- The projector is a Panasonic PT-AE8000U and mounted with a black Peerless PRGUNV Precision Gear Universal Projector Mount
- Screen is a 2.35 Seymour Center Stage AT 115"W x 48.9"H
- Speakers are Klipsch Reference series (4x RB-51s for front left/right and back left/right, 1x RC-52 II Center channel, 2x RS-42II Surrounds, etc.) for 7.1 surround sound. I forget the exact model of the Klipsch sub I bought, I'll try and find it.
- Middle Atlantic Slim 5 Series 37U 19"x20" rack
- Harmon Kardon AVR 2700 surround processor
- Oppo BDP-103 Blu Ray Player
- Buttkicker BKA 1000-N amplifier along with 4 BK4-4 Buttkicker's in the first row
- Sewell BlastIR SW-29311 Infrared (IR) Remote Control Receiver Kit for extending all the IR remotes into my closet
- Insteon Keypadlinc switch next to the entrance door that controls the step light, accent light behind the AT screen, and dimming of the house lights
- 7 Fusion Lagoon theater chairs
After two years of thinking about converting my oddly-shaped, 2nd-story room into a theater, it's finally in the working stages. Work started in December of 2013.
PREVIOUS BACK STORY:
So I've finally decided it is time to make a home theater. Awesome.
Now, the room I want to use is upstairs and it's a very strange room. My house is very, very contemporary. It was a custom build by the previous owner, so only 1 room in the entire 3.240 square foot house is square. Anyway, I have included a picture below of the layout. Here are a few additional details before my random questions:
-The ceiling height is 9 foot.
-All five of the walls are insulated.
-Currently none of the walls are drywalled, only the ceiling.
-HVAC is already run to the room with an intake vent next to the door in the ceiling and two vents in the ceilings on the side.
- Electrical outlets are already installed around the room
- The room sits over a dining room.
As you can see from the picture, its a very strange room to be using for a home theater (I think). Here are my questions:
1) Do you think this room will work? Or is it too small (distance wise from the screen to the back)?
2) Would it be OK to have the rear left speaker on the slanted wall? This seems odd to me. Probably have 5.1 sound.
3) I'd probably like to have two rows of chairs. The back row (closest to the window) would have two recliners (similar to Berkline 13175 Tangiers) hopefully on a riser. The front row would be three more of the same recliners. I think I can get them to fit. Thoughts?
4) Tray ceiling? I love the look of tray ceilings, especially with the stars in the middle. Would you only tray the rectangular part of the room where the seats and screen would be, or the whole thing? Or is it a bad idea altogether for this room?
5) Sound proofing. It's just me and my other half, we have no kids and don't plan on any. Will it be a bad idea if I just put up normal drywall and don't double layer, green glue, etc.? I guess I don't see sound as that big of a problem. Two of the walls are on the exterior and they have brick on the other side of the plywood (brick exterior house).
6) Would you have a false wall at the front and put the speakers behind the screen (I think it's an AT screen that is see-through?). I like idea of having all the front speakers hidden.
Also, here are a few other pictures of the room taken with my iPhone. Sorry for all the junk in it. You will also notice there is a small service door to a water heater. That's not a big deal if I remove it since it can be accessed from the other side of the house too. There might be room to pop in a recessed rack here though.
Thanks for all your help !
Edited by jrs2806 - 3/7/14 at 12:38pm