Update with pics of the completed room. The movie premier was on June 10, 2012.
The Austin Home Theater DIY construction video:
Well it's finally time...my own build thread!
I'd like to start off by thanking everyone on AVS Forum. I feel so lucky to have all of you here to help and support me on this journey!
A little background: I'm a senior in High School looking to finish this theater so I can get some time in it before I have to leave for college. My mother, two sisters, one brother, and five dogs just moved into a new house. At our old house I had a projector set up with a cheap box sound system so I'll be reusing the projector but getting new 5.1 surround.
The room is in the basement which is currently home to my sisters bedroom and an (almost) complete bathroom. The theater will be in a section of the unfinished half. Room dimensions are 11ftx12ft with 7ft ceilings. The plan is to have a couch and recliner along the back wall with a 96in 16:9 screen. Soundproofing measures will include staggered stud walls, decoupled ceiling with whisper clips, fiberglass insulation, and DD + GG. Soffits will be along the two sides and back wall to hide some ductwork and hold recessed lights. Floor will be wall to wall carpet.
Gear which I have:
FL and FR-Polk Monitor 60
Subwoofer (considering Bic f12 but friend has offered a deal on B&W ASW1000?)
Surrounds (Considering Dayton B652)
I'd love to have it operational by Christmas (at least a screen and sound) so I'm looking forward to some hard work after school and on weekends!
Feel free to share any suggestions/comments/words of support and thank you all!
Edited by aaustin - 6/27/12 at 1:46pm