Alright everyone. I suppose it is time to start the thread. Bare in mind that we are not breaking ground until April. The idea is to have my building rough the room in and put up drywall for me. From there I plan on taking over and doing every thing that I have learned on from here. I have read many of the threads here and purchased the hometheater book that was recommended as well. I have a good general understanding and low to moderate DIY skills. I have build my own speakers before and built a MAME arcade cabinet so I think I am up to the task. That being said I would love to hear everyones ideas, thoughts and experiences as I go through this. I cannot wait until opening night probably a year from this post!
First off, we are in the design process of the house. A perfect time to layout the theater and get the exact size needed to create a wonderful space. I started with dimensions from "Bacon's Theater" but am open to suggestions. Right now we are looking at room with inside dimensions of 23'x 15'wide, 9'ceilings for most of the room and a 5' portion where it comes down to 8'. This is do to part of the theater being built underneath the garage. Right now seats would be under the lower section with the screen being on the side with the higher ceiling. I am not sure if it would be good to switch around or not. Thoughts? What do you think about the dimensions? Should I go bigger? I stated inside dimensions as I told the architect that roughly 4" of extra material will be added on to the walls. 3" of sound proofing, and 1" of sound acoustic material. was planning on 8 chairs. In my current house I have 4 in a 13' wide room with about a foot on either side. I was planning to build a false AT wall about 3' from the back wall. I am not sure I like the placement of the equipment closet at this point. Not sure if it is the right size or location. Again all opinons are welcome.
Equipment I am using:
AVR - Marantz AV8801
Wyred 7 Channel Amp
Emotiva 2 Channel Amp
LG Clone 14k Amp
Triad Sub Amp
QSC - 322ua
Sonos Connect Player
Media Center PC running Mythtv
Panasonic Bluray Player
Lumagen Radiance 2123 for CIH and Darbee
LCR Speakers - Procella P8
Surrounds - 4 - Triad Bronze in walls and 2 Triad Bronze LCR in walls
2 - Dual opposed 18" subwoofers (4 woofers)
1 - Triad Bronze in wall 10" woofer for balancing
140" Scope AT screen, Seymour with Center Stage XD
Sony 40es Projector
7 Fusion Escapes
Building stagard walls with 2x6 and 2x4's with every shared wall.
Plan on using insulation, whisper clips/channel along with 2 sheets of 5/8" drywall with green glue in between. The same goes for the ceiling.