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My New Theater Room -- V2.0

post #1 of 80
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Oh the pain begins...again.

The last 2 days have been insane. We gutted our 1200sqft basement to the studs, ripped apart my theater and I am moving it to a raw space. I will lose some size but gain control. My old room, 33x20 is the new playroom for my son and the forthcoming baby.

So the plan is in place, work has begun and the whip has been cracked. The Plaster and Dry Wall boys will be here Wednesday (6 days from now) as will all my new Gear....yes NEW GEAR

The room is to be as follows---

17x14 With Double Boarded walls filled with insulation and a generous amount of green glue between the boards. All seams caulked with acoustical caulk and the ceiling will be decoupled using RSIC Clips and Drywall Furring Channels.

I have carpet (Kain Carpet "Upper Class") and paint picked out, as well as seating.


Seating looks like it will be Bello HTS.


Gear will be-

JVC RS50 or 60
Screen is a dispute but I have a weird interest in the SI Black Diamond 1.4
Marantz AV7005
Emotiva UPA7
Sunfire Cinema Ribbon Trio On-Wall - CRS-3,CRS-3C

W/ Cinema Ribbon Bi-Pole Surround - CRM-2BIP
Sunfire True Subwoofer EQ 10


Ill upload some pre-insanity pictures tomorrow...
Any ideas or suggestions are more than welcomed, they are wanted!!!
post #2 of 80
Damn someone has a ton of mula
post #3 of 80
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Originally Posted by elmalloc View Post

Damn someone has a ton of mula

Not anymore...
post #4 of 80
Very nice. Looking forward to the pics.

I am even more happy for your son though. 33x20 playroom? THAT is cool!
post #5 of 80
Sounds like a really awesome build. Keep the pics coming! I am sure you are having theater withdrawls already. We sold the last house with a theater and I am in the process of the new build now (should finish framing in the next few weeks).
post #6 of 80
Wow! a 33x20 playroom would be a dream for any kid. I look forward to the pics of your progress of both rooms.
post #7 of 80
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Originally Posted by Lee Weber View Post

Not anymore...

Classic, can't wait to see it!!
post #8 of 80
yes i cant wait to see it too and to buy your old equipment. ill be by tomorrow to pick it up.
post #9 of 80
Thread Starter 
OK Some progress has happened- Plaster getting done Monday now.
This is not only a theater build, we are doing the whole basement over as well.

Here is the room framed. Speaker wire, HDMI, as wall as control wire is all run.
Electrician and heating are tomorrow.

We are thinking about these sconces --


We are getting there...



post #10 of 80
only see the sconce, other pic doesn't work, unless it's me.
post #11 of 80
Will it be ready for a New England meet this summer?
post #12 of 80
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Originally Posted by jamis View Post

Will it be ready for a New England meet this summer?

Man It better be ready in 2 weeks or im going crazy!!
Guys are finishing framing and electrical today, plumbing finishes tonight.
Friday is make sure stuffs right on the money day. Sunday I am insulating the whole basement for the Monday AM arrival of the plaster guys! By mid next week it will be paint ready and all I will be waiting for is the carpet.

So to answer your question...YES!
post #13 of 80
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Here are some shots of this weekends marathon.

Here is the room framing. I used quiet clips and furring channel to float the ceiling.




Here is the entrance after insulation

And more




Just to give some scope to my project--
Here is the rest of the basement from inside the theater
post #14 of 80
Thread Starter 
Here are the electrical and lights backed by sound isolation putty pads aka fire proof putty pads.

This is a shot of the ceiling with blocking for projector-



Blue board in the AM
post #15 of 80
Thread Starter 
OK so I am now finished with the double boards (5/8 and 1/2) that are green glued. The room is decoupled with acoustical caulk and after that it was plastered. Csrpet is on order and painter is in 2 weeks..

Here are a few pics---

Room before plaster


Where the rack is going
post #16 of 80
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Speakers came today These babies are much better looking in person. And the build quality is wonderful, they are built like tanks and weigh a ton! I cant wait to hear them!

