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When I built my house 6+ years ago, I carved off a dedicated room in my basement for a HT. The rough dimensions of the room are 19' long x 15' 2" wide. The screen wall and left wall are both foundational walls. The room has been rough framed. The foundation wall framing is not attached to the foundation. The back wall is attached to a gym and the right wall has a mix of the stairs to the first floor and future "TBD" room.

The foundation walls were stick framed in 2x4 and insulated already
but the back and right wall are stick framed 2x6.

I have drawn a potential layout in Chief Architect(attached).

My plans include:
135" AT screen with center channel speaker behind it.
The front 3 speakers are in wall speakers I purchased when I built the house. They are Pioneer Elite S-IW871-LR x 2 and 1 S-IW571 for the center.
I plan on offsetting the screen by a 6" wood frame offset to leave room for the speaker behind it to breath.
I will have 3 seats 10'5" away from the screen in the front row and 4 seats behind it on a 7' wide custom riser.
I have ductwork and pipes in the ceiling so I will have to create a soffit around the 2 side walls and back wall. These will be roughly 24" wide and 1' deep.
The center ceiling of the room is 114" finished height and the soffits will be 102" finished height. Of course I might be an inch or so off.
I plan on using Clips+Channel+DD+GG on all surfaces. Behind it I will insulate.

I plan on a 7.2.4 setup.
I plan on going SVS subs prob PB3000s.
I dont have an idea on the surrounds or atmos yet, budget will dictate those.
I dont have a projector yet or recent AVR.
I plan on 4k setup with 16:9 screen.
The projector will mount in the back under the soffit since my AV closet is in the Gym right behind the HT.

My questions:
1) I have a lally column (in red in the picture) along the door wall. It is 8" off the rough wall. It technically is in the way of the stair to the riser. I am debating on what to do.
a) Dress it up as a finished round column.
b) Box it in as tight as possible.
c) Box it in but extend that as basically a interior wall towards the back corner of the room.
Of course whatever I do, for symmetry I was thinking of mimicking it on the other side of the room. Which option would be most helpful to acoustics? The surround speaker as of now is right behind the column.


2) Is there something glaring with the layout I need to be careful of in accordance with sound control and viewing comfort?
Yes I know very generic question. I am new to acoustical design, but can handle architectural design.

Thank you all for any help given! I am hoping to start the rough wiring in 1 or 2 months.
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Any chance there's a nice long steel beam atop that lolly post?
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Unfourtunatley it is not. That post can't be moved. It is supporting a major timber in the floors above. Its post and beam above it.
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a) Dress it up as a finished round column.

make the colors blend with the walls behind it so it blends in
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What speakers are those surround speakers?
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Your front and rear seats might be a bit crowded.

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a) Dress it up as a finished round column.

make the colors blend with the walls behind it so it blends in
I was thinking that. Since this is a solid concrete post attached to a large timber in my house above and concrete floor, when I wrap it, what materials make the most sense to help it stop transmitting any soundwaves outside the room? Maybe a sound absorption type material or build a hollow wrap around it to air gap it and stuff that with insulation?

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What speakers are those surround speakers?
I haven't selected the speakers yet. I was contemplating Bipole/Dipole due to the 2 rows of seats, but I am open to all suggestions.

I also am working out the budget right now to see what end of the cost spectrum I can go in. Klipsch vs Definitive vs Focal vs etc...
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Your front and rear seats might be a bit crowded.
Hmmm I have 7' for the rear riser. From everything I read on these forums and the math, I thought this was the minimum standard config. Why should I need more room?
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I was thinking that. Since this is a solid concrete post attached to a large timber in my house above and concrete floor, when I wrap it, what materials make the most sense to help it stop transmitting any soundwaves outside the room? Maybe a sound absorption type material or build a hollow wrap around it to air gap it and stuff that with insulation?

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IMHO sound waves in the theater will have little impact on a small profile solid concrete post, however vibration in the floor (Much larger surface area) will be transmitted. Attaching damped mass to the post may dampen any vibration. Just a hunch
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IMHO sound waves in the theater will have little impact on a small profile solid concrete post, however vibration in the floor (Much larger surface area) will be transmitted. Attaching damped mass to the post may dampen any vibration. Just a hunch
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I haven't selected the speakers yet. I was contemplating Bipole/Dipole due to the 2 rows of seats, but I am open to all suggestions.

I also am working out the budget right now to see what end of the cost spectrum I can go in. Klipsch vs Definitive vs Focal vs etc...
If I was starting with all new speakers I would look at going DIY. So many ways to go with great speakers that will probably be cheaper then if buy them.

https://www.diysoundgroup.com/

On room for seats, if they are going to recline make sure there is room if you feet hang over the end. Most seats need 68" when fully extended. If you riser is 6.5" the back of the seats may be against the back wall. I am looking at using commercial theater seats for the second row to save room and money.

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Hmmm I have 7' for the rear riser. From everything I read on these forums and the math, I thought this was the minimum standard config. Why should I need more room?
Platform size is good but you have the seats in the middle of the platform.

