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White Oaks Cinema House and Theater Build- A BIGmouthinDC Build

This thread is a long time coming. I just started building a new house and have been planning this day for a long, long time. I have always dreamed of a dedicated theater and to design and build something without any limitations (except for unlimited funds ). I bought a house 6 years ago and turned one of the bedrooms into a theater (build thread link below) and I started drawing plans for this house shortly after we moved in. The bedroom/theater was on the second level of the old house and I always wanted a dedicated room on the main level. That is one of the main reasons we decided to build. You rarely see a home with space on the main level for a theater. I started working on the floorplan and went through hundreds of revisions until we finally finalized them about 3 months ago.

The house will not be done until May/June but I wanted to create a build thread to document the progress of the house build as well as the theater build. Some of the most memorable threads I have read on here have been house builds along with the theater. I just went through and read my build thread from 6 years ago and it was pretty neat catching up on the process for the theater. Anyway, I plan to have the builder finish out the room with clips, hat channel, double drywall with green glue and that is pretty much it. I have been in touch with BIGmouthinDC and plan to enlist his help/expertise on the theater. I am really excited about that part! I have been planning this house/theater for 10+ years. It is going to be a fun ride!

Here is the build thread for my old house/theater build:
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Theater dimensions: 17' x 25'
Ceilings: 10'
Clips, hat channel, double drywall with green glue with the help from Ted at the Soundproofing Company

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Speakers
Front and Center Speakers: JBL 4722N's
Side and Back Surrounds: (6) Volt 10's
In Ceiling Atmos Speakers: (4) Volt 10's
Subwoofers: (12) Stereo Integrity HTS-18's in sealed enclosures

AV Electronics - Home Theater
LCR Amps: (3) Crown DSI-2000's
Sub Amps: (4) Inuke 6000DSP's
Crowson Amp: Inuke 6000DSP
Surround Amps: (2) Emotiva XPA-5
Processor: Marantz-AV7702

Sources
DIRECTV HR 44
DIRECTV C41-500
DIRECTV C41-500
(2) Asus Chromebox running Kodi
Mede8er MED800X3D
PS4
XBox 360
Wii U
Xbox One

AV Electronics - Distributed Audio / Video system
Atlona AT-PRO2HD88M 8x8 HDMI Switch
Whole Home Audio: Lync 12 v2 Controller
Whole Home Audio Amps: (2) 12-Channel DMA-1275 Amplifiers
SONOS CONNECT- For the whole house
Mede8er MED800x3D- For the whole house
Norco RPC 4020 Server

Projector and Screen
Projector: JVC DLA-RS6710U
Screen: Falcon Vision Horizon FVS150 2.35

Power Conditioning
(2) Belkin PureAV PF60 Power Conditioner

Seating
Chairs: (7) Fusion Escape's
Other: Crowson Actuators

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(3) Middle Atlantic ERK-4425's
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Here are some pictures of the cleared lot.









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I was wondering when you would get around to starting a thread. Excited to see this take shape. Having suffered through the process, be warned that you might as well go to Columbus for your hat channel and Linacoustic. You can PM me if you need specifics, but all of the 25 ga. channel that I found locally was most definitely not!

Are you and BIG planning to design the theater, or will you be enlisting EG?

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I was wondering when you would get around to starting a thread. Excited to see this take shape. Having suffered through the process, be warned that you might as well go to Columbus for your hat channel and Linacoustic. You can PM me if you need specifics, but all of the 25 ga. channel that I found locally was most definitely not!

Are you and BIG planning to design the theater, or will you be enlisting EG?

Thanks for the info on the hat channel. I will definitely be in touch with you on that. Will shoot you a PM.

Yours is looking good! I need to come take a look at it sometime. If I can ever get away from work for a little bit I will be glad to help out if you need it.

BIG and I are planning on designing the theater. It will have a lot of similarities to the Cinemar theater as far as colors, ceiling, molding and columns.

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just wanted to throw out a war eagle...

saw "white oaks" in the name and just figured; this is in auburn, I live over on the other side in Asheton.

good to see other enthusiasts in the area; about to start working on making my theater look like one here soon; already has all the bones and sound... now to make it look pretty.
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Sounds like we'll have enough people for an Auburn HT meet before long smile.gif

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just wanted to throw out a war eagle...

saw "white oaks" in the name and just figured; this is in auburn, I live over on the other side in Asheton.

good to see other enthusiasts in the area; about to start working on making my theater look like one here soon; already has all the bones and sound... now to make it look pretty.

Cool! I am very familiar with that area. I am a real estate agent so I drive through there probably once a week. Good to know Auburn is well represented on here. War Eagle!
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Sounds like we'll have enough people for an Auburn HT meet before long smile.gif
When we get our theaters completed that sounds like a plan to me!
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I think we need a sand carrying meet-up. Sometime next year.
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I think we need a sand carrying meet-up. Sometime next year.

