Time for a mid-week update.
I finished building and installing all the wall and ceiling panels. Despite my best estimates, I somehow ordered waaaaay to much fabric. I'm not sure if I thought I had one more splayed wall series to cover or what. Lucky for me I got the fabric while on sale so I didn't waste to much extra money. I guess now I have enough in case I ever need to re-do any of the panels or have another need for the fabric.
A few of the panels were a bit tricky as I had to go around a door or add internal supports for light switches, electrical outlets or a place to mount a speaker. Here is one example of one of a complex frame over the door.
The panels that have a speaker mounted on them needed some support for the speaker and mounting bracket. To mount the speaker I put in a 6" wide vertical support. I drilled a hole and ran the speaker wire through the support.
Once the panel was wrapped in fabric the speaker wire was pulled through the fabric.
All the panels overhand he splay by 2 inches. The overhang helps hide the LED neon lights. Here is a quick photo showing how the ceiling panels overhang and hide the LED lighting.
With all the frames built, I used the remaining staples from my starting quantity of 5,000 and covered all the walls with panels wrapped in fabric.
A few pictures of all the panels installed and the the LED splay lights turned on. In this first picture I have some extra LED light laying on the floor. This is because I'm not sure how I will route the light around the projector area. So until I decide I am leaving the extra lay on the ground.
I received an email today that I should have my countertop by early next week. Wit that in mind I began installing the slate material on the rear side walls. I could only install up to the countertop area before I had to stop to ensure I don't make the countertop install difficult. In this photo you can also see the only pieces of baseboard trim I will have in the room. It's maple and stained to match the cabinets.
That's all for the room updates. In other housekeeping news the wife officially told me she wants to room operational as soon as possible. With that in mind I have decided that once the room construction is complete I will buy all the equipment.
Emotiva RMC-1 if available. If unavailable I will purchase the Marantz 7704
JVC DLA-X590R. The projector will be replaced with the top JVC model (equivalent to todays DLA-X990R) during JVC's next projector release.
SVS PC-4000. I'm only going to purchase one at first. Next fall/winter when the room will be at full capacity with the RMC and new JVC, I'll add more subs.
Based on my throw distance I have a max screen size of 128". It will be acoustically transparent and either be the SI Series 5 Zero Edge AT Maestro, EluneVision Nanoedge 4K Audioweave or the Seymour AV UF f2.5" fixed screen. I hope to make a decision on screen by the end of the week.