Hello all. Have been a long time member and lurker but have not been on here in quite a while. In fact my old account is locked to a non-working email account.
My son will be starting highschool next year and I'd like to make my house more enjoyable for him and his friends... and I've always wanted a dedicated theater and pool table.
I am currently in the planning stages and would love any advice or pointers given. Right now I am a sponge.
I need to empty out an upstairs room, move my sons bedroom there, and finally move my office upstairs. While doing this I will be obtaining the equipment needed this fall looking for any sales and such to save money as after the theater I will need to renovate what will be the pool hall room. Money and time...
I currently have my theater residing in the large room in the left of the drawing but will be using that as the pool hall.
Current system is an Integra 7.1 system with a 72" LCD and a Klipsch Reference system, RF-83s, RC-64 center, and 4 surrounds. It sounds good but I need a dedicated room. Zone 2 outside is also controlled by this system as I have sound out back for the pool. Most of this system will stay the same for the pool room as I only need to cannibalize the speakers (minus the sub). Anyway that is for another thread or time.
My current plans for equipment are this.
Sony 85" 900f or Samsung Q70 tv. (Will revisit a projector once the rest of the house is done.)
Marantz SR-8012 Receiver. (Have always been a fan of separates but feel that would be overkill for this size room)
Current Klipsch RF-83 7 channel speaker system with 4 Klipsch Atmos speakers added for height mounted on/in the cieling.
2 Rythmik FV-18s with paper cone.
Blue Ray player (Have not picked) and Roku for streaming.
The theater will be 17.5' by 13.5' with 7.5' high cielings in the center, but with soffets along the front, sides, and back which drop down about a foot. This is due to the I-beam in the house and also the functionality needed to quiet the AC vents, run tubing for wiring home runs, etc. I may also build 2 bass traps in the corner of the soffets in the front of the room. The rear of the room with the Pentagon shape should help the bass response also.
I will be using double sheet rock, isolation, and absorption on the front half of the theater along with acoustical panels. I like the undersea ones in the following link.
I will also be paining a starlight cieling lit up by leds and blacklights hidden in the soffets and all that jazz. Wife says I have too.
The main seating will be for 3 people as that is usually the norm. I will have alternate seating but am not sure which direction to go.
Seating will be something like this.
Notice the red monitor in the rear of the room. I will have a small gaming/household nerve center setup here to run the house, network, etc. and eventually play fallout or whatever on the big screen. My equipment will be located in 2 small racks in the rear close which will be accessable by soundproof false doors to change Blue Rays, Power on my gaming PC, etc. Still planning that also.
Here is the room. Any input, pointers, or ideas are welcome. Thank you, Dal1as.