Now that I've finally gotten most of this room roughed out, I figured it was time to post some pictures and some basic info. As my wife can attest, this room is a constantly evolving projecting - the setup is subject to change at any given day, haha. This is the 3rd listening/media room in my house and the most recent. There are 5 total rooms in my house with audio/video setups in the house ranging from the garage to this room, but this is my favorite so far. I'll post up some info on the other rooms sometime soon.
The room before
- light yellow paint, shelving in the corners, Mitsu 65" DLP, basic Polk Monitor 70 setup, HK receiver, etc.
Setup as of today
A few months ago the wife and I decided we wanted to change to a projector. At first, this was going to be a simple ceiling mounted install that would be a directly replacement for the DLP you see above. The project evolved into removing the shelves, restructuring the corner frame/drywall, paint (entire basement!), new dedicated 20A lines for the equipment, remote triggered relays, moving furniture, new decorations, etc. I'm sure MANY of you can relate!
Notes: While I'd like to do something with the ceiling, converting to black is likely not practical since this is a multi purpose room.
Viewing area: (open) 13x22
Bar area: 19x22
2 other rooms are in the basement comprised of a a gym/play area and a workroom
Receiver - Denon 4311ci
Media - Oppo 93, Sony PS3, Roku 3 HD, Xbox 360, Verizon FIOS HD DVR
Power - Panamax 4400 20A Conditioner/Surge protection X 2
Projector - Sony VPL-HW55ES
Screen - DIY AT screen using Seymour XD fabric, 130" in 16:9
Sub Amps - Peavey IPR7500 x 2, Inuke 6000DSP x 1, driven by remote triggered relays in utility room.
Mains amp: Sherbourn A7-350 7 channel
EQ - MiniDSP 10x10
Mains - Yorkville U215B
Center - Yorkvillle U215B
Surrounds - JBL 8340A
Subwoofers - 4 x Dual opposed Stereo Integriy D4 18's up front, 2 x SI18 D4's in rear/nearfield (10 total SI 18" drivers)
Room Treatments - DIY
All treatments 4" thick 3# rigid fiberboard with 1x4 frame and covered with black speaker cloth. Most are 2x4' in size.
Front wall floor to ceiling coverage 4" thick semi-rigid fiberglass
3 X rear corner bass traps (floor to ceiling)
7 X side wall traps
Ceiling - 1 foot thick R38 above tiles over entire ceiling, Certainteed Theater Black F ceiling tiles
Custom Riser 9'3" wide x 6'6" deep, 10" tall
Custom Equipment cabinets x 2
Omnimount Projector Mount
Dayton Omnimic V2
Euroboom Mic Stand - for room sweeps
Logitech Harmony 880 Remote
Monoprice 12gauge oxygen free speaker cable (all)
Monoprice Coaxial cables
Monoprice Wall plates, assorted
Hafler DH-200 Power amp and matching pre-amp
Bose 301 speakers
Energy 10" Subwoofer
Pictures from 2012 when the room was set up
Corner 'shelves' removed and bases cut down and reframed:
Wall sealed and primered
Room after paint - Sherwin williams Flat black and Harbor Grey Sides
Corner area made into custom speaker stands, flat black
Projector hung, near flush mount
Custom wallplate behind rack
Screen hung on the wall
Main view of the room
Bar area leading into theater