I have a small spare bedroom ~11x12.5 to make the best of.
Here are a couple of sketch ups for the two possible orientations. Which would you choose and why?
Danley Sound Labs SH-95s x 3 - WAY overkill for this room, but they used to be in a 35' long non-dedicated room. These will likely be swapped for JBLs.
Klipsch THX Ultra 2 KS535S x 4
DIY 24" wide THT subs x 2 (not sure how or where I'm going to fit these in the room yet)
Epik Pheonix 18" sub - This hasn't been plugged in since I got the THTs up and running, but I might give it a try again.
Panasonic AE4000 projector
Panasonic Blu-Ray Player
Denon 4310 - Looking to get a couple of Emotiva XPA2s.
Crown K2 - Subs
Behringer DCX 2496 and DEQ 2496
Ignore the vertical line on the screen:
The wider room allows for 3 berklines somewhat comfortably. The left to right symmetry of the room should allow for some excellent stereo imaging. Sitting in the bare room in this spot just "seems" right for what that is worth.
Closet middle post is right behind the main listening position. I have a 4" absorber that I could put between my seat and this beam though. Front right main will be somewhat in the entry walk way and the screen will hang over that edge too. The projector will be in the room creating noise. I really like room to be as quiet as possible (budget permitting), thus the name of this thread. All other equipment will be in the adjacent room.
The projector will be in the adjacent room thus hopefully lowering the noise in the theater. Sitting a bit farther from the room HVAC supply (more on that issue later).
I would likely put the hanging closet doors (not shown) back in for this orientation to give the room more symmetry. I'm concerned about cutting a hole in the wall to the next room (an office with the heater for the house) for the projector. While it may be quieter generally, it may also be louder when the heater is running. Some kind of glass port could be used, but I'm not sure how expensive that may be or even if it would be effective. Also this may allow light in the room (the office has windows), which defeats the purpose of the dark theater.