New home, theater dimensions? - AVS Forum | Home Theater Discussions And Reviews
Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
post #1 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 10:50 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
mal01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bardstown, KY
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 29
New home, theater dimensions?

Hey guys,

Will be building a new house soon and have to pick a spot out for a theater. I have one in my current home with a 120" screen and the room is 20' wide x 30' long. The new layout has a good spot that would be 14x25x9. Would this work with the screen size I have now? Also I have multiple speakers up front that take up room on either side of the screen including a 2x4 sub in each corner and the three fronts I have to fit in, there is another spot that would allow more room but I like this spot since it is on an exterior wall, have also thought about a false wall and transparent screen but don't know much about that, anyway any help or advice will be greatly appreciated!

Thanks
mal01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 11:26 AM
 
skylarlove1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Honey Brook Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,171
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2276 Post(s)
Liked: 2435
Quote:
Originally Posted by mal01 View Post
Hey guys,



Will be building a new house soon and have to pick a spot out for a theater. I have one in my current home with a 120" screen and the room is 20' wide x 30' long. The new layout has a good spot that would be 14x25x9. Would this work with the screen size I have now? Also I have multiple speakers up front that take up room on either side of the screen including a 2x4 sub in each corner and the three fronts I have to fit in, there is another spot that would allow more room but I like this spot since it is on an exterior wall, have also thought about a false wall and transparent screen but don't know much about that, anyway any help or advice will be greatly appreciated!



Thanks
I would measure the wall where the screen and your equipment are currently located and notate how far your current speakers and subwoofers are from room boundaries/walls. Figure out how that would fit across the front of your new screen wall. Determine if you could relocate your subwoofers maybe onto sidewalls . I don't think your current setup as constructed would be a good fit with a 14 ft wall. The subwoofers most likely will be the impediment.

I think the false wall would help with your situation, keeping in mind that your lighting in the new house and room colors will have more of an impact on projector image on an acoustically transparent screen.

Even the best AT screens, which currently people in the industry feel are the UF and XD from Seymour, are not even going to be 1.0 gain. Depending upon your current screen gain and projector you may not have enough lumens for the picture quality you currently enjoy with a new AT screen of the same size.

Seymour does sell just the screen material so you could go the DIY route. Keep in mind that you have to sit a certain distance from AT screens in order to not see the weave or perforations.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
skylarlove1999 is offline  
post #3 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 03:56 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
mal01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bardstown, KY
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Hey sky, the subs are just a few inches from side and front walls. I have floor to ceiling bass traps in the corners that the subs almost touch. They could all be moved in a foot or so without being in the way of the screen, I'm not sure what screen would fit in this area.

Speaking of screens, I have it painted on the wall with a formula that does well with ambient light. I would like to replicate it in the new place since it has worked well!
mal01 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 03:58 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
mal01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bardstown, KY
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 29
This will be basically a dedicated room and it will be painted black just as the current one is.
mal01 is offline  
post #5 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 04:17 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Mocs123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,279
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 628 Post(s)
Liked: 413
Being long and narrow, a false screen wall with an AT screen looks like it would work nicely. If you have DIY skills you can make a DIY screen frame and cover it with Spandex (go to the "DIY screen section" of the Screen forum and let Mississippi Man explain how it's done) or with a SeymourAV screen material. You could also buy pre-built AT screens from Seymour, Silver Ticket, and a host of others.


For more info on the false screen wall, look up the "Minimalist Screen Wall" thread and see how others have done it. The "goalpost" method seems very popular. I did did that and build velvet wrapped panels to go above, below, and to the sides of my screen.

7.4.4 Theater Room: JVC-RS500, Silver Ticket AT 2.35:1 142”, Onkyo RZ830, Anthem PVA-7, Panasonic UB420, Apple TV 4K, JBL Studio 530’s, Dual Driver VBSS

3.1 Living Room: Samsung 64” F8500 Plasma, Anthem MRX 300, Dynaudio Audience 52’s, Dynaudio Audience 122C, NHT SubOne, Roku Express (2019)
Mocs123 is offline  
post #6 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 04:19 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
mal01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bardstown, KY
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Thanks, I can definitely do that and I will check that thread.
mal01 is offline  
post #7 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 04:27 PM
 
skylarlove1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Honey Brook Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,171
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2276 Post(s)
Liked: 2435
Quote:
Originally Posted by mal01 View Post
Hey sky, the subs are just a few inches from side and front walls. I have floor to ceiling bass traps in the corners that the subs almost touch. They could all be moved in a foot or so without being in the way of the screen, I'm not sure what screen would fit in this area.



