After months of lurking on this forum, I'm ready to start construction of the...
which is going to be constructed along with the rest of the basement:
The inside of the theater will be 20.5' x 15.6' x 8.5', but that doesn't include the bump-out in the back for the projector or the bump-out in the front for the center speaker and subs, which will be behind an acoustically-transparent 2.35:1 screen:
The theater is dimensioned assuming Lazboy Matinee seats and Klipsch THX Ultra2 speakers and I assume I'll get an SMX AT screen - I'll build everything else in the room...
I think I'm ready to pull the permit but, before I do, I was hoping to get a nod from you to go ahead. For the permit, I'll only use the entire basement layout picture above, which doesn't say much about the theater area other than where the walls are...and therein lies my first question - will I have enough sound proofing/isolation?
Specifically, note that the three poles (blue circles) and the concrete walls constrain my space. I'm very willing to let the interior walls be extra thick as it lets me stagger-stud one and double-wall the other, while hiding the PJ and rear speakers inside it. The walls against the concrete will be 2x4 framing with 2 layers of drywall with Green-Glue between. Also, note that the 2' wall near the front-left speaker will have its 2x4 studs laid flat, but it will still be DD+GG.
So, what do you think, do you see any issues with this design?
PS: in case you are wondering, I was down in the basement a few months ago looking things over and trying to come up with a name for the theater when I noticed my cat, who is black, lounging in the middle of the taped-out floor