7.2(.4?) In-ceiling Open Concept Floor Plan Challenge - New Build
After searching this forum I'll ask for help in deciding on equipment to conquer this open concept great room challenge. I'll attach a picture of the floor plan and pre-wire placement for the full In-ceiling build out.
Here is some information to help you help me:
Ceiling is 9.5 ft high with an open concept Floorplan (attached)
Budget is $5k or less... Preferably less since this will only go so far as a true theater.
75" Samsung Qled, sorry no projector in the great room.
Pre-wired in-ceiling 7.2 - after reviewing construction images most of the wire is long enough for me to move placement by up to 5 feet with a small patch in the current drop hole.
Tv is approx 9.5 ft from viewer (I can move couch, but not more an 1 foot or so).
I have a ground plug just behind the couch if for some reason I place the 2nd sub here (wireless?).
Primary use is for house parties (hip hop/ rock)
Netflix and Movies (Dolby Atmos)
I've looked into:
Speakercraft Aim Series 2
Klipsch CDT-5800-C II
Klipsch R-28F FLOORSTANDING SPEAKER
Anthem MRX 720/1120
Not sure on how much angle I need per speaker based on distance.. Is 15 degrees enough? (pretty sure it is only enough if I move the placement much closer).
Not sure on receiver or possibility of needing an amp(s)
Not sure on 2 subs final placement
May want to add up to 4 speakers on ground if it can fit initial budget. (7.2.4?)
Home, not an apt
Some setups have a combination of focus such as effects or treble with a focus on clear voice audio. My fear is two fold, ensuring atmos is setup so that I'm not compromising the frequency range or building a full cinema experience that lacks when I throw a party and put all speakers into music mode. (Music is important here, we have professional lighting, smoke, calibrated with DMX, we take this seriously)
Any advice, caution, anything helps. Thanks!
Last edited by cyberoptics; 07-17-2018 at 08:25 PM.