Why JMAX? Well, my name is Jeff for starters, but after brainstorming forever with the family about what we'd call it, we ended up going with the bad dad-joke that kept on going. "JMAX - it's a letter better" It just kind of stuck so now everyone refers to it as that.
This has been something I've wanted to do over a decade now, but every time I was about to start something else always got in the way. Half of the speakers I used had just been sitting in my closet the last 5-6 years waiting for this day to come. Now with all the new 4K and Atmos excitement I got the bug hard again and finally managed to put it all together and make it a reality. (Big difference for me considering I haven't even had as much as 5.1 in over 12 years now)
While I never posted here much, I give thanks for all the threads I lurked in (and drooled over) for years getting ideas for how to go about doing things. So far I'm pretty proud of what I managed to put together and wanted to share the build and final results with other enthusiasts. Hopefully I didn't forget too many important details, but feel free to critique and and offer personal recommendations.
FINISHED ROOM PICS:
Room size is about 14ft wide and 24 feet deep with 8ft ceilings. (14 feet to the front row, and 20 feet to the back row of seating)
brand, suade acoustic panels in various sizes throughout the room.
Couches used are variations of the Wrangler Sectional
from Haverty's. All full power recline with USB charging ports in the 3 spacers.
JVC RS:600 projector
equipped with a Panamorph Paladin anamorphic lens
Center Stage XD AT screen with Premier Frame with a 2.39:1 ratio
(Frame dimensions: 136.7" x 61" , Image Size: 130" x 54.3")
Sanus 55" Tall AV rack
Marantz AV 8802A
OPPO UDP 203
All hooked up 30ft away with Celerity's
USB powered optical HDMI cables
(Finding a solution for that was the worst part!)
And for sound I used Atlantic Technology In-Wall speakers.
IWTS-8E sub/SA-380 amp
Surround sides and back: