Quick update on the media room build. My phone ran out of space and cut off at the end but it was just about done.
I'm planning on clay padding the junction and light boxes prior to foaming the walls.
The build plan right now:
Center channel: Klipsch RP-450C
Front surrounds: (2) Klipsch R-5502-W II
Side Surrounds: (2) Klipsch R-5650-S II
Rear Surrounds: (2) Klipsch R-5650-W II
Atmos: (4) Klipsch CDT-5650-C II
Subs (Front): (2) Rythmik FV15HP
AVR: Denon AVR-X7200WA
Preamp: Marantz MM7025
Screen: Screen Innovations fixed Black Diamond
Projector: JVC DLA-X900RKT
I'm not a fan of conventional theater chairs so instead I'll be doing the back row with a large-seat couch and ottomans and the front row as a pair of chaise lounges. The chaises are low back so they'll sit below the couch viewing line but I am still going to build a small platform to raise the couch and ottomans about 6". You can't see it in the video but I had the builder put a floor plug in the foundation right where the platform will sit so I can do rope lighting around the perimeter of the platform and also have plugs for charging items like laptops, tablets, URCs, etc at the seating area instead of the from of the room.
I have a very large wooden media cabinet (7' wide) that will sit at the front of the room with the center channel on top of it just below eye level. The subs will sit on the sides of the cabinet. I do have the sub outlet in the rear of the room so I can experiment with placement as well.
Here are my limitations:
- Theater is an interior room so it is fully surrounded by 2x4 studs which give me limited options for wall depth.
- Theater is on the first floor with living area/bedrooms above it.
- The foundation has an asinine number of post-tension cables running through it in both directions. The original plan was to "sink" the foundation at the font of the room to create depth but the post-tension cables make this impossible which creates the need for the 6" platform.
- Local control: I don't like the idea of a centralized media closet, I wanted each room to be independent zones with local control in each room. With today's wireless capabilities such as SONOS and HEOS, I should be able to do everything I want to do with the system.
I should change this thread from "media room build" to media house build. In addition to the media room, the living room is wired for 5.1, the master is wired for 5.1, my garage is wired for 5.1, my study is wired for 5.1, the down stairs game room is wired for 2.1, and the upstairs game room is wired for 2.1. If anyone knows of some good, cheap in-ceiling speakers, please let me know as I need to buy 24 of them.
If you have any suggestions on the video or my build above, please let me know.