Long time lurker of the dedicated build thread area and I am hoping to get input from any of you on here willing to help. I've been into HT and high-end A/V for years and I have always had nice systems deployed in living / family room type environments, but I've never been able to achieve that "wow factor" that you can get with a dedicated HT room, with sound isolation, and proper design.
So as I try to figure out a design for my HT room, I continue to struggle with "analysis paralysis", I'm concerned that the space I have to work with will require so many design compromises that I would not be able to achieve my desired outcome. So I thought I would post here seeking advice from all you gifted and talented HT folks. Here is what I'm working with;
I have an unfinished area on the second story (over the kitchen) of my home that is pretty close to 12'6" wide by 23' long. This is from unfinished studs to studs, so sound isolation techniques will shrink this space a bit. Not taking into consideration ceiling design, soffit, etc., I think I can safely have a 9' ceiling height, and 8' height using a 12" riser.
Attached is a simple Visio design I have been messing with to try and get a sense for the orientation of things. I would really appreciate comments on this rough draft of a room layout to help me identify areas I need to think about.
Please comment on seating arrangement and overall spacing and layout.
I've not marked speaker locations other than LCR but I'd like to do 7.1 within columns as the design element. But in my space does this place the listeners too close to sides and rears?
I would like to do a 120" 2.39 screen but will this work?
Is the space behind the screen wall deep enough? Can I make it shallower to have more room space?
Is the equipment closet dimension appropriate for a MA rack? The EQ closet needs to be incorporated into the overall 12'6 X 23' space as I'm not willing to locate gear in another location of the home.
These are just a few of the countless questions/worries I have. My hope is that by exchanging ideas on my design with y'all here will help me bring this dream to life.
Thanks in advance,
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