Dedicated building for home theater - feedback please
Hello all, I have been following various home theater build threads on AVS and they are super helpful. Now that I am ready to build my own dedicated home theater, I look forward to your inputs for getting things perfectly right.
I am planning to set up my theater in a building measuring 34' (d) x 20'6" (w) x 14'9" (h). To avoid noise and heat issues, I would like to put all the equipment in a separate machine room. For this, I will be adding a partition wall to create two rooms in the building - one with 7' x 20'6" dimension that would act as a machine room and the other being 26'2" x 20'6" for theater space. The building has no windows. I have attached a very rough sketch of the layout that I am trying to achieve. The building has no windows and the theater space would be painted in black/grey to achieve good light control.
Thinking of setting up 9.6.1 immersive audio - unified speaker layout for Atmos/DTS:x Pro/Auro 3D. Regarding the seating, I would be putting just 5 seats and I believe I wouldn't need two rows of seating as the room is pretty wide. I am also hoping that having just one row of seats would not only help me in avoiding building a riser, but would also aid me in perfecting the immersive sound with just one row of seating to work on. Please correct me if my assumption is wrong.
Please find below the list of equipment that I would be opting for.
Speakers - JBL M2 for LCR and SCS8 for surrounds/ceiling
Amplifiers - JBL Pro amps
Pre-amp - Trinnov Altitude 16
Subwoofers - Atleast 4 numbers of 18" subwoofers
Screen - Acoustically transparent 2.35:1 180"-200" diagonal
Projector - Looking at Sony VW5000ES or JVC RS4500
I have a couple of questions about the partition wall that I am planning to build.
1. I am not sure about the best location of the theater space entry door placement along the partition wall. I have placed the door on the left side of the partition wall on the design, but I was wondering if it must be moved to the center (below the projector location) to maintain audio symmetry. I would also like to ensure that the door placement doesn't impact speaker placement and acoustic panel placement. Please share your thoughts.
2. Please let me know if you see any issues with AV racks placement in the machine room on the design
3. I would like to put the projector in the machine room and make a port hole in the partition wall. Do you see any issues with this approach?
Please let me know if there is anything I need to look at. Thank you!