080p digital projector, JBL subwoofers, Crown amplifiers and a Mackie mixing console.
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The Demo Theatre cost Johann Peters company Charisma Productions a whopping $100,000. After eight months of blood and sweat, Peters was exceptionally happy with the results. “To theater enthusiasts like myself, The Stag represents the Holy Grail of the creator [George Lucas],” he says. “George Lucas always strived to get the best image and sound possible. I’m really just preaching to the masses about the advantages of digital cinema in a dedicated theater or media room environment, just like George.” You can check out the specifics below.
Theater Stats * 18W x 13H x 30L * Runs about 12,740 watts * 16 seats
Equipment List
* Audio Components Buttkicker BKA1000-4A Amps (4)
* Buttkicker II Tactiles (8)
* Liberty THX Interconnection
* Mackie DF.6 Mixing Console
* Marantz DV-9500 THX SACD/DVD Player
* Marantz MA-6100 Monoblocks (2)
* Marantz SR-14EX THX AV Receiver
* Monster HTS-3600 MKII Power Conditioner
* Panamax MAX 4300-EX Power Conditioner
* Toshiba HD-XA2 HD-DVD Player
* Control Philips TSU-9600 WiFi Remote
* Speakers JBL MP418S Subwoofer w/ Crown Amps (2)
* Klipsch KA-1000-THX Subwoofer Amplifier
* Klipsch KL-525-THX Monopole Rear Surrounds (2)
* Klipsch KS-525-THX Side Surrounds (4)
* Klipsch KL-650-THX LCRs (3)
* Klipsch KW-120-THX Subwoofers (2)
* Liberty THX Ultra 2 Speaker Wire
* Sunfire Mark IV Subwoofer
* Video JVC DLA-RS1 Projector
* Stewart Filmscreen 150-Inch Studio Tek 130 THX Microperf
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