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First off...fantastic HT room! Kudos on your patience and attention to detail.

I'm putting together a 23' x 17' x 9' HT room in the basement of a new home build and I've selected the KEF Ci200QR speakers for my Atmos. Do you recall the dimensions of your speaker boxes? I'm looking at 12" x 12" x 12.625" to reach a 0.71 cu/ft. size., just curious if you went the same size.
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First off...fantastic HT room! Kudos on your patience and attention to detail.

I'm putting together a 23' x 17' x 9' HT room in the basement of a new home build and I've selected the KEF Ci200QR speakers for my Atmos. Do you recall the dimensions of your speaker boxes? I'm looking at 12" x 12" x 12.625" to reach a 0.71 cu/ft. size., just curious if you went the same size.
My cloud has a depth of 8-1/2" so I had to work with that depth............

External dimensions are 14-1/2" X 14-1/2" X 7-3/4".........................internal dimensions which are used to calculate volume is 13-1/2'' X 13-1/2" X 6-3/4". This yields and internal volume of approximately 0.71 cf or 20 liters. Subtract acoustic fill and foam plus volume for driver. I've use REW to calculate F3 value of 60 Hz which is perfect for Atmos.

All backer boxes were built with 1/2" or 12 ply Baltic Birch which is light, strong and most importantly, holds screws well! Don't like MDF.....................

Thanks for complement.............
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Well...........

First step for Triad theater 2.0 has been initiated.............hardest part for any new build is finding the right property! Found two acres on the Cook Inlet just Northwest of Eagle River AK. Is on greenbelt adjacent to inlet so no building behind me to spoil view of Alaskan Range including Denali!

Room 1.0 was 25.5 X 17 X 10.5 ft in 3X4 seating configuration using Triad Golds LCR and Silver LCR's for surround.......and KEF Ci200rr's for Atmos. 2.0 version will have dimensions of apx. 21 X 15 X 12ft in 1 X 3 seating arrangement with bar behind for overflow. Will be using Triad Gold Monitors all around............yup, will use Gold Monitors in ceiling since new theater will have only one row. If theater was larger, I'd be using the KEF's, but dispersion plans work out with Gold Monitors being used in ceiling.

Seems strange..............born in San Diego, raised in Newport Beach............moved to Oregon..........retiring in Alaska! Most folks would progress in opposite direction!

2.0 breaks ground hopefully this Spring or Summer..........if not............proceeding year. Yup, another long and laborious build thread.......plan to use once again Knotty Alder but will use much more wood trim this time.........going "old school".


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That looks like a lot more than two acres.
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This gorgeous theater is the focal point around which the entire house was built, and it might just be the owner's final resting place.
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This gorgeous theater is the focal point around which the entire house was built, and it might just be the owner's final resting place.
That's why I say 2.0 should be "The Resurrection Theater"...


Beautiful plot of land, Cory! On to the next amazing adventure!!
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That looks like a lot more than two acres.
Yes it is!!!!! What is nice, the distance is only 100-150 yards to inlet..............fishing at its finest! Too bad it was cloudy...........Denali is off to right and towers over the rest on Alaskan Range........really a cool property with plenty of distance between adjacent properties. Gas, electric, phone, DSL cable and water all there................
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Beautiful plot of land, Cory! On to the next amazing adventure!!
Well....................

Your theater name recommendation does make sense..........................


Maybe an Easter Grand Opening? If you are ever going to visit a theater...................this one will be the TICKET!!! Alaska is soooooooooooo gorgeous! I've been all over the world and Alaska has become my favorite resting place...............................aaaaaaa place!!!!!!
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Your theater name recommendation does make sense..........................


Maybe an Easter Grand Opening? If you are ever going to visit a theater...................this one will be the TICKET!!! Alaska is soooooooooooo gorgeous! I've been all over the world and Alaska has become my favorite resting place...............................aaaaaaa place!!!!!!
Well, if I come all the way to Alaska, it's going to be for a long weekend, so careful what you wish for! Seriously, though...never been to Alaska but have always wanted to make the trip. This sounds like the perfect excuse. Once you become an AK citizen you can take your Alaska Permanent Fund oil check and put it into theater upgrades every year, right?
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Cool theater but, would love to see the whole home layout. As said the owner built the house around the theater, would love to see how the layout is to see how it flows..


Also, just for some ideas....
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Well, if I come all the way to Alaska, it's going to be for a long weekend, so careful what you wish for! Seriously, though...never been to Alaska but have always wanted to make the trip. This sounds like the perfect excuse. Once you become an AK citizen you can take your Alaska Permanent Fund oil check and put it into theater upgrades every year, right?

Yeah, APF is about $2000 per person this year from what my Son tells me............has been as high as $3000 I guess but don't hold me to it. Sure, APF would sure help with funding any future theater purchase, but no state tax is an even bigger gift!! Should help with funding a side by side, snowmobile, jet boat and other hobby expenses!

No state taxes, APF and NO ESTATE taxes all make Alaska a perfect place for my wife and I to retire..........of course there are inherent issues.............higher building costs yet I don't see a huge difference is cost of living expenses compared to lower 48 IF COSTCO becomes your store of choice!!!
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Cool theater but, would love to see the whole home layout. As said the owner built the house around the theater, would love to see how the layout is to see how it flows..


Also, just for some ideas....
I have house plan somewhere and will try to dig it up and post.............home is about 3000 sq ft. I designed and engineered home.............yet had to pay to have licensed engineer verify my specs which was less than 1k.......I'm not licensed anymore.
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Cool theater but, would love to see the whole home layout. As said the owner built the house around the theater, would love to see how the layout is to see how it flows..


