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SMX Proline 150" Wide 2:35 AT Screen

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Acoustic Treatment:
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2" Linacoustic with 10" bass traps in corners

All Around Room:

1" Linacoustic Panels Covered in Black GOM FR701 (Floor to Ceiling side and rear walls)


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We just built a new house and now we're finishing the basement which is where my new theater is going. The dedicated room finished space will be 14.5x21.5. It will have a stage with a raised platform for seating, fluted columns, suspended crown with rope lighting, sconces and the whole bit - I can't wait!


My inspiration for my new theater is this pic:

 

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And now for the pics - I'll take more as it progresses.


Just finished the pre wire on it and the contractor just finished the stage!







Oh and we're doing a hidden door to enter into the room that mimics a ticket booth. My inspiration for that is this pic:




We drywall next week!


Just insulated today for better soundproofing - hopefully stocking drywall tomorrow!

 

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Oh and I also ended up running a whole new set of speaker cable to each of the 7 speakers. I was afraid if something happened to one I'd atleast have a backup. That and I ran 16 gauge to the fronts and with all the jogging around the romex it ended up being like 40-50 foot runs each. So I ran a new set of 14AWG everywhere just to be safe. And then on the projector, I thought I'd do the same, so I ran 2 hdmi's, one component, and two cat5's. Here's hoping the drywallers don't mess up my wires or forget to pull them out
 

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Welcome to the forum I like the inspiration and your adaptation. It should be a great looking space.


Just so you know, in the picture it looks like the contractor used untreated lumber in contact with the cement (usually a code violation) and if your plan for soundproofing is all that insulation you may be surprised how loud the theater will sound upstairs. If that isn't important to you, full speed ahead.


Since I started raining all over your parade you should be aware that the niches you are building for those great L/R/C speakers will compromise the overall sonic quality.


My intention is not to criticize only to give you an honest heads up so that the space meets your expectations.
 

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Thank you for the info! The lumber issue I am not sure about, but it is set about an inch or so away from all exterior walls, but it does of course touch the concrete floor. And we're doing double drywall, in addition to the insulation, but that will most likely be it. Believe it or not, my last theater had neither, no insulation and no double drywall. Sound did carry though, nothing horrible, just when I had it up loud. So hopefully on this it will be a little better.
 

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Good that you are doing double drywall, did you think about using Green Glue while you are at it?


Yes, it is the bottom plates on the wall framing that caught my eye. They may not be fussy in your county and the contractors don't bother.


I do now see that you have isolated ceiling joists which is VERY GOOD.
 

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One more shot over the bow. Isn't that riser curved the wrong way?

A lot of HT seating is arranged in a slight curve aimed at the screen. Not a problem if you are only planning one row on the riser.
 

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Since I started raining all over your parade you should be aware that the niches you are building for those great L/R/C speakers will compromise the overall sonic quality.


My intention is not to criticize only to give you an honest heads up so that the space meets your expectations.

I do appreciate the help and criticism..good or bad



And yeah I know about the niche problem. It's more of a aesthetics thing for me. In the old theater I had in-wall speakers - I opted to go with the paradigms on the recommendation from a friend instead of the in-walls.


When he found out about the niches I'm putting them in he started talking about why put a box inside of a box. I realize it's not the best scenario, but I hope this is atleast as good as my old crappy in-wall speakers. I am not the most highly sensitive listener, so I'm not sure I would even be able to tell.

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Good that you are doing double drywall, did you think about using Green Glue while you are at it?

I just read about it today - do you think it's worth it?


Thanks,

Shawn
 

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One more shot over the bow. Isn't that riser curved the wrong way?

A lot of HT seating is arranged in a slight curve aimed at the screen. Not a problem if you are only planning one row on the riser.


Yes only planning on one row...for now. It currently bowes towards the screen. I attached a picture of it..
 

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I see that you have isolated ceiling joists which is great. That will help isolate theater sound. The GG will help tame the bass migration.


You can read the test results at www.soundproofingcompany.com
 

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I see that you have isolated ceiling joists which is great. That will help isolate theater sound. The GG will help tame the bass migration.


You can read the test results at www.soundproofingcompany.com

Glad something is right!!!!



Thank you for the info and the help. If you see anything else or can recommend any other tips please let me know.
 

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Ah yes the sub problem. Well we didn't want the sub sitting in the front of the room and couldn't figure out how to hide it well, so I ran two prewires - one on the back wall with a long enough cord to go anywhere on the back wall. And another one on the long side wall opposite of the entrance.
 

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Anyone know of a good acoustic panel? Do they help block sound from going to other rooms of the house, or only make the sound better in the theater?
 

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or only make the sound better in the theater?

They are really easy to make, you can pick from an almost infinite choice of fabric colors.
 

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Anyone know of a good acoustic panel? Do they help block sound from going to other rooms of the house, or only make the sound better in the theater?

It's not hard to do. Acoustic panels have nothing to do with sound isolation (sound-proofing) but are used for sound treatments.


Gpowers has a guide how to build your own frames/panels.
 

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Thanks for the info. Do hanging curtains on side/back help as well? And I'm painting the walls black and trim gold - I use eggshell on all my other walls and semi gloss on my trim, but in the theater, should I use flat? And where/how do you do those star ceilings?
 

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Just one row on the riser for now, but may do another on there too. I measured and there is room for two rows (just not two rows of berkline recliners). Eventually I may do a couch or club chairs in front of the riser. I wish I had a bigger room and probably would have made the riser straight instead of bowed. What sucks is the bowed was actually more expensive from my contractor. And my moronic self set the curve the wrong way
Oh well, someday maybe I'll have a 3.0 version..if my wife doesn't kill me before then
 
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