Greetings! I have finally started my home theater construction thread and would like to take this time to personally thank everyone on this board who has helped me out with mine and others questions.
Ok - so I have a Nautical theme at my house so in keeping with the theme my theater is called "The Royal Fortune" after a famous pirate ship. Thanks again for all of the information and post here that helped me turn this project into a very enjoyable hobby.
On to the pics!
Here is a blueprint of the basement:
Now that the theater is complete. Here are some final pics:
My home theater is 28' long by 12' wide. I wish I had 2 more feet for the width but oh well. I lost a lot of my before pictures due to a hard drive crash but I have some that will give you an idea of the room before. One thing to note is that behind my stage I have a concrete wall that is 8 feet high and spans the entire wall. This should work out very well for sub placement.
Ok, more pictures:
Here is a shot of the stage filled with 1250 pounds of sand and the back wall drywalled:
You can't see it from the picture but I have a 3/4 inch pink insulation sheild all the way around the sides and back of the stage.
Here is a picture of the back of my riser with the begining of the bar attachment:
Here is a shot of the covered HVAC return with lots of screws and fastened against a double layer of HVAC foam tape.
I decided to build my own DVD/XBOX bookcase. While it is not fully trimed out and routed, here is a picture of it currently:
Here is a photo of the begining of the procenium construction. My original design was for a 4:3 screen but after reading and researching here, I am going to go with a 16:9 screen with horizontal masking for cinemascope.
Here is a close-up image of the riser. It will be filled with insulation blown in from the front and sides between the gap in the 2x6's. The riser is 15 inches high and will be home for 3 Black Berkline 088's. Another set of 3 Berklines will be about a foot and a half in front of the riser step.
Here is a picture of the media rack with insulation installed behind it.
LOL. Ok - it looks crazy but here is the updated procenium with anticipation of a very big 114" on diagonal Carada screen. I am going to get my screen from Ben Harper. Thanks Ben. What can I say? I got greedy and wanted bigger. There is plenty of room on both sides for the Ascends that I am planning to buy after listening to them at Bud's house. I am going to put my center channel where the boom box is and will have 2 subs on either side of the center channel.
Hello Jo Ann's fabric batting. Let me just tell you that I NEVER thought I would ever darken the door of that place. I felt so weird in that store without my wife around.
Ok. I am putting up all of my linacoustic and batting first and then will add the firing strips once I finalize my decision on what I want to do. Right now the thinking is basemolding, chair rail molding, and crown. It is so easy to cut the linacoustic that I am not worried about having to retrofit the furing strips in later.
You can kinda see a cat5e cable hanging down near the stage. That will be for my IR repeater. Also all of my components will be in the room next to the theater. I will be adding a Graphic Eye system to my room for lighting control and plan to use the following equiptment:
Denon AVR 3806
Denon DVD 2910
New Ascend Speakers 7.2 with 2 HSU VTF-2 MK Subs
Phillips XG1 projector (out of production but still looks nice) Will upgrade later
HTPC - to be built at a later date
2 rows of 088 Black Berklines
Power conditioner Brand and Model TBD
Amp(s) Brand and Model Numbers TBD
BuffalloElectronics for IR stuff
Plans for this weekend are to hang my projector mount, and finish the batting on the columns. I just got all of the basement doors delivered so this weekend I will be working on getting ready for more drywall delivery. I have ordered a drywall lift and anticipate it will be here by February.
I'm using the pay version of fotki since I've got so many pictures and would have exceed the limits. You may have some issues with imbedding the iamges here if you're using the free version. You might have to link people there or move to another service like imageshack. Fotki charges like 50.00 a year for unlimited storage.
Man, I have got to move to GA. Impressive collection of rooms in the basement (HT + workshop + gym + storage)- - - looks like man-land.
Theater is coming along great. There are purists who lobby against chair rail in the h.t. (horizontal lines break up the immersion effect or something). I am not sure it makes a big difference if you are doing something other than a grey/black box.
No way to get over to your place last weekend. My inlaws are now in town and between working on the screen wall and them being here, my time is a little stretched. Looking good. What's the deal with the ceiling, are you going to drywall that soon?
I bought and sold a drywall lift for my basement project. When you start using it you are going to find out how easy it is to use to do a ceiling.
Only problem is it needs to roll around and you are going to really hate yourself for putting in the stage, riser and bar. Time to call in some favors with your buddy's, you'll need to do that room mostly by hand.