I have been reading and learning a lot. Thank you very much for all your time you put into this.
Here are two pictures of my dedicated home theater that is in the beginnings of construction by me. I am interested in your thoughts about my design? I have some options right now while under construction.
1) Most dedicated home theaters I see pictures of have the front speakers close to the screen. Am I making this more difficult by trying to have the speakers far forward for an equilateral triangle? Complicates #2 below.
2) As it stands now, I would have to go behind the speaker to access the equipment. AV equipment can be moved toward the screen more and not have a corner trap. Or back and then move the speaker toward the screen. Thoughts on this.
3) Are the rear surrounds placed in the room properly with the door and walkway to the seating? Door can be moved only back. If I move it back further is there any advantage?
To answer these questions more fully, I know you will need the RT60 and the sound adjustment ideas. I am working on the RT60 calculation and so far it looks like this:
Preliminary results from Chris Whealy's 2004__V 2.61
1.5? Ductboard with Foil facing NRC =.90
Sabine_______ _ _ _ _ ___0.43___________ __0.43__________ _ _ 0.27______ _ _ _____0.21__ _________0.23________ ___0.21
1? Ductboard with Matt facing NRC =.70
Sabine___________ _ _ _ _0.45___________ _ _0.56___________ _ 0.36_______ _ _ ____0.26___________0.23_________ ___0.21
I currently have the 1.5" and 1" ductboard.
Room size 88.25" H x 139.75" W x 235"L (in basement). Room Volume 1,677 ft3
Fabric covered Insulation on Lower 48? side wall coverage and entire front wall
Upper side walls and back is painted
Ceiling and walls are basic 1/2" drywall, no insulation in Ceiling, walls have R-13 in standard wood studs.
Carpet is a shag with a 1/2" pad over concrete
Seating is one large cloth pillow back sofa 110" x 36" (4 seats) plus two ottomans (18" x 31")
Door is a can be either hollow or solid core?
AV equipment will have a glass door over the front of it (approximately 60" x 18")
Screen is 96" wide and is Gatorfoam painted.
Projector AE700, ceiling mounted
Thanks for your help,
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