Long time lurker here, it is nice to finally be able to start my own build thread. I am hoping to get some help from the community as I work to design the theater I have always wanted. I have loved movies for as long as I can remember, and I have always wanted an amazing setup to be able to have people over and really appreciate the films the way they are meant to be seen. When looking for a home, having the option to build a dedicated theater space was essential. Now that I own the home, it is time to begin! I have a contractor and I am also interested in some DIY if it makes sense to save some money and it is within my abilities.
The space is my 3rd floor walk up attic. My plan is to install a new HVAC that can accommodate the additional space as well as the rest of the house behind a wall built at the far end of the room. This will give me a space of about 29 ft long by 25 ft wide. There is also a 13x9 space to the left of the entrance by the stairs that I am going to put an Irish pub in. The other side of the staircase will hold an equipment closet. Please see pictures below:
I would like some advice on equipment, here is what I have purchased so far:
2x Klipsch 2x RF-7 II Floorstanding Speaker Black
1x RC-64 II Center
2x RP-160M Shelf
What I am considering purchasing:
4x RSL c34 E for Atmos
ELAC S12EQ Debut Series (I like the AutoEQ feature)
Marantz SR7011 9.2 Channel (I like Audyssey XT32)
Optoma UHD60 4K
? something about 140" diagonal in 16x9 (max size of the Optoma above)
Not sure about this. I have a Rooms to Go Outlet near me in Dunn, NC which sells the following chairs and sofas relatively cheap:
GARSON BLACK POWER PLUS RECLINING SOFA
GARSON BLACK POWER PLUS RECLINER
I am thinking one reclining sofa in the front row and then the rest single recliners.
I would also like a bar/countertop in the back for overflow seating, sort of like this:
For soundproofing, I was thinking I would primarily need to do the floor, and was considering something like Kinetic Noise Control’s Roll-out Isolation Material:
Should I do anything special with the dry wall? Green glue?
Below is the theater design I was considering but with a love seat in the front row:
Ultimately I like this design, although maybe with a different color than red:
Suggestions and thoughts are welcome!