I'm finally building a new house we have settled on a 3rd plan now and its by far the best setup for the Home Theatre Room. I'm still waiting for the first draft of the house plans to come back and see what we need to amend. I already know I need to include provisions for all sorts of wiring and I'm yet to decide on the door type for entry. I also need to include an equipment closet. I don't know where that will be best positioned yet and to be honest I know nothing about them.
Here is the house plan we signed off on. (April 24th 2016)
Room Size - 5.4 Long x 4.5m Wide x 2.55m Height.
1st Original Rough Sketchup
Sketchup - 5th May 2016
Latest rough 3D Render - 12th September 2016
Latest photos of the house being built (15th of September 2016)
OLD Sketchup Ideas:
Now going this way with Speakers and Equipment. Some significant upgrades that of pushed my budget to its limits.
- KEF Ci5160RL-THX
- KEF Ci3160RL-THX
- KEF Ci200RR-THX
- KEF CI3160RL-THX
- 2x 18" Ultimax Full MartySubs
- JVC X7000
- 2.35:1 - 120" to 140" not sure AT or not.
- Yamaha AX3050
- Rotel 1585 5ch x 200wpc (LRC + Surrounds)
- Rotel 1555 5ch x 120wpc (Atmos)
- Oppo 103D
- Foxtel IQ3
PS4 + PSVR
My Home Theater Video Blog - Episode 1
Epson 9300 6040ub 4K UHD Projector - Real world unboxing and testing in cinemascope
Epson 4k Projector 9300 / 6040ub - Forza Horizon + Xbox One S
4k Projector VS Benq 2430 Monitor & Input Lag Test - Battlefield 1
Originally was going to run with these components
25th Feb 2016
- House plan locked in. First drafts getting done will be ready for 29th Feb.
26th Feb 2016
- Investigating into Fire Hoods and backing housings for in ceiling speakers and if they are not installed with the in ceiling speaker to they void my houses fire insurance?
Looking into making my own subs!!! I am quite handy and don't mind giving it a crack just got to see if it will be an improvement over buying a 2nd SVS PC13Ultra. I'm guessing 2 or even 4 18" subs would be ridiculous but I want them to work 100 percent. I don't want to be fiddling with them all the time etc.
Also got to work out how I incorporate a equipment rack into my design and what I need to do to make it actually effective and not do a dodgy mashed up job of it.
So I have my home work cut out for me before the 29th Feb.
9th March 2016
- Some hard decisions had to be made. It was either full width of the house Alfresco or some extra sound proofing and my wife won out and we are going the Alfresco. I told her not to complain when the house is thumping!
So I will still have a sound check / fire proof plaster. It will be 10mm and not 16mm. Im not sure if they will use special glue but I will try. There will also be sound batts in the walls and better ones for the ceiling. The door will be a cheap solid wood door and I will see if I can fit some rubber trim seal after hand over of the house.
We haven't signed or paid anything to comence with building the house yet, but we will tomorrow or the next day.
I got confirmation that I can install the Conduit and speaker wire as needed no problem. They will let me know when I can do this at what stage suits. Good thing for me is I will be living next door to the house being built.
We will see the drafter next Tuesday So I need to sort out the Equipment rack / storage room. Its probably my biggest priority now. Would love some more of your thoughts lads. Thanks
BTW I bought the Yamaha RX-A3050 and picked it up yesterday. Today I remved the old Denon x4000 and fitted the 3050 and I must admit it sounds way better then the Denon. I was shocked! Im really happy with it. Now I'm putting money together for a 2nd Rotel Rmb 1585. I've been frantically selling stuff that wont fit, dont want or cant be bothered moving to the halfway house that we will be renting till our house is built. I'm almost there! maybe by this weekend I will have enough. However for Atmos 7.1.4 I will still be short of the 11 channels that need to be power by 1. hmmm
I'm going two custom FullMarty Subs. I have already purchased two 18' Dayton 18-22 Ultimax Subwoofer Drivers from PE. They wont be here till mid April. I'm looking forward to building them. Or should I say I look forard to trying to build them and I end up paying someone else to build them LOL
5th May 2016
- House contracts signed. Waiting on finance and building permit. Should start the build by end of the month.
14th September 2016
- Building is almost at lock up. Plasters are due in the next week. Still running cables through the house. Im lost with how I will attack the front projection wall and the remote control of the rack components.
Here are some preliminary 3D renders by
to see what things may look like.