Originally Posted by lespurgeon
That kind of space, I would be thinking rear projection.
Originally Posted by ellisr63
Originally Posted by Tedd
Ever consider dismantling the existing front wall and rebuild it three feet back, then do an acoustically transparent screen and front wall where the existing wall is?
Recessing the front three channels into the existing wall will destroy imaging unless your speakers are designed for this sort of placement. You could also
bring your LR mains off the side walls, for improved speaker layout since you have the width.
That's a large volume for a single subwoofer. Walling off the storage area will also ensure nothing in storage is going to rattle, vibrate, or be an issue.
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The screen wall is a structural wall and cannot be moved. There is in fact a structural beam almost right in the middle, and if I were to inset the speakers the center speaker will be some what off centered to negotiate the beam. So, I really cannot do a rear projection.
I am not doing perforated screen to reduce cost and need for high gain screen.
I am doing a 148" cinemascope screen. So that along with the flanking columns will take up significant space, leaving me with 36" on either end. I will be placing both the front R and L on the floor next to the sub, inside the cavity. So, If I move the front R and L in, then the sub will be on the outside. I thoughts it's better to put the sub towards the middle and the front R and L to the outside. Which is better?
Walling off the storage area is a neat idea, however all my CAT6 and wires are between the center speaker and the Right front speaker and my AV equipment rack will be there. Therefore, I don't want to close that whole section. So, instead of closing the whole area, why not have 3 separate enclosures for each speaker?
I have Paradigm reference 60's V2 and corresponding center and sub. Will these work enclosed?
P.S: When I say recessed into the wall, it's not like in walls. Where ever the speakers will be, the studs and drywall will be removed and a cabinet made. The front of the cabinet will be flush with the screen wall, and thus me saying it's recessed. So, I really don't see a difference between adding an extra wall vs my plan.