Originally Posted by jeff43
I have to say that this HT is easily the best I have seen anywhere online. This is something many folks could pull off for a reasonable price. I've looked at hundreds and hundreds of photos to get something that I thought was reasonably priced and, frankly, not too gaudy. Part of it is I am building my room to almost the exact same dimensions with the exception of my ceiling height only being 7'. That is a huge disadvantage for me but one that I have to live with. The beauty of this room is you can get really expensive equipment and it will work well but you can also use mid to low level equipment and it will work out just fine on virtually any budget (I'm going mid-level).
My one advantage is I will have built-in shelves on the viewing wall for both the equipment and the TV allowing to give me a little more distance from the screen when needed. My TV will be on a sliding shelf so I can move it back about 2 1/2 feet which can help a little when viewing lower resolution as well as 3D material. I like the design because it's simple, lighter wall colors are fine when using flat paint...I prefer to not have a dungeon feel, and the surrounds on the walls at ear level changed my mind (I was going to go with stands originally). I was also curious to get a view of sound wall panels in this size room and it was a pleasure to read how well they worked out for you and add aesthetically to the room as well.
Thanks for posting these pics because I can see what I had actually envisioned in my mind, seriously it's really close. To me, it's really, really classy. Because of my work schedule I won't start my build until December but I will post before and after pics to what you as well as others think. It won't be as nice as this one simply because my ceiling will be a "blah" ceiling but, hopefully, the rest of the room will make up for that.
I can't emphasize enough how great I think your HT is. It's a great outline to model from and I'm surprised we don't see many more similar HT's.
Thank you man!
I must say, there are amazing HT here on this thread alone, however l was going more for a media room, I love movies but I also like a room where we can do more than watch movies. It's perfect for that, the sound is probably the one thing to stand out... it's simply perfect.
With 7'' I don't think you have anything to worry about unless you want to be jumping when you watch your shows
In fact, I think that height is probably going to benefit your sound stage and speaker placement given that if your room is the same size as mine, you don't have much room to play with your overhead speakers and having a lower ceiling helps in the sense that you can place them close together given the angle... so silver linings, 7" is by no means an issue....
I have to be honest, I'm very happy with my equipment and setup, it is the work of five years in the making (placing, testing, re doing, building walls, etc) my only "gripe" is that I didn't plan for a media cabinet... although I absolutely love my media furniture, I would prefer that area to be clean... so that's the next big change (aside from the fact that I want an HDR TV this year)
The biggest problem with the media cabinet where it stands now is that all the wiring ends there, there are faceplates for every speaker and even HDMI's.... in fact I even have wiring for speakers I don't even have as I pre-wired for 13.2.6 and even wired for corner speakers if I ever wanted to fully adopt DTS-X (but in love with ATMOS)....
So there you go... you have some time, go to www.monoprice.com
and plan your wiring, it's a fun project and it rivals my wife's kitchen
Thank you for the compliments!
Originally Posted by westbergjoakim
How long is it between your ceilingspeakers? And how long in front and behind you/your sofa are they? Does it sound well and natural or is it like they are in the wrong place soundwise when something is happening on the screen? Works with both Atmos and dts:x?
Have you tried other placements now or will you stick with that one?
Very nice room! How big is it? I have something like that also, but not completed yet and not yet as nice as yours. Need to do some changes and so before it's done.
Atm I have only installed 2 of 4 speakers in the ceiling and at top middle, so I'm trying to find as much tips and recommendations of placement as possible before I install the last 2.
So the measurements of my room are as Jeff pointed out. My speaker placements are just perfect for what I was going for, I wouldn't change a thing.
The way have it now is that I'm using 7.2.4 but the .4 is really middle overheads and back overheads... I am planning on placing my front overheads whenever I buy a bigger and better AVS, but I'm pretty set for now, it sounds amazing... I've had an audio professional installer come hang out with me and he said he's never heard a better sound setup for the money I spent...
If you have only 2 speakers on top, make them your middle ceiling ones and have them just a tad in front of the middle listening position, I have them ~15 degree from the middle ... two speakers gives you about 80% of the experience.... so enjoy it!