I'm hoping one of you fine experts who peruse these pages can offer some guidance on dedicated home theater I'm looking to build. We are currently shopping for a new home and have found one where everything is perfect for us except possibly the home theaters size. I'm sure 99% of the population couldn't care about these types of things but for me and I'm guessing most people on this forum, a great home theater is a big deal and lack of one is a deal breaker.
I've attached the floor plan of the basement, we would be using the 12x15 room at the top of the page. It's a new build and everything has been finished except the room labelled media/wine which is just studs and insulation currently. It feels incredibly small to me to be honest, hence my reservations. Also it is cylinder blocks behind the studs, with a screened in porch above (not sure if that matters I just figure I'll put in as much facts as I can
). At least it should be 100% soundproofed provided I install a decent door.
A. So first and foremost is this room big enough? We are currently a family of four with a fifth on the way. The majority of use will be just me on my own binge watching netflix, concerts, sports and movies. I don't sleep well so I watch lots
I think I can live with it just being a place for the family (ie. we wont be able to invite over friends and neighbors to enjoy it with) so the question is will we be happy with it.
B. Acoustics? What will the sound be like? My speakers are:
(2) Klipsch RP-280F Reference Premier Tower Speakers
(1) Klipsch RP-450C Reference Premier Center Channel Speaker
(2) Klipsch RP-250S Reference Premier Surround Speaker
(1) Klipsch RP-115SW Reference Premier 15" Powered Subwoofer
I plan to add two in ceiling speakers for ATMOS ( I assume 4 is overkill?)
Possibly two rear surrounds as well if you guys think the room will allow for it.
Is this too much sound for a small room? Is there a special kind of drywall I should be thinking about for this small of a room?
C. Visually? I currently have a 75inch samsung 7150 which is about 2.5 years old. This room has no windows so with the door closed it will be pitch black. Do you think I should go with a projector and if so, how big of a screen can I get away with if we assume 5 seats 13 or so feet away?
D. I have a decent, not unlimited, but decent budget to play with. I know that pretty much anything could be made to work, but knowing that a great home theater experience is important to me, would you guys try to make this room work, or pass and keep searching for a home with a more traditional sized room?
Many thanks to anyone who takes the time to reply and my apologies if I've placed this question in the wrong place.