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Hey Guys,

First – THANK YOU!! Everyone’s contribution to this forum has made this process much easier and more fun.

Second – DANG YOU!!! – To everyone who ruined me with your great ideas and reviews of quality products…I never thought I would spend this much on my HT…I’ve spent my original budget just on speakers! LOL


I tried to start this project a year ago when I moved in…..I contacted BIGmouthinDC and we did some “Skype” consulting, I even picked up some gear….BUT we had other projects going on at the house and we (wife, myself and three kids) just got tired of dust noise and construction so it was put off.

Fast forward to this winter/spring 2013. I'm ready to go. BIGmouthinDC’s business has taken off and he’s just a bit too busy to make it to Dallas…dang! Excited for BIG but bummed that I couldn't get help from BIG.

I looked around for a BIG type of builder as I wanted to be involved swinging hammers but I wanted to get done in a timely manner….no luck.

So I turned to my trusted GC and guy who did my theater drawings.

So like a Boss….I hired some people.

On to the details……

My room – I was fortunate enough to move into a house with a dedicated media room on the second floor. It’s over my garage and doesn't share a wall with any bedrooms…perfect.

The room is perfectly square 19’ 10” x 19’ 10”...not so perfect LOL

I toyed around with many variations on room layout. I finally settled in on what I wanted from a physical layout. I then showed my GC some ideas of what I wanted to it too look like aesthetically and functionally. We then came up with these drawings:



Finished pic (click for spoiler )Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)



Finished pic (click for spoiler )Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

UPDATE: click here for a link to the final pictures

The colors in the drawing are lighter than we are using and we have made a few changes since then but this will be the general look. I opted to have a straighter first row to accommodate more seating.
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Seats:
Fusion Jive - 6 front row, 4 rear row

Gear:
145” diagonal 2.35 EluneVision AudioWeave 4k
Epson 6020 + ISCO III lens + Cineslide
Triad In wall Gold LCRs
Triad Silver Surrounds x4
Triad CinemaPlus Silver Sub x4
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Control4 to run it all

Seats – Fusion Jive the previous owners left us some nice theater seats. I tried and tried to make them work in the design but they were just too wide. I needed to accomidate at least 5 on the front row…to fit the whole family. If you have young kids you will understand. My wife and I like to sit close to eachother (even after 19 years ) We entertained the idea of a couch but settled on a love seat in the middle and two chairs on each side.

Screen – 145” diagonal 2.35 EluneVision AudioWeave 4k – Many times at friends theaters I would locate the center channel below or above the screen so I knew I’d like to go with an AT screen. I had 6 different screen samples on my wall. It came down to Seymour center stage XD and the AudioWeave. My seating distance will be 11.5’. It was a close call but the AudioWeave edged the XD out. If I sat 18” further back I’d probably go XD for a bit extra gain.

Projector – Epson 6020 + ISCO III lens + Cineslide - I needed the Epson for lens shift and I picked up a sweet deal on the cineslide and lens

Audio – Triad In wall Gold LCRs I looked for in walls to maximize my room and viewing distances. I also wanted to reduce reflections so I could avoid the black backing and do a back light on the speakers. I was planning on the silver LCRs but got a deal on the golds I couldn’t pass up. I purchased these a year ago and they sat in my dealers warehouse until last week
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Here are a few shots of my GC and I laying things out:


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A before pic with room empty:



And construction begins:

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Holy crap you're fast. You got all that hammered out in less than 5 minutes. Impressive!! biggrin.gif
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Holy crap you're fast. You got all that hammered out in less than 5 minutes. Impressive!! biggrin.gif

Yes! At this pace the theater will be done in 45 minutes smile.gif LOL

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Like a BOSS! smile.gif

Looks like a great start and I am envious of all of that room width! Looking forward to following along.

Is one of those blue tape boxes on the rear wall for a projector porthole?

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Going to be sweet!

The MacBeth Theater (flood resilient build)
 

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Like a BOSS! smile.gif

Looks like a great start and I am envious of all of that room width! Looking forward to following along.

Is one of those blue tape boxes on the rear wall for a projector porthole?

Yes, I was playing with the idea of putting it in the cabinets in the next room and doing a porthole. BUT it just wasn't going to work with the cabinet as it hit right on a structural element of the cabinet. Then I played with something in the room...I settled on the shelf mount like in the picture.

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Going to be sweet!

Thanks, I hope so. smile.gif

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Most excellent, I will be watching with great interest.

You are going to have a great space. Good luck.

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Most excellent, I will be watching with great interest.

You are going to have a great space. Good luck.

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Thanks!!

Here are some pics the the Triads and seats sitting in the garage:




LCRs in the middle



I'm loving this wide angle lens!

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Looks like Christmas in your garage! Nice toys! Now just to get them out of the boxes!

