Howdy! Long-time reader. Never posted.
Been stressing over this for weeks now. Hundreds of open tabs... spreadsheets... playing with CEDIA design tool... Finally decided to post something!
I've been tasked with doing a home theater build for my boss. The home is currently under construction. The room was only designated as a future home theater on the plans at the last minute. Not a lot of consideration for the room was made. For example, the ceiling will have all the HVAC trunk lines for that part of the house. The ceilings will be flat with a height of just shy of 9'.
Some changes from the plans have already been made for other reasons. The purple wall was eliminated to provide a more open landing. The bar was flipped for some reason as well. So the entrance door to the theater is now in question. The yellow wall location is in question too. A bedroom adjacent to the theater was also added.
I was hoping to get the builder to leave the entire theater space unfinished but he is adamant about not doing the home piecemeal. Now I have to plan and specify everything exactly instead of being able to work on it as we go.
Room dimensions are 15.5' wide, 33' deep, and just shy of 9' tall. Thinking of a baffle screen wall 2-3' deep. The room is very deep I think. Maybe the yellow wall could be moved in to allow a small equipment room and an airlock for doors? Other speakers probably in-wall/in-ceiling... but current studs are only 2x4 and placement of HVAC trunk lines could get tricky. Maybe I should petition for a double wall?
Was planning on doing roxul or OC 703 for walls with everything covered by GOM fabric.
Builder is suggesting RC-1 channel and 1/2 drywall. I'm trying to get clip/channel, 5/8 DD + GG and fiberglass insulation approved at least for the non-foundation walls and ceiling.
Boss wants to seating for 3 rows of 3. I'm not sure if 2 rows of 4 would be better with possibly a third-row bar. I'm not even sure which way to have the room. The door will probably need to be somewhere on the yellow wall. That could leave you walking up and then down a riser to get to the front row... or an isle on one side to walk all the way around the front row to get to the riser steps...
Was thinking 9.2.4 but maybe 7.2.4...
Rough equipment budget. Wants around $21k equipment only.
Speakers LCR: $1,500 ($500 x 3) (was thinking DIYSG Titan-818LX or 1099s)
Speakers other: $2,000 ($200 x 10)
Subwoofers: $2,000 (2x Full Marty 18" with UM18-22 and Behringer NX6000D, possibly upgrade to 4 total later)
Amps: $3,500 (Maybe money could be saved here by going with an AVR)
Projector: $5,500 (Sony VPL-VW325ES-B)
Screen: $3,000 (DA-LITE DA-SNAP 20418V - 166" DIAG - [2.35:1] - HD PROGRESSIVE 1.1 PERF ??) Would be 12 fL with 1.1 gain and 18' throw distance...
Total equipment $21,000
15.5'w 33'd 9'h + including 3' baffle wall: