Steve's First Dedicated Theater
I've been patiently waiting to pursue a dedicated theater since really getting into the hobby sophomore year in college, and finally construction has begun. I'm doing the whole basement, so a bathroom, bedroom, bonus room, and a few other spaces are going to be completed at the same time. This isn't my forever house, so some compromises will be made in terms of room functionality for potential future owners. There will be 15 speaker surround sound with six 18" subwoofers and a blacked out front false wall with a 135" screen.
For now, equipment will be:
JVC DLA-RS400 projector
Yet to be decided 135" 16:9 AT screen (I have 10 different swatches to test)
Onkyo TX-NR3010 receiver
Yamaha HTR-5890 receiver (will use as amplification for additional channels)
Boston Acoustics VR3 mains
Boston Acoustics VR1 center
Boston Acoustics VR1 wides
Boston Acoustics VR1 surrounds
Boston Acoustic CS ii 260 rears
Boston Acoustics A25 heights
Ascend Acoustics HSi 460 front and rear in ceiling
2x Ascendant Audio Avalanche 18 LLT subwoofers with 2x Carvin HD1800 amps
4x Stereo Integrity HT-18 LLT subwoofers with Behringer Inuke NU4-6000 amp
A Dolby Atmos and DTS X receiver will be purchased in the future, but for now, the Yamaha will serve to amplify the heights and in ceiling speakers. The front ceiling speakers will be duplicating the front heights, and the rear ceiling speakers will be duplicating the rears or surrounds.
A false floor comprised of 1/4" 6lb density polyethylene foam, pressure treated 2 x 4 sideways, and 3/4" tongue in groove osb will cover the entire room. This will prevent the slab from stealing the infrasonic rumble. No reason to do 6 LLTs if I can't feel the earth shake.
The theater seating will be Hogan zero wall recliners in front and back row. The back row will be on a two step riser approximately 10-12" tall with led perimeter lighting.
There will be a false front wall decked out in black velvet. There will be tray ceiling with a 700 star fiber optic center and led perimeter lighting. There will be 8 recessed lights in the tray and only 2 wall sconces due to window placement. The windows will be fully blacked out and then covered by acoustic panels. There will be some absorption on the side walls, some absorption and diffusion on the back walls, and a giant 3' x 6' absorption bass trap in the rear left of the theater. The theater will have a double door entry with some slick looking pull door handles, as well as a healthy sized walk in closet up front that I will probably use to store my media.
I hope you enjoy following along.
Last edited by SteveCallas; 04-23-2017 at 07:54 AM.