Originally Posted by PoopShoe
Vic and Big,
As many have said, a truly impressive build. Congrats. I know once it is fully setup and adjusted it will look and sounds amazing.
Vic, I would love to ask a few random questions:
1. Was curious regarding your decision to use Seaton catalyst 12c for the front 3 and then the Procella P6V Surrounds x 6. Did you consider using all Seaton with the 8ca or Sparks for you surrounds or was the decision based on equipment already owned?
2. When you built the room in a room, are the 12' 10" x 22' 2" dimensions the interior dimensions after the 3 layers of dry wall? Did you use clips and channels for the walls or just the ceiling as I was under the impression that if you built a room in a room, the drywall could be installed traditionally to the interior studs since they were decoupled from the exterior studs.
3. The basic design by Byrne and Erskine, what did that include, and what info did you provide them?
4. Why did you decide to go go with the SeymourAV Centerstage XD curved screen without even picking a projector (I am a screen idiot so I am looking for general information rather than a justification)?
5. What is the seating plan for the room? Curious as to how many chairs can fit comfortably in a room this size for my own reference.
Thanks again for such an entertaining build. Can't wait to see it completed!
Thanks for your comments.
1. Mark Seaton was supposed to come out with a complimentary triamplified surround for the Catalyst 12c and 8c this year . Instead of waiting for the release i thought i would go ahead and buy the next closest thing with compression drives which was the procella in my opinion. Also i was looking for monopole surrounds since i am a big fan of them.
2. Correct, the dimensions you stated are the interior dimensions of the finished room.( Room dimensions before build was 14x24x9). Yes since the room is decoupled you may directly put the 3 layers of drywall with green glue on the stud wall, But you are supposed to get even more better results if you further decouple with the clips and channel on the studs.
3. The basic design included a basic acoustical layout plan in terms of seating, viewing distances, projector placement ,and acoustical treatments needed. I further requested and had some more things done such as using the raiser as a broadband absorber. I provided a pdf of the room pics, dimensions and equipment along with a handful of conversations with the Bosses. After that I and Big tweaked the design to change it to what i further preferred.
4. I had a couple of temporary projectors already in my mind which i planned on buying and based on what i read on the forum i felt the best bang for buck and allrounder was to go with the centerstage XD , regardless of if i upgrade in the future to more expensive projector which will need me to change to a microperf or a 4K screen.
5. Seating plan is for 6 seats. Currently i am searching for something space saving and contemporary in a curved config with total width of each row of 3 seats under 100".