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I have been procrastinating, but its time to start this thread. My theater will be done in the next 3 weeks, but has been underway for 6 months.



Here is the blank canvas, 9 foot foundations to give a little extra height to work with in the basement, also to make sure that there are no ductwork bulkheads protruding into the theater space.



The theater area framed in.



Looking to the left side of the front of the room.



Looking back to the door of the room, you can see where the equipment rack and subwoofer enclosure is.





Showing the inwall speaker wire, I used 14 G 4 conductor Liberty wire





The side speakers are Paradigm ADPs, so I did not put speaker terminals on the walls, just framed it in so there is a solid surface to mount them to.



All the walls and ceiling are coverd in Enermax to add sound containment.



The walls and ceiling all insulated, ready for drywall



Now you can clearly see the equipment rack and sub locations



The airspace between the theater ceiling and the upstairs floor. Should decouple the sound from going through a bit



Under the stairs will be where all the gear is located, as well, I am building a sealed enclosure that the subs will sit inside of. I wanted to free up some extra floorspace and have them out of the living area.
 

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First look at the drywalled room



From another angle. The space in the middle of the ceiling will be to add a star ceiling at a later time. There is a switched dimable plugin in it.



Closeup showing the Enermax and gyproc layering that is on all the walls.



Starting to frame and insulate the enclosure that will house the subs



Drywall and fiberglass on all sides



And the back leaves another airspace to help decouple the bass from the next room



Sub enclosure finished and the home made equipment rack in place



Taped and mudded



Here you can see the 2 layers of drywall around the subwoofers



And the finished mudding



The equipment rack starting to look the way its supposed to



Blacked out with flat spray paint



And shelves placed to keep all the gear perfectly flush. It will all have lots of breathing room on the sides so all the components will be stacked close together with minimal space between them



The front framed and ready for paint



Building the 10 inch high riser



A good shot showing how it will contour with the curved seating



A shot of the completed riser and front stage. I went minimalistic, just a plain curve across the front of it



My little woman classing up the jobsite, some friends have suggested a stripper pole at this point



I got a great deal on 2 rows of these at Sears. They are bonded leather and very comfy
 

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Power outlet in the riser for rope lighting



Finished riser, you can see the rope light, just waiting for carpet



The ceiling has been painted a dark flat blue, it really makes the room feel much darker, should be really dark when the grey and red goes on the walls



Projector plug, it needs to be sprayed to match the ceiling before I put it in permanently



Looking forward from the doorway



you can make out the 3 lights over the stage are as well as see where the wall sconces are going



Carpet went in today, it looks brown in the picture, buts really a charcoal grey



A nice clear shot of the front stage and sub enclosure



Rope lighting installed



And turned on



3 more weeks to go, just waiting for painters and then will post more progress.
 

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Originally Posted by elvalle /forum/post/16171658


I noticed you did not use treated wood for the bottom plate. that makes me feel better because I didn't either, but im crossing my fingers. Looks great.

That depends on your location and other factors such as the composition of the concrete used in the slab, moisture levels, etc.


In my area (and many others), pressure treated plates are required by code.
 

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I placed all my equipment in a closet I made underneath my steps. While their is ample space all around the equipment it still gets hot and stuffy in there. Enough so that I wanted to and did vent it out. If your gonna have equipment closely stacked together and/or your gonna put face plates or somehow cover the front of the equipment area you may want to think about venting before it's to late.
 

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I had all my amps in a solid rack in my last home, they had no air access on the sides, and only about 8 inches of space behind them. I had more trouble with the PC getting too hot, but the amps never got too hot to the touch. I also have a very deep closet under the stairs, so they will have lots of airspace to heat up. Should be no problem.
 

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Looking good so far buddy! Can't wait to see it on my next trip to Saskatoon (once it's ready to rock of course). I got my optoma hd65 up and going in my current room but my (re)construction of that room will start in a month or so. Just in the middle of the planning stages now. Did you put anything aside from insulation in the stage/riser (sand etc)?
 

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Some more progress today, the painters have been in this week so I was able to go in and do some more work:



Walls painted, the colors turned out great.



I got a bag of 4" pyramid foam off the internet to line my sub enclosure



An hour and a couple tubes of No More Nails Foamboard adhesive and it turned out ok. I also got a 12g extension cord and cut it down for the subs. Its about 8 feet long and plugged into a 20 amp circuit.



Also got my tempered glass the other day so I put in my door on the equipment rack. The room is starting to come together!
 

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Looking great, get those seats in there and fire up the gear
 

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I really like the look of your theater. Great job, man. You are much further along than I am! Keep up the posts.
 

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I really dig it...

Love the layout and colors...


chris
 
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