Early this year I started planning to rework my bonus room as a mixed theater/living room.
I don't have the option of going bat cave. And wanted the room to continue to work for casual Tv watching which I prefer to do with the lights on.
Inspection passed! I wired up the receptacle(s) in the closet and all is well there. Now on to trying to fit the grafik eye in the box! I can't imagine getting it to fit in a smaller box than the masonry 4 gang unit I am using.
Between work and life progress has slowed. But I have the insulation in the soffit and most of the drywall hung. I have never done drywall before so I am dreading the mudding of all the corners!
I also solved one of my last technical problems: I was not sure what to do about the surround speakers. I ended up building 1 cu ft enclosures into the soffit and angling them ~45 degrees down.
These enclosures will hold a pair of RS150-8 drivers and an SB29RDCN tweeter in a horizontal MTM configuration. I will cross them real low so hopefully lobing won't be terrible. The pair of RS150's should provide plenty of dynamic headroom.
Here are some pictures of the room today:
I also am about 50% done with the cabinet for my electronics. Pictures to come... (eventually)
Looking good! They make metal 90 degree corner bead for inside and outside edges of drywall so make sure you use those if you didn't already know about them. Tape and bedding is one of those things I just could never get right either, You have done most of the hard work, Just for grins have a pro give you a quote on doing it, you may be surprised. Besides not having to deal with the mess is worth something...
≈Lots of progress since my last post. I finished the drywall, mudding, mudding, mudding, mudding, sanding, sanding, sanding, sanding and (most) of the painting.
Our couch also came which is awesome. Huge and comfy! I also blacked out the windows with blackoutez. It works fairly well but my window casing is not very thick and in a few places there is some light that bleeds through. But still a huge improvement and we can easily watch movies during the day now. We are still deciding on carpet and the tables in the picture are all temporary.
But with all that seating my dog decided to park it here:
An update! I finished my surround speakers that are built into the soffit. They are DIY and I did the measurements/crossovers using Holm Impulse, Arta, and WinPCD. They are quite sensitive but are a 4ohm load (which my Pioneer 1222 seems to handle with no problem).
The boxes are 1cu ft and most of it is hidden in the soffit. The exposed portion is wrapped in cherry.
Pictures or it didn't happen right?
Some stereo listening to verify the final crossover:
Now on to the surround backs which will use similar drivers but will be inwall completely.
Looks nice! What are the surrounds? Is it a kit? I creeped through some of the other photos when I was looking at the surrounds in the flicker link. I'm also a boater, so nice Malibu... but it appears that woodworking is your serious hobby. The bowels and table are awesome. Beautiful work.