After advice on this forum, i was advised to contract Erskine Group to design a theatre for me, i did that and $4k later have plans for my unfinished basement.
I am having trouble getting the equipment specified by them for the budget that i gave them at the outset so looking for some help in sourcing AV equipment that can meet my budget and work well within the room.
To date i have just been told that its my theatre so i can change whatever i want, but they of course won't stand by it as they have given their recommendations (although outwith my budget).
the finished room design is approx. 28ft long and 13ft wide (but with a 13'6" ceiling height)
the distance from screen to back wall is 26ft.
the design has a hush box on the rear wall which somewhat protrudes into the room and is not quite at head height - i would prefer to move this back behind the theatre back wall but have been advised that a projector alone able to throw 26ft would be more than my whole budget.
planned perforated screen size approx 140" diagonal, 16:9 format
Quest wall panels have been specified throughout although my contractor has as yet not been able to get them to quote for the panels (been trying for 2 weeks)
See attached floor plan.
i am sure this will be a familiar list:
Stewart studiotek 130 micorperf
Runco LS-5 projector
Denon 7.1 receiver/preamp processor
9 channel amp (not specified by Esrkine)
Procella P6 for LCR (x3)
Triad inwall 6 subwoofer for balancing
Triad Inwall Bronze surrounds (x6)
Triad Platinum in room subwoofer (x2)
QSC DSP 322ua (x2)
Crestron Control system
DVDO iscan Duo video scaler
My budget for the AV equip is an absolute max of $30k.
I would consider used equip or reconditioned equip too. This is a dedicated theatre but we were just wanting a decent family fun room to watch occasional movies in (both for kids and adults)
Any advice would be appreciated in what would be the best all round within the budget. I am not really interested in installing lots of equipment with a view to upgrading later as a matter of principle i really dont want to spend more than we budgeted.