Fresh off the heels of The Beast, Unleashed home cinema completion, the next project has begun: A Dolby Atmos Gym!
This has been planned since early 2018, and the build has officially begun.
First, I’m a serious weight lifter and I long to replicate, to some degree, the experience I enjoy in The Beast, Unleashed theater while I workout. I workout every single morning, which means the gym gets far more use than the theater, so why not merge the two hobbies....especially when we’re talking minimal cost.
The room will not be soundproofed. While I do plan on using some Roxul products to mitigate sound transmission, this will not be a soundproofed project. The gym is located in a section toward the front of the house where, even now with some moderately potent speakers, not a lot of sounds gets upstairs (i workout at 2:30am when everyone is sleeping).
I have 13 unopened Sonance in-wall/in-ceiling speakers that I’ve been sitting on for years. These will provide the audio—including the Atmos bubble, thanks to amiable tweeters.
I also have an Infinity PS-12 Subwoofer that will be handling some of the LFE.....
But this is a BrolicBeast build.....one sub just isn’t enough (more on this in the coming weeks).
Receiver is TBD
. Any suggestions?
Flat Panel: TBD
. I’ve been in the projector world for so long, I haven’t been paying attention to flat panels. What’s hot right now??? The gym encompasses two rooms—the room in the pic below is for weight training, and the adjacent room is for cardio. I”ll need one flat panel per room.
Weight room: 11’x19’x8’ (excluding bathroom as part of room length)
Cardio room: 15’X10.5’x8’ (except for a large HVAC soffit—no impact to cardio equipment)
Now, for the fun part: the pics:
The framed space:
The future cardio room:
Rack currently on order:
Me getting ready to put in work in the room prior to framing:
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