Sunfire Cinema Ribbon-

Close-up of the Ebonized Rosewood Finish

The Surrounds

The Sunfire Truesub EQ
post #17 of 80
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Originally Posted by Lee Weber View Post

OK so I am now finished with the double boards (5/1 and 1/2) that are green glued.

Wow, that is some heavy duty drywall!

Slow down, you're starting to piss me off.
post #18 of 80
You are making excellent progress. I can not really tell from the picture...how is the projector going to mount to those blocks? They appear to be up higher than the clips and channel.
post #19 of 80
I always thought ribbons have narrow vertical dispersion. But I'm sure Sunfire figured that into the design of the surrounds. Makes me wonder if mounting them high will be a problem.

Nice looking speakers BTW.
post #20 of 80
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Originally Posted by Brad Horstkotte View Post

Wow, that is some heavy duty drywall!

Slow down, you're starting to piss me off.

Its even further along...Ill have more pics soon

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Originally Posted by Jon_B View Post

You are making excellent progress. I can not really tell from the picture...how is the projector going to mount to those blocks? They appear to be up higher than the clips and channel.

Since I did the decoupled ceiling the blocking had to go a little higher than the hat channels. I know exactly where it is so regardless of the depth I will hit the blocking.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Bing View Post

I always thought ribbons have narrow vertical dispersion. But I'm sure Sunfire figured that into the design of the surrounds. Makes me wonder if mounting them high will be a problem.

Nice looking speakers BTW.

They are gorgeous in person!

Actually I was told the design on these Sunfires have a wide dispersion...
post #21 of 80
How are the rugs coming along? U selling me the sub too? I love these triangles and cambridge sides.
post #22 of 80
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Originally Posted by iamluvinlife View Post

How are the rugs coming along? U selling me the sub too? I love these triangles and cambridge sides.

Sure, we can work the sub out. That system is great huh?

I found another rug I love...For some reason I am just having a hell of a time with this decision...the one n the first post is still 8 weeks out and I cant wait!!
post #23 of 80
Thread Starter 
Progress...

Screen Wall


Back Left Corner and Entrance.
post #24 of 80
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Originally Posted by Lee Weber View Post

Progress...

Screen Wall


Back Left Corner and Entrance.

Must echo like a church in there. I remember those days in my construction. Keep up the work!
post #25 of 80
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Originally Posted by Lee Weber View Post

Progress...

Screen Wall


Back Left Corner and Entrance.

I am curious to know the screen size and distance from the wall for the top and right sides. I am trying to decide to leave space on top or bottom of the screen. Not sure how you are taking decision on it.
post #26 of 80
Thread Starter 
The screen will be 120" 2.40:1, i will be sitting 10 ft away.

I am confused to what measurements/dimensions you were curious about.
post #27 of 80
To the OP

Just an FYI,,I have those sconces that you pictured and I hate them!

Im actually doing a build to put puck lighting in all around to get rid of them. The glass doesnt dim much light and they are very bright. If the glass was black and it only shown up they wouldnt be so bad.

I have a dimmer on them, and they are still bright.
post #28 of 80
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Originally Posted by jchusky77 View Post
To the OP

Just an FYI,,I have those sconces that you pictured and I hate them!

Im actually doing a build to put puck lighting in all around to get rid of them. The glass doesnt dim much light and they are very bright. If the glass was black and it only shown up they wouldnt be so bad.

I have a dimmer on them, and they are still bright.
From Lowes?
post #29 of 80
Quote:
Originally Posted by Lee Weber View Post

The screen will be 120" 2.40:1, i will be sitting 10 ft away.

I am confused to what measurements/dimensions you were curious about.

Based on a couple other threads, he was asking about how high your screen is mounted (top from ceiling, bottom from floor).
post #30 of 80
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Originally Posted by sukumar View Post

I am curious to know the screen size and distance from the wall for the top and right sides. I am trying to decide to leave space on top or bottom of the screen. Not sure how you are taking decision on it.

I went as high as I could because I am not doing an acoustically transparent material. Luckily for me this had my eyes 1/3 up from the bottom of the screen
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