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  1. The Dreamer

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    This thread just popped up in Trending.... I hadn't seen it before.

    Well, I know which way I'd head, if I got permission of course! :D

    A garage gives just enough room to squeeze two rows in, and fit an AT screen too! (One of the best things you can do for a dedicated room IMO).

    My own room is 5.5m long, albeit a little wider than a single garage, at 4.4m. I've lost about 30cm in each direction due to my false walls hiding the speakers and acoustic treatments, but you don't have to do this if you keep your speakers visible on-wall, and acoustic treatments can be a handful of insulation filled frames mounted strategically around the room.

    I see the entrance door would be midway, or nearer the front, which means you might even be able to squeeze a 3 seater couch along the back wall, with a two seater up front. I would advise against recliners in the rear row though, they take up a lot of room, and are very rarely reclined, as your eye to screen angles are more comfortable sitting upright when you're elevated on a riser. (I know I have recliners, as I wanted that uniform 'cinema' look, but I may actually get rid of them in the future for a fixed sofa - but having spent so much on them am loath to do so right now)!

    If you were to go for your plan two posts above this one, I'd forgo the rear surround speakers, and just aim for 5.1.4 - the rear speakers would be too easily localised by people sitting on the couch, and would pull you out of the movie, rather than contributing to it. IMO. Not so important with a two row setup, when I'd go for the full monty, as the MLP would be on the front row, and the rear seats would naturally be the compromised ones, sound-wise (but most guests wouldn't really notice). Again, IMO.

    The other thing I'd look at, if going for the 'living room' setup, would be an Epson ultra-short throw projector, the LS100 - it's only 1080p, but will give a mahoosive image, even with the limited space available. You could either hide in-walls behind a very thin AT screen, or project straight onto the wall, with speakers arranged a la TV setup.

    Best of luck! And don't forget, we here at AVF, are always happy to spend other peoples money! :rotfl::D
     
  2. Ideal AV

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    well i don’t know of anyone who has upgraded to a pj and regretted it then back again to a tv Riz

    PJ’s just offer that more immersive entertainment imo, even though i have 2 65” tv’s and one an oled, i aren’t drawn into a movie like i am with a pj

    Allan
     
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  3. Rizvan

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    Thanks for the reply,
    I am updating the plan and will post later, I might be able to put the door right at the front of the room but need to get this checked out when we have moved. :D
     
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    This my feeling, I will only crave a projector in the future.
     
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    Update plan folks....
    what do you think? :D
     

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    This is itchin' for a PJ now. I'm interested to know how you get on with, errmm, mounting that pair of breasts at the foot of the stairs.:D
     
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    i’d be tempted to space the overhead width a bit more Riz, these are effects speakers remember so shouldn’t be affected with nearer to wall placement

    it’s looking good though

    Allan :smashin:
     
  8. Rizvan

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    Some great news, I have managed to persuade the wife that it would be better keeping the entire garage a single room as apposed to putting up a partition wall to separate the study and treadmill section.
    But having a look at it, the room is probably going to end up being too long, perhaps I could make this a open section for a pool table / open plan study with the same decor throughout.
    A decent blackout blind / curtain set to cover the window area and then mount the rear surround speakers above the window angled down slightly towards the listening position.

    Regarding the speakers for Atmos, I am a little confused as I am unable to find any Dolby Atmos certified ceiling speakers, can only find the ones which fire upwards... JAMO ATM50?
    I assume these cannot be mounted upside down on the ceilings as their dispersion pattern is to reflect sound as apposed to direct firing?
    Ideally wanting something to work well with my JAMO THX Speakers..... THX certified would be a nice touch :D.

    Planned kit list as follows:-

    99" Draper Vertex Fixed Screen
    Buttkicker Amplifier with 2x Quake 10b's
    Popcorn Machine & Mini Fridge
    4x Dolby Atmos Ceiling Speakers
    Onkyo 7.2.4 Amplifer
    Oppo 4K Blu-ray Player
    Epson 9300W 4K Projector
    Seating for 5/6 people
    LED lighting
    Apple TV 4K
    Nintendo Switch

    Will work on a revised plan :D lol
     
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    What are the dimensions you have to work with?
     
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    Keep the study IMO, offset the door and use it to house project and A/V kit so noisy fans are hidden away
     
  11. Rizvan

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    The room size will be 5308 x 2567mm (17' 5 " x 8' 5").
     
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    Home Cinema Plan 3 attached...... :D which since uploading it, I have already changed my mind slightly, I can fit in two 3-seater sofa's in and just have the ramp up the left side of the room giving between 57-77cm of walk way space.

    Something like this looks nice
    Garage to Home Cinema - AV Comm
     

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  13. Rizvan

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    Home Cinema Plan 4 attached....... :D
     

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    Prefer plan 3. - keeps seating centered.
    If plan 4 is preferred I would move walkway to same side as door so people do not walk across screen.

    How big will A/V rack be, maybe us a besta unit along back on rear sofa so it's out of view?
     
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    I am inclined to agree but then it will only seat 4 people which isn't ideal..... I also doubt I can fit another row at the back and keep the study area.
    I may have to go with what you have suggested and move the walkway to the same side as the door.
    I was looking at a proper AV cab but they are massive & expensive, again may go with your suggestion of a low level IKEA Besta unit. :D
    Thanks for the advice.
     
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    Back to a 2x 2-seater setup and moving the door to come off the Hallway.
    This will allow me to build a stage / riser floor at the front and possibly conceal the front speakers.
    I will have to figure out how to mount the Right Surround Speaker as the door is there, may just mount it on the door! lol

    The Sofa's I am looking at are 129cm wide which will give me plenty of space to walk at the sides.
    Ashby Grey Leather Recliner Sofa 2 Seater Only £349.99 | Furniture Choice

    Home Cinema Plan 5 attached.... :D
     

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    you won't fit a pool table in that, mine is 22*15 and i couldn't fit a table. a desk/open plan study works well though
     
  18. Rizvan

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    Correct..... its amazing when you start measuring things, it puts everything into perspective and you realise it doesn’t fit!
    I assumed I could fit a 3-seater sofa in comfortabl but in the end a 2-seater looks a fit better. :)
     
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    Home Cinema Plan 6.
    I could keep my exiting THX amplifier and use to power and additional set of surround speakers. The sweet spot will still be the second row but the first row won't miss out on the surround effect.
    Also planning to get another subwoofer or two :D
     

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    A drastic plan change..... what do you think folks, its certainly a cheaper route.
    Home Cinema Plan 7.
     

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    Must reply to the 2012 thread first and say what a wonderful looking room that was and a quick question would be, how did the sub in the sofa sound (if I read that right)

    Second is I will be dropping into this thread often to see watch and hopefully enjoy this next build.

    Good luck
     
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    Home Cinema Plan 9 :D :eek:
     

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    Will you be going full baffle wall?
     
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    I’m planning to get sound proof boards but at a staggering 45kg each I’m looking for other options to sound proof the room.
    May use my existing foam tiles for sound control though or some proper acoustic panels.
     
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    It's not a subwoofer in the sofa but a transducer (quake 10b). I gives you motion from the LFE signal. I am planning to buy another one for my new setup. :eek:
     
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    The cinema room was taken down a couple of weeks ago.... the new home owner didn't want it.
    What a mission it was to take it all down! :(
     

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