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Hey Guys,

My brother was given the green light by his wife to start his Dedicated room. We have to seize the moment A.S.A.P given she could change her mind within 2 weeks. Here's the problem. He has most of his equipment with a couple of things missing. He needs a reciver (he favor's Integras), a projector & screen or 70" tv 1080p (throw distance 13'-16'), a sub, studs & drywall & blu ray player and a 7000.00 budget. You guys have always come through for me...PLEASE GIVE YOUR SUGGESTIONS. F.Y.I I have a jvc hd 350 projector and he loves that. I'm also hooking him wup with the duct lining for acustic treatments.

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This is a forum about theaters not TV rooms, would expect anyone to say get a TV?

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i know... i agree... so letz say scratch the tv option
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Do you want suggestions for equipment or for the room? You haven't given much to go on as far as the room goes.


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I would like ANY AND ALL suggestions... equipment being the priority
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Then I would suggest that the priority should be the room. Get the room right and the equipment can come later. Upgrading the equipment over time is a LOT easier than upgrading the room. And it sounds to me like you don't want to build a room that the wife complains about the noise every time the poor guy goes in there to use it.

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Then I would suggest that the priority should be the room. Get the room right and the equipment can come later. Upgrading the equipment over time is a LOT easier than upgrading the room. And it sounds to me like you don't want to build a room that the wife complains about the noise every time the poor guy goes in there to use it.


I do get that.... the room does make even the most basic equipment sound AWESOME....I would still like to spitball some ideas for some equipment
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There you go. What Big said.

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My man Big... you are awesome. Any thoughts on a reciever???
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Then I would suggest that the priority should be the room. Get the room right and the equipment can come later. Upgrading the equipment over time is a LOT easier than upgrading the room. And it sounds to me like you don't want to build a room that the wife complains about the noise every time the poor guy goes in there to use it.

Gotta say after reading more your point is WELL TAKEN!!!!! Equipment is easy to upgrade...rooms aren't. Any ideas on the "best" way to construct his floating floor? I did my with a double layer of plywood sitting on vibration isolation pads in a 16" grid
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Well, I'm glad SOMEBODY listens to me. The Mrs. sure doesn't.

Now you're in the "post a diagram and we can give you better advice" area. Is this second floor bonus room build or a basement? I would suggest reading up on the articles at Ted White's site here: http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/...fing-articles/.

Post a diagram, more info, whatever you can about the build and you'll get MUCH better advice.

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Buy a lock for the theater door and don't let your friend's wife enter the room until the theater is finished. I wish someone had given me that advice when I got the "green light".

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Well, I'm glad SOMEBODY listens to me. The Mrs. sure doesn't.

Now you're in the "post a diagram and we can give you better advice" area. Is this second floor bonus room build or a basement? I would suggest reading up on the articles at Ted White's site here: http://www.soundproofingcompany.com/...fing-articles/.

Post a diagram, more info, whatever you can about the build and you'll get MUCH better advice.

I'll have my brother scketch one up this evening. Its a basement with TOTAl LIGHT CONTROL
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If not planning on 2.35 screen, you might also consider the Epson 5010. Brighter than 7000 in best image mode for 2D and much brighter than 7000 in 3D. Also the 5010 has $100 Epson instant rebate still good to the end of the month. For AVR take a look at the Denon 2112CI. Good reliable AVR with plenty of features and being a CI model comes with a 3yr. warranty.

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Just talked to the brother...he agrees...ROOM ROOM ROOM. WE are very excited...drawing coming in a couple of hours
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Awkward door placement, as it limits rear row seating. consider at least 2 feet of the room length lost at the door.

You can put the sump pump behind a false wall, fabric covered frame with screen built out a couple of feet from that wall. This room would work best as a one row theater BUT You could do a middle aisle rear row and swing around for a full centered front row.

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THE hvac duct presents a problem with room height. would it be better to have the room set up with only one row of seating going the lenght?? Minus the duct the height is 8'
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Drop the ceiling just enough to clear the pipes with furring , then do a perimeter soffit around the entire room just big enough to hide the duct, DO NOT FRAME UNDER THE DUCT, span the bottom with just the drywall. Add a light tray to the side of the perimeter soffit and add both rope up lighting and down lights, an example is in the Bacon Race thread, click below.

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Make sure to spend the very little extra on the premium studs. Really, it will make a huge difference. If for no other reason than you will save yourself several hours trying to find a dozen non-warped boards in the non-premium pile...
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Here's the lay out of my brother's unfinished basement...Looking at it which space would be better suited for his dedicated room????
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The larger space is better IMO.

Two questions right off the bat:

1)How many (non-overflow) seats does he want? As Big said, 2 rows would be tight in the room with the doors at the back. the other room the 2nd row would be up against the back wall - not ideal but possible.

2)Is soundproofing a concern? In either case you have 2 doors to soundproof, but double-doors in particular are very difficult to soundproof.

Also if you do the larger room and the screen is on the exterior wall you can put your projector outside the room and not have to hear the fan noise at all.
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He is happy with one row.....Its just him, wife, kid. SOUNDPROOFING TOP PRIORITY. Your thoughts???
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