Have begun with my first dedicated HT build.
Room: 23' X 11'6" X 7'6"
Soffit : 15" at 6 8" with blue rope lighting
HT is on first floor of Raised Ranch style home with pored concrete floor 2 windows on left side and a 6' patio door ( to be removed ) on the screen wall.
Undecided about removing the windows. Room was a Bar/Pool room in the past and have been working on removing the bar at the back of the room to build an L shaped kitchen with upper and lower cabinets and 24" Magic Chef fridge purchased from HD. The door entering the HT is located on rear right wall even with the L shaped kitchen
Plan is for 2 rows of seating at 17' and 10'6" with a 10" riser. 120" 2.35:1 scope screen is planned Carada fixed on the front wall with speakers on the sides.
I plan to build a 48" H wall at the 17' mark at the rear of the riser and put a 12" bar on the back for 2 or 3 bar stools behind the 2nd row.
Equipment I have:
Axiom VP150 center
Axiom M22 fronts
Axiom QS8 rears
Axiom QS8 surrounds
Axiom EP350 sub
OPPO BDP 103 Bluray player
Apple TV 3
Vip 3D Theater with RF emitter
TW SA 8300HD with 500G e/sata HD add on
16" ViewSonic LCD720 HDTV Monitor
CEPro 4X2 Matrix Switcher
Logitech Harmony 1000 RF Remote
Grafix Eye 3104
Back row of 3 Berkline 45033's 2 straight and outside left curved (as it faces the screen)
Front row of 3 Berkline 45033's 2 straight and outside left curved 9as it faces the screen)
Stage to be carpeted in Black with black Dazian Janus fabric on screen wall
Floor and Riser to be Burgundy carpet with walls covered in GOM 701 color undecided but leaning to a Blue and Gray combo
Have already run 12-2 speaker wire
Coax sub cables 1 to each front corner
Power bridges for PJ, and R & L subs
3 new 20a circuits for Equipment room, Kitchen area, HT lighting
I am in the process of building the Kitchen area first as we need this for the summer season not to mention I am having shoulder surgery on 5/13 and will be down for a while.
Have to upload my pics to photo sharing site so I can add them to my posts.
Any feedback is appreciated.
Look forward to seeing the progress.
Every man dies. Not every man really lives.
Next work is to finish the Screen wall with a second layer of Rock and 1" linacoustic.
Stay tuned and any Help or Suggestions is welcomed
Will Get solid wood door
Just need to grout the granite tile
A little molding and possible tile back splash to follow
Awaiting the rest of the equiptment to be installed
Cable management to follow
Need to install powerbridge for subs and projector Epsom 1080UB or Sanyo Z2000
Tough room for speaker placement and hoping I have them in the best areas knowing how forgiving the Axioms are
10" when carpet and pad are installed and should be plenty of room for the 3 Berkline 088's for the rear row
Still to get 1" linacoustic sound treatment if needed?
Soffit loaded with R-19 insulation
Grafix eye 3104 to replace temp dimmers on left for soffit ,Blue rope lighting,stage 4" cans and drop lights over riser wall
Windows to receive double cell blackout blinds to control light
Soffits to get crown to house the blue rope lighting
Still need to build speeker/sub enclousers to be covered with GOM
Sub to go on this right side
Drop ceiling painted with Valspar Night View. Could not sheet rock due to location of plumbing from 2nd floor master bath
Awaiting decision on screen wall to complete stage lighting
Now working on second layer of sheetrock for screen wall. Undecided as to whether I should put 114" Carada screen on wall and bulid a 10" box around it or just build a false screen wall 10" from back to have a flat look wall to wall
Could not resist at a bargin price even with it's weakneses
Needed something the wife could use
Floor to soffit is 6'10"
Floor to ceiling is 7"5"
109" between the Soffits
138" Wall to Wall
The distance from the present Screen Wall to the back of the riser is 17'3"
I am thinking of putting a false screen wall 10" out from the present one so my speakers can be flush with the screen. Looking to use a 114" Carada BW screen but also thinking SMX but have budget concerns
Carada Frame for 114" (55.9"x99") is 60"x103.5
Looking for some ideas as I am at a stand still and can't make up my mind on what would both look and preform the best in my situation.
Decided to build the Wall out 10" from the existing wall for a seamless look and now need to build the speaker shelves.
Will cover with Black GOM and add 114" Carada Screen Since I have low ceilings the AxiomVP150 will go under the screen angled up
This is where my AxiomEP350 v3 sub will go
Use the alternate sub area for housing the XBox360,PS3 and Wii unless I decide to go with a second sub
You are moving right along and its looking good
I can't really make out how the spaces in the picture fit together, could you post a floor plan of the area?
Didn't know the 1000 comes without the RF. I though it was a package deal.
At the beginning of ny post is the floor plan I appreciate the comments
Just hope the curves don't cause to much of a problem for the carpet guys but I guess we'll see soon enough
That may be why I got such a good price?
I just remember seeing it at best buy packaged together, maybe it was the 890 been a while.
Having the speakers flush with the wall would definitely be my preference. Gives the front of the room a very clean look, and the speakers don't distract the eye.
I have the Axiom QS8s too. Love them.
Hope to see the prices fall on 1080P projectors now after the Cedia show is over.
New ViewSonic 16" monitor
New Sony S350 BD player
Got a New Samnsung LN46A550 to replace the big old 55" Mits which gives us a lot more room in the Family Room
God all these treads make me jealous of home owners ... you really can't do this in an apartment. When i get a house the home theater will be put in before the grass is even cut.
Nothing special on the tiles just standard at HD. Just used a heavy nap roller for the painting and it worked out fine. Was going to spray them but would have needed to thin the paint.
from Visual Apex Hope to have it early November.
Now have to decide on Screen size and scope. Thinking I will go 2.35.1 Will decide on size after I receive it and have a chance to test it out at various sizes.
How do you like the harmony remote? Is it reasonably easy to use?
I love my 2.35:1 screen, it just feels more like a movie (rather than watching a big TV) and it looks like you have the width in the room to really make use of the wider screen. Smart move getting the projector before choosing a screen size.
How do you like the harmony remote? Is it reasonably easy to use?
I have been using it in my family room controlling a Samsung TV,Sony B-350,SA8300 and 4x2 matrix switcher with very good results after tweeking it. Can't beat if for the price.
Temporary sheet used to check for screen size
Redesigned riser to allow for 2 rows of 3 Berkline 45033's
Blue rope lighting complete
Riser awaiting new carpet soon
Panasonic AE 4000 mounted for screen size and mode testing
Also finally got my six Berkline 45033 power recliners with lighted cupholder and base rails. Everythin was great untill I oppened the last chair to find the frame had been snapped in half on it and the touch portion of the cup holder did not work. Also after setting up had one chair where the transformer on the power recline did not work. After looking all the chairs over more carefully found another chair where one of the support blocks was cut about 3/4" short and was not attached in the corner. Received them on 2/29 and still working with Roman to get them fixed. First batch of parts was incorrect so getting a little upset now. They are real comfortable but having looked the over so closelly found their workmanship lacking.
Stage carpeted waiting for Sonic XP Duct Liner
Riser carpeted with first two chairs set up
Five of six chairs set up Sixth arrived damaged
Black Dazian Janus on wall behind riser
Side wall with Knauf Sonic XP and polyester batting applied
Side wall ready for Janus fabric
Screen wall getting sound treatment
Berkline 45033 from Roman
Chairs and side wall prepared for Black & Burgandy Janus
Entry isle with new carpet