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My theater has been under construction for a long time now, and some of you have caught glimpses of my little slice of heaven in other threads. I have recently installed 10 chairs, and since it's finally starting to looking like something, it's time I started my own thread. Enjoy!
I have always liked fish. I have always liked the name "The Aquarium" for a theater. When I saw the color scheme of the "Seablue" restaurant at the MGM Grand in Vegas, I had a starting point. Some of you have amazing theaters that have the traditional false wall/stage/chair rail/GOM/columns type of layout. For me though, I wanted something different.
Audio performance is my focus and thus I have designed it around freestanding speakers. I designed this basement theater in conjunction with my house so I got the opportunity to avoid bad dimensions, teleposts, and HVAC cutting into headroom. My room is 16x26x9. The lower wall forms a wave which accomodates ideal surround placement, hides blue rope lights, and ties into the water theme. I knew fabricating acoustic panels would be difficult and hence the ugly panels you see now. I will have curved fabric panels in the future that are much more creative in design!
Bass trapping I have covered in a previous thread. Basically they are stacks of cellulose insulation (Cocoon from Home Depot). Each stack of three in the front corners weighs close to 90lbs so I've calculated its density (10pcf) to be higher than OC705. In each rear corner, I built a corner shelf for media which nicely hides a stack of two Cocoons.
LCR speakers: Aerial Model 9, Aerial CC3B
Subs: SVS PC-Ultra, Paradigm Servo 15
Preamp: Anthem AVM20
amps: Classe CA150, Anthem MCA3
sources: Pioneer DV79AVi, PS3, Tosh A2
Eq: Velodyne SMS-1
video: BenQ 8720
EDIT: my carpet is NOT purple.