|Originally posted by Mattsushiba|
Not ideal, but nothing will be in this room.
I guess my main question then, would be, would this really be a good idea for me, or am I better of staying the way I already have it.
You see, right now I have this Front Projection setup in my 3 car Garage. My 113 inch 16:9 screen is on my right wall. I sit about 20 feet from the screen. Everything is wonderfull, except the acoustics. Obviously being in a Garage with concrete floors and tons of open space and lots of reflection points, doesn't help the situtation.
I was going to get some accoustical foam, and treat the ceiling with it. Maybe get some bass traps and put them in there as well, to help the sound.
But the other downside, is that I also keep my 2 cars in this Garage. So when I want to use the Front Projector, which isn't very often, maybe a couple of times per week, I have to get the cars out of there.
But when the cars are out of there, and I'm using it, it really is an amazing experience. The picture on the 113 inch screen is amazing. The only thing wrong is the sound.
So I started thinking about taking 1/3 of the 3 car Garage, and making a little Theater room. I would actually put up 3 walls, and carpeting and padding, and at some point add a duct for heating and air conditioning, and it would be a dedicated room.
The downside would be that I would only be able to park one car in the other part of the Garage. The upside is that I would have a permanent room to use, and it would be carpeted and wouldn't have the feel of being in a Garage as much. It would seem like a room.
Of course, it would be a very narrow room, presenting new problems to the equation, and it would also be an expensive undertaking. I would have to move a bunch of Garage cabinets to the other side of the Garage, I would have to have a sprinkler system moved to the outside of the Garage, and I would have to put up 3 walls, and the padding and carpeting and all of that. Plus there is the cost of whatever particular seats that I would use.
I'm not so sure if I should really do it.
At first I was really excited about it, thinking that I could finally get my accoustics up to par in this "dedicated" room. But now, I'm thinking with such a narrow room, that I'm trading one accoustical problem for another. Also, my screen size would be going down to at least 96 diagonal from 113. And I would be spending a couple of grand to put the whole thing together.
Maybe I should just stick with my original idea of getting tons of accoustical foam and treating my Garage ceiling.