Thank you all for the feed back and info!
Originally Posted by sirjaymz
My $0.02 feedback. in no particular order.
1. Make sure you have space for a rack location as Roger specifies. Makes installation of all the gear and turn-up way easier when it's all centralized with access.
2. Review AVR's for Atmos .6 implementation. As BIG said, there are not allot of choices without spending a large portion of ones budget on a setup for .6 Atmos at this time.
3. Would not recommend a sliding door to enter the HT room, as it would be difficult to seal/sound proof without allot of customization.
4. Lose the window in the HT room.
5. Double check your Atmos speaker placement once AVR family is selected.
6. Other - Bathroom - Move commode to same side as sink, along with move door on shower towards stairs wall. Reasoning.. Makes plumbing much, much easier.
7. Other - Provide 36" of clearance where electrical panel is in mechanical room, as the water heater infringes on the required clearance for NEC.
8. Have a minimum of 4 dedicated circuits into HT room. 1 - All around room electrical plugs and lights, 2 for equipment rack, 1 for subwoofers.
9. Dedicated mini-split HVAC for the HT room. Can't go wrong with this type of environmental control in a dedicated room.
10. Have fun!
1. I am pretty happy with the equipment placement next to the bar and am thinking I can rearrange things in the brewery a bit and put a door in to access the back of the rack without having to move it.
2.Sounds like my best bet is to wire for .6 and then upgrade to it when the AVR's become a little more affordable.
3.I really like the look of the slider and that is the door style throughout most of the house. I am going to be building all the doors myself so I think I can figure out a way to sound proof it.
6.There will be a single sewer trunk line that picks up all three drains with a vent coming up behind the shower. The only extra work will be the cold supply to the toilet which will be sex and isn't too difficult. I would rather run a little extra per than look at the toilet through the door as you come down the stairs
7. I have the req'd 36" front clearance, the WH is about 24" to the side.
8. Thanks for the heads up, I hadn't really thought about that issue yet, I will add it to the electrical plan.
9.Heat is supplied by in floor radiant and I am using a ground coupled heat exchange system for cooling the whole house. Should keep the space nice and comfy.
Originally Posted by Roger Dressler
I used rear corner locations in both of my theaters. As long as you have a room EQ system, that will take care of correcting the elevated bass and whatnot that may result.
So, If I build corner columns can I put a sub in the bottom and my rears above?
Originally Posted by Roger Dressler
Even if you plan to start with a smaller-scale system, I'd say that a 7.1 AVR will not pose a high barrier to entry, and then there's no need to worry about parallel surrounds. In any case, I have not seen any compelling reason to use dipoles or bipoles if the speakers can be aimed optimally. Even though I have 4 ceiling speakers on top of a 7.1 base, I always use the 7.1 mode unless I have either Atmos or DTS:X content. Even without the ceiling speakers running, I hear a nice bubble of surround sound including height on many occasions. It's not a second-class experience by any means.
Woohoo! Thats what I'm looking for. I think I will pre-wire for an 11 speaker system and install a 7.1 then wait for the technology to upgrade to become more affordable.
Thank you for the input!