Soffit / HVAC / In-Ceiling surround questing - AVS Forum
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 Old 02-10-2010, 01:52 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
NovaBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
I am working on the layout of my home theater, and I'm running into an issue that I can't make a decision on.

My basement has ~9' ceilings, but on one side there are HVAC ducts. My plan is to soffit them in, and make an empty soffit on the other side of the room to balance it out (and leaving a nice place for a starfield in the future!).

My issue is dealing with placement of my surround speakers.

My LCRs are Klipsch RF7s and an RC7. But I don't think there is any way to have matched surrounds in my setup.



The opening on the right prevents me from having a large wall mounted surround... so I am leaning towards in ceiling speakers. However, the ducts on the left (in gray checks) keep me from placing them in most of the soffit. The farthest back I can go is where I have the red dot.

Do these dots look like acceptable placements for 7.1 surrounds?
NovaBandit is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 7 Old 02-10-2010, 03:05 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Ted White's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Midland, MI USA
Posts: 8,186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 32
Hello NovaBandit. Welcome to the forum.

I won't comment on the speaker placement other than placing them in the ceilings will broadcast the sound upstairs.

__________________

Ted



The Soundproofing Company
Ted White is offline  
post #3 of 7 Old 02-10-2010, 03:24 PM
Senior Member
 
ArmyMan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 224
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Have you thought about rotating 90 degrees, putting an
AT screen just slightly into the bumpout.
Hard to tell w/o dimensions and such but it might give you a little more flexibility on speaker location.
Of course projector and viewing distance are also important.

Paul
ArmyMan is offline  
post #4 of 7 Old 02-10-2010, 04:32 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Tedd's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Ontario
Posts: 3,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 43 Post(s)
Liked: 63
Cineramax's Prometheus thread uses "Voice of God" surrounds. Compete with back boxes for soundproofing.

And why not dipoles for side surrounds and hide them in columns (and have a free standing column on the right hand side)? The rear surrounds could be RF7s.
Tedd is online now  
post #5 of 7 Old 02-10-2010, 05:59 PM
AVS Special Member
 
Ted White's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 1999
Location: Midland, MI USA
Posts: 8,186
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 32
I haven't looked into this very far, but given what it takes to sound isolate things, it seems amazing that anything in-wall is soundproofed.

__________________

Ted



The Soundproofing Company
Ted White is offline  
post #6 of 7 Old 02-10-2010, 08:00 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
NovaBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Ted White View Post

Hello NovaBandit. Welcome to the forum.

Thanks!

I've actually been a member for since February of 2004, but I signed up with a name that I never use any more. So I decided to start over with the name I've claimed in cyberspace since this theater is going to have me posting much more!

This site has cost me a lot of money. As I've seen it put by other members here, "Ignorance is bliss (and cheap)". I just keep finding more things that while I didn't know existed yesterday, I can't see myself living without!
NovaBandit is offline  
post #7 of 7 Old 02-10-2010, 08:01 PM - Thread Starter
Member
 
NovaBandit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Twin Cities, Minnesota
Posts: 17
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Liked: 10
Thanks for the thoughts. I think I need a little more thought towards the layout as a whole, so I started a new thread for overall design here:
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...8#post18112618
NovaBandit is offline  
Reply Dedicated Theater Design & Construction

User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off