EDIT* I ditched the first set of subs and went with six SI 18s in sonotube - build thread is here- SI 18s- 6 in Sono Tubes - Build is done
Edit* I ditched the six SI subs and went with four Fi Audio subs each in their own sono tube enclosure. Build thread here-
FI SP4 18" x4 Sonosub Build
I've attached some pictures for reference. At this point I am at very beginning stages, haven't even cleared out the couches / old TV / and other junk.
Just got the Pioneer 1522 from Costco as my first piece for this dedicated project. We've gutted and remodeled our entire house and my HTR is the last on the list. It's time.......!!!! .....
I've sketched out two sketches -
1) a base floor sketch
2) some added detail of the room, as it's not as simple as base floor. I have 10" ledges that stick out at 3'10" high. This is the foundation; it's a split level home.
SO... half the room is under dirt. To make it more difficult I have an "alcove" area where a wood stove used to be. See pictures, and sketch. AND a little 8x12 room off to the side that is an art/slash computer room for my wife.
At this point I would like to know what direction to setup seating. (Seating will be a 3-4 single row theater seat w/ temp seating in the front for overflow crowds.)
Main room for theater is 16x12. Questions at this point -- (see sketch and pictures)
1) Should I place my screen/ Front sound stage in the alcove area or the wall with the door? ( I know we're going length and not width here, for viewing.)
2)Should I wall off the side 8x12 room? I'd like to keep it open for social reasons but anything is doable at this point.
These are preliminary questions only and more will follow depending on the answers. I need to know what way to start, at this point.
I was thinking that the alcove area would be perfect for a popcorn machine and a beer cooler/Keg. That would mean setting up with seating facing the door wall, and using a simple audio rack from a Best Buy or a custom built one placed under the screen.
Some info on my plans. I've decided at this point against a pitch black man cave. I can have whatever I want, but I want something with white ceilings and the already painted light blue walls. Our blinds block out most light during the day, and our can lights are on an electronic remote control dimmer. I like a dark room when the tv is on, the wife likes some light when it's time to eat.
Speaker placement can be absolutely anywhere at this point. I can run wires wherever.
Again, the goal at this point is where to setup the viewing direction, and any details that might accompany that.
I'm really liking the idea of screen/front sound stage on the door wall, and popcorn machine/beer fridge behind seating. This way sound would be mostly firing at the dirt also. Not reverberating off the hollow door and wall.
Open to any and all suggestions. The only I won't do is include the art room in the equation.