Hi, we're building a new home shortly and have set aside the bonus on top the 3 car garage as a dedicated theater. I hope to get some feedback on anything that can make my build better without bringing the cost way up
The dimensions are 15'9"x21'8"x8' ceiling with side walls @ 7'2" slanting up to 8' rather quickly. I'm hoping to do a pretty low budget build because this is my first dedicated theater. This is what i have so far.
Sound isolation should pose a minor issue. The theater sits in a bonus room on top of the garage, the screen wall goes to the exterior, the side walls goes into the attic trusses. The problem is the back wall connects to a bedroom, i plan to stagger stud this wall and fill with insulation, hopefully that will be enough.
NOTE: That is master chief in my seats
There is also a small bonus area by the window that i plan to wall off and leave a hidden door. This will house my equipment and also be a fire escape.
My budget theater will consist of:
DIY 120" canvas screen (need to build)
Mitsu HC3800 (already own)
Onkyo rc260 (already own)
HTPC (already own)
Front LR - Boston Acoustic vr965 (already own)
Center and Surrounds - monoprice in-walls (need to buy)
I have small 12" bass traps in all 4 corners, the upper side corners are angled due to the attic truss. The black columns are 2" fiberglass panels.
A couple of questions:
Is it advisable to have the in-wall speakers inside the fiberglass panels?
The same goes for the wall sconces on the fiberglass panels?
Is 4 wall sconces enough lighting or do i need more?
Any advice would be much appreciated, I've been reading the forums for months now and i still feel like i know nothing lol. The house will probably be built in three months and the builders will allow us to go in to do the low voltage wiring before the drywall goes up.