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post #1 of 8 Old 05-28-2009, 01:34 PM - Thread Starter
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I'm moving into a house that has a home theater room.

A few questions. The room is 9' 9" wide, 16' 9" long and 10' tall. The door is at what would be the back of the theater.

Do I have room for:
A false front
A stage
2 rows of seating (riser)
soffits with recessed lights

I've been reading this forum on and off for years waiting for this day. Wish I was in on the initial construction as I've always had a dream HT in mind, but I'm excited to be working with this one. Any help is greatly appreciated. Once I get going, I'll start a build thread. I've really enjoyed reading many of yours.
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you can do a false front OR 2 rows with riser not both.

If you do two rows of fully reclining Berkline chairs it will be nearly impossible. The riser needs to be 6 1/2 feet deep.

The best way to fit the maximum seating in such a space is to get some used real theater seats. Or at least non reclining seats for the back row.

See seatsandchairs.com

You can do a false wall with the screen very near the front wall (see britinVA build thread) and not require any additional space.
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I would say that you could possibly get two rows of berkline style recliner seats with a riser... but not with a false wall (unless you compromise on the screen size).

If you went with 'theater style' seats (smaller) in at least one row, you might be able to do a false wall as well.

In either case, a stage would be doable and any potential false wall would have to be fairly shallow. Instead of a false wall you could also go for in-wall speakers and hang an acoustically transparent screen over them.
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Curses.... foiled again!

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thanks for the quick responses.

if i didn't do a false front, where would you typically put the sub?
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thanks for the quick responses.

if i didn't do a false front, where would you typically put the sub?

Typical placement is usually along the front wall (usually in one of the corners to start).

Other options include next to or behind seating, under cofee/end tables, or anywhere else they will fit.
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if i didn't do a false front, where would you typically put the sub?

See Brit's build.

summarized here:

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...light=britinva
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Yeah, I agree with everyone else; you don't seem to have room for both a false front and 2 rows. OTOH, at only 9'9" wide, I would go AT to maximize the screen size. I'm with Jamis; if sound isolation isn't a huge concern for you, maybe go with some of the better in-walls across the front, and an AT screen.

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