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Old 12-31-2022, 11:13 PM   #1
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It's been a long wait since my last theater went out of commission following my divorce, but I finally found a house to build a new one, and construction has commenced.

On Thursday, everything was measured out, materials were moved from the garage to the backyard and basement, and most of the walls frames were built.





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Then yesterday, most of the walls were put into place and attached.

There are still some areas that need adjustments (like the window areas, and where the equipment rack will go), but the basic shape of everything is pretty much there now.

More framing work to come on Monday, and maybe Tuesday. Then HVAC work will be done this coming Friday.



















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Old 12-31-2022, 11:18 PM   #3
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This is the basic layout the basement will be.



The wall/door in the bottom right will be in line with the stairs though.

And the toilet/vanity will be on the bottom wall, not the side wall.

The one wall to the left that has a gap between the framing and foundation is like that because there will be shelves built into the wall that wrap are next to and above the equipment rack. Similar to what I had in the previous theater.
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Sorry about your divorce. The theatre looks like it is going to be nice. I like the 2 rows.
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I don't know you well enough to either wish you condolences or congratulations on your divorce. As someone whose been through it, and an enthusiast of this pastime, I know that sometimes a bit of both are in order....

You obviously know what you are doing, so I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Were you able to salvage some gear, or was this an opportunity to upgrade?
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Congrats on the house and the new build. I hope you are in a good place with the divorce and continue to move on. Keep us updated with your progress!
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Old 01-05-2023, 01:16 AM   #7
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This is the basic layout the basement will be.



The wall/door in the bottom right will be in line with the stairs though.

And the toilet/vanity will be on the bottom wall, not the side wall.

The one wall to the left that has a gap between the framing and foundation is like that because there will be shelves built into the wall that wrap are next to and above the equipment rack. Similar to what I had in the previous theater.
If I can give you one bit of advice from my build for your man cave - put in a urinal
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Old 01-05-2023, 02:59 AM   #8
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I own a construction company and I am so jealous! I have 3 extra rooms but I have 4 kids (3 married) and 6 grandkids (2 more on the way) that stay over a lot. Damn, I wish we had basements here in So Cal. It's looking great and I look forward to seeing how it turns out!
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I love watching people build their home theaters. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing your hardware choices.
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Old 01-05-2023, 02:55 PM   #10
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I don't know you well enough to either wish you condolences or congratulations on your divorce. As someone whose been through it, and an enthusiast of this pastime, I know that sometimes a bit of both are in order....

You obviously know what you are doing, so I can't wait to see what you come up with!

Were you able to salvage some gear, or was this an opportunity to upgrade?
Well, I don't generally believe in divorce, so I wasn't thrilled with it. But, it's been 2.5 years, so it's not a big bother to me at this point. I do hate how it affects my daughter (5), however.

I was able to take pretty much everything that wasn't tied to the structure. So, Projector, Speakers, Subs, AV components, Acoustic treatments, and even some cables.

I got 3 of the 6 theater recliners I had. She demanded the other 3 out of spite, and then later sold them (I offered to buy, but she wouldn't). So, I found 4 very similar chairs on facebook for a better rate than what she asked for them).

So, not really much as far as upgrades - not that I felt I needed much. But, I do have the extra seat now, and I got another pair of surrounds so that I have a pair for each row.

The room itself is a slight upgrade. The width and height are almost the same, but I gain a few feet of length.
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Old 01-05-2023, 02:59 PM   #11
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I love watching people build their home theaters. Thanks for sharing! Looking forward to seeing your hardware choices.
Hardware is pretty much all set for now. It's what I had previously.

Seymour AV Center Stage XD - 120" (wide) 2.35:1 screen
JVC NX7 projector
Yamaha A3050 receiver
JTR 228 Noesis for LCR (3)
Klipsch KPT-8000M for Side (4) and rear (2) surround.
Niles DS8HD ceiling speakers for Atmos (4)
JTR Captivator Pro 2400 subs (2)
Crown XLS 5000 Amp for subs
Behringer thing for subs too (can't recall the name right now)


The usual sources for movies (Nvidia Shield) and games (PS5, Xbox One S) etc.
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Old 01-05-2023, 11:03 PM   #12
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Hardware is pretty much all set for now. It's what I had previously.

