I have been a (jealous) member of this forum for almost 10 years and this year my family finally started construction of our Dream Home in Alabama. We have had several homes in the time being - but never space for a truly dedicated HT. Our contractor ( http://www.omegabuildersllc.com/
) and so are HT installers ( http://www.encoelectronics.com/
) are the best and we are in the final "drying in" phase of construction. I have decided on a CIH setup for the HT as I want this space to be mostly used for movies and will sacrifice some screen space for when I want to watch HDTV and movies shot in 1.8:1
The room is 18 (w) x 26 (l) x 12 (h) and located on the first floor. There will be 3 tiers of seating.
Screen - Carada 153 inch 2.35:1
Projector - JVC DLA-RS35U
Lens - Panamorph A-480SYS
( My HT Installer may change the Projector + Lens to the dVision Scope 1080p )
Reciever - Integra DTR-80
Center - Klipsch RC-64 II (x1)
Fronts - Klipsch RF 7's
Surrounds - Klipsch KL-6504 (x6)
Subs - PB13 Ultras (x2)
I will post pictures as soon as I can, but I wanted any opinions AVS Members have on the issues and materials I and my Contractors are somewhat unsure of.
1. Sound isolation - my HT Installer has recommended using Quiet Rock. I would love to know any positive or negative views of this product and any help on the technical aspects of installing for my Contractor.
2. For the dedicated media closet - Ventilation ideas and advice. Besides a high quality exhaust fan and also fans on the racks - do you think a separate AC unit is required?
Once again, I am excited for my family and friends to finally (soon) enjoy my HT. I am sure more questions will arise for this novice and any advice is welcome. I will post the HT blueprints soon.