Cinema Room Ex Bedroom 5.8m x 2.5m

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  1. unreel

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    Well after buying the house 5 months ago and a major renovation throughout the house the cinema room is finally near completion.

    I present a photo guide to the project in 25 steps. if only it was so easy in real life. I have to give credit to Phil LFC for the lights and exit sign idea on the forums here.

    The room was an upstairs bedroom when we moved in dimensions 5.8m x 2.5m and now the ceilings raised its 3m tall.

    Its still a work in progress paint needs touching up, speaker cables need tidying / upgrading. The box for the sofa needs finishing and carpeting and maybe lights.

    Specs currently Comprise

    Dalite 106" Screen
    Marantz SR7010
    Nakamichi AVP1 Power Amp
    Optoma HD33 Projector


    Kef IQ90 Front
    Kef IQ60C Centre
    Kef IQ30 Rear surround
    Kef Q82DS Surround
    Kef IQ10 Rears
    Kef Q85S x 4 for Atmos Ceiling Speakers

    Cerwin Vega CV2800
    Mini DSP 2x4 Balanced
    2 x 15" Stereo Integrity DIY Subs

    The subs and speakers are on paving slabs painted to match the carpet.

    Cambridge Audio Azur 651BD Bluray Player
    Xbox360
    PS3
    Wii
    Sky HD
    Media PC.

    4mm Van Damme Hi-Fi UP-LCOFC speaker cables
    2.5mm Van Damme Hi-Fi UP-LCOFC ceiling speaker cable

    Cat 5e network running through the house, 4 ports at each end of the room. The room also serves as my computer room for the time being.

    Cables are all running in trunking cut in the walls to the left and right of the screen, speaker and video cables are running along the trunking which the lights are on. The exit and lights are controlled via RF remote and are also colour changeable / dimmable.
     

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  2. Lion

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    very nice. :thumbsup:
     
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    Very impressive home cinema, great achievement unreel.
     
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    Nice set up mate
     
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    Great set up. I particularly like the extra height you gave to the room. Big difference and well executed! Enjoy!
     
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    Excellent transformation there. Looks like an Alladins cave of man goodness. Love the lighting especially.
     
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    v.impressive there Mr Shacks, so where's my invite for a film/game session then? :smashin:
     
  8. unreel

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    Now updated front row seating with electric recliners with cup holders...
     

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  9. unreel

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    Updates.

    I've now upgraded to Pioneer LX86 Amp, and Van Damme 4mm Hi-Fi UP-LCOFC rear speaker cables.

    I've just been on a trip to Whaleys for some Devore velvet..

    The difference is amazing. No shine off the walls, and its so black....

    Need to make another frame for velvet on the right wall and take down the Skyfall poster. I'm also going to cover the rear posters with a curtain to minimise any reflections.

    The picture below shows the difference I'd highly recommend the Devore to anyone wanting to get the best from their projector, its amazing how much better films look when there's no shine off the walls...
     

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    Very nice :)
     
  11. unreel

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    Latest pictures with the devore velvet and the actual current setup
     

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    Holly thread revival again lol...how is the soundproofing/reduction..is the bass and most of the other sounds kept within the confines of the room? Cheers.
     
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    I used 2 sheets of soundproof mat to try and soundproof the door. The door to the room is a wooden 4 panel door and finished with plywood., its made a huge difference to noise levels on the landing and upstairs rooms.

    SBM5 soundproofing mat- supplied by Sound Service (Oxford) Ltd

    The room is above my kitchen, the kitchen sounds like an earthquake is occurring and glasses shake on the shelves.. Upstairs is fine though. :D
     
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    Lol, did you not use anything under the floorboards above the kitchen or just left it as is? Only asking as one our bedrooms will shortly be no longer a bedroom[emoji16] yippeee lol..but it's above our living room and I would like to keep as much noise as possible in the bedroom..Thanks for the link.
     
  15. unreel

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    Just thick underlay and carpet on the floor. The subs and floor speakers are on concrete flags, but nothing else sound proof wise.

    The bass is the main thing that you hear in the kitchen and not much is going to stop that rattling the cupboards below.

    The dual 15" Subs are the main culprit more recent shot of the room Av below. Cabinet is undergoing a revamp, Devore velvet covering the top currently.
     

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    I'm thinking of upping the floorboards upstairs, using rockwool in the cavities ( making sure any cables are protected) filling in all the gaps of the floorboards with acoustic sealant and sticking down something like cloud 9 underlay
     
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    Well some sound proofing can't hurt at all, I just tend not to be in the kitchen when I'm playing films so no issue for me :clap:
     
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    Great stuff.

    Did you end up finishing the raised platform that the rear seats are on?

    The reason I ask is that I completely finished my cinema room including carpet etc but now want to add some tiered seating.

    I'm just trying to figure out how to do that on top of a carpet.

    Thanks
     
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    I'm still using the grey display boxes that show on Picture 24 on the initial post I picked up them for £1 each when Comet closed down. They are now fastened together with some plywood and carpeted. I've also fitted some Blue LED lighting on the steps

    I'll update with some pictures in next day or two.
     
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    Thanks, some photos would be really helpful.

    Did you cover them in the same carpet that is on the floor?

    How did you attach the carpet to the boxes?

    Have you attached the boxes to the floor?

    Sorry to bombard you with so many questions!:)
     
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    Carpet on the box is the same as the floor carpet. The boxes are made from very heavy MDF as there are 4 of them all screwed together and a 3 seater sofa sat on top they really didn't need fastening down.

    The carpet was just tucked underneath at the front edge as per the picture and stapled down at the far end. Its a rough and ready fix, but its held together for 3 years now :)

    Picture below with the floor lighting. That's simply some Wickes kitchen accent lights which I switch on and off via an RF remote.
     

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    I must say from the pics it doesn't look rough and ready at all, it looks pretty slick:thumbsup:

    Thanks very much for your help:smashin:
     
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    Excellent build. Well done .

    How are the LEDs fitted in the carpet. Is the carpet just cut round them?
     
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    The LED's are a springy push fit into a hole in the step there a corresponding hole in the carpet.
     
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    Very good :D
     
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    I covered my floor in carpet, built a box then covered it in the same carpet. Wworks fine for me.. plus if and when i want to move the box i just move it... Might need to clean the carpet to get mark out of it.
     
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    Just completed electric masking in my room, definitely a huge improvement when viewing widescreen format films.

    Full details on the thread below.
    DIY Electric Projector Masking
     

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    Great work! Very similar dimensions to my converted garage, but mine is narrower, hence on a 90" screen. :-(
     
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    Hi Unreel, loved the set up, really good read! :thumbsup: My set up will be almost exactly the same with a room size of 5.5 x 3.3 with 8ft high ceilings. The first fix has been done for the cables, the walls have just been plastered and now waiting for the scree to be put down on the floor. I have an 8 ft screen as well and will be using Devore on the screen wall after your excellent comparison previously.
    I will be having two rows of seats as you have, I'm interested to know the height of your riser, I was going for 9 inches? This will also have a led strip incorporated into the stair nosing.
    Also, interested in where your recliner cinema seating came from?
    Sorry for all the questions! :)
    Cheers Paul
     
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    Hi my riser is 8.5" tall. The recliners where an absolute ebay bargain from a house clearance. I would definately recommend the devore on the side walls, the screen wall wont actually make that much difference. Sounds like its a well planned room :)
     

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