Originally Posted by AlexBen
Some great ideas.
Yes, screen size, AT vs STD, # rows, #seats, # speakers, #subs,#SPL# risers, windows, independent HVAC, star ceiling, camouflaged doors or racks, masking, screen drapes, stage, Atmos?
I can see a searchesble data base could include a lot more than room size.
To me, I’d start with size only because it would allow people to see what others have done within those immutable limits.
Great thoughts above, thank you.
I agree, all of those characteristic are important but most items, as you say, are limited by room size:
Is my room big enough for X #" size screen= throw distance=viewing distance = 4K= PJ type etc...?
Is my room big enough for an AT screen/ Brand X, specific brand UF/XF due to viewing distance etc...?
Is my room big enough for X # of rows or bar and still have stellar sound?
Is my room big (wide) enough for X # of seats and still be 3ft from side speakers (seamless immersive audio)?
Is my room big enough for X.X.X speaker set up (sound immersive=angles=Height= DTSX, Atoms, Auromax)?
Is my room big enough (cubic feet) to handle X type speaker, with X output, driven by X wattage X subs (SPL)?
Is my room big enough for reclining seats, or do I need a couch?
Is my room big (tall) enough for a riser= calculator= build mobile/ stationary, and where to hang PJ?
Is my room big enough or small enough to have its own HVAC/Minisplit/+zone system= flow rate= vent size
Does the size of my room/components/floor noise= How much power I need 2x 20, 1 x 15, 3 x 20, 3 x 15 etc...what amount of speaker wire, romex, DW, GG, hat channel length, acoustic caulking, outlets, screws in need- for what I want to achieve?
Is my room bigger than my lighting scheme/ controls allow?: Lutron, Insteon, IR, RF, Repeaters, Remotes, zones, etc
What is my budget per sq foot?
Yes some characteristics are subjective, objective and opinions will vary whether or not some of this is important; but I think the foundation and creative imagination for the theater begins with the size of the space, just as it would in sketchup.