Hoosier Daddy theater build
You might gather from the name, this theater will be located in the Hoosier state. After purchasing my house in 2012 with plans for a dedicated theater, construction is finally set to kick off in January 2020. My house has a partially unfinished basement and we are finishing the rest of the basement in addition to the theater. The plans are nearly final with just a few more details to iron out. This will in no way be a DIY build like many of you on the forum. My construction skills are limited to putting together bookcases and other small pieces of furniture. A contractor that specializes in finishing basements will do most of the construction. Jim Kluka of Exceptional Home Technologies (EHT) designed the theater area and will handling the A/V installation.
I have a space in the unfinished portion of my basement that is 38' 7 1/2" long x 15' 4" wide (see first pic). We will use approx. 24' of that length for the theater, and the other 14' will be a hang/game room with a table and kitchenette. Once the walls are put in, the theater will be 24' 2 1/2" x 14' 8" x 8'. I will have two rows of 3 straight seats with a 14" riser for the back row. The theater will be setup for a 9.2.6 Atmos system and will have a 145" 2.35:1 acoustic transparent screen.
Equipment list so far:
AVR: Anthem MRX 1120
Screen: 135" Screen Innovations Zero Edge Pro
Projector: JVC NX-7
Speakers: Monitor Audio (Fronts - Silver 300, Center - Silver C350, Surrounds - W380-IDC, Ceiling - C280-IDC
UHD player: Panasonic UB9000
Region Free blu-ray player: Sony BDP-S6700
Streaming: Apple TV 4K
Items still under consideration:
1. May add a bartop table behind the back row of seats and then move the wall back a few feet to give enough space to walk in (chose not to include)
2. Side surround and back surround currently to be in-wall due to only having 2' 1 3/8" from the side wall to the riser (would prefer on wall, but don't want to have to duck around the surrounds)
I would greatly appreciate any feedback on the design, speakers and in-wall vs. on-wall for the surrounds. I'll share more updates as the plan is finalized and we get closer to construction in a few months.
Last edited by fullclipfink; 02-26-2020 at 08:12 AM.