This theater has been entirely a DIY project. Prior to this I had minimal to no experience in any of the construction that I did. I'd like to thank everyone for their help and feedback, and encourage anyone looking into building a theater to check out all the great builds on this site. I was surprised to find out how many people also made building a theater their introduction to construction, finish work, electrical, etc.
This theater was 'started', more like conceptualized, in December of 2011. I say conceptualized because before getting started I needed to address the issue of the water entering my basement door, and then I had to wait on my basement getting spray foamed and the new HVAC system put it. In reality, the start of the theater was December of 2012 when framing was started.
The original plan was a Red and Gold theater, hence the name. While the colors didnt turn out that way, as a life long Skins fan I kept the name.
This section should be a lot longer, but I'd like to thank a few specific people.
First, my loving girlfriend Lyndsey who let me completely demo a finished basement and support me in something I wanted to build. Its been a long and expensive project that requires a lot of support! Plus, we're awesome together with a fabric stapler!
Second, and most importantly to the construction of the theater, my friend Tony. Tony has spent hundreds of hours of his own time helping from design the theater, model it, create blue prints, and has been apart of nearly every aspect of the construction. Its been an awesome time learning to do it all with him and he gets a special dedicated chair thats always open to him!
And lastly I'd like to thank the home theater community. Its a network not like anything I've ever been apart of. I directly speak to the people that designed/built everything in my theater. If you have an issue you get to speak directly to the source. Special thanks to Ed Mullen at SVS, Ive been buying their speakers exclusively for years to get my 11.2 collection together and their company has been great to deal with the entire time. Chris Seymour from Seymour screens, whose always available to talk about his product and help. Ted White and John Hile from the SoundProofingCompany, and designer of Green Glue who helped me plan all the sound proofing for the room. Bryan Pape from GIK Acoustics who provided the acoustical knowledge and products I used. Scott Horton, designer of the Cineslide and my dealer for most of my electronics, who provided expect knowledge of anamorphic lens and the science/theory behind it. And Roman Shenkernan, the designer of the Fusion Escape seating collection that I ordered for my theater. These individuals all deserve more praise, but take away from this how valuable direct access to a designer is. If your refrigerator breaks, its not like you can get on the phone with the owner of Samsung and troubleshoot it, nor did that individual help you through the buying process and teach you about the product.
Viewing Distance: First row XXX Second Row XXX
* Runco Q750i
* Anamorphic Lens - ISCO III
* Cineslide lens transport
* Screen: Seymour 115 inch wide 235 4k screen
Speakers: 11.2 surround sound
SVS PC13 Subwoofer (x2) (subs)
SVS STS Tower (x2) (Left and Right Channel)
SVS SCS (x5) (Wides, surround back, center)
SVS SBS (x2) (Surrounds)
* Receiver: Denon 4520
* Blu Ray Player: Denon DBT 3313
* Phillips Hue Bulbs
* Roomie Remote App for control
* Gaming: PS3, XBOX360
* Addition TBD Amp for channels 10 and 11
* AMP for outdoor speakers
* DirectTV Receivers
* Fusion Escapes, row of 3 and 4
GoM Anchorage Vanilla
GoM Sensa Black
* ecose foam, 2 inches on side walls spaced 1.5 inches off the wall.
* ecose foam 6 inches on rear wall, spaced 1.5 inches off the wall
* ecose 24 inch triangle bass traps on stage
* ecose 12 inch triangle bass traps in rear corners
* future* ceiling treatment
* Layer of 5/8th OSB
* Layer of 5/8th Dry Wall
* Green Glue seperating the layers
* Ceiling has the above treatment suspended from hat channels and clips
* Read wall has 2x6 base plate and staggered studs
* Stage wall and side wall have studs several inches from foundation
* Enterance wall is two 2x4 walls seperated by 3 inches
* Door will be 1.75 inches thick solid core door with seals
* All electrical work was run in soffit and columns, only 1 hole was made to enter a dedicated circuit
* two holes were made to run all wires into equipment closet. This closet had similiar sound proofing of double 5/8th dry wall with green glue.
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Edited by SKINSnCANES - 8/1/13 at 7:32pm