I recently moved into a house with a large outbuilding, once a barn. The previous owner used it as a man cave, and I intend to continue that. I've already installed my projector and screen, but I'm at a loss as to what to do about speakers.
The building is 40x24, a hayloft makes the actual viewing area roughly 30x24, with a ceiling that ranges from 15 ft to about 30 ft. Short of getting my hands on some theater grade equipment, I'm not going to be shaking this room. I haven't thought too much about budget, but the building isn't climate controlled at all, I'd hesitate to put in really expensive equipment.
What I'm thinking about doing is a 7.1 system with the listening area surrounded by relatively small bookshelf type speakers and adding a couple of Klipsch RW12D or maybe some homemade subs placed right near the listening area. Is this a reasonable plan? Should i focus on bass or, if is it a loss cause in such a big room?