So latest dilemma... first a bit about me... I’m an optimizer. For me, I tend to obsess over the next step to optimal audio/video nirvana. It drives me nuts knowing there is a better way to do something, particularly a way that will unlock the full potential!
So, knowing that black letter box represents wasted pixels that could be unleashed with an anamorphic lens... wow. I’m going to be twitch in my main listening position. So, go get an a-lens! Not so easy... I have learned that I just BARELY have the throw distance (14’6”, I have 14’4” with present design) for a 140” (2.39:1) screen and the lens will likely require a throw distance of ~15’.
The projector must sit 8” off the rear wall (wife won’t let me use the cabinetry behind). The projector itself is 20” long. So it comes down to my screen wall and how far off the main wall I install it. I had accounted for 12” (which includes the framing - hopefully it can be built w 1 x 2 lumber). That would leave a 10” space for speakers.
My current Totem on wall speakers are 4” deep, so I think I could move the wall back 4”. I’m also thinking of minimally insulating and avoiding the clips and double drywall on three of the 2 x 4 stud bays on the front wall to create large recessed pockets for LCR placement. I figure I can gain back another 3” this way as well. I could also create a similar recessed pocket (would require some framing) at the rear of the projector to gain 3” (one layer of drywall between the cabinetry and the pocket. So a total of 10”... very close.
Or I could simply go with a smaller screen... BAH. Too easy!
Another wrinkle is Id like to build DIY speakers (1099s) and I think they are 12” deep).
What is the rule of thumb related to speaker clearance behind an AT screen?
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Optoma UHD65, Yamaha RX-A2070, 1 Totem Tribe II, 2 x Totem Tribe II, 2 x Totem Tribe I, 2 x SVS PB2000, 2 x SVS Prime Elevations