In the middle of a pretty big reno and building a huge 26’x26’ rec room. Basement ceiling are very low, so decided to build up instead of digging down. And I really dislike dedicated theater rooms. Too much money for a one trick pony, IMO.
Due to too many side windows, I settled for 5.4.4. I didn’t like where the side speakers would have been.
5 main channels are RBH 2xR55Ti, R56Ci, 2xR5Bi (will peobably
4 height speakers are Triad Silver In Wall Sat 6
2 front subs Hsu VTF-15 MK2
2 rear subs Hsu VTF-2 MK5 /w minidsp running HPF somewhere around 35-45hz
135” Silver Ticket Grey Screen
The equipment rack is out in the hallway outside of the room.
Screen is going where the bucket is. 18’ long wet bar where the scaffolding sits. Ice maker, dishwasher, bev fridge, and kegerator. With ceiling vault, didn’t need pivoting height speakers. So that was a bonus. Will have motorized blackout shades for light control. Also, the wall with the door is fully insulated with rock wool insulation and the interior wall is double 5/8” drywall with green glue in the middle. Door will be weather stripped with a sweep to try and keep some of the sound from escaping.
Rear of room. Surrounds are under the windows. The dormers kind of messed with height placement in rear but they’re still within the
The subs are just going to be in the four corners. The 2 big grunts in the front. The 2 fill subs will be in the back with HPFs.
Media closet. All the wires have been run. Ran HDMI over cat6. All theater wiring is soundpath 12awg. Ran 2 dedicated circuits to the closet and ran projector outlet back to the closet as well so it’s all together. Closet will also house whole house audio as well another receiver setup for another family room.
Still trying decide on the subs. Hoping the fill subs don’t get lost in the huge room and being outmatched by the front grunt subs.
Also trying to figure out if the Marantz SR7011 has enough juice for the 9 channels, or if I should at least get an external amp for the 5 main channels and let the AVR just handle the heights.