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Old 01-16-2021, 01:52 PM   #1
stevecallas stevecallas is offline
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Default Steve's First Dedicated Theater

My first attempt at a dedicated theater room.

The theater is ~27.5' x 15.5' x 9'. 15 speaker surround sound with six 18" subwoofers in a 11.2.4 format, as well as tactile platforms underneath each recliner with a 15" driver BOSS on each front seat and 12" driver on each back seat. The 15 speakers are mains, center, wides, surrounds, rear surrounds, front heights, front in ceiling, rear in ceiling. Whether a movie is Atmos or not, everything is upmixed to utilize all 15 channels.

For now, equipment is:

JVC DLA-RS400 projector
Silver Ticket 142" 2.35:1 acoustically transparent screen
Marantz SR8012 receiver
Onkyo TX-NR3010 receiver
6x AC Infinity S7 fans to keep receivers cool
Panasonic UB820 4k blu ray player
Sony BDP-S6700 blu ray player
Toshiba HD-A2 hd dvd player
Boston Acoustics VR3 mains
Boston Acoustics VR3 center
Boston Acoustics VR1 wides
Boston Acoustics VR1 surrounds
Boston Acoustics VR1 rears
Boston Acoustics A25 front heights
Boston Acoustics HSi 460 front and rear in ceiling
3x Ascendant Audio Avalanche 18 LLT subwoofers (13hz tune)
3x Stereo Integrity HT-18 LLT subwoofers (13hz tune)
2x Dayton Classic 15 Subwoofer based BOSS system on the front recliners
2x JBL CX1200 Subwoofer based BOSS system on the rear recliners
2x Carvin HD1800 amps
Behringer Inuke NU4-6000 amp
Behringer Inuke NX4-6000 amp

The room has 3 dedicated 20 amp circuits for the gear up front, a 4th 20 amp circuit for the projector and star ceiling, and a 5th 20 amp circuit for the lighting and shared outlets in the room on the side and rear walls (used for vacuuming the room, etc).

A false floor comprised of 1/4" 6lb density polyethylene foam, pressure treated 2 x 4s laid sideways, and 3/4" tongue in groove osb stacked in that order will cover the entire room. This will prevent the slab from stealing the infrasonic rumble. No reason to do 6 LLTs if I can't feel the earth shake.

The theater seating is Hogan zero wall recliners in front and back row. The back row is on a two step riser approximately 10-12" tall with led perimeter lighting.

The screen wall is a false wall, 4' from the real front wall of the theater, completely covered in black velvet. There are black velvet curtains to either side of the screen that let you get behind the screen wall - on the left is a separate media room/closet, and on the right is the equipment rack. There is a tray ceiling with a 700 star fiber optic center for the front row guests - I still have to complete more panels for the back row guests, which will bring the stars up to 1005. There are 8 recessed lights in the tray and only 2 wall sconces due to window placement.

Sound treatments include space themed 3.5" thick Safe n Sound absorption panels on the side walls, rear wall, and in front of each blacked out window. There is a 3' x 3' diffusion panel on the rear wall, a 1.5' x 4.5' diffusion panel on a sidewall, and a few 1.5' x 1.5' diffusion panels on the ceiling. The true front wall is covered in 4" thick acoustic wedge and pyramid foam. 3 corners of the room have 12" x 12" acoustic foam corner traps. The theater has a double door entry with seals on all four edge surfaces of each door.

Star ceiling from the front seats

AVS Home Theater of the Month - February 2020
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Old 01-17-2021, 01:45 AM   #2
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Old 01-24-2021, 11:57 AM   #3
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Old 01-24-2021, 01:39 PM   #4
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Wow! This is cool and loads of fun....dig the star ceiling.
I wish you were my neighbor.
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Old 01-24-2021, 04:02 PM   #5
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That's beautiful, it looks professional. Just curious, what do you do for a living?
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Old 01-25-2021, 12:03 AM   #6
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Sep 2019

Thanks. Here's another of the star ceiling below.

My theater is fairly pedestrian compared to some of the others out there, but this was my first attempt in a home that I don't intend to live in forever, so I didn't want any features in the room to be permanent, everything is easily deconstructed and removable.

I manage a business.

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Old 01-27-2021, 12:50 AM   #7
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I like your side room aswell, where you’ve got all your discs. Very nice.
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Old 01-27-2021, 04:38 PM   #8
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Very nice only thing id hit you on is cable management but that's cause im OCD about my cables lol
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