Bedroom To 5.1.4 Home Theater Conversion
I have a space in my house that was designed as a bedroom (closet and full bath) but is currently used as an office and soon I intend to convert to a home theater.
So I thought I’d spell it all out here and get comments, recommendations and even concerns that I can address before I start the process and the spending.
I have attached a drawing of the space along with a side and front elevation of my first design concept. Below I’ve also listed the gear so I can get everyone’s two cents on that too.
The space is 11’ - 8” wide and 17’ - 6” deep with a ceiling height of 8’ - 11” There is also 9” crown molding with cove lighting around the entire room. All walls and ceiling are painted chocolate brown. With the exception of the wall with the closet, bathroom door and double entrance doors all the walls are exterior walls and there is attic / ceiling access.
The thought was to use a 120” Diagonal, 16:9 Woven Acoustic Projector Screen with an appropriate projector (Optoma UHD60, Epson 5040UB or 6030UB). This would be viewed from about 13'
The windows in the room have roman shades and are on the east side so light leak is minimal and could be blacked out further. The viewing will run the gamut from Netflix to Dish TV (primarily sports) as well as a Plex system via Nvidia Shield TV Pro and 4K Blu-Ray.
Audio would be (if appropriate) 5.1.4 Dolby Atmos using all in wall and in ceiling speakers…unless I’m convinced otherwise.
The audio is one of my concerns in so far as I have read that some soundtracks are mixed with the thought that there are speakers outside the width of the screen to handle dialogue and effects that occur “off screen” I’m wondering if I should attempt to locate my L & R speakers outside the screen, which may reduce the screen size, or will this truly be an issue if the speakers (L/C/R) are all behind an acoustic screen.
Here’s a tentative gear list:
STR-169120-WAB Silver Ticket, 120" Diagonal, 16:9, 4K Ultra HD Projector Screen, Woven Acoustic Material with Black Backing
Denon AVR-X3600H UHD AV 9.2 Channel Receiver
5 - Monolith by Monoprice THX-365IW THX Ultra Certified 3-Way In-Wall Speakers (L/C/R – LS/RS)
4 - Monoprice Alpha In-Ceiling Speakers 6.5in Carbon Fiber 2-Way with 15° Angled Drivers
Monolith by Monoprice 10" THX Select Certified 500 Watt Powered Subwoofer
Nvidia Shield TV Pro
Any feedback would be greatly appreciated.
Last edited by hwb; 12-14-2019 at 11:46 AM.