No that isn't a typo. My last name is Orth, so I thought I'd change Orpheum to Ortheum! :-)
Anyways, this is my first "real" theater build. I've been dreaming of having one since I was in junior high. Originally my basement was supposed to be a kids play room/tv room, somehow I convinced my wife to let me take up half of the kids area and add it to mine to make a theater! Don't know how I swung that. I don't really have that much of a budget, so I plan on stretching this out for a year or two. I must say that this forum has been a great inspiration to me, especially Jamis's thread. His layout is roughly the same size as mine. The one downfall to the forum is that I will be spendng WAY more money that I originally planned. I never really thought of soundproofing or sound treatment before.
New plan. (some things have changed, but I don't feel like making a new sketch.
To save on cash I/m going to be using most of my old audio gear. I do plan on buying a new sub and wiring for 7.1 even though my current receiver is 5.1. I may buy new surrounds depending on cash flow.
Receiver: Sony STR-DE545 Onkyo TX-NR929
Fronts: Yamaha NS-A100XT
Center: Yamaha NS-AC40X
Surrounds: Cerwin-Vega HT-S5 Fluance XLBP & Fluance XL7S
Sub: Yamaha YST-SW90 18" Exodus Audio Maelstrom X in NeoDan's Easy Button Max ported box.
Amp: Behringer EP2500 w/ Behringer MIC2200 for high pass filter.
Projector: Panasonic AE8000
Blu-ray Player: Oppo BDP-83 and a random sony one for 3D.
Protection: APC H15BLK
I plan on getting the Panasonic AE3000 for my projector and a DIY Cinescope AT screen somewhere from 110-120"
My dimension are 31ft long / 11ft wide / 7ft tall :-(. The rear of the theater will house a small closet/ equipment rack/ mini fridge/ computer desk, so the overall useful length is 27ft. I'd like to get 2 rows of 3 Berklines, with the 2nd row on a 8" riser and a 3-4 seat bar behind the riser. Yes I know 8" is short but I only will have about 7ft to work with. (less if I do the DIY star ceiling I want) I may put a smaller "mini" riser under just the rear seats. Seats may be harder to get into my shorter people but I'm 6'2" and my wife is 5'10" and I'm making it comfortable for us. One problem I've encountered is my white sewer drain. I'm going to build a column around it and want to make others on both sides to match, but the column has to be 12" off the wall. Subtract 12" on each side from my already narrow 11ft and I'd only have 9ft between them. This is most likely where my front row will be, so I make make the one column 12" and the rest 6". I wonder if that will look strange? For soundproofing I used RCIS DC-04 clips on all 4 walls with a double wall between the kids room and theater. I will be running a soffit around the whole room and that will be decoupled using V-clips. I'm using Whisper clips on the rest of the main ceiling. Everything will be DD & GG.
Here's the door I will be using. I got it for a steal. It is 1¾" thick solid mahogany door.
Here's a couple pictures right when I started.
Looking at the screen wall.
Looking towards the rear where my desk and equipment rack will be.
Back corner framed out.
Edited by Jailguy - 3/9/14 at 8:40pm