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  1. Speakers
    Looking for information on how to build a ceiling/in-wall speaker back box(s) for new construction. Trying to keep the sound from traveling to other parts of the house and hopefully improving the audio in the process. Looking at purchasing some unenclosed 6” and 8” ceiling speakers and a pair of...
  2. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I'm really thankful to be in the position where we're making the space of two bedrooms into a dedicated home theater in our new build home. Being my first home theater though, of course I'm overflowing with questions. I know doing research is the #1 priority, so I hoped to ask some of the...
  3. Networking, Media Servers & Content Streaming
    Hi! I'm a newbie to streaming and looking for some help. I'm Currently running a gaming rig (specs below) and am streaming directly off it on to OBS and then to twitch. Needless to say, the gaming performance is being cut down and my stream is looking like crap. I'm considering buying an...
  4. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Hi everyone, I have a room in my basement that I'd like to convert into my theater room. I already have a projector and 5.1 surround system that I've been using in a different space for a couple years now, so for now I'm just looking to create a more dedicated space. I've already torn up the...
  5. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello Everyone, I have been reading this forum for a few years but never posted. I am in the process of designing a new house to build. We hope to start the build process this summer. My wonderful wife has let me have free rein on the dedicated home theater in the basement. (within reason...
  6. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi All! I have been absent from this forum for quite some time, and am now am in new circumstances with a new question for the forum: I have plans for a new media room in a new house. About 17' x 14' with 8' ceilings, with a photo attached; the cutout is about 2'x5' with the door in the 5'...
  7. Home Theater Computers
    I'm planning on building a new HTPC over Christmas to replace my old one I built in 2011 and can only output 1080p and is limited to drives less than 3TB. My display has been upgraded to a Sony X930D 4K UHD TV. Ideally my goal is to rip UHD movies to .mkv files on the local drive for viewing...
  8. Home A/V Distribution
    For a new home build, what would you recommend for audio distribution? The house will be 5,000 sq ft with a media room, and I'd like whole-house audio distribution - 4 exterior areas with stereo, likely 14/4 to the back yard, 4 rooms wired with 5.1, plus the media room. I'll also have more...
  9. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    After searching this forum I'll ask for help in deciding on equipment to conquer this open concept great room challenge. I'll attach a picture of the floor plan and pre-wire placement for the full In-ceiling build out. Here is some information to help you help me: Ceiling is 9.5 ft high with...
  10. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hey everyone, My situation is certainly not unique so if another topic along this same setup exists I'd love to be pointed in that direction. Our new house is on track to be completed around 7/31. We made the decision very late to keep one of the bedrooms 'opened up' as to give our younger...
  11. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hey there guys, such a great feeling starting my own build after looking at all the stunning builds on this thread. I thought during this planning stage, I’d get as much advice as I can pertaining to my situation. I’m from Australia hence the use of the metric system but will include the...
  12. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello, I am currently planning the house I will be building and I am, primarily, centering it around the theater. I have managed to open up a spot in the basement that is approx 36' x 16' x 10'. I have build a few theaters before, however, they were never aesthetically pleasing or...
  13. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Long story short, we relocated from Texas to the Seattle area, and our new home is currently under construction. I had an OK (for me) setup in an extra bedroom in Texas, which was 10' X 15'. While it worked for us at the time, it was always cramped any time more than 3 or 4 people were in there...
  14. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Background: My wife and I purchased our first house back in January. One of the reasons we purchased it was because it came with an unfinished basement. We spent a few years looking to try and find a finished basement but could never find one in time or it was way over our budget. The...
  15. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello! We have just recently purchased a new home and it is currently under construction. We already decided which room for the theater (largest we could find). However, I would like some help on figuring out how to go about with the placement of the speakers, seating and a few other things...
  16. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi! Totally Newbie here so please be gentle. We are building a new house, I have lots of decisions to make and would like to bounce some ideas off you all. I have two main things to worry about. Network and Surround Sound. I have been appropriated space in the basement to rough in a...
  17. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    We are building a new training center at my work. Training/Conference/Movie Room will be 30x40. However the back 8 Feet will be an open kitchen area. so 30x32 is more accurate. The set-up i have decided to go with is: Epson 5030uB Projector Da-Lite 119" Fixed Screen Denon AVR-X4000 3 Klipsch...
  18. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    All, First, I want to thank you guys for posting all of the good information that you’ve made available through this forum. It has really smoothed the learning curve on a subject that I knew absolutely nothing about just a week ago. With that said, I’m looking to purchase a home theater...
  19. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello, Just purchased my first house. I am eager and ready to begin my media room build. I will post lots of pics and hope this post will benefit newcomers in situations similar to mine and what I might encounter. I know this is a great forum with awesome people. I will try to list prices to...
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