I have been visiting this site for long time to get some inspiration and courage to start my home theater project. After moving in our house last winter, I was gathering the ideas for starting theater build and was gathering courage to get WAF. First my wife categorized me as a lunatic DIY crazy, but finally got chance to convince her after getting lot of denials. I am DIY enthusiast with some basic skills and basic tools so any ideas or corrections in my work will be highly appreciated. Since my job is very demanding, I will be mostly weekend warrior for this theater build.
My current set up:
I have a 18’x10’x7’6” (LxWXH) area which is in the deepest corner of my unfinished basement. Two 10’ walls and one 18’ wall is surrounded by foundation all the way to top. Next to this future HT is boiler and AHU. Also there is a water line going from middle of room to exterior faucet. This is on a smaller side for dedicated theater but have a small theater is better than none.
I am planning for 5 seat in this theater. Front row will be two recliners . Second row will be on three leather stadium seat (Found on FB market place, bought 4 of them if it fits well I will use 4) a 10” riser.
Projector: Benq W1070
Screen: Current screen is Silver ticket 100” 16:9 , regular
AV receiver: Pioneer Elite VSX-70
Center: Definitive technology 8060CS
Left/ Right: Definitive technology BP-8060ST towers
Surround : definitive technology BP-8040SR
Subwoofer driver: Dayton Audio Ultimax 15” DVC (2 of them, Sub to be built)
Speaker wires: Monoprice 12AWG CL2
Components to be added (WISHLIST):
Screen: 110” acoustic transparent screen (First priority)
Rear subwoofers: micro martycube (10” or 12”)
Ceiling speaker: TBD
(will have wires ran for this for future upgrade)
Scope of work:
I build a test wall to see if I can ever dream of doing this on my own. The success in this gave me assurance that I can do this. Thanks to youtube.
My current concerns are following:
1. Next to one wall on this theater, there is a gas line running to boiler (approx. 3 inches away from the future wall, is this a concern?
2. In this theater, I do not have space for media components; I will have to build one room underneath stairs to house all media components and run wires to theater components. How can I operate them thru the wall (Actually way behind the theater room). I heard about some IR blasters but have no idea about them.
3. I have accounted 2 feet distance between second row and rear wall and 3 feet distance between AT screen and front wall for housing sub, center and left right speakers. Is this too shallow?
4. I am planning to put DIY acoustic panels on sidewall and rear wall and some DIY bass traps behind the second row. Any suggestions?
02/05/18: Framing started