Trying to get my arms around my HT project.
To give you a better idea, here are the specs:
25x15, 25x11.6 usable (3.5 foot walkway on left-most part of room, seats and screen right adjusted in room); All block construction room.
-2 rows of 4 x theater seats
-Refrig, equipment rack, and popcorn machine will be built out on the back wall, taking up 24" depth
-From this 24" depth, a 30" aisle walkway before the back row of seats
-9.1 Dolby layout
We are starting rough out tomorrow after gutting the old theater last week. Acoustical considerations are being kept in mind -i.e. 2 x 5/8 green board, green glue.
To assist with the build out, I am hoping to get some help finalizing decisions on the speakers, screen size, screen, and associated wiring requirements.
In front of AT screen:
Front left high front right high
Front left low center front right low
In line with back row:
middle left middle right
surround left surround right
In the front, I am assuming the AT screen will keep us covered for the front, left, center speakers. I was planning on mounting cabinets to house the speakers on both left and right center. Thinking the surrounds will be in-ceiling, but am open to suggestions.
I am hesitant to move forward on the build out before knowing the dimensions of the speakers I will be using, however, and am spinning my wheels trying to make the decision for the best sound system.
B&W 802D are top contenders, but I have been unsuccessful locating any reports on mounting these acoustic panels so they are not visible.
With so many choices and the moving targets on other required other accessories (i.e. amps, rcvr, etc), any ideas to help me through this mind-numbing process? Not really any budget constraints but am value minded. Anticipated use of HT would be mostly Blu-ray new releases and streamed HD content.
I am thinking the projector should be at 14 feet from a 120" 16:9 AT 3D screen. Seymour AV seems to be the preferred choice around here.
Any validation/thoughts on this? Could I go bigger or 2.35:1?
What is the recommended speaker wire? I was planning on no less than 12AWG, but am somewhat uncertain how many wire pairs are required/recommended. Any thoughts on brand also? Looking to pull the trigger tomorrow with a bulk wire order.
Any insight/comments would be appreciated.