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They inadvertently took down the sheet rock on the front wall (behind the false wall)....so back up it goes. Framers in the pic too finishing the stairs.

Amazing how quick it can go when six guys are on the job. smile.gif




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New issue. Looks like AC line right where I want my surrounds! AC guy tells me I can wiggle it out of the way....will check tomorrow.

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Happy Easter to you!

Yeah, you have to be careful with the copper HVAC line, they are somewhat flexible but they don't like sharp objects, sharp bends, or kinks. wink.gif However you could probably zip tie it back and cradle it between the studs to where it would be out of the way from the mounting hardware for the surrounds.

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Off to a great start. Some nice gear too!

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Well, we couldn't move the AC lines. Some of the line ran behind the brick. So I had to move the speakers up to the next stud cavity. Not "technically" correct but life is full of comprises. smile.gif

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Very impressive Bossman! Can't wait to see the finished product! I know from my experience, there is always something that is not going to workout the way it should go. Hopefully you won't have too many of those!

Post more pictures!!!!!
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Nice start! Good luck.
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Very impressive Bossman! Can't wait to see the finished product! I know from my experience, there is always something that is not going to workout the way it should go. Hopefully you won't have too many of those!

Post more pictures!!!!!

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Nice start! Good luck.

Thanks guys! Hopefully not too many more.....I'm sure there will be more. LOL

Much progress :



You can see the new hole for the surrounds (forward one) and the rear one back filled with insulation....I'll change that our for a piece that is faced.

The electricians came and pulled wire for can lights, added speaker wire conduit, added step lights, etc. You can see the bass trap framing in the corner. That is white conduit as I'm putting the rear surrounds in the corner bass traps.....the wide angle lens makes the side and rear surrounds look closer then they are...its about 8 feet between them.

Framers also put the decking on too....I need to inspect that more closely...it's not what I spec'ed for the decking. Some rework might be in order.

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So yes they decked it wrong so I'm having them redo it. I spec'ed two 3/4 TAG OSB or one 1-1/8 TAG OSB...I didn't care which as long as it was screwed and glued. Well the guy did 3/4 + 3/8 = 1 1/8...wrong. Some thing was lost in translation. He got it and is replacing it with 1-1/8 tomorrow.

In the mean time the painters are back patching up holes



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Excellent! Gotta love progress. Good catch on the riser. Glad it won't be too bad to get it right. Better now than later.

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We lost a few days while the framers replaced the decking....it didn't take long to fix we just had to juggle schedules.

Electricians back after painters to finish conduit to gear closet and a few other things.







Heating the PCV to make bends...

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Paid Taxes eek.gif.....quit theater build.... the pain!!

OK...time for the carpenters! Yes





Starting to take a nice shape. As much as I want to work on my theater swinging a hammer, I realize I just don't have the time! Three guys working for two days equals about 60 of my personal man hours.... I barely have the time to take pictures and post up. LOL

I had someone (offline) ask how we are dealing with the dust fumes etc.

fortunately we have some fresh air vents right next to the theater (in the attic) so my GC built this to plug into those exit vents:




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Beautiful build so far. I can only dream of having the space to do something this nice. I'll just have to live with my budget TR build! biggrin.gif

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how did you find your helpers? I will need to do something similar - I am just not home very much
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Beautiful build so far. I can only dream of having the space to do something this nice. I'll just have to live with my budget TR build! biggrin.gif

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how did you find your helpers? I will need to do something similar - I am just not home very much

My general contractor (GC) & designer is running the show and finding the helpers (subs). It's nice that he did the design and is the GC. That makes it much easier for the subs when questions or problems come up.

I originally wanted to fly BIG in and I would take vacation time to build with him. But he has a pretty full schedule now due to his great work.

In my opinion a good GC is well worth it and I won't do another significant outsourced project with out one.

As for finding one. I went to ALL the theater shops and asked them for referrals to theater GCs. My GC came from one of those referrals. GL

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As for finding one. I went to ALL the theater shops and asked them for referrals to theater GCs. My GC came from one of those referrals. GL

I'm really horrible at these kinds of things - how did that go - do you just walk in and start asking for referrals right away - do you offer to buy something from them?
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I'm really horrible at these kinds of things - how did that go - do you just walk in and start asking for referrals right away - do you offer to buy something from them?

I talked some gear with them first (because its fun) but quickly let them know my first priority is getting my room built before buying equipment. I then ask if they know anyone that can help me get the build part done. Some shops gave me a blank stare...a few gave me referrals.

One GC and gear guy worked hand in hand. I liked the gear guy but not the GC. Yet another was clearly unfamiliar with anything other than a riser.

If your build plan is simple enough or your research and knowledge base is strong, a *good* GC can get it done. BIGmouthinDC might do some PAID phone consulting for you too, he did for me last year.

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