The article about this HT on Electronic House
20' x 15' x 9' give or take a few inches.
Riser height is 12", depth is 7' from the back wall.
GOM FR701 Black on the screen wall
GOM Anchorage Birch on the stagger panels
GOM Anchorage Fossil on the surrounding panels
Front wall -- Linacoustic on top & bottom of the screen.
Side walls -- floor to ceiling Linacoustic on both side approx. the area between the front speakers to the side of front row.
Back wall -- Auralex Q'Fusor diffusor panels on the top 2 rows of the panels. 2" OC703 in the bottom row of the panels with 2" air-gap.
Currently running 9.2 setup
2x BP7001SC mains,
4x BPX surrounds,
2x Di6.5S height channels.
2x SVS PB12-Plus DSP
Denon 4520 (only powering the height channels)
Emotiva XPA-2 (for the mains)
Emotiva XPA-5 (for the center & surrounds)
Seymour Screen Excellent 2.35:1 138" diagonal screen
OPPO 93 player
Popcorn Hour A300 streamer
10TB WHS v1 (soon will be replaced with a DS1812+ NAS box)
Middle Atlantic Slim5 5-37U rack with custom RSH faceplates
Ikea bookcase (for disc storage)
Insteon (lighting control)
Harmony 900 remote
8 Palliser HiFi in Phoenix fabric, Chocalate color.
lOlOOlOl 1st row (12.5' from the screen)
lOlOlOlO| 2nd row (15" from the back wall)
Outside the HT entry:
2 LED movie poster frame with motion sensor control via Insteon
~~ Originally post ~~
Ok, I've been away from the forum a bit the past couple of years.... Mainly because I'm enjoying my little HT! Yeah, it's hard to believe it's been almost 3 1/2 years since my build! And needless to say, we've been enjoying it every single movie, and it even earn me a spot in the Electronic House's DIY showcase too.
Now, fast forward to present, my back then GF is now my official boss aka wife! And our family is growing too (expecting our first baby this Dec.)! So, we are buying a bigger house to accommodate our growing family. And that means, YES, I get to build a new HT soon!!
It's a new build, current projected finish date is in next Feb/Mar time frame (sooooo, this thread won't be update as often in the near future). The builder give me 8 weeks time to fully finalize everything/options. I still have about 5 weeks left to tell them what I want to do for my HT.
From what I've learn from my first HT, here's the improvement that I want:
- seat at least 8 people
- an equipment rack
- acoustic treatment (for both audio & noise)
Now, here's the floor plan of the basement:
and here's what I have come up with for my new HT:
What do you think?
The room size will be 20'x15'x9'. I'm think to have a 7-8' deep riser for the 2nd row, so the 1st row will sit about 12'-13' away. I want more space in between the screen & the 1st row so the family have more room when playing games for like Wii/Kinect/etc. And I'm thinking to have a 110-120" screen in the near future too. And probably a 3D projector IF/WHEN they make a good one and more good Avatar-like 3D movie instead of some "in-your-face" so called 3D movies! And with the 3D & lumen output in mind, I'm thinking to put the projector probably 12-14' from the screen to have as much lumen as possible from the projector and enough distance for a 120" projected image.
I'll be re-using the majority of my current equipments, at least that's what I told my wife. But will sure upgrading them down the road when money isn't as tight as buying a house & having a baby soon....
And I'm waiting for the quote from the builder about putting up double layer of drywall and if it's ok for me to supply them GG to apply in between the layers. I don't have a sensitive family, and almost 100% of the time when I'm watching a movie in the HT, my wife will be with me too. So, I don't need/care a 100% sound proofed HT. But do want an improvement especially since I'm giving the chances to do it on a new build.
I'll also meeting their wiring contractor to discuss about the speaker wires in the HT (7.1), living room(5.1), and probably in our bedroom. Cat6 to every single room/kitchen/garage for networking (mainly streaming movies/videos to HTPCs) & future home automation (still hoping a Harmony could do what I want to do, if not, then I probably will dip into Control4).
I've already told them to add a dedicated 20amp circuit to both the HT and the garage.
I think I'll only have 3' of depth in the equipment room. I think the MA Slim5 is about 20" depth right? So, do you think 36" depth will be ok?
Anything else that I should tell the builder, or I should look out? 'Cos this is our first new build house, I really have no idea what/where should we pay attention to. And the above plan is as future proof as I could think of.....
Edited by landshark1 - 10/19/13 at 8:02am