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post #31 of 298
percept, looks like a snug fit for a ht. Good luck on the build. I'm here in the east bay

Victor
post #32 of 298
Thanks Victor. You're right, it'll be extremely snug. I had to purchase a custom-sized couch to fit in the room, and it'll still be wall to wall. Definitely won't be for the claustrophobic.

Ah, Hayward...if only SF land was as abundant as east bay land. It's impossible to find a detached house around here for under 1M.
post #33 of 298
It's not to difficult fitting an HT in a small room these days. 1080p allows for a closer seating distance to a large screen. Projectors are usually pretty quiet now. There are better seating options for tight spaces. Lovan has some nice narrow seating options:




The biggest mistake made with small rooms that have projection and equipment in the room is not planning on proper cooling. A small space + a few bodies + hot equipment = an uncomfortable experience. Mitsubishi makes a Mr. Slim A/C that seems to work well in small spaces.
post #34 of 298
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Originally Posted by percept View Post

I'm doing a small one as well...quite possibly the smallest on this forum. My dimensions are 7.25'W x 13'L x 8'H...it'll be a shoehorn project. im sure it's FAR from ideal with regards to acoustics, but i'm too impatient to wait for an adequate space. I hope to be done in a month or so...will be sure to post pics.

Yay, competition for smallest dedicated build! My room is about the same length, but yours is narrower by about 8 inches while I have about a foot less headroom - so I'd call it splits. Be sure to start a thread and post pics - that's a pretty challenging width to work with.

Good luck!
post #35 of 298
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Originally Posted by snowkarver View Post

Yay, competition for smallest dedicated build! My room is about the same length, but yours is narrower by about 8 inches while I have about a foot less headroom - so I'd call it splits. Be sure to start a thread and post pics - that's a pretty challenging width to work with.

Good luck!

i had no idea yours was that small, and i've checked your thread out many times. it's actually one of my favorites because it's one i can relate to. Your room was VERY clean and tastefully done. Looks like I got some stiff competition.
post #36 of 298
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i had no idea yours was that small

Hey, hey. Let's keep this thread on topic. No locker room talk. (sorry couldn't resist )
post #37 of 298
I have to agree that the Hobbit theatre is my favourite. I am modelling mine after it as well - my room is 8.5 x 14 x 8. Demolition starts next month!
post #38 of 298
Thanks guys, the props mean a lot! Make sure to start threads documenting your small-space projects; I think they're a great resource for a lot of folks who are contemplating or building modest projects.

As for the locker room talk, my original comment above had references to "mine being about the same length, but yours being -" Oh never mind. Keep building!
post #39 of 298
Mine is a little over 12 x 21 if that counts.
post #40 of 298
9'x16' with 8.5' ceiling. Seats 8 with an AT screen. Risers for front and rear seats with butt kickers. no complaints!
post #41 of 298
post #42 of 298
Here's a new one, ambientcafe's 12' wide 2.40 scope theater

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...1#post13983691

Victor
post #43 of 298
Here's another- crashX's 13x12 double row theater

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=1003671

Victor
post #44 of 298
Anyone have a link to a HT that they fit into a 11x8 room with a projector?
post #45 of 298
post #46 of 298
My theatre is 11' x 13', 8.5' ceiling, 106" screen, pix in my gallery, but they're a bit old, I need to post some new ones, as I've chanaged things around a bit....
post #47 of 298
My "theatre" is 10.5L x 12W', 8.5'H. 106" screen (using only 88" of it for now) with a bed, desk, chair a TV stand. Room is bigger as it doubles as a play room for my child during the day when I am not there.

See my signature for pics.
post #48 of 298
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Originally Posted by cobolisdead View Post

Anyone have a link to a HT that they fit into a 11x8 room with a projector?

Actually found out that the room I have free is 11' 11" X 11' 9", so I guess I might have enough room to shelf mount a 1080p projector.
post #49 of 298
Here's my take on the small media/home theater room:

Just finished up a major hurdle with this media room. It's been 6 mos in the making (planning/buying) and over the last two weekends finally finished up a good majority of what I wanted to get done. Now granted there are some things that I still need to buy and/or touch up but for the most part it's very close to done.

