Originally Posted by Ladeback
Kevin, Sorry if you covered this in another post, but how far is from eyes to screen in the front row?
When I am seated and reclined in the front row, my eyes are right about 9 feet from the screen. My screen is 11' wide, and I prefer my front row to my second row... but seating distances are definitely a personal preference. I don't think I would want to sit closer with this screen size, but could sit closer with a slightly more narrow screen.
Lots of 'extra' measurement information from a prior post in case you are interested:
22' - Distance from the screen wall to the rear of the room, front of the fabric frame (the Fabric frame is about 1 1/2" to the wall)
- 9' 9 1/2" from screen wall to front of riser
- 6-6" front of riser to Bar Drywall (6' 5 1/2" to trim on wall)
- the front of the riser has 3/4" plywood & some carpet on it, so the riser frame would be maybe 1" further back from the screen wall
- the riser has about a 1 1/2" 'overhang', so the 'overhang' would be about 9' 8" from the screenwall
-16 1/2" depth of bar wall
- there is about a 1 1/4" overhang on both sides of the bar wall itself
- bar top is about 19" total
- ~ 49 3/4" from bar edge to fabric frames on wall
So, working from the screen wall the main items are:
- 9' 9 1/2" to front of riser
- 16' 3 1/2" to front of bar wall
- 17' 9 1/4" to rear side of bar edge
-22' to rear wall
From the drywall on the front wall, to the 'seating' side of the screen wall itself, is ~ 11". Starting from the front wall drywall, the measurements are roughly:
- 4 1/4" mounting of 'in wall' center channel speaker on face of drywall (2x4 and 3/4" plywood)
- 1 1/2" 'toe in' mounting of L&R speakers (could be eliminated)
- 4" space before screen (could largely be eliminated)
- 1 1/4" screen wall framing
My front screen wall is on an 'exterior' concrete wall... so, from the concrete foundation, I probably have about 5 or so " (1/2" gap to my 2x4 wall,which is 3 1/2", I then used 1/2" osb & 5/8" drywall... so, right around 5 to 5 1/4"" from foundation wall to 'inside' theater side of drywall.) In cases where stud walls are near foundation walls, there is no need for Clips & Channels on that wall... just use IB-3 type clips to secure vertical wall to floor joists above. My rear wall, I did parallel stud walls, but the rear wall itself would be about that 5" of depth as a 'stand alone' wall. You can do clips & channel for I think as little as 1 1/8" if I remember seeing that - but you would have to put in braces inside the edges of the 2x4s to attach the clips.
I would say my bar could be a few inches less... if I had a 32" door, the rear bar edge to wall could be a little less (or, if door opened only out... I have double doors, one opening out, one in... to do it again, I would consider building a multi-layer large door and only having an outward swinging door, but not sure... or, if you enter on side of theater that would work).