Updated (index added, original post follows):
Project: DIY HT, approx 15'x26'x10' in basement dug under existing house, IB sub, absorption/diffusion acoustic design, motorized hidden entrance, star ceiling, room within room construction, CIH curved screen, three rows.
Enjoying the theater and still working on the entrance
The starting point (a distant memory):
1. Basement dig! start / complete
2. Adjacent Garage Remodel: start / complete
3. Framing: start / complete
5. Skinning the room with OSB
6. Drywall: start / complete
7. IB Sub: start / complete
11. Star Ceiling: start / complete
12. Design Details & Color
13. Acoustic Treatment: Front / Sides
14. QRD Diffusor Panels: start / complete
15. Quiet Extraction Fan
16. Hardwood Trim: Soffits start Soffits complete
17. Soffit lights: start
18. Carpet & hardwood Floor
19. Seats are in!
20. Walnut wall trim
21. Triggered Outlets
22. 2.4:1 Curved Screen/Masking start / completed (separate thread)
23. Columns start finish
24. Hushbox and A-lens build calibration
25. Media Library
26. Backlight Poster Boxes
Subs: Front: DIY IB design with 4x18" Fi drivers
Rear: 2x Klipsch KW120-THX
Speakers: Klipsch THX Ultra 2 (wired for 11.2 with 9.2 active)
Amps: 2x Berhinger EP4000 (IB sub/rear sub/buttkicker)
1x Outlaw Model 7700 (7 channel)
1x Outlaw Model 7500 (5 channels)
Pre/Pro: Integra DHC-80.1
Sub EQ: Berhinger DCX2496 (for 3 channel sub EQ)
Source Player: Oppo BDP-83
Projector: JVC RS40 / Prismasonic HD-6000R cylindrical anamorphic lens
Screen: DIY 130" CIH (2.4:1) w/ automated masking
Media Server: Dune Smart H1
Media Vault: QNAP TS-859+ (16Tb)
Other: Sonos wireless music distribution
UPS: APC J15 (AV equipment)
APC Smart-UPS (NAS, network)
Rack: Middle Atlantic sliding rack with custom faceplates
===================== Original Post =====================
So my dedicated home theater tale begins and I've no idea when it's going to end...
First a thanks for the fantastic goldmine of collective expertise on this forum and the wealth of inspiration. It's been nearly 10 years since the HT bug infected me, about 1 year of reading this forum and thus far about 8 weeks of construction.
Approx 30' x 15'4" x 10' space created by converting a under house crawl space into a basement.
Emphasis on acoustic isolation: built as a room within a room, independent ceiling joists, isolated subfloor, DD or TD & GG, communicating door entry, etc
Approx 11' curved CIH AT screen, stage, raised seating
Two rows of three chairs and bar seating at the rear
"Sealed Box" construction - soffits, electrical, etc will all be run inside of the drywall shell
Named "The Old Vic"
I think the most unusual aspect is the starting point. I don't live in the mid-west where everybody has huge basements yet I really wanted an isolated space (well actually the WAF mandated it ;-). So I came up with the idea of excavating out one of my crawl space areas under the house and retrofitting a basement! I'm doing just about all the work myself except for the excavation... I know when I'm beat.
Here is the design so far. It does not show any acoustic treatment/basetraps although these are planned but rather concentrates on the use of space and audio isolation from the rest of the house. I'm curious to hear people's thoughts...
The theater layout:
Floor & Ceiling Construction:
Edited by Moggie - 11/18/13 at 6:58am