Time for another update. I was on vacation in Vegas for a few days and neither my wife or I lost any money. Life was good. Blue Man Group was even better. But, how would things be when I got home?
Well, to correct the accusation that my stellar equipment and well thought out room was going to look boring, we instituted a couple of changes. The front soffit was corved to match the curve of the stage:
It didn't photograph that well from here, but it looks very good. I will try and get a better angled shot in a later photo but my batteries died before I could get a new shot.
Here is a mock-up of the new step treads:
The top of the seating platform will have a similar shape and you can see the outline on the tread near the back. It will be directly over the second line (the one that gives the largest space for the lower tread). There will be seats within 2 inches of the end of the step.
One of the columns for the subwoofers in the rear corners was finished:
Unfortunately, it wasn't made with enough clearance to put it in once the carpet is in and the sound treatments are up, so it will have to be made about 2" shorter - we will figure out the exact amount once I get word back from my carpet man on how thick the carpet will be.
It is a beast, but that is as small as an enclosure I could get to house one of the two rear subs that will bring my surrounds to full range. They will also be part of the more complex LFE system in the room. I will be set up to run either distributed LFE subs or Left/Right/LFE subs. I won't choose the system I want to run until I have played with each of them for a little while.
Finally, the projector window in the back was enlarged a little bit. I had it moved up to within 1" of the bottom of the soffit (when finished) and then increased the
aperature to 12" square, which will give enough room to set any anamorphic lens I want on the shelf for very easy comparison tests.