Originally Posted by Batosai
Thanks guys for the helpful advice , some inquired on the room setup in terms of layout and setup. So here it is :
Room size after treatment : 22.5' length by 16' width
Seats rows : two (first row 12.2' , last row 19' from screen)
Screen size : 123" (16:9) , not perforated .
Screen vertical height : 2.95' ( still working on making sure that it is the best height , taking into consideration recliner seats)
Screen type ( planned ) : Stewart filmscreens luxus deluxe / studiotek 130 ( will use eyebolts - stage fly )
Room settings : the room walls will be painted black with four red panels around the room , there will be
black curtains behind the screen that will cover the whole screen wall with red curtains on the sides. The ceiling
will be painted with red and black.
Speaker settings: Dolby Setup with all surround and rear speakers 2' above ear level. The center speaker unfortunately under
screen since I can't put it behind screen . I don't think I have enough space . The other issue is I think that the rear speakers
are very close to the Last row , 2 feet from last row to rear speakers. The speakers are calibrated to the last row middle seat
since it is the best viewing distance for me for the mentioned screen size.
Hi, You have a nice room size there that can result in a very nice, very high quality home cinema. Based on the info you provided, my feedback would be:
A) Hire a cinema designer who truly understands room acoustics. You pay a little, you gain a lot. Several of the room layout, screen size and acoustic elements you mention can be improved upon.
B) Use an A/T screen. I prefer the woven screens, such as Seymour Screen Excellence E4K. Not a perf, but a microfibre woven fabric. These can be placed very close in front of the speakers, using up very little space.
C) The Centre should be behind the screen. Biggest benefit possible. Every proper cinema has the speakers behind the screen.
Someone mentioned our Procella loudspeakers. You mentioned not having enough space to put the speakers behind an A/T screen. The recommended Procella loudspeaker to use for your room would be the Procella P8 (THX pm3 Approved), which is less than 8" deep. So with the A/T screen in front if it, you would use about 12" out of your room. Would that work?
Send myself or Chuck Back a PM if you wish to follow up.