Speaking of screens, I have it painted on the wall with a formula that does well with ambient light. I would like to replicate it in the new place since it has worked well!
Since you have a painted wall right now what I would do is on that wall try to squeeze everything into 14 ft and then projected image and see what's the largest projected image you can get with everything packed into 14 ft. That will allow you to see exactly how packed it will be and whether you could still fit a 120 inch screen in.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
skylarlove1999 is offline  
post #8 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 05:18 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
mal01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bardstown, KY
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 29
I actually started doing something similar to that this afternoon and am pretty sure that I will have to go to a false wall to make it work, I will play around with it some more tomorrow.

What is the idea amount of space behind a false wall?
mal01 is offline  
post #9 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 05:48 PM
 
skylarlove1999's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Honey Brook Pennsylvania
Posts: 4,171
Mentioned: 54 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2276 Post(s)
Liked: 2435
Quote:
Originally Posted by mal01 View Post
I actually started doing something similar to that this afternoon and am pretty sure that I will have to go to a false wall to make it work, I will play around with it some more tomorrow.



What is the idea amount of space behind a false wall?
Seymour has the minimum distance for speakers behind a screen. Most manufacturers do. Usually less than 12 inches and possibly less than 3 inches. You also need to plan for space between speakers and wall. 2-3 feet behind the screen should be more than adequate.

Sent from my SM-G965U using Tapatalk
skylarlove1999 is offline  
post #10 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 07:19 PM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
mal01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bardstown, KY
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 29
👍 thanks for the info!
mal01 is offline  
post #11 of 13 Old 05-29-2020, 09:18 PM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Mocs123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,279
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 628 Post(s)
Liked: 413
I've got 24" and that seems OK - 30-36" would probably be better.

7.4.4 Theater Room: JVC-RS500, Silver Ticket AT 2.35:1 142”, Onkyo RZ830, Anthem PVA-7, Panasonic UB420, Apple TV 4K, JBL Studio 530’s, Dual Driver VBSS

3.1 Living Room: Samsung 64” F8500 Plasma, Anthem MRX 300, Dynaudio Audience 52’s, Dynaudio Audience 122C, NHT SubOne, Roku Express (2019)
Mocs123 is offline  
post #12 of 13 Old 05-30-2020, 04:56 AM - Thread Starter
Advanced Member
 
mal01's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Bardstown, KY
Posts: 675
Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 116 Post(s)
Liked: 29
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mocs123 View Post
I've got 24" and that seems OK - 30-36" would probably be better.
Is the only thing behind your screen the speakers?
mal01 is offline  
post #13 of 13 Old 05-30-2020, 06:00 AM
AVS Forum Special Member
 
Mocs123's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Tennessee
Posts: 1,279
Mentioned: 14 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 628 Post(s)
Liked: 413
Quote:
Originally Posted by mal01 View Post
Is the only thing behind your screen the speakers?

I have two layers of 1" Owens Corning Rotary Duct Liner with a layer of plastic sandwiched between for acoustic treatment (per the suggestion of BIG - well he suggests Linacoustic Duct Liner, but I was unable to get it in my area affordably and the OC had the same specs) and then my subs and speakers.

7.4.4 Theater Room: JVC-RS500, Silver Ticket AT 2.35:1 142”, Onkyo RZ830, Anthem PVA-7, Panasonic UB420, Apple TV 4K, JBL Studio 530’s, Dual Driver VBSS

3.1 Living Room: Samsung 64” F8500 Plasma, Anthem MRX 300, Dynaudio Audience 52’s, Dynaudio Audience 122C, NHT SubOne, Roku Express (2019)
Mocs123 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply Dedicated Theater Design & Construction

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off