Well it took 6 months of weekends and 1 week off work but it's finally done.
This is my 4th dedicated theater... being that I moved 4 times within the last 6 years! 1st one started out lame and each progressive theater got better. This time round, I wanted to build a theater that was convertable back into a normal room in case I moved yet again, so I didn't want anything too permanent. I also didn't want a black cave (my previous 2 theaters) or look too theater-like so it could double up as a family room if necessary. So no dark colors or visible speakers. Sound isolation was not a priority as there is no door for the theater space nor did I want to put one in. So given that there was no door, there was no point in going through the pain of soundproofing.
120" Carada BW 2.35 Criterion screen w/ Seymour AT fabric retrofit
Mackie HR824 (front channels x 3)
JM Lab Cache SR400 sealed bipolar inwalls (side surrounds x2)
Dual Avalanche 15 ported subs tuned to 18hz
The theater is on the lower level of a 1960's split level. Half the room is below ground. The rectangular portion of the room measures roughly 12.5' by 22'. Equipment is stored in the adjacent laundry room.
Edited by pocoloco - 10/31/12 at 5:53am