Hey everyone! I have been reading through this forum a lot in the past couple of months as I am currently building my dedicated Home Theater Room. I figured I should finally join the community on here and show what I have done so far. Bare with me as I am brand new to posting on this forum.
I bought my house back in July and have since then been slowly putting together a theater room with my roommate. Luckily over the past few years I have acquired most of the electronics so my costs are pretty spread out. I am going for the most cost efficient theater I can since owning a house is expensive.
The area I picked to build my room is about 11'x20'. A little bit on the narrow side but my basement has relatively high ceilings of 8' which is what sold me on the house. Here is some photos of what I have done so far:
Pretty rough so far but it is coming along.
Here is what I know so far:
Two rows of three seats (maybe couch for one row but defiantly want some nice theater seats for the other) in the third row I plan to have a few bar stools for overflow / an area for the girlfriend to grade papers and such while we watch a movie. The riser is 8" high with wiring for bass shakers all ready to go.
Pioneer VSX 1021K 7.1 receiver
Pioneer SP-FS51-LR floor standing speakers for left/right
Pioneer SP-BS21-LR (x4) for the surrounds
Pioneer SP-C21 center
Pioneer SW-8 sub
Epson Home Cinema 8350 projector
Elite screen electric 125" screen.
First movies to watch when completed-
Lord of the Rings Extended edition Blu-ray marathon (almost 12 hours total for all three movies)
Here is what I don't know for sure and would love suggestions/ tips on:
Lighting- I have bought some rope LED light with a dimmer to run under the lip of the riser but I still don't know about lighting in the ceiling.
Bass shakers- Best bang for buck
Sound proofing the room- I want a drop ceiling so that I can easily gain access to piping/ducts/electrical. I have read a lot about acoustical tiles but I would like some suggestions of where to buy what to get. For the walls is the Green Glue with double drywall worth it? What about a resilient channel is that worth it? I do plan on putting insulation everywhere I can but I don't want to spend money on something that will only net me a slight increase in sound control.
Anything else that I should be thinking about before I get any farther?
I would like to pre-thank anyone who takes the time to read this post and comment. I am super excited about this project and can not wait to enjoy it when its finished.