This year has been quite the whirlwind as my wife is being transferred to Billing's Montana. The biggest advantage to this move however has been the cost of living compared to coming from Denver, CO. As a result we found a home much cheaper than our Denver home and it is brand new. Since the basement was unfinished, I worked with the builder and a home theater specialist to turn one of the rooms into my dream private theater. I will try and continually update this with progress as I get it. Unfortunately I am in Denver until the end of June with only a couple trips over to look at progress. Otherwise everything is being done based on the designs and my talks and walk through with the home theater specialist.
Below is the first shot after signing for the house and paying for the work. The room I decided on is 11x16 in size, and off to the left is a hallway that wraps around to the other side of the stairs that are next to the room. The plan was to close off this hallway to the room, but use the hallway to hold all the AV equipment, Movie collection, and hold my houses networking cables and router with switch. The room will contain a 5.1.2 setup with the ability to expand to 5.1.4 in the future. The Sub, Center Speaker, side speakers, and ceiling speakers will all be in wall. The screen will be 100" and the projector of choice is the BENq HT3550. I will detail on the second photo what the speakers will be and updates on other items in the build.
Below this section is the second update after pre-wiring. They have also framed out the wall. Both the electrician and Theater specialist have no wired the room and framed out all the speakers for the room. The room will have 4 in ceiling dimmable lights, the front two and rear two are on separate switches. The large window in the room has been sized for a Mechanical Honeycomb Black out shade with a custom blackout track making the window completely covered and no light coming into the room. We have decided for paint we will do a matte Espresso color, and the shade matches the color. All the red brackets are for the speakers. Below is the final list of all pieces to the theater.
Screen - Dragonfly 16:9 Matte White 100"
Projector - BenQ HT 3550
Center and side speakers (3 total) - Klipsch R 3650 in wall speakers
In Ceiling Atmos - Klipsch CDT 3650 in ceiling
Tower speakers - Dayton Air - these come from my previous setup, will be updated later on
Sub - 10" Dayton Sub - Sub box in wall is big enough to upgrade to 12" Klipsch sub later on
Smarthome - Control4 EA1 controller and remote
Light Switch - Control4 smart dimmable lights set of 2, brown espresso color
Next theater update won't be till June 16th or so. By then the room will be near completion. Projector, walls and paint, lighting, in wall speakers, screen, lighting, and shade will be installed. We won't have final speakers, network setup, and Receiver installed until we move in after June 24th. I will continue posting and answer any questions as they come. So excited that I get to do this. If anyone has any recommendations for after the install to enjoy the room even more let me know. Need to figure out decorations such as movie posters and possible sound absorbing decorations as well.