We're in the framing stage of our new home. Due to setback restrictions I was forced to decrease the length of my dedicated HT space to 14x15 (planned approx 14x22). Unfortunately though its the largest house we've built, its the smallest space I've had to date.
I've decided to proceed with the same plan though we will limit the space to one row of four or five seats and a couple of bean bags available for the kids.
Screen wall, right wall, and rear wall are exterior walls (screen wall is the garage wall)
The left wall seperates room from the family room.
Home is single story
We decided to install two windows and cover them with acoustic panels. If I decide to build a larger dedicated space on the property we will have the ability to easily transform this to a living space, office, etc.
The only sound isolation treatment will be double drywall and green glue on walls and solid core door with seal.
Equipment (receiver, etc.) will be housed in the family room television console.
We are undecided about cooling. Due to prior HT experiences, this is probably one of the most important aspects of the build to me.The contractor recommended zoning the room while the foreman recommended going with a small dedicated unit (advised against a mini split).
Although we are going with a single row, we still want to add a small riser to better align our eyes to the screen as well as give the room a more theater-like look. I'm debating whether we want a straight riser with a curved row of seats or a curved riser with a straight row.
Initial equipment: (all of which I already own and use with the exception of the Carada screen. I currently have a 120 in Dalite HP electrol)
(Added March 2015) RS20 kept as back up for now
(updated 3/2015) 2.40:1 56.9x136.5 Da-Lite HD Progressive 1.3 gain Cinema Contour replaced 148 in. Da-Lite HP
Klipsch THX Ultra 2 system (3 x 650s and 4x KS525s)
Four JTR Captivator S1 in Master/Slave configuration on order 4/17/2015 (4x 18 in subs and 2x 4000 watt amps)
replacing my Two SVS PB13 Ultras
Buttkicker Advance BK4-4 w/ custom Berkline frame mounting plates & Butttkicker BKA-1000N Amp
Oppo BDP 93
Monster HTS 3600 MKII Power Center
Darbee Darblet (removed from chain)
Logitech Harmony 1100 w/ RF extender
Seating: Lane 175 Grand Slam black leather match (Berkline 13175 Tangiers) curved row of 5