After about 1.5 months of using the theater I have come to the following conclusions:
I think it was time/$ well spent. Yes the floors still vibrate above (and for that matter the exterior of my house does too) but I can finally listen at good levels without waking anyone up. This will improve once I install doors and I still have another layer of drywall to put on the backside of 2 walls.
First off I have not run REW only audyssey - I will be picking up a mic this week though.
I think they sound awesome that is as technical as I am going to get. They fill the room nicely and dialogue is clear.
2x UM18's -
As advertised. They do need some smoothing out but they add a whole new dimension to the theater experience - I left my bass shaker in my chair just in case but that will soon be for sale. But nothing exceeds like excess and I have some additional sub plans - see below
I settled on ~114" screen, main seating at ~10.5'. I didn't think it was too big but wanted others opinion as to if they issues with viewing the whole screen or having to scan their eyes back and forth. The conclusion was no it was fine from all viewing locations.
I have had my projector and screen for awhile and in my other setup was underwhelmed with 3D. With the closer seating it is much improved.
Some minor changes to the plan.
Door - I am going to try to build double french style doors. Still going to be hidden from the outside.
HVAC - Going to just put in a supply vent for now.
Bar - Few changes here and some more TBD
. Chairs I am not sure on. I tried an ikea chair and felt it sat too low although others liked it. An office chair felt good to me. I may end up with one of each not sure yet. One thing that was shared with everyone was they wanted their feet up. My wife made the suggestion of building a ledge - I took this as a chance to incorporate some more subs.
Here is what I plan to put in.
It will house 4 - 12" near field subs. The 45° section will stick out of the bar floor with the small ledge on top people can rest their feet on either...nothing exceeds like excess and I like my bass.
I am glad I decided to use the theater for awhile before completing it. I will now push forward and hopefully get it all wrapped up over the next few months (unless of course I decided to add more subs).