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post #1 of 24 Old 12-15-2012, 06:48 PM - Thread Starter
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Room Dimensions: 12' W x 26' D x 8' H
Screen size: 110" painted white with custom built velveteen frame (http://www.projectorcentral.com/paint_perfect_screen_$100.htm)
Chairs: Palliser "Current" style with Suede covering (http://www.palliser.com/furniture/Products/HTS/series.html?id=41452)
Speakers: (2) GoldenEar Triton 2 for mains, (4) GoldenEar SuperSat 3s for surround, (1) GoldenEar SuperSat 50 for center
Sub: Elemental Designs A5-350 (website seems to be gone...)
Acoustic Treatments: Auralex Acoustics SonoSuede (http://www.auralex.com/sound_absorption_sonosuede/sonosuede.asp)
Auralex Q Fusor Diffusors: http://www.auralex.com/sound_diffusor_qfusor/sound_diffusor_qfusor.asp





Starting up the metal framing, I'd had no prior experience with framing, but seems to have come out great!












Each row of lighting is on a separate switch leg, I control each row with some Lutron RadioRa 2 dimmers.

Made a "resonate chamber" for my seating, it really shakes when the bass hits!






Screen is just white Sherwin Williams paint directly on the wall. Seems to do the trick, although maybe some people can dispute the quality of that for me.




Built the back wall 2 feet off the wall so I can hide the project out of view and the room will remain silent.


First step light I bought was BIT too large!

Built my own screen frame and wrapped it with velveteen.

Mounted the frame around the white painted screen, looks pretty professional. Not bad for about $100 in materials and paint.



Giant sub does pretty well for the space!




Carpet just went in, looks pretty good.


















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Nice looking space, how long did that setup take you to do?
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Nice looking space, how long did that setup take you to do?

About three months from start to finish. I just worked on it in my spare time after work and on weekends. Had some help from my Dad as well.
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Very Nice room, I like how simple yet detailed it is! looks like an enjoyable space!

Could you post some more detail and pictures on your projector through the wall setup? Whats the other side, another room?
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Very Nice room, I like how simple yet detailed it is! looks like an enjoyable space!
Could you post some more detail and pictures on your projector through the wall setup? Whats the other side, another room?

Hey, thanks for the nice comments!

I'll post more detailed photos of the projector setup when I get home. I basically built the back wall of the theater 2 feet from the poured concrete foundation in my basement. I then built a shelf and attached it to the concrete wall. The shelf can be adjusted depending on what projector is being used. I bought a small piece of anti-reflective glass to use as the cover in front of the hole. This way none of the light from the projector is lost due to reflections. I built my own wooden frame and sealed it up with some weather stripping so none of the fan noise would transmit through the wall.
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Nice space! You cranked your theater out. I have been working on mine for almost a year now and have not completed nearly as much. Good work!
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Thanks man! Yea I was surprised how fast it came together myself. I hired out electric and drywall though. I know my limits and they can do it MUCH better than me at this point.
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What kind of seats are those? They look comfy. Nice job!
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What kind of seats are those? They look comfy. Nice job!

Thanks! They are Palliser. They are quite comfy. I opted for a suede-like fabric for cost and warmth in the basement...

http://www.palliser.com/furniture/Products/HTS/series.html?id=41452
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Between the poured wall and the back of the theater. Sorry for the mess.


Projector sitting on the shelf.


Closer view of the shelf mounting solution I came up with. All random bits from Home Depot.





Front area of projector behind the wall.


Not the greatest frame I've ever created, but does the trick. wink.gif

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Thanks man! Yea I was surprised how fast it came together myself. I hired out electric and drywall though. I know my limits and they can do it MUCH better than me at this point.

For sure! I did the dry wall on the ceiling in my theater and it didnt come out all that great. I'm going to hire someone to redo the seams in the spring. I cant imagine it costing more than $350.
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How big is this room?
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How big is this room?

Think its around 11-12 feet wide and 25-26 feet deep. Ceilings are about 7-8 feet.
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Looks fantastic. Great job.

We just completed our HT room but we outsourced it...I am not handy or patient smile.gif
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Matrix,

Do you have a cost breakdown on your room, such as materials? Room looks great and done within 3months...wow

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How big is the screen size?
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Your HT is terrific!!

Only 1 question I have .... where is your Bluray/DVD sitting and if it is accessible from within the room?

Thanks in anticipation.
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How big is the screen size?

Screen size is 110". It is just ultra white Shermin Williams door and trim paint. I followed the advice from this article, seems to look good to my eyes:

http://www.projectorcentral.com/paint_perfect_screen_$100.htm
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Did you build your own diffusers?

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

Play like a Raven

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Your HT is terrific!!
Only 1 question I have .... where is your Bluray/DVD sitting and if it is accessible from within the room?
Thanks in anticipation.

Thanks! Yes I have a PS3 and an Xbox 360 sitting in the back in the Ikea shelving:



Can almost see the PS3 on the upper shelf above the Xbox in this pic.
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Did you build your own diffusers?

I bought a SonoSuede package from Auralex Acoustics. The difference was night and day in audio quality.

http://www.auralex.com/sound_absorption_sonosuede/sonosuede.asp

As a side note, Auralex was very helpful at figuring out what materials/packages to buy for your room. If you send them your room layout and answer some basic questions they reply with their recommendations.
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Thanks for the link, most of my room will have 1" absorption panels but I was thinking of adding some diffusion to the back wall.

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

Play like a Raven

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Thanks for the link, most of my room will have 1" absorption panels but I was thinking of adding some diffusion to the back wall.

Yea, I'm not sure how much diffusion helped in my particular case. If it was the diffusor itself or just my ear that can't tell. The absorbers definitely made a HUGE difference.
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Matrix,

Do you have a cost breakdown on your room, such as materials? Room looks great and done within 3months...wow

Sorry, just noticed your question. Not sure if you're still interested but I'll give it my rough estimate...

Speakers: 2x Goldenear Triton 2, 1x SuperSat 50, 4x Supersat 3: $4500
Sub: Elemental Designs (RIP...) A5-350: $800
Receiver: Denon 3312CI: $1100
Wall Stud Material: $1000
Drywall Labor: $800
Electrical parts & labor: $1200
Carpet: $1300
Seating: 7x Palliser (Got a deal) $3600
Audio Panels: 14x Diffusors, S3HT Sonosuede $1200
Projector: Epson 5010: $2600
Cabinets: IKEA: ~$200
Paint: ~$200
Screen Materials: ~$200
Riser Material (Lots of wood!): ~$500
Misc (wiring, connectors, etc..): ~$600
Doors: ~$300

Total: ~$20100

Some of these are rough estimates since I didn't really keep track, but should be pretty close!
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