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New to building theater rooms

I’m looking at building my first theater room. I’ll be adding a wall to the current room. Making it 16 ft 6 in long x 11 ft 2 in wide x 9 ft tall. 2 doors one at each end of the room and on the same side. A dedicated 26 in beep x 3 ft wide x 9 ft tall av room with both front and rear access doors. Also thinking about venting the cooling fans into the attic above.

Any tips you all can give a newbie? I’ll upload a pic of my idea/design as soon as I can
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post #2 of 13 Old 02-06-2019, 12:29 AM
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If there is anyway possible of moving the door off the screen wall do it. Let’s see what space you have to work with.
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Yes that would be nice but in this case not possible. The door would either be in the bedroom or to the outside. I’ll figure out how to upload a pic tonight
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The surround sound speakers are a,b and c on the drawing.
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What kind of view are you expecting of a small tv from the second row?

I’m not a fan of a two row theater based on a small tv. You you could flip the room and have a single row facing a long wall and go with a short throw or ultra short throw projector on a much larger screen for a true theater experience.

It also looks like the ears in the front row of your plan are at 1/2 room length, and will be in a noticeable bass null.
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Actually the tv is a 75”
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What kind of view are you expecting of a small tv from the second row?

I’m not a fan of a two row theater based on a small tv. You you could flip the room and have a single row facing a long wall and go with a short throw or ultra short throw projector on a much larger screen for a true theater experience.

It also looks like the ears in the front row of your plan are at 1/2 room length, and will be in a noticeable bass null.
I agree with everything @BIGmouthinDC said..trust him hes done enough to know and knows 10 times more than both us combined. If that were my room id probably eliminate 2nd row but you can find a way to fit it in if you are positive it will get used alot. alot of time people put in second row thinking it will be used a lot and ends up just being them and wife or them and kids and sacrifice sound quality and viewing and for nothing. how many people are in famly or do you have people over a lot? i would absolutely put a projector in . if the doors on wall are restricting your space install a electric drop down screen like 110 or 120" screen and a decent projector. Even though a 75" tv sounds big from that viewing distance it will look like a 50" tv and you will be underwhelmed. do you already have the tv? its just my opinion but get a nice 1080p or eshift 4k projector and a 110 or 120" electric screen. youll love it and so will anyone in the back row.it will be so much more immersive than the tv. I have a 19' long room and i put a 65" tv in and from 10 ft away it seemed small. now i have a 110" screen and its perfect so much better. i barely use my tv anymore. mine drops down right in front of my tv so you could do that too if still want tv installed.as far as the seating in middle of room i can attest to this. my seating was in middle room and i had bass nulls galore i had to move subs around and try to eq and get second and eventually a third sub and wall treatments. also sacrifice the surround sound trying to arrange for 2 rows and spacing. but its your room you can do whatever you want .
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Pretty small for a two row theater 110 to 120 OK, 135 better
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i agree big as possible but only thing would be have check dimensions of electric screen 135" screen" frame would be very close to his width of his room or even couple inches too wide and do not get that size electric unless it is a decent tensioned screen
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I have 6 people in my family. That’s why I was looking at the second row. I currently have the room setup the other way with the tv on the left wall and the sub is in the lower right corner of the room on my pic. There is a big window on the right side wall of my drawing as well. I’m also open to multiple subs and was kinda thinking on goi g with 2 subs.


With that being said, if I set it up the opposite way of my drawing what would you all recommend for placement on speakers, seating etc? I’d still like to setup the surround back speakers as well.
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I suggest you start with some graph paper and draw the seating to scale. Then think about how close those surround speakers are to the seats and how
you can get them further off the seating.
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