I have planned to build a dedicated HT room for years and have never had the time or space to do it the way I wanted while I was finishing my training for my career. However, now that I am settled in and have a dedicated area to work with, construction has finally begun! I have long hours at work, so while I would love to do all the building it just is not feasible unless I wanna take a couple years. So instead I am having it built in 6 weeks by a pro firm.
The room in my basement is roughly 19' wide, 25' long and has 13' ceilings
Plans are for 2 rows of 5 seats, a coffered ceiling with rope lighting and full sound isolation (clips/channel/double 5/8" drywall with GG, proper HVAC, etc) and treatment (combination of absorption and diffusion from Quest Acoustical using their Acoustical Lens system
behind GOM at locations per the acousticians specs. Bass trapping done by using the seating platform for second row as a resonator)
Screen will be a 11' wide 2.35 AT screen with motorized masking
PJ is Sim2 Lumis
Preamp is Denon AVPA1HDCI
Amps are ATI 3000 300W/ch
for mains and qsc proamps for subs
Speakers are Klipsch THX U2
with 2 rows of side surrounds (9 total speakers)
Subs are 2 Danley DTS10
behind screen wall and 3 DIY subs using ShivaX2's
that will be in the wall columns
Racks are 2 Middle Atlantic AXS
mounted outside room.
Power is a 220V 30amp line to a Middle Atlantic isolation transformer
plus 2 other dedicated 20 amp circuits and a rackmounted 2200VA UPS to keep PJ fan running if power goes out.
EQ for room is via 2 QSC DSP322ua's
Hushbox for projector is incorporated into soffit and is thermostatically vented
and will have optical glass tilted 7 degrees
GOM is going to be FR701 Black on the screenwall and Spinel Obsidian on the walls with cherry stained columns and "judges panel" base. the coffered ceiling is this stain also.
Most of the the rough construction is done and they will be starting the trim and accoustic treatments next. It only took about 2 1/2 weeks so far to frame room, insulate, do HVAC and AC/DC, install clips/channel, drywall, secure OSB subfloor (concrete floors beforehand), build soffit/coffers, build screenwall and seating riser, and do low voltage wiring. These guys dont mess around and I am always impressed how much has been accomplished each day when I get home from work. Sometimes they work from 8 am to 10pm.
I am just getting this thread started to organize my thoughts and will post pics/you tube video when I get some more time.