Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Council Bluffs Iowa
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I am currently thinking about setting up a theater / fun room in a room off of the kitchen. It is 15 feet wide x 15 feet deep and 9 ft ceilings. It will be for watching movies, UFC fights, and sports with friends and family.
Planning on going with a 135 inch 16:9 screen and likely the Epson5050UB, the JVC NX5 doesn't have enough room to throw a 135 inch image so if I wanted to go with the JVC I'd have to do a 120 inch screen. This is a separate question-- but would you rather have 135 inch with epson or 120 inch with JVC? Seating distance is 13.5 feet.
The issue is I cant decide which speakers to go with.
So far I have decided between the following:
R-5502-W II LCR behind the screen
Klipsch R 5650 S II behind and above the sofa in the wall ...
Exciting isn't it? I hope this is some constructive food for thought. I'll start by elaborating on some of the very good feedback Zorba made in his post. In wall installations self impose added expense, prevent adjusting speaker height, tilt, tow-in, and L/R spacing which are critically necessary to tweak your front soundstage for maximum soundstage depth, width, accuracy and maximum imaging and accurate surround sound movement as you will want to experience in you seating positions...it really is that simple. Once you place in-walls you have to live with it or spend a lot more money to get it right. Also, if you are planning a 135" screen, which is pretty wide on a 15' wall, you absolutely will want to use an AT screen as to avoid having to place your L/R speakers so far apart that you loose soundstage accuracy ... even with a 120" screen on a 15' wide wall, you are going to be hard pressed for enough room on the side of your screen for your speakers without having them very near the side walls and that most often presents it's own detrimental sonic problems for the majority of speakers. So with either size screen on a 15' wide room I'd recommend an AT screen to allow proper LCR placement and adjustment. With AT screens, READ THIS TWICE...I also recommend auditioning your speaker candidates from behind your screen once it's in place because even the best AT screens diffuse sound and can have significant effects on the sound and dispersion coming from behind them...trust me you will be glad you do this...especially if you plan on also using your system for HQ/audiophile music listening in addition to HT. Lastly, two or more subs is the most underrated improvement you can make to any single sub system....you can always do that later. Good luck
Last edited by JonfromCB; 03-31-2020 at 09:54 AM.