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Paint looks great! I would get some blackout cloth and blackout the window area behind the screen to eliminate the shadows on the floor from below the screen. This should also improve your picture at night as it will limit any light from below should that be an issue. I would also consider designing a piece of material covered in an ornate way to place on top of the screen to cover the top of the window should you wish to use the theater during the day (I would make it removable).
 

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From an audio perspective, I would recommend that you move your front left and right speakers out of the corners. If the speakers are as black as they appear in the pictures, you may want to put them infront of the boarder of the screen. I am not sure exactly how wide your screen is, but if it is around 8 feet or more, that is plenty far apart. The same audio experts that would tell you to get your speakers of the side walls, (I don't pretend to be an audio experts. This is advice I've read over and over again, and have never heard it disputed.), would also say to move them off the back wall. I believe 2 or 3 feet is best. Usually the practical limit is determined by your spouse's tolerance. Just food for thought.


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Great advice Hank and Carl!


I will work on both of your suggestions and report back what I do. The screen is easily removable now as it sits on the window ledge and has cabinet magnets on the top to hold it to the wall. I have always put my speakes in the corners because nobody ever told me different, but I am going to move them out and see how much difference it makes. I am going to have to try to get something to fill in the empty corners if they stay out of the corners...


Thank you!


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Are the seats in the back row, second picture, located on a raised platform? I do not see any foot rest in front of those seats and I would like to inquire as to the comfort of such an arrangement since I have a space saving issue in my room.


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Yes, it is elevated, but is a reclining sofa so it does not need footrests. It is really a comfortable setup for us. The elevation platform is made with 2"x12" 's and has bass shakers installed in both sides.


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Thanks for the answer. I think the colour choice is very good and the matching of floor, sofas, and walls is excellent. Wish I had that artistic touch. Maybe I will let my wife do this.
 

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The room still seems pretty "alive". Any suggestions for decrorative/appropriate treatments to get the room accoustically more acceptable? The front speaker placement, as suggested earlier, worked well for sound quality. Thanks!


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Very nice paint image. Makes me go "hmmmm".
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Originally posted by Todd Schuitema

Yes, it is elevated, but is a reclining sofa so it does not need footrests. It is really a comfortable setup for us. The elevation platform is made with 2"x12" 's and has bass shakers installed in both sides.


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Questions on the bass shakers -

Are you using the generic term, or are you refering to Aura Bass Shakers? How many? What's the amp for them? Are they effective enough in the platform (as opposed to inside the sofa)?


Why do I ask? I'm thinking about placing some Bass Shakers under the floor, either attached to the joists or directly to the bottom of the floor structure.
 

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Convert,


They are the inexpensive Aura Bass Shakers. The platform has 2 mounted to it. They do well in this configuration powered by the Aura amps that are up front with speaker cable connecting them. I have tried mounting below the floor in a previous install, and do not recommend it. They just are not powerful enough top go through floor, carpet, and finally into the seating area. I can only imagine what a Buttkicker must do with 500-750 watts of power! The Auras are plenty for me, I let my sub produce what I want to hear and the shakers produce what I want to feel.


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