New Build Questions on RC Channel and ATMOS setup
I am about to start the finishing components of my basement area, with an open game room and theater area. Obviously it’s not a dedicated theater room build out, but I still want to have the best sound possible, and also the best reasonably priced sound abatement possible. I have a few open questions I need answered, and would appreciate any feedback. I’m soundproofing a door at the bottom of the stairs, and the walls are all against poured concrete foundation. I plan on using resiliency channel on the whole ceiling - I don’t plan to use channels on any walls except the wall between the mech room as it will only have drywall facing the theater room. I plan to soundproof the doors the best possible, and have minimal heat runs (1 ceiling opening in game room, 1 in theater – these have flex duct with a couple of turns and then go into pretty complex ducting so hopefully this isn’t a killer to the system).
I’m planning on using Onkyo TX-RZ710 with ATMOS 5.1.2. I have an Artisan Studio55SB that I will use as soundbar for fronts and center. I will use Niles HD6R for rears, and Niles DS7FX for overhead. My questions are:
1. Does the speaker placement look ok, or am I not going to get a very good ATMOS experience with my limitations and just stick to 5.1? Overheads can move quite a bit, but my rear left is limited by the stairs and the door to the mechanical room.
2. I’m going to build boxes behind the 2 ceiling speakers and plan resiliency channel on the whole ceiling. However I want to separate the theater area and game area with cove lighting, which will have both LED strips creating the cove, and 4” shallow directional cans. So the soffit will be about 5”. I realize this cannot be attached to the joists at all to maintain my resiliency. How to attach this soffit? Can a support rail be glued to the ceiling and have the soffit face attach to that?