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Hi Everyone,


I've been lurking on this thread for 10 years now and I've used it for some great advice to build up all the equipment for my Home Theatre. Well I bought my first house recently and I've finally got the room to build the theatre that my equipment deserves. I've really enjoyed going though lot sand lots of build threads here so I thought I'd start my own, because I'm sure I will have some questions as I go. I'll start with my Sketchup drawing:




The basement is already finished, but I will be adding a wall to divide it up.


So far I've already built the in wall rack and put up the framing for one of the walls. I will add pictures as soon as I can find the usb cable for my camera.


Here is an x-ray drawing showing the speakers behind the screen ( I will probably be going with the Seymour screen material:




Thanks in advance for the questions I'm sure you'll help me with. I'll be updating this thread regularly.


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Ok so I finally found my USB cable so here are some pics.


First a few shots of the space:





Here are my speakers and seats shoved off to the side during the construction:
 

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Here is the rack that I already built a few months ago:




Here's the back. I know, I've still got some cable tidying to do:
 

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WOW...I LOVELOVELOVE Your Pioneer receiver!!..mmmm.mmmm..
I also really like how your stage is turning out. Looking good!
 

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I've been lurking on this thread for 10 years now

Woah! After a decade of lurking you probably know more than most. Looks like a nice space and plan. And very nice job on the rack!


Couple of quick questions for you:


What are you putting at the back of the room behind your riser? Is that the extra space for when everyone lines up all at once to refill their popcorn tubs?
Or are you planning the door and/or other stuff at the back of the room?


What are your distances to your first/other rows? That first row in particular looks awfully close from the sketchup.


Finally, if you ever want to finish this - take down that PJ now!!





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WOW...I LOVELOVELOVE Your Pioneer receiver!!..mmmm.mmmm.. I also really like how your stage is turning out. Looking good!

Yeah my first serious receiver was a Pioneer Elite vsx-27 10 years ago. Then a few years back, I replaced it with an Onkyo 805, but I missed the Pioneer so I sold that and got this Pioneer 07. I'm very happy with it.


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What is your ceiling height that you have 3 rows planned?

Well that's where it is going to get a bit close. It 7.5 feet, so no tall people in the back row. Luckily my wife and I are both quite short. But I will definitely be telling people to mind their heads

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What are you putting at the back of the room behind your riser? Is that the extra space for when everyone lines up all at once to refill their popcorn tubs? Or are you planning the door and/or other stuff at the back of the room?


What are your distances to your first/other rows? That first row in particular looks awfully close from the sketchup.


Finally, if you ever want to finish this - take down that PJ now!!

Well my next project will be to build a Mame cabinet, so that will go at the back there. Also, you can't really tell from the Sketchup drawing, but back there will be walled off with a door added.


Yeah the first row is a bit close, but the problem is that pillar on the right wall behind the second row. the second row has to go right in front of it because if I put it beside it, there is no room to walk by. So leaving room for them to recline, pushes the front row up. I don't mind though, I like sitting close. That's what I do at the movies too.

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I really chimed in because I like the name of your theater...check my sig.

Yeah The name came out of my disdain for all the new Multiplexes that opened up in Toronto while they closed down the best theatres in town. (The Uptown, The Eglinton, and the York for those from Toronto). It was between Uniplex or Monoplex.
 

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Here a picture of the carpet that I will most likely be going with along with some paint samples that I still haven't settled on yet for the walls:




And here is my cat, who has taken to sleeping on the sample all the time:
 

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Should I insulate the partition wall? I am not concerned with soundproofing the room, but will not insulating it cause any sound issues within the room?


Thanks,

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Should I insulate the partition wall? I am not concerned with soundproofing the room, but will not insulating it cause any sound issues within the room?


Thanks,

Chris

We insulated all walls even though we didn't have to. It's not vary expensive and it's better to have no noticeable effect than possibly regret it later.
 

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Well folks, it's been a long time. I've been plugging away here and there in the summer, but had a large break when a leak was found in my foundation. I finally got that repaired in October. I'll post some more pics of where I am now. I'm very close to being done.
 

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Here is the media shelf being made:




I built the back in pieces so that there would be no visible brackets in the shelf, yet it would be strong enough to support the weight of everything without bowing.



 
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