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Sadiemax theater build (my first build)

Hi everyone. Ok new house is under contract as is our house to be sold. Will be in the new digs by august 1st and here is my space for HT names for my 7 week old daughter Sadie and my 3 yr old son Max ❤️



It's 100% light controlled since the windows are behind this area.

It measures 11.5' from left framed wall to foundation x 15' deep (to first window which will not be in the room after frames off). The ceiling is 7.5' except where hvac is it is 6.5' (plan on pitying soffit around it)

I plan on a 130" AT 2.35 screen using my already purchased panny ae8000

Any thoughts and input will be greatly appreciated as I build this (my first build if any kind) I have lots of help as my father in law builds houses for his living. It will be slow going but immediately I will be building a false wall to hold the speakers and screen

I have all my current equipment in my sig that will be going down there. Thanks for watching!! Exciting times
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Update: so we have moved everything in the house even though not closed on most likely this week (builder was nice enough to let us do that) bought two ht recliners for 300$ on CL. Also got my at screen material in the mail Saturday. So as soon as we close I will be measuring and building the screen. Hoping for 120" wide 2.35. Not sure the 13-14' ft throw will get it there.


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here is a crude to scale mockup of what im thinking...the french doors will most likely be nixed due to bad soundproofing properties...can anyone recommend a better free mockup program?

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Can't see your mockup. Google Sketchup seems to be the program of choice, but it does take a few hours to learn the basics and a lot longer to get good at it.

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Hmm that's weird. It was working before. But thanks for the suggestion I'll try it out
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Terrible cell phone pic. But here is a crude Test to find tha a 120" 2.35 screen will be ideal. I'll be getting materials to build it tomorrow. Just now need to make some makeshift temp speaker stands for behind the AT screen

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Good luck! Hope to be building mine out soon! Gotta sell our current house first. We've already bought the land for the new house to be.

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Good luck! Hope to be building mine out soon! Gotta sell our current house first. We've already bought the land for the new house to be.
Thanks! And congrats on the new build soon

Selling a house is stressful especially since you already bought land. Be patient and get what you want for it. It will sell for what you need
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Brian,
It looks like you have a nice space to work with. Maybe a sketch of the proposed layout on a piece of paper will be helpful until you can get the google sketch up going.
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I have a detailed thread for my DIY screen that may help. This is a great community we will help you get er done. How far under the the soffit that you are building for HVAC are you going. All this needs decoupled with IB3 clips if you want to go sound proofing. Why would you want screen wall where all the utilities are? what does the other half of the basement look like there may be a better place. I also detailed my window plug. Good luck
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It looks like you have a nice space to work with. Maybe a sketch of the proposed layout on a piece of paper will be helpful until you can get the google sketch up going.

Good Idea. I'll try to do that today
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I have a detailed thread for my DIY screen that may help. This is a great community we will help you get er done. How far under the the soffit that you are building for HVAC are you going. All this needs decoupled with IB3 clips if you want to go sound proofing. Why would you want screen wall where all the utilities are? what does the other half of the basement look like there may be a better place. I also detailed my window plug. Good luck
Unfortunatly it's the only spot in the basment my wife will let me have ( the rest will be a fourth bedroom suite for visitors). I will be leaving them all behind the screen wall with a utility door. So it will kind if be like a 3 wall theater. :/ it's all about compromises. Right?!
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Are you doing sound profile at all you will really need to decouple that wall and sound proffered it up into the floor joist if you do not want HTC bothering you. Same with HTC lines. Decouple the soffit you build around them
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yes the plan is to soundproof...so I would definitley decouple the soffit and the falst wall...

thanks for the replies...I am learning alot

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Read the soundproof master thread and go to soundproofingcompany . Com for research

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PM'd! thanks for the help! I have a lot to learn...I will read that thread fully...I have time

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Hi everyone. Ok new house is under contract as is our house to be sold. Will be in the new digs by august 1st and here is my space for HT names for my 7 week old daughter Sadie and my 3 yr old son Max ❤️



It's 100% light controlled since the windows are behind this area.

It measures 11.5' from left framed wall to foundation x 15' deep (to first window which will not be in the room after frames off). The ceiling is 7.5' except where hvac is it is 6.5' (plan on pitying soffit around it)

I plan on a 130" AT 2.35 screen using my already purchased panny ae8000

Any thoughts and input will be greatly appreciated as I build this (my first build if any kind) I have lots of help as my father in law builds houses for his living. It will be slow going but immediately I will be building a false wall to hold the speakers and screen

I have all my current equipment in my sig that will be going down there. Thanks for watching!! Exciting times
Peerless mount received today....materials to build my AT spandex screen purchased....I will be building and hanging the screen tonight! should be fun night

plan on just hanging the screen with J and eye hooks into the joists..until I build the proper false wall frame

I will take pics of the progress and the finished product....stay tuned

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Just finished white layer. Gonna hang it in a bit.
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Looking good. Best of luck on the build! It's a fun journey.
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Looking good. Best of luck on the build! It's a fun journey.
Thank you. First diy of the build was a ton of fun and rewarding!!
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Absolutely stunning picture!!! And there is nothing I mean NOTHING that gives you the true cinema feeling than an AT screen.
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What materials did you use on the screen?
Where did you get it?
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Millskin spandex from spandex house.com

They were a bit cheaper than the other vendors.

I used matte black under matte white. Gives incredible blacks and no significant light loss. Beautiful picture!

Also no need to paint the frame black
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Brian,
I had no idea that spandex is acoustically transparent. Have you tested it yet with speakers behind it?

It is a really nice picture though, that's for sure.
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I had no idea that spandex is acoustically transparent. Have you tested it yet with speakers behind it?

It is a really nice picture though, that's for sure.
yup and it sounds phenominal...here in this thread they actually did tests the spandex has....and it is extremly minimal...very similar to the effect that speaker grils have on the speaker:


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Thanks for the link, reading through it now.
What made you decide on black under white?
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[QUOTE=Brian Fineberg;27339610]yup and it sounds phenominal...here in this thread they actually did tests the spandex has....and it is extremly minimal...very similar to the effect that speaker grils have on the speaker:

Does the double layer result in any noticeable sound transmission loss?

Picture looks great! You probably shouldn't have built the screen first... hopefully that isn't the kiss of death and you end up just watching movies instead of building the rest.
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yup and it sounds phenominal...here in this thread they actually did tests the spandex has....and it is extremly minimal...very similar to the effect that speaker grils have on the speaker:


110" DIY Spandex AT Screen
Wow, glad I subscribed to your thread. I want a bigger screen but don't want to spend $1200 on it. I've got some studying to do I guess.
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Thanks for the link, reading through it now.
What made you decide on black under white?
one of the guys in the thread did it, and he noticed NO bleed through and you couldnt see the supports. It also has THE best blacks of all the options...knowing I had a reasonably short throw, and a very bright PJ..I went for it...figured if it was too dark I could easily switch it out for silver..BTW my PJ is on Eco mode with it...and it rivals my 65VT30 plasma!

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yup and it sounds phenominal...here in this thread they actually did tests the spandex has....and it is extremly minimal...very similar to the effect that speaker grils have on the speaker:

Does the double layer result in any noticeable sound transmission loss?

Picture looks great! You probably shouldn't have built the screen first... hopefully that isn't the kiss of death and you end up just watching movies instead of building the rest.
I honestly dont notice any loss at all...the measurements back that up too so thats good

yeah I know thats what everyone says, but I am not one to just leave stuff unfinished...It will be a slow proces getting all the funds together to do it properly, and since I had all the quipment from my previous home I figured...why not enjoy it

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