Originally Posted by sirjaymz
Can you post some photos? maybe a drawing of your plan.. Some initial equipment thoughts. and your goals for the room/build?
Would be helpful to make sure we are all not missing something on your behalf.
Just some questions I have...
Remote control.. ?? what are you controlling? AVR? which PJ? Streaming box? UHD player? Acoustic treatments? are there windows in the room? Do you have enough power into the room? do you have stone walls? complete retro? full modern? disco ball? LED lighting? riser? stage? how many subwoofers?.. double doors? is the end goal for spousal unit to like it? shiny pole in the middle?
Lol. Sure thing. When I posted my first questions, the system would not allow me to add attachments because my post count was not high enough. I should be good now.
So, here were are, not to scale. This started as a simple plan to just throw in a Sonos sound system in the room with a screen and projector and call it a day. Well, then I started reading and bug hit me. Here is where I am so far, but nothing is in stone yet.
1. Receiver - Marantz AV7703 11.2 Dolby Atmos
2. Inputs - X Box One X, Amazon FireStick, DirectTV
3. Sources - Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hulu, Synology NAS with Plex Media Server
4. Projector - Still a toss up. BenQ, Optoma leading candidates
5. Speakers - Klipsch 5.1: 2 RP-4000F Floor Standing in front, RP-400C Center, RP-400M
Surrounds, and SPL-100 Sub, along with 4 in ceiling Atmos Speakers
I'm fortunate that the room is completely enclosed, so no windows. Also, all walls are finished so I don't have the concrete problem. I will put some DIY sound treatments up (thanks to the folks here for the tips on how). As I suspect that the room is too shallow to put in two rows of seats, I'm considering putting a bar behind the row of seats that will allow for more versatility and additional people if needed. It seems like an easy compromise and I've built bars before. However, since the bar is higher than the seats, I don't think I need to add a riser. As always, spousal unit support and appreciation is a plus.
I think that's everything. If you look at the picture, I took it from the door. You can see that the baseboards have been pulled to facilitate the running of the wires to support 4 sconces (two on each wall) and wiring for the 11 speakers. I know I said I'm going 5.1.4, but I'm wiring 7.1.4 because I'm certain that, even if it doesn't make sense for such a small room, I'm sure that one day I'll get the bug and add the rear channels.
Hope that answers everything. Any and all input welcome. I'm a little bit of a geek, but a newbie when it comes to making decisions about home theaters.