Newbie DIY’r here. I’m just starting the construction of my dedicated theater. I’ve been reading this AVS area for a few months now and I’m impressed but also very nervous due to so many awesome builds I’ read about. The framing is up and now I’m getting into the finer details of the components and such. Here is what I’m dealing with:
My room is 3100 cubic feet with 9ft ceilings, room is approx. 14 X 27’. Front speakers are going to be behind a 130” 16:9 Seymour AT screen. Seating will be 12 feet and 19 feet from the screen. Planned setup is for 7.2 with future wiring in place for the option of adding surround Wides for a 9.2 system down the road. Trying to keep the speaker budget around 1800-2000 for all speakers. Acoustic Panels and Base traps and planned to help the acoustics.
I’m looking for Advice / Opinions on what direction I should go for the following:
1. Would Alchemy’s be sufficient for the front 3 LCR? I don’t plan on listening at reference levels too often. I would say my goal is to create a great theater sound with an emphasis of dialogue. Both have great reviews but there is pretty big difference price wise between the two.
2. I am planning on building 2 MartyCubes with either 15 or 18” drivers for the LFE, any recommendations? Would both behind the screen be suitable or should I thinker with the idea of putting one in the back behind the last row against the wall. ( I do want all speakers to be out of sight due to WAF) So placement is pretty limited.
3. For my side surrounds I’m going to use a Di/Bipole type speaker that can service both rows equally, would the Klipsh RS 62/52 work well in concert with the Waveguides? My rear surrounds are also in question. I have about 10 inches in depth so some of the deeper bookshelves won’t work. Plus the positions are not the greatest for the rear seating.
4. I plan on an Inuke 3000DSP to run the subs and I’m leaning towards a Denon 7.2 Receiver for the rest but I’m very open to suggestions in the $1000-1500 range.
Thanks for any suggestions, any help is much appreciated. Thanks Matt