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post #1 of 3 Old 02-20-2013, 08:09 AM - Thread Starter
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It is is crunch time and I have to make decisions on location and size of entrance door. My architect wants a rear corner entry double door with cove for the move posters. The issue I see with this is that it messes up rear speaker placement. My thought is that entrance should be in rear more towards the center, or side between the rear and side surrounds. Will have a rear riser but this shouldn't complicate things, but actually is simpler if the entrance is from the rear or side vs. corner.

Does anyone have any opinions to share before I make this decision?

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Double doors always pose a problem for sound containment... "Near" the corner would be good, but keep it a foot or two away as you'll probably want to place acoustic treatments (bass traps) in the rear corners.

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Can you post a floorplan we can look at? Most architects don't understand theater design/acoustics so their recommendations are often just based on the visual. Double doors do tend to be very hard to deal with, both with sound isolation and vibration. The plan view would help greatly.

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