Originally Posted by jedimastergrant
That would be great. I have a small sample but something tells me I will get a much better idea of how the material will look with a larger chunk. I will PM you.
Congrats on watching your first movie! I just thumbed through your thread and I noticed there are a few similarities to what I already have and hope to do.
-Design of the stage (Sunset Cinema)
-Screen wall from Big's Minimalist approach to screen wall thread
............too many other similarities to list...........
Your thread is quite large so if I can ask a few questions.
1. Did you use a minisplit bc your main AC would not cut the mustard or was it bc of noise issues?
2. What made you jump onto the soundproofing wagon? (I am currently conflicted)
3. Any suggestions for me as I start my quickie build. Don't laugh. I know I'll be watch'n movies in no time!
Sorry I missed this post before now. Here are some answers to your questions.
1. I used a minisplit because I wanted to be able to cool my room in the middle of the winter. When I bought the minisplit, I added a low-ambient controller that allowed me this flexibility. My family visited this past Sunday to demo the room a bit - with 8 people in there, it got warm quickly. If we were watching a full movie, I would have needed cooling. Because the space in in the basement (underground), there is not much of a difference between winter and summer in the theater room.
2. I went with the soundproofing because I didnt want to regret NOT
soundproofing after the room was finished. Looking back, I am glad I did it. You are spending good money on your equipment (to me at least), so additional cost of soundproofing is not really that much. When comparing the noise level both inside and outside of my room compared to others, I can tell you it makes big difference - it doesnt work miracles, but it helps a ton.
3. Suggestions. I just reread your first post, just a couple things that jump out at me.
- good call on using the Erskine design services, thats the one thing I wish I had done...mainly because I am at the room treatment point and have no idea what I am doing
- I would make sure you have a heating/cooling plan for the theater
- the screen seems a little narrow for my taste, but that is more of a personal preference. I pretty much maxed mine out, and I feel like it could be bigger.
- if you soundproof, you shouldnt have to worry about footsteps shaking your projector.
I just subscribed to your thread, so if you have any additional questions you shouldnt have to wait two weeks for a response;)