Also, just for some ideas....
Draft before final design sent to CAD............few changes but gives overall dimensions.

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Draft before final design sent to CAD............few changes but gives overall dimensions.

Thanks, I love the layout. Right in the middle of everything, reasonable space from the bedrooms so late night movies could be possible (if there is some sound leakage) and even a snack during a movie is a quick jump !
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Thanks, I love the layout. Right in the middle of everything, reasonable space from the bedrooms so late night movies could be possible (if there is some sound leakage) and even a snack during a movie is a quick jump !

I spent a lot of time designing home thinking about late night events...............theater room is completely isolated from sleeping area and can not be heard even playing at reference levels. At times with four big, power 18" subs playing at full throttle, a slight low frequency rumble can be felt, not heard.

The key to design is the double door system. Rack is conveniently located at theater room entrance with 1/2 bath........this small airlock completely shuts down sound when door is closed from kitchen.


Believe me, the location of theater room is absolutely PERFECT for entertaining...............dining to kitchen to theater room is seamless....................

BTW, on backside of theater room to garage, there are two layers in theater room, and two layers outside in garage all with Green Glue. Theater room is clip..........while garage is not. Same goes to adjacent wall of theater room, kitchen, bath, and pantry. In other words, two layers of 5/8" drywall with Green Glue applied to dining room wall adjacent to bath and theater room to kitchen.

The quietest room in house is the pantry..................the theater room can be playing at full tilt and can't hear a peep. Extra attention to soundproofing is well worth it.

On another note, the biggest challenge I had was designing exterior look to meet our needs with so many different ceiling heights in home. 10 ft ceilings in house, 11 ft ceilings in theater room, 9 ft ceilings in kitchen/dining and 18 ft ceilings in great room. Was a design pain in the arse, but was well worth the additional effort to pull things together. I really like vertical variation in homes...............brings interest to overall design. I've enclosed an outside photo...........extremely hard to fit all those ceiling levels in a coherent exterior view.

Hope this helps.................

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My cloud has a depth of 8-1/2" so I had to work with that depth............

External dimensions are 14-1/2" X 14-1/2" X 7-3/4".........................internal dimensions which are used to calculate volume is 13-1/2'' X 13-1/2" X 6-3/4". This yields and internal volume of approximately 0.71 cf or 20 liters. Subtract acoustic fill and foam plus volume for driver. I've use REW to calculate F3 value of 60 Hz which is perfect for Atmos.

All backer boxes were built with 1/2" or 12 ply Baltic Birch which is light, strong and most importantly, holds screws well! Don't like MDF.....................

Thanks for complement.............
Alaska???? I'm guessing you're not a golfer.

Can you see Russia from your porch?
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Can you see Russia from your porch?

Golfer? I am! 4 handicap!

Sure helps when your Father's best friend was Billy Casper!

As far as seeing Russia.................I don't know about that..................ask Sarah Pallin!
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I spent a lot of time designing home thinking about late night events...............theater room is completely isolated from sleeping area and can not be heard even playing at reference levels. At times with four big, power 18" subs playing at full throttle, a slight low frequency rumble can be felt, not heard.

The key to design is the double door system. Rack is conveniently located at theater room entrance with 1/2 bath........this small airlock completely shuts down sound when door is closed from kitchen.


Believe me, the location of theater room is absolutely PERFECT for entertaining...............dining to kitchen to theater room is seamless....................

BTW, on backside of theater room to garage, there are two layers in theater room, and two layers outside in garage all with Green Glue. Theater room is clip..........while garage is not. Same goes to adjacent wall of theater room, kitchen, bath, and pantry. In other words, two layers of 5/8" drywall with Green Glue applied to dining room wall adjacent to bath and theater room to kitchen.

The quietest room in house is the pantry..................the theater room can be playing at full tilt and can't hear a peep. Extra attention to soundproofing is well worth it.

On another note, the biggest challenge I had was designing exterior look to meet our needs with so many different ceiling heights in home. 10 ft ceilings in house, 11 ft ceilings in theater room, 9 ft ceilings in kitchen/dining and 18 ft ceilings in great room. Was a design pain in the arse, but was well worth the additional effort to pull things together. I really like vertical variation in homes...............brings interest to overall design. I've enclosed an outside photo...........extremely hard to fit all those ceiling levels in a coherent exterior view.

Hope this helps.................

Very nice looking home. Nice thought process for trying to quiet down outside the theater. I've been on here for a long time and seen lot of things to quiet it down. The base seems to always leak out, not much you can really do unless the theater is a whole different building. Hmmmmm.....


Still love the layout, most theaters are put in a spare room, or remodeled a basement but, this gives a nice though to the whole thing. Maybe I will get a chance to build my own theater some day, I did design a handful when I was working for a A/V consulting firm and $100K plus ones... a lot of fun but, never my own (dedicated room type thing)


A well deigned home theater is not about spending $100K plus, it's about how it flows in modern day use. Someone who builds a theater and uses it once a month is nothing special in my eyes(besides gear of course) but, when it's in a home that it flows on part of every day life, where it will be used from watching the newest movie to even catching the news at 6pm some nights to playing a game on Xbox one on a week night.


As a lot of owner would know, if it's not in a easy to access room (basement corner, or attic type room), or easy to use, it does not get used as much as it should.


A system that could be used all the time and the flow that you have sure fits that type of use !


Thanks for posting and love the house !

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Golfer? I am! 4 handicap!

Sure helps when your Father's best friend was Billy Casper!

As far as seeing Russia.................I don't know about that..................ask Sarah Pallin!
So you're a 4 are you. If your ever back in CA and want to play I'll take you on. I'm an 8 but I'll play you straight up you name the stakes. Good way to finance your new HT.

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