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post #121 of 227
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Not yet, surrounds aren't up yet. Thanks for all your help with the project!
post #122 of 227
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Not yet, surrounds aren't up yet. Thanks for all your help with the project!

My aboslute pleasure!

Anytime!

Is the AV rack finished yet? Or was that not part of your scope?
post #123 of 227
How much space is between the stage and first row of seating?

Is there a general rule of thumb to go by?

I have a relatively large room at 20x26.5' but am struggling with how large to build the stage as I want a 4.5' or so false wall so my DefTech BP7000's (Bi-Pole) speakers aren't up against the front wall and I currently have a riser coming 10' off the back wall (thinking about extending it a foot or two to be able to put a bar in for 3rd row seating/coolness factor) and that 26.5' just gets eaten up quickly.

I am only visualizing the stage at this point, but it just seems "wrong" in my head with where my first row/MLP is which is currently about 12' (can maybe get it to 11.5' if I don't extend the riser any more) from the back wall. If I do a 5' screen wall, that leaves 7' between first row (head, not front of chair/fully reclined, which is even less of course) and the screen. Leaving a nice space for walking and just so it doesn't look cluttered, that doesn't leave room for much of a stage/proscenium which is what I really want.

It's hard to tell from everyone's pictures how much room is in between the stage and first row and not many people mention it. Just curious. wink.gif

Thanks Big. As you already know, you're awesome!! Keep on!

--Jason
post #124 of 227
Thread Starter 
The front of the riser is 11 1/2 ft from the screen wall, I think the stage is around 42 inches deep +/- Next time I'm over I can measure it exactly if it is important to you.
post #125 of 227
This is Very Awesome! What size/brand screen do you have on the wall?

I just had my basement finished and am looking to do a riser, maybe a stage, soffets, etc.

I am also in NVA - Ashburn. Do you do just consulting/design recommendation work as well?
post #126 of 227
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For room design assistance you can't beat the value of the AVS (Dennis Erskine and staff) $600 basic design service. It you want me to pop over and look at your space and talk about possibilities and issues related to converting it to a theater space, I do it all the time. If you want a hand drawn concept sketch I can do that. For professional CAD drawings sufficient to build a theater go to Dennis.
Edited by BIGmouthinDC - 10/21/12 at 8:19am
post #127 of 227
Thanks - I have a functioning setup now but would like to make the room more "Theater Like". I will check out the AVS service and may call upon you as well.


How about the screen in the build above? What size and model is it?
post #128 of 227
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It was a Carada. 116 inch diagonal 16:9
post #129 of 227
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If you have a funtional setup then the service may not be the best value. If you are looking more for interior finish details I can help with that.
post #130 of 227
What is the distance from the screen to the back of the first row of seats? I have a similar sized room that I have been working on and this room looks longer than 23' but that could just be the camera.

M
post #131 of 227
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11.5 ft.
riser starts there and goes for 6.5 ft until the front of the bar.
bar top is 18 inches
post #132 of 227
Thanks!
post #133 of 227
Could you tell us about these red acoustic panels?

post #134 of 227
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Similar to those made for the Bacon Race. Two layers of 1/2 inch material. 1 3/4 inch wide strips of plywood and MDF. Glued and crown stapled together. Bevel cut with table saw. Painted back. 1/2 inch thick mid span support added during assembly and held in place with upholstery staples. Absorption (Linacoustic) added to available space on front wall, side walls to the first row seating and below ear level the rest of the room behind. Used Liquid nails and 23 ga finish nails to mount them on the wall. One inch thick blocking added behind fabric at the speaker locations
post #135 of 227
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So are you just burying the window in the wall? I never thought that was a good idea, so I kept mine. had I known it could be buried, things would be so different...

post #136 of 227
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The window gets a layer of plywood, insulation and then covered with the drywall. I buried two in my basement, one at Jestos, One at Landshark2's.
post #137 of 227
but on the outside, it is obviously still there...I only ask because in the day time light comes through, only a little annoying, but it is mostly night when I am down there anyway.
post #138 of 227
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I forgot to mention that I often hang a blind in the closed position so it looks 100% natural on the outside. If you ever want to open it up and re-purpose the room the framing is in place.
post #139 of 227
I covered a window in my basement as well. I built a plug out of 2x6 and 1/2 inch MDF to fit in the existing window framing. The MDF went against the window and was painted black.
post #140 of 227
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The window gets a layer of plywood, insulation and then covered with the drywall. I buried two in my basement, one at Jestos, One at Landshark2's.
Here's some more detail of what Big did.
http://www.avsforum.com/t/1347041/my-new-home-theater-2-0-patchy-wall-ht/90#post_22517976
post #141 of 227
Big- Do you have a floor plan for the room or some more finished pictures that you could share? I have a pretty similar sized room in progress.
post #142 of 227
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was working on the pilasters for the room today and should have done soon, then some Final Pictures. Until then here is the basic layout and the most recent shots I have on my camera

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post #143 of 227
Cool - What are the dimensions of the frames?
post #144 of 227
And what type of fabric?
post #145 of 227
Thread Starter 
GOM FR701 RED
post #146 of 227
Are the fusion escapes the bonded leather or leather/vinyl?
post #147 of 227
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20 ish by 60 ish, the width varied by location
post #148 of 227
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Pretty sure the Bonded Leather was selected.
post #149 of 227
For the soffits - I see on page 3 some of the details. What are the heights and widths for each of the "steps"? And what type of wood do you use for the facings? (Appologize if I missed this info posted elsewhere in the thread)

Thanks - this really is great stuff! Very addicting. I just watched the video as well.
post #150 of 227
What was the cost per seat
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