Originally Posted by Tedd
Maybe you should just write off the labor and have them leave the materials uninstalled in the theater space?
You could hang your own drywall, and re-frame that soffit area so it doesn't waste as much space as it is currently
I wouldn't even attempt to add a third row in 20'. (Did you mean a sofa in the second row?)
You could let go of your Polks, and do in walls. But that's money again, you don't need to be spending, with a new home
I personally would take a step back, and stop compounding issues that are already there, that you have gone as far as to
voice concern over. You're not quite happy with the plan but racing along, to save some money spent, while under deadline
pressure, is far form ideal to preventing mistakes, or even compounding them.
Why even put the av rack in the room?
Tedd et all - this is all amazing feedback and I am learning a ton. You have helped me avoid a major audio blunder.
I guess I need to update my design criteria a bit. Simplicity is very important to me as well, and I just don't want to rework the room itself. I have a 8-5 job plus two hours of commuting every day. With the new house, I will have 1-2 years worth of DIY work to do including landscaping, building a shed, sprinklers, etc. I honestly don't want to build a theater myself from the studs in. I want to take delivery of the finished room shape from my builder, add a riser, treatments, and gear, and then enjoy it. I am sorry I wasn't clear about this at the start. Everyone's efforts developing sketches to change the room are appreciated, but I won't do that. I know that is anathema to this place, I will turn in my man-card wherever directed.
So given that, i am now leaning toward the following 2 compromises. 1) AT screen in front of an in-wall center speaker that protrudes into the workshop, and 2) reduce seating from 8 to 6 in order to gain the extra depth needed to move the rear chairs into the alcove. this now puts the front row at 13.5'. See below
Are there any major issues with this setup?
I really do appreciate the feedback, keep it coming please.