Finished! (December 2013)
Edit: Are we ever really finished?
Version 2.0 finished July 2016 for 4K UHD and Immersive Audio and more Subwoofage!
(3) JTR Noesis 212 HT's
Base Layer- (4) JTR S8 Slanted LP
Height Layer for Immersive Audio- (4) Volt 6 Ported
(1)JTR Orbit Shifter LFU
(2) JTR Captivators (passive) driven with EP4000
Denon X7200w (now the "wa" version after the HDCP 2.2 upgrade)
Behringer A500 for 2 immersive audio channels not covered by the x7200
DBX PA2 for subwoofer integration
Samsung UBD K8500
TV-Google Fiber TV Box
PS4, XBox One, , Wii U
Rack is MA ERK series
9 ft wide (110")
EN4K with Seymour AV frame.
Purchased the masking panels for 1.78:1 content.
December: Slide out media rack done, Projector shelf done, AV gear installation
November: Electrical finished, final painting done, seats and screen, lots of shelving
October: Carpet installation, Rest of basement completed, Lots of work on doors
September: Fabric Frames and lots of painting
August: HVAC Return and Doors
July: Communicating door vestibule, electrical, pull out media storage
June: Subfloor, Stage, Riser, Projection room
May: Clips, Channel, osb, dw, gg,
April: Joist muffler completed
March: Subfloor treated with double drywall and green glue
4 20 amp circuits added to basement
February: Hired new contractors to help on weekends
Ordered lots of building materials
November: Lots of demo
Completed decoupling of walls
October: Soundproofing materials delivered
Wall taken down again
August: Decision made to contact thesoundproofingcompany and do it right the first time
July: JTR Orbit Shifter delivered
Wall put up to enclose room
June: AVS Pro Theater Layout Service from the Erskine Group via Shawn Byrne delivered
First dedicated room with a front projector! I am utilizing the room layout service from the Erskine Group and started the process on 3-20-12.
clips and channel on ceiling
clips and channel on rear wall that is connected to stairwell wall.
existing walls were naturally decoupled from the foundation
walls that were built used staggered stud approach
all walls attached to ceiling joists using IB3's
3/8'' serenity mat
joist mufflers for supplies
return muffler to be made (done)
Zero International Auto door bottoms (best seals)
Zero International door seals
Solid core 1 3/4'' then added layer of 3/4" mdf with green glue between
Double door system as well with another solid core door and DIY seals
12 cans in soffits inside of shell
rope light around soffit perimeter
4 step lights
Insteon dimmers for a total of 5 zones
iRule on iPad 2
Global Cache 100-12
Length 19' to rear wall. There will be a small "projector booth" between the HT room and the storage area behind which will house my AV gear.
Here is a basic version of the plans from the layout service. My plans are now changed slightly from this layout. I will be making the length of the room 19' which means the small 3.5'x9' space in the back of the room where the projector is will be closed off making a "projector booth and equipment closet". Several reasons: the column in the back part of that space looked funny just hanging out in the middle of nowhere, I wanted to put the projector outside of the room for heat and noise and did not want to couple it to the ceiling bc the kitchen and 3 little boys are directly overhead. This also allows me to do my AV rack outside the room and not worry about the noise, heat, or light pollution.
Click in pictures to enlarge.
Here is a video that will probably help to give a better idea of the space I have to work with.
Picture of the front wall where screen will be.
Here is a similar angle after the flood and some demo.
Picture from the front of the room looking at the stairwell and the space where the wall will go.
Same angle post demo.
Picture of the back of the room showing entrance to the unfinished storage area where the equipment rack will be.
Same angle post demo.
I am ceiling ht limited in this room anyway and there is a support beam and a bit of HVAC duct in the front that drops down about 9'' from the ceiling.
Front row is 3 Berkline Director leather theater recliners (Electric recline!) at around 9.5 ft from the screen.
Second row is a large 3 seat Natuzzi leather couch with recliners on each end along with a matching Natuzzi leather reclining chair so it seats 4 adults comfortably.
As prescribed in the avs layout.
Quest Perfsorb at first reflection points.
The rest is OC 705 DIY panels. Several 2 inch absorption panels and several diffusion panels. Treatment on all of front wall is OC Select Sound Black.
Riser made into bass trap.
I am copying the Sunset Cinema stage. 1 ft tall and approx 5 ft deep. Filled with sand. Do what I can to stop the Orbit Shifter from shaking the screen (accomplished).
Would like to avoid a ceiling mount because of little feet in the kitchen above shaking the projector. I mounted a shelf to the walls with IB3 clips for decoupling and placed serenity matt on top of the shelf as well and no shaking so far.