Seymour AV Center Stage XD - 120" (wide) 2.35:1 screen
JVC NX7 projector
Yamaha A3050 receiver
JTR 228 Noesis for LCR (3)
Klipsch KPT-8000M for Side (4) and rear (2) surround.
Niles DS8HD ceiling speakers for Atmos (4)
JTR Captivator Pro 2400 subs (2)
Crown XLS 5000 Amp for subs
Behringer thing for subs too (can't recall the name right now)


The usual sources for movies (Nvidia Shield) and games (PS5, Xbox One S) etc.
Nice! Pre-wiring should be easy. Always think ahead of what you may want to get/add down the road. I did mine back in 2005. At that time a 5.1 setup was the way to go but I did a 7.2 behind the walls. So glad I did. I have access to put in a single pair of atmos speakers at some point but my next upgrade will be a projector. I've been using my JVC RS-25 for over 11 years now and it still hasn't given me a really good reason to upgrade it (but I probably will by end of next year).
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Old 01-05-2023, 11:04 PM   #13
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Well, I don't generally believe in divorce, so I wasn't thrilled with it. But, it's been 2.5 years, so it's not a big bother to me at this point. I do hate how it affects my daughter (5), however.

I was able to take pretty much everything that wasn't tied to the structure. So, Projector, Speakers, Subs, AV components, Acoustic treatments, and even some cables.

I got 3 of the 6 theater recliners I had. She demanded the other 3 out of spite, and then later sold them (I offered to buy, but she wouldn't). So, I found 4 very similar chairs on facebook for a better rate than what she asked for them).

So, not really much as far as upgrades - not that I felt I needed much. But, I do have the extra seat now, and I got another pair of surrounds so that I have a pair for each row.

The room itself is a slight upgrade. The width and height are almost the same, but I gain a few feet of length.
I was very fortunate not to have kids with my first wife and even more fortunate to have 2 with my present wife. They are now both adults in university living at home. Our HT is well used and loved as a component of family time. My daughter in particular is a major horror fan and we are usually the two that stay up to watch a second feature after my wife and son tap out after the evening's comedy or drama fare..

I was able to get most of my stuff from the first go around. She claimed to have destroyed most of the rarer titles in my LD collection. The list surprisingly coincided with the titles her brother seemed to be missing. I can chuckle about that....now...

Most of the gear has been replaced a few times over.. although I still use the mains from that original system (PARADIGM Monitor 7s) as my L/R surrounds.
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I was very fortunate not to have kids with my first wife and even more fortunate to have 2 with my present wife. They are now both adults in university living at home. Our HT is well used and loved as a component of family time. My daughter in particular is a major horror fan and we are usually the two that stay up to watch a second feature after my wife and son tap out after the evening's comedy or drama fare..

I was able to get most of my stuff from the first go around. She claimed to have destroyed most of the rarer titles in my LD collection. The list surprisingly coincided with the titles her brother seemed to be missing. I can chuckle about that....now...

Most of the gear has been replaced a few times over.. although I still use the mains from that original system (PARADIGM Monitor 7s) as my L/R surrounds.

Um....I don't like your ex....you have enough problems being a Maple Leafs Fan (LOL) and then she does that crap.
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Um....I don't like your ex....you have enough problems being a Maple Leafs Fan (LOL) and then she does that crap.
No doubt....the Leafs have given me more heartache over the years than any woman ever has...
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No doubt....the Leafs have given me more heartache over the years than any woman ever has...
LOL-I am a Rangers fan-so I know some of what you have been going through-sorry about the Kraken game....
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I bought a sub from a fellow AVS member who had a basement HT, which was built from scratch. He went with a focus on soundproofing the build. What struck me was how "pure" the sound was. Now he had acoustic treatments and calibrated his audio....but, taking the room (to some degree) out of the equation by soundproofing the walls and ceiling really helped provide a solid foundation for hearing (less altered) sound interacting with the room.
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I bought a sub from a fellow AVS member who had a basement HT, which was built from scratch. He went with a focus on soundproofing the build. What struck me was how "pure" the sound was. Now he had acoustic treatments and calibrated his audio....but, taking the room (to some degree) out of the equation by soundproofing the walls and ceiling really helped provide a solid foundation for hearing (less altered) sound interacting with the room.
Was that Grant?
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Was that Grant?
David M from IL

osuflyers27 is his member name.
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David M from IL

osuflyers27 is his member name.
Ah okay. Figured you were talking KC guys. Jedimastergrant did a room within a room build. One of the first theaters I visited.
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