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Is a 12x15 room feasable for a theater?

post #1 of 12
Thread Starter 
Hi all,

Been following along on the builds for awhile now & have made some initial plans for a theater room.
My question is this; can I do a quality job in a room that's only 12x15ft.
The bulk of the builds I have seen are about twice the size of this room.

I want to use the room for movies,music & playing Rock Band with friends who come over.
Also would like to use it for playing my bass.

I attached a pdf of the layout.

img009.pdf 234k .pdf file
post #2 of 12
Depends how many seats you want. I'd say it'd be big enough for ~3 seats across - 1 row only.

Check out the small builds thread
post #3 of 12
Thread Starter 
Ya I was thinking of a couch in the back w/ a row of 2-3 seats in front


Thx! for the link!
post #4 of 12
According to the layout you attached, the room is closer to 12.5x16. Bass will be louder in the back row, since it is at a room boundry. Other than that, a room that size will make for a terrific theatre.
post #5 of 12
I owned a older home built in 1920. I was planning a home theater build in a room measuring 6'9" by 9'6". Of course it had only one seat planned and was going to be limited to 5.1 audio. At the time that was all there was format wise but as I think back on it 7 channels might have been a major problem. It was going to be my private theater just after a divorce. I ended up selling the house and moving so it never got built.
post #6 of 12
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Originally Posted by RedVen0m View Post

Hi all,

Been following along on the builds for awhile now & have made some initial plans for a theater room.
My question is this; can I do a quality job in a room that's only 12x15ft.
The bulk of the builds I have seen are about twice the size of this room.

I want to use the room for movies,music & playing Rock Band with friends who come over.
Also would like to use it for playing my bass.

I attached a pdf of the layout.

img009.pdf 234k .pdf file

 

My dedicated, treated room is just about 10.5ft x 10ft and I love it. Only room for two seats but that's fine here. In that room I have 3 x M&K S150s for LCR channels, 2 x M&K SS150 Tripoles for surrounds, 2 x M&K LCR55s for Height channels and not one but TWO Seaton Submersive subs!  I project onto a 92 inch diagonal screen which, from a seating distance of less than 9 ft is fine.  I was fearful at the outset that really good sound in such as small room would not be possible, but nothing is further from the truth. With the help of REW + Calibrated measurement mic, Audyssey Pro, lots of GIK treatment panels and great advice from AVS members, I have managed to get a sound quality that never ceases to delight me. My current FR graph is below.

 

So my answer to you would be: go for it!  Your room is way bigger than mine - I'd love a room 12x15. I would then be able to accommodate rear surrounds which really are impossible here.

 

With careful attention to everything you will make a terrific HT there!  Good luck with it.

 

post #7 of 12
Is the basement finished, or is that merely a potential floor plan?

Have you considered a projector with an acoustically transparent screen with a single row of seating?
Edited by Tedd - 9/15/13 at 6:12am
post #8 of 12
My first HT was as yours,12'6" by 15'11" and it was an as.......kicker sounding room and the video was a 7' wide 16 by 9 aspect ratio screen. The room was treated and all the components were exposed to the room as no room(space) to hide them, so I called it a Media room. The room got many a compliments from friends and customers of my friend who was in the buisness . That room had 6.2 setup paradigm speakers, studio 100 l&r and the center / surrounds were paradigms. I also play bass, you should go for it . Two servo 15" subs and Lexicon pro.&amps.The room size works!







PeterV
post #9 of 12
My first HT was a cozy 12'x15' space. It's totally fine for a one row seating enjoyment. Check the link in my sig.

I would said, go for it! wink.gif
post #10 of 12
Thread Starter 
Thanks all.
I appreciate the replies!
post #11 of 12
I think you could fit two rows too. My room is just a foot longer than yours and about 4 inches wider and I'm having 3 recliners up front and 2 in the back.
post #12 of 12
Check post #3279 here http://www.avsforum.com/t/604394/please-join-and-post-what-speakers-you-have/3270#post_23742928. I don't know the room dimension, but obviously a small room put to great use.
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