Originally Posted by kevin g.
I really like the front stage area, and I have only been following since the Atmos upgrade installation. I did look, so forgive me if i missed it. The front side "wing" area around the screen...is it flush with the side walls, or recessed? I assume this is for side light reflections coming from the screen?
Love the colors, and the richness of the look with the wood. (Everywhere)...So many people try to implement wood trim, but fall short of expectation. You, sir, have not. The Cloud design is ingenious, and I can only imagine the sound that will result when/if Atmos comes in to it's own.
The overhead (future) Atmos effect speakers are only in the front cloud section? What will you do when everything is ironed out? Pull down the existing fabric, and re-stretch...or replace entirely?
Thank you for sharing your journey.
Glad you have been following and have taken interest in my room.........
My room was designed by Erskine Group......while design was great, I had to deal with a few issues namely screen wall area due to wanting a much larger screen along with shrinking stage since designed stage was too big for my tastes. I cut back size of stage by 18" which created several issues, but in end all worked out.
Stage area is built in typical EG form.......so stage is floating with sand, 1/4" off wall, voids filled with insulation yada, yada......yada. To answer your question specifically, the wing is close to flush with wall ie 1/4" offset. Fir strip and fabric channel are used from Gray/green fabric to black.......both fabrics use same fabric channel.
The black fabric was extended as you mentioned for side light reflections. My goal was to minimize length of black fabric while maintaining screen contrast, and room aesthetics. Wife and I are pleased with how it turnout and those friends who have visited the last couple days have been in awe. Now remember.........West Coast dedicated theater rooms are a rare commodity compared to back East or Mid-West........maybe awe should be tempered.
On Atmos front, I've received help from a little Dolby birdie on my shoulder........namely Roger Dressler who has acknowledged speaker parameters were I'm confident my solution is doable. Must give credit where credit is due...
Atmos is already pre-wired in four corners of cloud including middle row pair just above 1st row seating. When I'm settled on specific components, implementation will be extremely easy! 2 X 2's are in cloud for speaker backing ie attaching speakers to cloud. AlI have to do now is pull back fabric at each location, dampen speaker and screw into 2 X 2 backers.......simple as pie!
For time being, plan is to house 6 ceiling speakers...........
Thanks for the kind words concerning wood execution........Knotty Alder is a fantastic wood to work with..........takes stain well, forgiving with nails and screws, and really has a warm interesting grain. Our home essentially is rustic/modern so Knotty Alder fits in quite well.
Thanks again for following and hope this thread has been helpful.......I just love this hobby to death!