I’ve been meaning to start a build thread for awhile, and now is as good a time as any since the theater is getting close to completion. The goal with the theater (v1.0 at least) was to have the best room and audio within the constraints of my basement dimensions and budget, and decent video. I figure over the years, I’ll swap out projectors from time to time, but the room/audio will hopefully be set it and forget it.
My room is height-challenged. Prior to the build it was 29’L x 14.8’W x 7.8’H. However, 1/3 of the ceiling had ductwork that ran the length of the room and dropped the ceiling to almost 7’ in that section. Final room dimensions are still TBD
, based on soundproofing, acoustic treatments needed, etc… I myself am not the best at home improvement projects, so I’m getting help from a couple forum members to make this room a reality. The design is by desertdome and the build is by d_c. Both of these guys are fantastic and have been a lot of fun to work with on this project.
Here are the details of the build in terms of equipment, etc…:
Room within a room soundproofing, black velvet covering all walls and ceiling, and the least reflective, blackest carpet I could find.
Audio: JTR 212 HTR (3) – front channels
JTR Orbit Shifter LFUs (2) - subs
JTR 8HT-LP (6) – surrounds/height
JTR 8HT-LP Slant (6) – surrounds/height
Storm Audio ISP.3d.20.elite processor
Lab Gruppen E10:4 1000Watt Amps (5)
Torus WM-75 toroidal transformer
Crowson motion actuators (7)
Video: JVC RS620 projector
Lumagen Radiance 4446
Seymour Screen-Excellence Trim L-150 with Enlightor-Neo fabric; electric masking from
2.40 - 1.78 and two sets of masking panels for 1.66:1 and 1.37:1. (Will probably be somewhere
between 140" and 150" wide 2.40:1, will decide after projector is up)
Miscellaneous: Octane Flash seats – black microfiber (7) – 3 front, 4 rear
JB Martin Fidelio velvet for walls/ceiling
Dixie Home Penley Estates Deep Onyx carpet
RTI C2K1 remote