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Hmmm I have 7' for the rear riser. From everything I read on these forums and the math, I thought this was the minimum standard config. Why should I need more room?
You might be able to get away with the back of the seats 8" away from the back wall, but they may get into the backs of the front row if both rows are fully reclined.

On your eye to screen in the front row. I take it you like seating in the front row of a commercial theater? 10.5' would be to close for me. I am about 10' to 10.5' from a 120" 16:9 screen. For a 135" screen I would probably be good at 11.5' to 12'. One way to calculate standard eyes to screen is take the height of the screen times 2.25.

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You might be able to get away with the back of the seats 8" away from the back wall, but they may get into the backs of the front row if both rows are fully reclined.

On your eye to screen in the front row. I take it you like seating in the front row of a commercial theater? 10.5' would be to close for me. I am about 10' to 10.5' from a 120" 16:9 screen. For a 135" screen I would probably be good at 11.5' to 12'. One way to calculate standard eyes to screen is take the height of the screen times 2.25.
I will investigate DIYSG, but I am thinking I want Bipole in the rear due to proximity to the wall. I also can do in-wall speakers, but that also limits me in the future if I want to tweak or adjust them, so this is one area I am contemplating.

As for the seating, I am someone who likes to sit in the middle lower part of the theater but not in the lowest section. I also was thinking I can always mask the screen down to 120", but don't want to regret going smaller and realizing I prefer a larger screen in the future. Also my second row will be easily > 15' away so I might make the main seat be in the back row, TBD.
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Platform size is good but you have the seats in the middle of the platform.
Yah I have been moving them around in the software, that wasnt a fixed spot for the rear seats.
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I will investigate DIYSG, but I am thinking I want Bipole in the rear due to proximity to the wall. I also can do in-wall speakers, but that also limits me in the future if I want to tweak or adjust them, so this is one area I am contemplating.

As for the seating, I am someone who likes to sit in the middle lower part of the theater but not in the lowest section. I also was thinking I can always mask the screen down to 120", but don't want to regret going smaller and realizing I prefer a larger screen in the future. Also my second row will be easily > 15' away so I might make the main seat be in the back row, TBD.
I sit 10' away from a 124" wide 2.40:1 screen (135" diagonal) and, for me, it is just about perfect. Right on the edge of being too close - IOW I would not want to be any closer. Seating distance is a very personal thing so you may have to experiment a bit to find your sweet spot.

DIY speakers is a great way to go - they sound fantastic and save $$$. Dipole is probably the way to go for your rear speakers as the back row will be up against the wall.

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I sit 10' away from a 124" wide 2.40:1 screen (135" diagonal) and, for me, it is just about perfect. Right on the edge of being too close - IOW I would not want to be any closer. Seating distance is a very personal thing so you may have to experiment a bit to find your sweet spot.

DIY speakers is a great way to go - they sound fantastic and save $$$. Dipole is probably the way to go for your rear speakers as the back row will be up against the wall.
10' from a 135" 2.40:1 screen is about the standard. Screen Innovations suggest you could site 10' from a 139" 2.4:1 screen.

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10' from a 135" 2.40:1 screen is about the standard. Screen Innovations suggest you could site 10' from a 139" 2.4:1 screen.
Im actually planning on doing 135 @ 16:9. I am borrowing a projector from a friend and got a cheap $40 screen from amazon to test with. I think I will be making my back row theater style rockers to be able to push the front row back. There are 3 of us in the immediate family so those will be the main seats.



As for 16:9 vs 2.35, in what situation does 2.35 make sense? We will be watching 60% movies, 30% games and 10% other.

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Im actually planning on doing 135 @ 16:9. I am borrowing a projector from a friend and got a cheap $40 screen from amazon to test with. I think I will be making my back row theater style rockers to be able to push the front row back. There are 3 of us in the immediate family so those will be the main seats.



As for 16:9 vs 2.35, in what situation does 2.35 make sense? We will be watching 60% movies, 30% games and 10% other.

Thanks for all the input everyone.
It is recommended if you are going top watch mostly movies you should go with a 2.35:1/2.40:1 scope screen. Now that is if you have the width to do it which I see your room is 15' wide.

Most movies are in scope of 2.35:1 to 2.40:1.

If you want a big 16:9 for games you could do a 166" 2.40:1 screen and a 130" 16:9 screen will fit inside of it. Now you will need either a projector like an Epson 5050 or JVC with 2:1 zoom and lens memory. If you don't go with them you will need a anamorphic lens. Also for that big of a screen you will need a dark room and a bright projector like the Epson's. I am leaning toward a 153" or 166" 2.40:1 AT screen and an Epson 6050.

My other thought is to go with a 150" to 154" 2:1 screen were a 140" 16:9 and a 149" 2.35:1 screens will fit inside of it and gives you that IMAX feeling. Now would need a ceiling close to 9'. My room will be 8.8' and maybe 15' wide and 25.5' long.

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It is recommended if you are going top watch mostly movies you should go with a 2.35:1/2.40:1 scope screen. Now that is if you have the width to do it which I see your room is 15' wide.

Most movies are in scope of 2.35:1 to 2.40:1.

