And depending upon how well my one-of-a-kind automated masking system travels, I will either use it or purchase a new one, probably from Carada.
The first photo is toward what will be the front of the theater. An additional wall will be built about 5 feet in front of the current wall to end up with better room dimensions. It will also facilitate being able to place the center speaker behind the screen. The finished dimensions should end of at 22.5 feet x 19.3 feet x 7'11". Since the room is initially being built as a loft, it only has a partial wall on one side which will need to be completed.
Since the space between the current front wall and the new one will be about 4.5 feet, I would like to figure out a way to put my equipment back there as it will have heat and air. The trick will be figuring where to put the door to that room.
The biggest issue in building this theater will be minimizing sound that will travel to other parts of the house. I like to listen to music later in the evening after my wife goes to bed. I have had some discussion with the Sound Isolation Company and will be using one of their products to minimize the role the floor will play with sound transmission. We will also use Green Glue and double dry wall. I may or may not be able to use the clips to reduce the interplay between the walls and the ceiling/floor. Apparently there is also a concern about sound escaping through the can lights I will be installing so I will have to investigate that as well.
The home builder will not allow any modifications to the selection of plans and options that they provide. So I have found someone who will do the new build-out after the house is completed.
I am going to be really bummed if after spending what it is going to cost to soundproof this room and not be able to play music at reasonable levels.
Front of theater (new wall will be built to get better dimensions and to facilitate behind the screen center channel)
The room was to be drywalled this week.
Edited by audioguy - 8/28/13 at 8:54pm