Hello to all again! After threating to start my build for the last couple of years it is finally proceeding!
I have hired a contractor to finish my basement and drywall will be hung in about week so I am meeting with him on Monday to discuss layout and electrical rough in. I purchased the Pro Theater Design package and have been working with Dennis Erskine to finalize plan so I know I have a solid design but I thought I would post my build for review / comment from the local AVS experts and help with some of the details.
As you can see the walls are framed up (walls are all decoupled and double wall construction for the inside walls. I am doing the standard 5/8" double drywall with green glue construction.Attachment 226601
This is the door opening. This will be a 36" door which I ordered from Dennis.Attachment 226605
This is the rack opening. I am locating rack just outside of HT. The rack is the Mid Atlantic Slim 5 rack that is 26" deep with 37 spaces. The front of the rack will be open into the hall way with a access door in the back (located in the bathroom). For cooling I have installed a 110 SCFM low noise bathroom fan that will be controlled by a thermostat. This will be vented about 20' away from rack. I have 3 20 amp dedicated supplies ran to rack location.Attachment 226606
The HT will have its own HVAC zone. The supply (the small 8" duct shown in picture) has been completely lined with accoustical duct liner. The supplies and returns will be accoustical flex duct which will run through the HT soffits.
The rest of the ducting will be framed in a soffit which will use whisper clips and hat channel for sound proofing.Attachment 226607
I have attached a lighting and wiring plan. My writing is bad so hopefully you are still able to read. I am going to have 6 wall sconces and 4 pot lights. I am considering adding more lights to the front of room to ensure the lighting is even through out HT. I plan on locating subs behind screen wall. The signals to subs will be RG6 ran to equipment rack. Other runs of RG6 will be 2 to front of riser. For CAT 6 I plan to run 2 to projector location, 2 to the front of riser, 2 to grafik eye, and one behind false screen for IR. I have not determined what projector or screen I will be using yet. I will install projector in a hush box at back of room and run 2" conduit for future cabling. I will also install a high speed HDMI cable from rack to projector. All other house A/V distribution will be ran to Mechanical room.
I plan on wiring 4 cat 6 and 4 RG6 from equipment rack to mechanical room however this might not be enough as I would like to distribute my HD PVR throughout house using CAT 6 runs.Attachment 226608
Comments and suggestions are welcomed!