This build will be completed in a completely light controlled corner of our basement. I would not say the house was built around this floorplan, but when designing the home I made sure I had a corner of the basement where I could put a theater and not have to worry about walls, windows and minimal HVAC.
The room will be roughly 27.5 ft deep and just over 14 ft wide. My goal is to have two rows of three theater seats and a third row as a dry bar with chairs. The second row of seats and table will be on a riser to help with sight lines to the screen. Here is a floorplan of the future space.
The room will be built on all sides (except the floor) with clips, double drywall and green glue. A few trouble areas will be a manufactured beam in the back third of the room and some existing HVAC duct work. I have a plan in plan to isolate the beam and the HVAC duct work shouldn't be that big of a deal since the room will have it's own heating/cooling zone and all duct work in the ceiling will be behind the DD and GG and surround by Owens Corning Thermafiber or Roxuol Rock Wool.
The screen wall will be mostly screen. The rear wall I have plans for a unique diffsor. I'm hoping to use the rear riser as a bass trap and mechanical room on the left of the floor plan will be my equipment room as well.
Speakers and Layout
The room will be wired for 11.3.6. The plan is for all speakers to be DIY. The front soundstage will consist of three Titan LX
. Side and rear surrounds will be Volt 8
and overhead speakers will be Volt 6
. I haven't fully decided what to use for subs yet and I have a few options. That may be a decision I tackle further down the process.
Emotiva RMC-1 (once released)
Emotiva XPA-5* (front three channel and wides)
Emotiva XPA Gen 3 10-channel (side surrounds, rear surrounds and overhead speakers)
Movie Disc Player:
* denotes equipment already owned
My first steps this week will be to construct the east wall (interior wall and shown on the left of the floor plan). After that, it will be HVAC recommendations and start pulling electrical wire for the room. I'll add some pictures of the room before I begin building and hopefully a lot more during the build.
The room is complete. Below you will find a list of current equipment that did change from my initial plans as well as some picture of the completed room.
Marantz AV-7704 (waiting on the Emotiva RMC-1)
Emotiva XPA-5 (front three channel and first row side surrounds)
Emotiva XPA- 10-4-3s (second row side surrounds, rear surrounds and six overhead speakers)
Movie Disc Player:
Base Surround Speakers:
DIYSG Volt 8
Overhead Surround Speakers:
DIYSG Volt 6