Originally Posted by MIkeDuke
Dual doors with GG. I guess that's the way to do it right. Dayum. That's going to be one big screen. One of the biggest screens I have seen listed here was a 164" 2.37 screen. That works out to about 12 feet but yours should be enormous because it's 16x9. Now I really hope I can make it down there to check out your system. That is, if I am invited
Yup--shooting for IMAX man! Of course you're invited!
Originally Posted by audioguy
I need to modify my previous post about door leakage. Because our home has only one HVAC system for 2 floors, all duct work ends up at the same place. This is not a "custom" home so no modifications were allowed during construction. Had they even allowed me to replace the duct work they were using with acoustically lined ductwork, it would have been much less of an issue. As a result, and as one might expect, sound does leak from the theater to, in particular, the vents in the master bedroom bath and closet.
Fortunatley, I can listen to music at night when my bride has gone to bed but ANYTHING with any serous bass in it is strictly off limits, which, unfortunately, includes most of the movie genre I like. I can say fairly safely, that no amount of construction, including triple drywall (I did 2), clips and channels, solid steel doors, floating floor or separate AC units would stop the prodigious amount of air that moves in that theater on action flicks at reference minus 5 with almost 10,000 watts of power driving 8 15 inch drivers and another 3,000 watts of power driving the 6 12 inch drivers in the LCR's.
A room within a room in a basement and having no common walls with any of the other structure might work but being on a second floor, not a shot.
The good news: I will NEVER need to purchase seat activators !!
Matt: you are very blessed (in many ways) to be able to do what you are doing in your new home and theater. Don't forget it. You are blessed !!!
Oh I don't forget for a second just how blessed I am. I never thought I'd be able to build my dedicated theater at this point in my life, but God is working and He cannot be stopped. Not just with the theater, but the house, career, marriage, etc.
Man, that no-bass limitation has got to be hard. There is a solution that might work though. Ya see, I have a bit of a loud snore' Think "WotW pod-emergence scene" loud (my wife recorded me to prove she wasn't exaggerating). so I got her some construction-grade ear plugs that look and feel like the earbuds you find from Shure (narrow, go deep into ear). That works quite well when she remembers to put them in. If your Mrs. tries out those ear-plugs, I suspect you'll be able to get away with some bass in your theater for sure!
Originally Posted by Brian Fineberg
thanks!! its been a loooong road to get this tyhing to close (been ready for a month now) just tons of dumb paperwork...
plans so far are for this area of my unfinished basement to be the small HT (seating for 2 for now then add a row of non reclining chairs behind on a riser) the total area is 11.5'x16'x7'...note this is not including the 3' or so behind the false AT wall I am building in the front
I plan on going with a 2.35 120" wide AT spandex DIY screen..first row of 2 reclining HT seats will be about 9-10' from screen..and using all presebnt gear in my sig. I have a panny ae8000 already waiting to be setup
My build thread I started is in my sig.
glad to be on this journey with you
Your room is the exact width that a room adjacent to my theater is. I thought long and hard about making it the theater (It would have been so much easier), but ened up decided to tread the most difficult path. 120" is a GREAT screen size. My last screen was that size, and it was very immersive. I sat 12 feet away from it, and just melted into the picture! I see you've already had quite some time with your screen, so you know exactly what I'm talking about! Smart move getting that light-cannon projector!
uses one, and it throws a great picture.
Originally Posted by ClemsonJeeper
Yeah, I only had a single 200A panel, which was mostly full.
So you have 2 separate 150A circuits coming into your house? Yikes at your power bill.
LOL, oh my wife makes sure the power bill is low. She, bless her heart, will stumble through the house sometimes to avoid "wasteful use of light." lol....VERY different from what I'm used to, but when my mother in law came to visit, I saw exactly where she gets it from. lol. Anytime she the in-law something that had a power source: "you guys should unplug that--save some energy, no?" lol....it's true what they say about adjusting to another family when you get married! I've agreed to adopt her energy-conservation practices because once the theater is up and running, I'll ned to save every ounce of energy I can muster.