So far it's been a bit over a year since I started building my theater. I've been doing it a little at a time...
This is it so right now.. Far from complete, and far from pretty, but it's at least functional.
The before, just laying things out... Went with a 100" screen, the tv behind it is a 42"
Can't beat these flatpacks, they are just so simple and such a nice design.
Glueing things up
These pillows looked jammed in there, but they look deceiving because they are glued to the sides.
Final panel glued
Stereo Integrity 18" Can for scale
The speaker up top is a fusion-6. Great little speaker, I built them for our kitchen.
On to the surrounds. If you've seen one box glued you've seen them all. These are volt 10lx
My amazing AV rack that I custom designed and poured all of my blood sweat and tears into for about 5 minutes. This is on the other side of the wall in the unfinished part of the basement.
Right side where surrounds ended up. These volt 10's are seriously impressive.. I moved the two side one's up to the front while I waited for my mains. I have no problem recommending them as mains in a ported box they are that good.
Time for the big guns.. Three Maximus 12 lxe's.
Glueing a little bit at a time. Went with the flat packs for the bottom. Can't beat them.
Measured and cut port tube for tuning of ~36hz
Crossover for the Max12 lxe's... I opted to keep them external to the boxes so I could make tweaks if desired based on the room and screen for the center channel.
Can for scale..
Still to do:
1. Room treatments, room treatments, and more room treatments. I'll be building many bass traps and panels over this summer. Already ran a few measurements with REW and the room is clearly a big box and that hotwheels track isn't absorbing as much as I hoped.
2. Painting all things. Speakers, Ceiling, Walls. Also hiding the speakers behind the faux wall.
3. Two more volt 10's for atmos height speakers just so I don't regret it in the future.
Total equipment list:
-100" Cheapo Elitescreen AT screen, the 4k mesh.
-Two SI-18's in Diysoundgroup stonehenge boxes
-Behringer iNUKE 3000DSP
-Four Volt 10 LX speakers for the surrounds
-Three Maximus 12 LXE speakers for the mains
-Some decent onkyo avr that probably fell off a truck because I got it for too cheap. Eventually it will be replaced with something that has dirac and 9 channels but the room needs treated first.
-HTPC I built running kodi