The insulation is now installed, so I'm almost ready to start putting the resilient clips and channel up. I do wish they used insulation here with the paper on the top surface like they do in the USA, but that along with the way electrical backer boxes are done seems to be one of the many areas where things are done a bit differently in Australia.Attachment 239637
I also thought I'd show a couple of pictures of the wiring closets. Originally I thought it would be a great idea to have a single wiring closet and run everything into it.
As I started wiring, I realized how difficult that would become. My HAI alarm system, HiFi2 and RJ45 / Cat6 patch panel has around 100 wires running into it. I didn't want to have all that cluttering up my theater room, so I decided to create 2 wiring closets. One contains the HAI OmniPro2, HiFi2, Serial HVAC interface, Cat6 & RG6 patch panels. Here is a picture:Attachment 239635
I'm really glad I didn't run this tangle of wires into the theater room.
I then created a separate wiring closet from the theater room. This will contain only video equipment.
I wired it not only for the Theater, but for the Xantech Video Matrix switch, and other Video Source equipment that will supply the house:Attachment 239636
One of my challenges with this is working out what the best rack system to use is. I've worked out I already have 29U of equipment, and 215lbs.
That's from 7 monoblock amplifiers, bass shaker amplifier, surround processor, video matrix switch, av receiver, bluray player, xbox and cable box.
I can easily see myself needing more space in the future, so the 30U high SRSR (approx $1k in Australia) probably doesn't have quite enough space in it, and I think has some weight limitations.
The AXS system looks great, but the cost is double the SRSR here in Australia.
An alternate option is to go with a Slim 5 system and put it on a skirted wheel base (the 42U is similarly priced to the SRSR), but I am not sure if that's ideal because of (A) how the wheels might/might not work on carpet (b) having to consider how to cosmetically cover up the lower part of the wall, and (c) risk of the rack tipping if it's not on guide rails.
The AXS has this neat retractable stand that lets you mount it up off the floor.