It's time for HT2.0, Wildwood Re-Deux.
Wildwood - a typical American subdivision.
The 'Re' in Re-Deux because the builder grade theater room has zero acoustical qualities.
The 'Deux' in Re-Deux as this is the second theater I have undertaken. Hopefully turns out as good, if not better, than the first.
135"W (11.5') x 216"L (18') 108" (9') height. Slope starts at 95.5" up to 108"
This is the Village Builders WentWorth Collection, Whitaker floor plan. Our house is the morror image of the official layout.
There is attic space on the back side of the screen wall that could potentially add another 5 feet to the room, however, would have to move HVAC ducting, waterlines, and add joists and rebuild support wall.
Left side of the room is the wall of the catherdral ceiling for the downstairs living room.
Right side of room is exterior wall.
Back wall adjacent to game room.
Plan A - Have 2 rows, of seating, utilizing a 20" riser with 2 seats and the equipment rack on the riser. Leave the existing screen wall in place, add RS&S into the all the walls, add wall treatments
Plan B is to knock out the screen wall and add additional length to the room to allow for speakers top be placed behind a AT screen. This add's significant cost and time, however, probably the best looking finsihed room. Addtionally, would add 1st reflection sound diffussors as well, up to 54" high.
Side walls are going to be torn down to add all speaker wiring and Roxul Safe and Sound (R-S&S)
Floor going to be cut out, install 2 layers of R-S&S into floor/ceiling, reinstall floor, Screw and glue, then add GG + 5/8" plywood
Riser - based on measurements, is approximately 20" high. similar to BigMounthinDC build designs that leverages Erskines designs. 2x lumber with dual layer of 5/8" ply, with GG. ports along back and side. stuffed with insulation. roofing felt on the bottom, isolated from the walls. probably will add a tube through it to allow for direct wiring from front seats for future connections into the equipment rack.
Door is currently a 36 in french doors. This is going to be changed with a 30" solid core door with addtional sound stripping and sweep.
Due to the limitation is side width at 135, and would like to be able to have a 4 seater up front and 2 seater on the riser, I am limited on installing hat channel for the walls, as this will consume some of the vital width space, and not wanting to sacrifrice the 4 seater on the front row, i am limiting the walls to only 2x
5/8" DD, plus GG. Not planning to install channel. The walls cavities will be insulated with R-S&S in the interior walls, and Roxul Comfort Batts on the exterior
Planning on a 14" wide soffit, treated on the bottom side with Linaccoustic, stuffed with insulation, with 3" recessed lights.
Mini columns, 3" deep only, sconces to be installed on the columns. stuffed with R-S&S. Give a nice 'theater' feel to the room with some columns and sconces. front columns are in the way of 1st reflection diffusors.
Wall treatments - From the floor to 54" high, will be treated with fabric wall frames with 1" Linacoustic. above that , just painted walls at this time. May add additional frames to the upper half of wall with only batting to fill in the frame.
Front wall will have 2" worth of Linacoustic, along with the project screen.
Back wall will be 0"-20" = riser, 20"-54" = wall treatment with Linacoustic, above that to add a sound diffusor of some sort. I previoulsy built 13 of the Skyline QRD diffusors for HT1.0, however, i was not overly impressed with the final outcome of them, and ended up discarding all of them. I am interested in some sort of 3D, polystrene, or some PVC style mold injected or 3D printed diffusors. Suggestions?
Paint - Dark Gray, eveything below 54" will be black. Carpet will be a dark gray.
Ceiling - Not sure if I am going to do a star ceiling or not. Not really sure if this 'adds' value. wow factor maybe, but that's allot of time for some light pollution. I'm getting old. Paint it one color.
Seating - 4-wide power recline. needs to fit in the space, so not selecting a brand. A well known seating company is just outside San Antonio, so I think i am going to head over and check out there selection. pick up same day, and drive back.
Rack - picked up a 18U Omnipoint RE18 rack from AlTex Electronics for just under 5 benji's. Should fit all the important gear.
Full Dolby Atmos, 4 speaker system. 11.2 speaker layout
Speaker locations L,C,R,FHL,FHR, FWL,FWR, SL, SR, SRR,SRL, TFL,TFR, TRL,TRR.
Debating on adding 2 more addtional Surround Rear speakers, as I can't get perfect Atmos placement specificatioin due to the door entrance into the room, so thinking of having multiple back surrounds.
Last edited by sirjaymz; 11-15-2016 at 09:02 AM.