Not sure I get it... confused.gif

Finally getting my wife's bookshelves done for her library... after that; I can finally start off on the visual side of things for my build and do some sound treatments. (M&K's are really bright)

Already have my system installed from when we built the house... been collecting for a while so some of it is older but still sounds great.

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Been building out the room in Sketchup so I can hopefully get wife approval... Figured I'd give her the first choice on fabrics for the sound panels since I want to cover just about all the walls up.

Now to just find some reclaimed wood for my front facade... You Auburn guys know of any places?
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Sand carrying meet up. All the local theater guys meet at Auburn08s place for a preview of the theater under construction. While I guard the cooler, all the local talent carries the stage sand inside.
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Special sand carrying party preview is happening at my house on Wednesday. I'll have to fill in watching the cooler since BIG can't make it. PM me for details - it's only a 2.5 hour drive. smile.gif
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Auburn, I just have to say that that house is going to be gorgeous, and I love all the trees. I can see why you're going for all the subs; you won't have to worry about waking up neighbors.
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Not sure I get it... confused.gif

Finally getting my wife's bookshelves done for her library... after that; I can finally start off on the visual side of things for my build and do some sound treatments. (M&K's are really bright)

Already have my system installed from when we built the house... been collecting for a while so some of it is older but still sounds great.

Speakers
M&K S-150THX fronts and center
M&K SS-150THX Rears
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M&K MX-350THX Right sub
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Optoma HD20 (old one yes, going to replace soon)
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Parasound HCA2003 Left right center
Parasound HCA1000a Side left
Parasound HCA1000a Side right
Parasound HCA1000a rears
Integra DHC 9.9 (getting older too but still runs it well)

Been building out the room in Sketchup so I can hopefully get wife approval... Figured I'd give her the first choice on fabrics for the sound panels since I want to cover just about all the walls up.

Now to just find some reclaimed wood for my front facade... You Auburn guys know of any places?

Actually I can probably help you there on the reclaimed wood. I have pretty good relationships with several higher end builders who do a lot of reclaimed wood in interiors. PM me on a little more information and I will see what I can do.

Love those parasound amps. I had several over the years. Great amps for the money. We seriously do need to have a meet once we get ours done. Maybe by that time JPA will be finishing framing up the front stage.tongue.gif
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Sand carrying meet up. All the local theater guys meet at Auburn08s place for a preview of the theater under construction. While I guard the cooler, all the local talent carries the stage sand inside.
I will pay for the beverages in the cooler! biggrin.gif
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Special sand carrying party preview is happening at my house on Wednesday. I'll have to fill in watching the cooler since BIG can't make it. PM me for details - it's only a 2.5 hour drive. smile.gif
It is only an hour and fifteen minutes to the Atlanta airport. You must be on the other side of Atlanta. Sorry, driving through downtown Atlanta isn't an option. If you were on this side I would be there with my gloves on eager to help.
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Auburn, I just have to say that that house is going to be gorgeous, and I love all the trees. I can see why you're going for all the subs; you won't have to worry about waking up neighbors.
Thanks! We are really excited about the whole thing. It has been a long time coming. Just ask BIG. I started bothering him well over a year ago. We bought the lot about 3 years ago and have been planning ever since.

Most of the homes in the city limits here all have small lots with neighbors 10 feet on each side. I am hoping with my sound proofing efforts things are contained pretty well in the room but if they are not my neighbors are far enough away where I should be ok.
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It is only an hour and fifteen minutes to the Atlanta airport.
My memory must be bad - I'm only 15 minutes past the airport. smile.gif
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Oh, in that case.... ummm I have appointments that day. biggrin.gif
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Being a first floor build, are you planning to put sand in the stage? If so, make sure they design the flooring system for it.

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We are getting way ahead of ourselves but, If it is not a slab, it's not going to be sand. Do you guys have crawl spaces?
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It is on the second (main) level. I do not plan to have sand on the riser. I am going to have to talk to Ted and BIG about what the best options would be. I am going to have over 1,000 pounds in subwoofer boxes on that front stage so adding anything else to it probably wont be an option. I have talked to the builder about it and we are going reinforce that space at framing but I can't do sand.

We do have crawl spaces in the area but there is a daylight basement under the main level. It will be mostly poured concrete walls for the basement.
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Stage and riser: Triple layer of 5/8 OSB with GG between layers. Stuff with insulation.

I think we will need a sub moving get together.
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Stage and riser: Triple layer of 5/8 OSB with GG between layers. Stuff with insulation.

I think we will need a sub moving get together.

Going to start picking through your posts for information on building risers / platforms... so far I just realized that a couple big threads I have linked as guides for my build are yours... wink.gif


Hopefully here soon once I get an idea locked down for my look I'll start up a thread to get help.
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I think we will need a sub moving get together.
haha yea that MDF gets heavy quick! I will make sure to hire some big guns to move those in and out. Unless you want to handle them by yourself Big. biggrin.gif
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They poured the basement walls today and of course I had to get pictures.





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Here are some pictures I took today. Everything is coming along nicely.





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