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post #1 of 16 Old 08-29-2012, 05:45 PM - Thread Starter
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Im Planning a dedicated HT Room but its only 7' 8" wide.
I Have never seen a HT This small but i think it could still work.
It is a Long room so im going to build a "Fake Wall" And place the FCL and Sub behind it.

If the room is 235cm Wide , i could get a 103" Screen which is 230cm wide would this work i dont see why not.
I Would probably sit about 11ft away.

This is my BASIC plan so far and will have some 3D Renders up soon.
http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/59614/width/350/height/700

but i that would look great.

Cream Carpet
Cream Leather Seating
Matte Black Ceiling
And Dark Greyish Walls

I Think it will look really Good.


I also will need some help with some little things like :

Adding a Power Socket in the Ceiling for the Projector
Adding a Power Socket in the floor for Electric Recliners
Running Cables into the Loft and back down into the Rooms Ceiling For projector
How to Build a Fake Wall
How to make small indents into the wall for posters.

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Also How to build a stage would help me out.

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For room this small I would go with inwall speakers for all the walls.
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That is a very small width, but if you have the determination and drive to make it work then I'm sure that you can.

First of all, try to make and post a floorplan with your basic idea and dimensions. Include ideas for your stage, number of rows, riser, door location, etc. The more the better as that is a huge help for people trying to give advice. What is the length of this room?

Depending on the length of the room, you may be able to do two rows of two recliners with one aisle on the side.

Don't worry too much about speakers, projector, colors, etc. at this point. The important thing is to plan out the rooms construction then fill it with those things.

Once you get your layout all planned out, then we can dive into the specifics of construction techniques and answer your questions.

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That is a very small width, but if you have the determination and drive to make it work then I'm sure that you can.
First of all, try to make and post a floorplan with your basic idea and dimensions. Include ideas for your stage, number of rows, riser, door location, etc. The more the better as that is a huge help for people trying to give advice. What is the length of this room?
Depending on the length of the room, you may be able to do two rows of two recliners with one aisle on the side.
Don't worry too much about speakers, projector, colors, etc. at this point. The important thing is to plan out the rooms construction then fill it with those things.
Once you get your layout all planned out, then we can dive into the specifics of construction techniques and answer your questions.
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Hello Thanks you for the reply.
I Am adding another floor to an existing extension and havent actually got it build yet so i dont know the exact dimensions of the room yet.
When the People come round to give me a quote i wall ask them if the foundations are strong enough to give a extra 30cm or so and that would be a pretty good size.

I Will draw up a basic floor plan with my guessed dimensions.
and reply whenever.

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Thanks Those really helped.


I Am just doing my floor plan, how much space is needed from the "Fake Wall" To the Real Wall allowing enough space for 3 Speakers and a Sub?

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The biggest item is usually the sub, without knowing any thing about what sub you might use, plan a 24 inch cube. So I would leave at least 26 inches behind the screen.


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The biggest item is usually the sub, without knowing any thing about what sub you might use, plan a 24 inch cube. So I would leave at least 26 inches behind the screen.

I am Probably going to have a Klipsch SW-112
http://klipsch.co.uk/cat/subwoofer/product/sw112

Or an Epik Empire.

Also with having the screen the full width of the room will there be any reflections?

I Am probably having a Matte Black Ceiling
And Dark Greyish Walls

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Is it Possible that having large speakers close together at the front will not let me determine where the sound is coming from?
Would Bookshelf speakers help this?

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I wouldn't go quite full width for the screen. I'd do some side wall black light absortive panels to capture light coming off the screen. This will help preserve contrast levels.

I'd wager bookshelf speakers with 80-100 Hz crossover would be easier to get a seamless blend of sub and speakers. Dual subs should help with smoother bass.

If a second row of seating, then aisle space will be an issue. Surround speakers can be another issue. Dipoles are desireable as side surrounds in a narrow room.
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I wouldn't go quite full width for the screen. I'd do some side wall black light absortive panels to capture light coming off the screen. This will help preserve contrast levels.
I'd wager bookshelf speakers with 80-100 Hz crossover would be easier to get a seamless blend of sub and speakers. Dual subs should help with smoother bass.
If a second row of seating, then aisle space will be an issue. Surround speakers can be another issue. Dipoles are desireable as side surrounds in a narrow room.

Yeah im making a floor plan now, and looking around for some people to make some renders for me.
Then ill see if i want to go ahead or not.

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I'd suggest keeping the room simple, uncluttered, and resist trying to pack too much detail in the room.

That's been my experience in a 9'5" wide space. Less is indeed more.
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^^^ Agree'd. Seating was my biggest challenge in a 10' 6" wide theater. I really wanted a larger space to work with, but a 2 story rock fireplace put a wrench in that plan.

It's been shown time and time again, that great things can be done with limited space. You're limited only by your imagination. Planning is critical however when you're dealing with smaller spaces, which leaves less room for error. I've torn mine apart twice fixing mistakes I didn't have the foresight to see at the time.

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Reining in seating to keep seating off of surround speakers (and wall boundaries,) is a big challenge in small spaces.
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