The time has come to make my once deferred dream a reality! My wife and I are building our house here in lovely Maryland, and I have carved out a 18x18 space in the Rec Room for a dedicated theater. My outgoing theater is actually a converted living room, and the time has come to truly design and develop a truly dedicated, soundproofed space (unleashed!). I've owned a lot of gear in the last few years and have sold most of it, managing to narrow things down to items that truly matter.
Equipment (owned and planned) is as follows:
OWNED: Sony VPL-VW600ES 4K Projector w/ seven 3D Glasses
PLANNED: Falcon Screens/Stewart Ultramatte 150/Seymour Centerstage XD [undecided]: 12-foot-wide 2:35:1 Acoustically Transparent Screen
OWNED: LEFT, CENTER, RIGHT: Triad Cinema Plus Platinum
OWNED: SURROUND SIDES AND REAR: InWall Triad Gold LCR
OWNED: TACTILE TRANSDUCERS: Crowson Motion Actuators
AMPLIFICATION BY CHANNEL
OWNED: LEFT: Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblock (1750 wpc)
PLANNED: CENTER: Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblock (1750 wpc)
OWNED: RIGHT: Emotiva XPR-1 Monoblock (1750 wpc)
PLANNED: SURROUNDS: Emotiva XPR-5 (600 wpc)
OWNED: TACTILE TRANSDUCER: Behringer iNuke1000DSP (1000 bridged mode)
OWNED: Oppo BDP-105D
OWNED: Sonos Digital Music System
I have been inspired by so many theaters in this forum, and look forward to getting this theater completed. Taking a page from the professional world, I'll be completing this theater in Build Units (which are, essentially, development sprints separated by small periods of down time). The sprints are separated into three post-design phases:
1) Framing and Wiring
2) Drywall and Customizing (Columns, Treatments, Stage, Riser, etc.)
3) Finalizing (Carpet, GoM, Paint, Equipment Installation, etc.)
The timeline is six weeks from the Serenity Mat installation (which I consider the kickoff of the project), with about two weeks of additional float for material order delays, etc.
I will be using room-within-a-room technique and will have some VERY qualified assistance with the build. Soundproofing is mandatory, as my wife gets migraines and I will not allow my hobby to exacerbate the pain. I'm considering triple drywall w/ green glue to maximize results, as well as the plethora of methods that work together to completely isolate sound.
I truly look forward to this new journey!
P.S. Below is the plan, as of April 2014:
Edited by BrolicBeast - 4/15/14 at 7:22am