Lastest Update: Room Finished!
Week 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JbMz0...e_gdata_player
Week 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxQfS4fcsEg
Week 3: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8YXh...e_gdata_player
Week 4: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=muY2IwymBmQ
Week 5: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv6_m...e_gdata_player
Update 6: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PvwCl...e_gdata_player
Screen Wall with equipment:
Insulation in every concealed cavity adjacent to the theater to tame resonances. This includes risers, ceilings, soffits, etc. Stage should be filled with sand.
Insulation in soffits? Yes, you don't want any empty cavities to act as a drum if you could help it. You may want to consider as others have done, to leave the bottom of the soffit open and finish it with fabric so it can act as a bass trap. The thing is if you are planning to do something like that or are concerned about sound isolation you may want to drywall the room first then build your soffits.
Oman321, The contractor has already started the soffits... so I will filling with cable tubing / insulation and will have to go external for the bass traps. That would have been a great plan though.
Or is there a way to still do this even if the drywall is not up yet?
Also new question added.
As far as subs are concerned, a simple test is to place the sub at the seating position and then going around the room on hands & knees finding the position where the sub sounds/feels the best. Tuff to do in an unfinished room but you can probably get a fair analysis when everything is framed out and insulation is in place and before drywall goes up.
Having said that, I simply had one place where my sub would fit and that was dead center below the screen. With bass trapings at the corners of the screen wall it has worked out well.
At a minimum I would move the subs foward from the corners to the false wall, and use the corners for OC bass traps.
This is going to be an audiophile room as well.
Not just home theater.
Need good distance from side and front wall for best imaging and soundstage.
Also, only 5 seats? I am positive you can fit 3 seats on the riser and 4 seats in front.
You'll know what that truly means with my pictures on Thursday night.
Was changed from Wednesday night.
Nothing but the highest quality here!
Included in the last picture is 2 of my friends for screen size comparison. Both are ~ 6' in height.
Edit: I like the screen progression in the first couple posts, good idea (i.e. I will have to steal it).
In other news, I lost out on my bid to buy Wisconsin season tickets this am.
I always wanted a quick way to see progress from start to finish on peoples build threads. So I made mine that way Lots more to come yet.
I plan on doing a lot behind the screen too.
Sorry to hear about your lose though.