]Ok going to do some reading but would appreciate any pointers on soffit construction logic.
Seems like soffits are the nice workaround to perforating your nice sound proof box with lots of holes for ventilation, lighting and speakers.
But then that's a lot of crap that's running through the soffits. A soffit big enough to handle ventilation and recessed lighting alone would seem problematic at best. What are some best practices here?
Edit ventilation thread.
Did not finding anything explicit addressing my question about ventilation and recessed lighting in the same soffit construction.
Edit 2 I watched Jonathan Danforth's video again. I didn't realize how shallow his soffits were. Seems if you just made the soffits deeper, ventilation and lighting would be fine. Still with only 7'9" of vertical space plus risers ill need to be careful not to make the room ridiculous.
Edit 3 : in looking at more finished theaters it seems like vertical soffits or columns are a great way to run wire without puncturing the sound proof box. Seems like that works for electrical as well as speaker wire. That way every one can have an outlet to charge their iPods. Edited by JRock3x8 - 4/14/13 at 6:32am