I've got a 2300 Sq Ft Garage in which I run a detailing studio. About 1300sq ft of that will be sectioned off with a black curtain (the horizontal line in the middle of the room) part of the time, and used as a photo studio for cars and other large objects. The ceilings are 14 feet. Here's the rough floor plan for the business functions of the space:
The overall rectangle is 50x60, so the 2300sq ft doesn't include bathrooms and break room. The blue rectangles are the dimensions of a 2013 honda accord.
Now, in the evenings, the flat (which is basically a 10' by 20' frame with a white piece of spandex stretched over it, which is conveniently the material commonly used for DIY projector screens), can be dropped down against the west (left) wall. I have a BenQ w1080st on its way.
So I'd like a speaker system that can be used for the theater, and also be used for music for the studios during the day. So the theater space at 1300 sq ft, 14 foot ceilings, that's 18,200 cubic feet. That's a lot of space - even more when you consider that there's just a curtain separating that from another 14,000 cubic feet.
I'll drop the bomb right now... I'm a bit budget conscious. I know I could easily spend $10k to get this done, but that's why I'm thinking DIY - what's the best bang for the buck for filling this space with decent quality sound? The ceilings are insulation sealed in plastic, and the floors are concrete with an epoxy coating. I'll probably have some fabric along the drywall walls to help get rid of the echoing.
So what's the most efficient approach here? I would imagine using tapped horn subwoofers, but this is still fairly new territory for me.
Here's roughly what the setup would look like in the theater section:
The brown squares are chairs and the green rectangle is the ping pong table.
Gosh I love ping pong.