The system still needs to be ISF calibrated (tech coming in a couple weeks after a good running of all components.) As far as set up here is what I have:

Hardware
Onkyo 875 AV Receiver
Monster Clean Power 5100 HTII
Sony PS3
Scientific Atlantic HD-DVR
Panasonic PT-AE2000U
Screen Innovations Black Diamond .8 92" Screen
StudioTech U22T Cabinet

Speakers
RF-63 Floorstanders (x2)
RC-64 Center
RS-62 Surrounds (x4)
RT-10d Subwoofer

Misc
Harmony 1000
Lutron IR Lighting Control

More to come
IR Blaster/RF extender for Harmony
Ipod add on for Onkyo
IR2BT for PS3 (will allow for full control of all 51 commands of the PS3 on the Harmony)
Seating
Acoustic Panels
New Sconce lighting
Soffit
Replace entry doors.
Paint small attic door.
And whatever else my mind comes up with.

So without futher ado...

***Pics taken with an older Canon G2 point and shoot camera (4 MP; shot in Auto at f2.0 with NO FLASH.) Not the best quality but hopefully good enough. ***

Here is the layout of the media room. Not an ideal room to deal with but it will do.





Eye Candy:








Different Light Levels:
Lights Full On

Lights Dimmed Half Way

Lights Off
post #50 of 298
I am finishing up on mine. 11.75x16 with 2 row of theater seats and 118" screen. see sign.
post #51 of 298
Here's a few of pictures of my 7'1" high room, 80" under the soffits, 9' 5" wide and 28.5' long theater I am working on. 54x96" horizontally masked SMX AT screen, Barco 1209S pj, two big subs, and two rows of loveseats going in (Sear's Matrix series). I am using up seven feet of the total length for front and rear AT spaces. They'll visually square up the room, hide the speakers and all amps, plus eliminate the "bowling alley feel to the room.

The black area in the rear photo on the left hand side, is the av closet. 6' of av rack there. You can also make out the long cold air return difuser in the ceiling. There's an eight foot long, double walled and GG'ed cold air return hidden in the ceiling joist area above it.

The room will be finished low key art deco. The plan is to play up the ceiling, play down the walls, and keep the room as uncluttered as possible. The ceiling will be getting anaglypta wallpaper and finished in a dark metallic purple. The plywood strip on the ceiling is to create a reveal, then crown moulding. Walls will be simple vertical bevelled edge GOM fabric panels. The room will get two columns in the rear, one to hide the HVAC penetration into the room and up into the soffit and a matching one on the opposite wall that will be hinged to get access to a window buried in the soffit. The small amount of wood trim in the room and columns are going to be zebrawood. Lighting is four sconces, six in ceiling spots and two step lights and I am looking into up soffit lighting. A GE 3104 will housed in the "HVAC" column.

This is revision number four of this space so I thought "future proofing". The lower wall kick trim area is getting boxed inwards with two conduits in it, running front AT space to rear AT space. Combined with the front and rear AT spaces, any future cabling needs are simple to accomodate. The carpet will run up the wall about 6" as kicktrim and have a wood cap before the fabric panels start. We've finally settled on Kane Jaguar for the carpet.

Another future proof idea built into the room is a section of that rear soffit was built for easy and quick removal for a long throw digital pj.

There's a sand filled stage (5' of room depth) behind the AT screen wall. Jury is still out on whether I want a visual stage in front of the AT wall. I am leaning towards none.

At this stage, I can say the two real compromises I made, are being forced to do an island style riser and being ok with seating for four.
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post #52 of 298
My sig. has a link to my theater thread. 6.5" ceiling height with a front projection setup and rear row riser.
post #53 of 298
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Originally Posted by RobZ View Post

Lovan has some nice narrow seating options:

Rob - love your "new" space and all the time you have taken to document the PJ and screen selections.

THANK YOU for posting this Lovan pic - I'm going to add these to my list!
post #54 of 298
Irwin seating sells some narrow seats as well. They fold up in a similar fashion to what's shown above.
post #55 of 298
Can I add mine to the list here for small theaters/ low budget .....
post #56 of 298
Here's John St's 12x15 Ht

http://www.twowiresthin.com/ht/
post #57 of 298
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Originally Posted by P_Og View Post

One of my favorite small spaces...
DenW's garage theatre:

Before & After
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=878632

Construction Thread
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=629990

Thanks for mentioning me, P_Og
post #58 of 298
Here's the theatre that I built in my basement. It's about 13' x 20'. I never created a thread topic for this project, but I do have some progress pics in my sig.

post #59 of 298
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Here's the theatre that I built in my basement. It's about 13' x 20'. I never created a thread topic for this project, but I do have some progress pics in my sig.


Very clean setup. NICELY Done!!!
post #60 of 298
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Originally Posted by Dragon Reborn View Post

Here's the theatre that I built in my basement. It's about 13' x 20'. I never created a thread topic for this project, but I do have some progress pics in my sig.


I love it!!
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