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I am having a problem designing my theater. Because of the location of my furnace and HRV I have to make my room narrower at the back of the the room than the front The room will look something like this:

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14' 5"
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13' 8"     |                                            |
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                              12' 1"
The screen would be located at the 14' 5" end as the 12' 1"end must be the access wall. The area where the 7' 0" is located is where my furnace and HRV are located.


The problem is that I think that the front seating area will be getting added sound reflections from the angled wall behind and to the left of them. To make it worse, I really wanted to locate a door on the angled wall for access to my equipment and DVDs, and also to serve as an access to the furnace.


An alternative could be to just do the following:

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14' 5"
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                              12' 1"
But, this also looks like it may cause accoustical problems.


In any case where should I put my 4 surrounds?


Any ideas or thoughts would be greatly appreciated.


Regards,


Phil

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What I would do in this situation is to add two walls and turn the shape into a trapiziod. This is hard to draw in text, but it would go something like this. Emagine an angled wall starting from the top left corner (of 14' 5") and running down to the edge of the furnace intrusion and then continuing to the rear (12' 1") wall. Part way down this wall from the top (say 2') picture a wall running across from left to the top right hand corner so that the angle formed by the intersection of 14' 5" and 23' 10 ' is the same as the angle on the left created buy the two new walls. This new wall under 14' 5" can go the screen. Kind of like this...


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Originally posted by xCeeD

I am having a problem designing my theater. Because of the location of my furnace and HRV I have to make my room narrower at the back of the the room than the front The room will look something like this:

Xceed, did you give any thought about moving the furnace and HRV? I'm planning on redoing my basement soon with a HT is mind and I will have the same problem. I decided I'm going to move my furnace and water heater about 4 ft. so I can square off the room. It appears you only need 2'4" so the if the piping is coming from that side it should be an easy move. Just turn everything off (gas, elect, etc.) cut the pipes, move it, and reconnect everything. If your not comfortable doing it hire someone. I also plan on raising my sewer drain from 4' off ground to 7'+ so I can hid that in a overhead soffit.
 

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Well Phil, your second little layout is similar to mine, although the numbers are different, of course. My room is about 25 feel long, 15.5 feet wide at the screen and 13.5 feet at the seating area. I tried to center the screen on the seating area, but had a door on one side with a column that hides a heater vent pipe behind it. That limited my space on one side, so I made a second column on the other side, to match. The screen is not centered, but it is not off too far. Heck, it was the only thing I could do, short of going with a smaller screen, which I am glad I didn't do now.

Talk a look at my pictures on my site.
 
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