If you want a big 16:9 for games you could do a 166" 2.40:1 screen and a 130" 16:9 screen will fit inside of it. Now you will need either a projector like an Epson 5050 or JVC with 2:1 zoom and lens memory. If you don't go with them you will need a anamorphic lens. Also for that big of a screen you will need a dark room and a bright projector like the Epson's. I am leaning toward a 153" or 166" 2.40:1 AT screen and an Epson 6050.

My other thought is to go with a 150" to 154" 2:1 screen were a 140" 16:9 and a 149" 2.35:1 screens will fit inside of it and gives you that IMAX feeling. Now would need a ceiling close to 9'. My room will be 8.8' and maybe 15' wide and 25.5' long.
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Hmm I like the idea of the 2.35 a little larger. Since I now have about 12-13' between the screen and main position I might be able to fit that in. Also my budget for a projector was around 3k to 3.5k so I might be able to fit the 6050 in, if not a 5050. Thanks now you have me potentially heading for the 2.35.
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Hmm I like the idea of the 2.35 a little larger. Since I now have about 12-13' between the screen and main position I might be able to fit that in. Also my budget for a projector was around 3k to 3.5k so I might be able to fit the 6050 in, if not a 5050. Thanks now you have me potentially heading for the 2.35.
I use these two sites to play around with what screen size I may want to go with. At 12' from eyes to screen you could go with a 163" 2.35:10 screen. A 130" 16:9 should fit inside of that. If you want a second row you could go with a bar and stools. Are you going to go with an AT screen as well. What speakers are you thinking of going with?

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I use these two sites to play around with what screen size I may want to go with. At 12' from eyes to screen you could go with a 163" 2.35:10 screen. A 130" 16:9 should fit inside of that. If you want a second row you could go with a bar and stools. Are you going to go with an AT screen as well. What speakers are you thinking of going with?

https://www.screeninnovations.com/to...ze-calculator/

http://www.displaywars.com/130-inch-...163-inch-235x1


Yes I am doing an AT screen.
Currently I have the LCR speakers i got many years ago and never used. They are:
Center - Pioneer Elite IW571L
L/R - IW871L
https://www.soundandvision.com/conte...571l-s-iw871lr

Based on budget I was going to start with these.

Sub I am debating 2x of either SVS vs HSU, TBD on that.


The rears/surrounds I am going to try for Bipole due to the second row being so close. No brand chosen yet.

The 4 atmos TBD as well, but since I am building the sofitts I am planning on probably doing in-ceiling atmos.

With the AT screen I am building a false wall in front of the current 2x4 wall, but it is in front of a foundation wall already, so I will be able to go deeper on the LCR in the future if I want to. I plan on framing the false wall in 2x6 to give me some depth.

BTW this has changed since I started this thread

The projector will be under the rear sofitt on the back wall. I will build a suspended shelf with clips and wood to separate it from the floor above as much as possible, but it is only the master bathroom, so not a huge issue.
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Yes I am doing an AT screen.
Currently I have the LCR speakers i got many years ago and never used. They are:
Center - Pioneer Elite IW571L
L/R - IW871L
https://www.soundandvision.com/conte...571l-s-iw871lr

Based on budget I was going to start with these.

Sub I am debating 2x of either SVS vs HSU, TBD on that.


The rears/surrounds I am going to try for Bipole due to the second row being so close. No brand chosen yet.

The 4 atmos TBD as well, but since I am building the sofitts I am planning on probably doing in-ceiling atmos.

With the AT screen I am building a false wall in front of the current 2x4 wall, but it is in front of a foundation wall already, so I will be able to go deeper on the LCR in the future if I want to. I plan on framing the false wall in 2x6 to give me some depth.

BTW this has changed since I started this thread

The projector will be under the rear sofitt on the back wall. I will build a suspended shelf with clips and wood to separate it from the floor above as much as possible, but it is only the master bathroom, so not a huge issue.
So I borrowed a cheap projector to see about screen size. I placed a lounger in the middle of the room. Found a really cheap $30 150: 16:9 screen on amazon and hung that in roughly the correct spot.

I learned I enjoyed 150" wide 2.35 movie at ~12.5' eye to screen. A 16:9 was way to fatiguing on the eyes. Of course the crappy screen and projector dont help.

But now I will definitely go with a 2.35 ~158" diagonal screen. So I can easily get a riser behind me @ ~6.5'

TBD on if I do recliners or theater seating in the back but I have the option.
Just bout a Denon AVR to push 7.2.4. Projector will most likely be Epson 6050 or 5050, tbd when the time comes. I am thinking screen might be the Silver Ticket AT.

I am getting closer with the build plan. As stated above DD+GG+Clips+Channel on all walls.

1 Question is my soffits.

The soffits will be to box in the duct work in my ceiling. My 2 options are traditional stick frame them then DD+GG+Clips over that. Or MDF(or stick) soffit but hung from clips for isolation, then just DD+GG, no others clips.

I plan on filling the soffits with pink stuff and having atmos speakers in there. As well I will be doing some edge lighting in an alcove on the inside of the soffits. Any opinions on the soffits?
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