I have finally done some work on something in the HT for a change. I am pretty much at the point I need to get carpet for the remainder of the basement so I have moved to focus my efforts on the HT. With the bathroom and the bar area done I started furring out for acoustical treatments and fabric this weekend. UNfortunately I could not find 5/4 lumber locally without REALLY looking so I ripped 1" boards from 2x4s and although a royal PITA it probably saved me money.
I am using 1" Knauf insulation board I bought locally since I can not find Linacoustic and the abosorbtion characteristics were very similar. I finished the side wall full height out to my first column lcoation and up to about 54" on the sides and rear, which is about 6" above ear level based on my riser. I did not have enough to finish the side walls and rear wall and need to pick some more up tomorrow. Front wall is full height 2" and I am planning to put in some bass traps later this week. No photos to speak of since once you've seen insulation in anouther thread you have seen them all. You can see some of it in the photos below though.
After I ran out of insulation I decided to hang some fabric I started with my screen wall. It is a black material similar to GOM but with a bit tighter weave and 1/3 the cost. Since my screen will be AT I did not think it would matter that much. The staples will be covered completely by the screen but I may use a marker and black them out. There are a couple areas at the bottom that will have removable panels for access.
This a photo of the sidewall near the screen wall. You can see the acoustical treatments on the lower half and the extend into the patterned fabric area full height here. More on the column in a few minutes.
And again with fabric in the rear right corner. You can see the black again on the lower portion of the wall. I will have a stained trim piece separating the two fabrics that will match my bar trim (red oak).
And a straight on of the fabric. This is with flash so the colors are washed out. It is a much darker pattern than it looks.
Here is one column of 6 required, 4 on the sides and two at the rear. It is not finished by any means and is just sitting in the opening. It will have caps top and bottom and black speaker fabric in the upper and lower parts similar to Ronnie Jackson's. This one is at the front right and will have a sconce mounted on it as will the ones at the RR/RL and front left. The top and bottom on these columns will be open with speaker cloth covered frames on the face. The RS/LS surround columns will be the same but with no sconces, with the addition of surround speakers. The RR/RL will have sconces and surround speakers as well. Columns is 3/4" oak ply and will be stained to match the rest of the woodwork.
I planned on having it look like this rendering but access to change a bulb was not planned for so the sconce is not recessed like the rendering
Let me know what you think. A lot more left to be done but it is nice to finally see some progress in the HT for a change.