After much procrastination, I have decided to document my build. It will be a single bass array Atmos/Auro/DTS home theater based on the Trinnov Altitude (16 channel). Source of inspiration are Nils’ (FoLLgoTT) threads on on DBA’s
. Jeff (BIGmouthinDC) has been my sounding board and source of practical experience via Skype. Ted White from The Soundproofing Company provided expertise and materials for soundproofing. Curt (Curt_Trinnov) is working locally with me on the Trinnov implementation. The theater itself is approximately 10x15.5x22 and will seat 6. It will feature 12 15" Ficar IB315 subwoofers in a six dual manifold infinite baffle configuration, 3 Danley SM60Fs for LCR (Tom Danley comments
) and 12 Reaction Audio CX-8 coaxes with Be diaphragms for surrounds/overheads. Screen will be 130" acoustically transparent and curved. Existing projector was a JVC RS1 and now is an RS600.
Trinnov Altitude 32 (16 channels)
3 Danley SM60F's (LCR)
12 Reaction Audio coaxes CX-8's with Be diaphragms
3 D-sonic M3-600M-A's amplifiers (LCR)
1 D-sonic M3-2000-5 amplifiers (surrounds)
1 D-sonic M3-2800-7 amplifiers (surrounds)
3 Behringer Europower EP4000 amps (subwoofers)
12 Ficar IB315 15" IB subwoofers
Lumagen Radiance Pro (18Gbps)
Roku Ultra 4K
The speaker layout is a hybrid configuration meant to take advantage of the Altitude's Virtual Remapping feature. It is optimized to enable switching between 9.1.4 Atmos or 13.1 Auro. If Auro is DOA as some have proposed then I will have a couple of extra surrounds to add to the Atmos configuration.
I retired from a major aerospace company a couple of years ago and have been remodeling houses in my spare time. I built my existing house (literally myself) about 30 years ago. As a compromise, before I could start building the theater, I had to agree to redesign and remodel the kitchen/dining area.
Here is the old kitchen/family room layout. The french doors are where the 4 panel sliding glass doors are now in the remodel for reference. You can see my diy sealed Statements
, Velodyne DD18 and the parts for 3 QSC2150s
off to the right. I never built the 2150s and likely will sell them. We blew out the wall to the left of the Statements and extended the room out into the backyard by about 16 feet.
Home Theater of the Month article here with additional photos.
Acoustic Frontiers article on the acoustic design for this theater.