Well, after 4 years, many hours of reading these forums, and finally having the place to do it, I'm starting my construction.
I want to thank all the people on these forums for their advice and knowledge, it has helped me thus far and hope it will continue.
The HT room will be in the basement and as many of you I will be finishing off the entire basement at one time. I have 1200 square feet to finish, including the HT room, a full bathroom, a workout room/bedroom, a good large bar and a game room, as well as plenty of storage. My goal is to have it all done by summer 2006, but it depends on time and lots o money!
The HT room is roughly 17x12x8. The equipment closet will be outside the HT room. I would like and the plan is to have a 7.1 system. The concession area will have some cabinets, and a counter popcorn machine as well as DVD storage.
I am still deciding on all of the equipment but this is what I would like and am planning on:
A 80-90 inch Stewart or Draper screen
Two rows of 3 seating (Berkline 88), the second on an 8 inch riser
Would love a Marantz projector but will probably go for a Runco or something even easier on the wallet like an Infocus.
Was thinking of the System 20 THX Ultra speakers by Atlantic Technology
The room construction is similar I am sure to many of the HT on this forum. I will be insulating the walls and ceiling and double drywall (5/8 + 1/2). The Iiving room is above the HT so there really is not a big issue with sound. I have thought about using Green Glue, etc but an not sure if the added expense is worth it yet. I was also thinking of using linacoustic, batting and GOM some of the walls and the soffit. I would like to put in a few columns on the walls to put the surround speakers in but am not sure if I will have the room.
At this point, I am finished framing all of the walls, bar and soffits. I still have a wall to do in the HT as well as the soffit. Then it will be onto the plumbing, HVAC and electrical rough-in. The rough-in plumbing for the bathroom was done by the builder.
I will post pictures as they become available.
I called the theater "The Fly-In" because the theme of the basement will be a WW1/WW2 on motiff in honor of my families military history. In fact the door to the theater will be a mock-up of a piece of nose art from a B-25 Mitchell.
Thanks for any feedback or advice...