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Hi All, I have been on the site a lot lately looking at all the amazing theaters out there. It has inspired me to do a custom theater instead of just a basic theater like I had in my old house. Here are some pics of the old theater room I had before. Nothing special but we really enjoyed it. It was a 125" Elite Ez Frame Screen, Onkyo TX SR805, Epson Powerlite 1080, Polk Audio RTi8 Fronts, CSi5 Center, FXi3's for side and rear and a PSW505 sub.



I recently built a new house with a suspended slab. The room is 33 ft x 23 ft. The same size of the garage above it. It has 9ft ceilings and concrete on all sides. The only opening is a 38" door. This is going to be a dedicated theater room and possibly an office/collectibe room depending on the size I make the theater. I may split the room in half. I didnt see much in the forums about suspended slab theaters so I am looking from some advise from those that have experience with them. Any do's or don't's? I am in the planning/ design stages right now. Any thoughts or ideas you have would be appreciated.

Here is the area for the new theater-
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I'm jealous. I wish I would have done a suspended slab and had the entire area below my garage available.

You've got a nice large space to work with. Looking forward to this build.
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I'm jealous. I wish I would have done a suspended slab and had the entire area below my garage available.

You've got a nice large space to work with. Looking forward to this build.

+1 Maximum jealousy here too.

I assume you have read this thread:

http://www.avsforum.com/t/855958/what-id-do-differently-next-time

I am not sure what unique challenges a suspended concrete slab will present for your HT.

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Hi All, I have been on the site a lot lately looking at all the amazing theaters out there. It has inspired me to do a custom theater instead of just a basic theater like I had in my old house. Here are some pics of the old theater room I had before. Nothing special but we really enjoyed it. It was a 125" Elite Ez Frame Screen, Onkyo TX SR805, Epson Powerlite 1080, Polk Audio RTi8 Fronts, CSi5 Center, FXi3's for side and rear and a PSW505 sub.<br><br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145009/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="145009" data-type="61" src="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145009/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 335px"></a><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145010/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="145010" data-type="61" src="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145010/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 335px"></a><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145011/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="145011" data-type="61" src="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145011/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 335px"></a><br><br>
I recently built a new house with a suspended slab. The room is 33 ft x 23 ft. The same size of the garage above it. It has 9ft ceilings and concrete on all sides. The only opening is a 38" door. This is going to be a dedicated theater room and possibly an office/collectibe room depending on the size I make the theater. I may split the room in half. I didnt see much in the forums about suspended slab theaters so I am looking from some advise from those that have experience with them. Any do's or don't's? I am in the planning/ design stages right now. Any thoughts or ideas you have would be appreciated.<br><br>
Here is the area for the new theater-<br><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145536/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="145536" data-type="61" src="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145536/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 335px"></a><a class="H-lightbox-open" href="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145537/"><img alt="" class="lightbox-enabled" data-id="145537" data-type="61" src="http://www.avsforum.com/content/type/61/id/145537/width/500/height/1000/flags/LL" style="; width: 500px; height: 335px"></a>
Hey I'm about to build a house with a suspended slab as well. Have you made any progress on this space yet? Are those 9' foundation walls with and additional drop down? How did you achieve the drop down in the center of the room?
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Hey I'm about to build a house with a suspended slab as well. Have you made any progress on this space yet? Are those 9' foundation walls with and additional drop down? How did you achieve the drop down in the center of the room?
Unfortunately the rest of the basement became the priority. Hopefully that will be wrapped up this winter and I can get started. scottyroo- The builder made a mistake when doing this room. It should have been 9 ft walls with a flat floor. They ended up only doing 8 ft walls so in order to get the height I needed in the middle of the room I had them do the minimum amout of concrete for the floor that would still pass inspection. The steps you see on all sides are the footings. I now have pretty close to a 9 Ft ceiling in the room. I am incorporating the footings into the design of the room and think I have a pretty cool idea for them. More to come..
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