After a few years of wishing and several months of reading, demolition will begin on my man cave.
This will be remodel of the basement of a 1960's house. Room is 15' x 22.5' with a fireplace on the left side wall. My wife wants an art deco theater! As you can see from the present pictures, the stone fireplace will have to go, and on Monday, demolition begins.
Equipment will be a Sharp 12K projector, Pioneer VSX84TXSI driving a 7.2 Klipsch Ultra II system: three KL-650's and two KW-120-TH behind an AT screen, likely a DIY Sandmans SMX, KL-525s for rears and KL-525 surrounds for the surrounds.
I've loaded some SketchUps of our first drawings and would welcome any input. We will be building a screenwall to mount the screen, hide the speakers.
For acoustic treatments, the entire forward wall will be treated with Owen Corning 1 inch 705 or equiv. The side and rear walls will be treated with the same material up to four feet wrapped in black cloth. The floor will be carpet with a felt pad, installed upside down as suggested on this site.
The ceiling is still in design with much thought for Sandmans starry night with 705, but with a 7 1/2' height, not much room to work with. The present ceiling is drywall with a very reflective finish. As our lighting changes and conduit work for projector will require much of the ceiling to be torn out, we may end up completely removing the ceiling giving access for isolation insulation and more options for acoustic treatments.
Please take a look. Although I have learned much from this site and the excellent book Alan Gouger has put together, I am hopeful you will have some suggestions and enjoy seeing my progress.