Media Room to Dedicated Room Conversion (results in misaligned speaker positions - issue?)

Garioch

Distinguished Member
Hi could I get your thoughts / opinions please?

I already have an entry level home cinema / living room in a 5.1.2 setup. It has both a wall mounted TV and a pulldown screen for the projector.

However, we have built another living room, which shall be the new location for the TV. I now have an opportunity to turn the existing room into a dedicated home cinema. I have permission to paint it black, move stuff about (within reason) etc.

I fancied installing a fixed screen and making full use of the wall. However, due to the awkward room geometry, this would result in misaligned speaker positions. Whilst I can move the front speakers. I cannot move the surrounds and overheads. At the moment, everything is symmetrical to the seating position but I am not utilising the full wall. If I did utilise the full wall then the speakers are no longer central to the seating position. Is this an issue or can room correction address this? I use Anthem's ARC Genesis.

Room dimensions are 3.5m wide x 4m long (the 4m is to the wall behind the sofa). I currently have a 106" diagonal pulldown screen 16:9. I would love to go 120" diagonal fixed 16:9 (possibly masked for scope content).

Many thanks - image attached below of before and proposed new design.

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SparkerB

Active Member
Hi, no problem just means the sweet spot (your seat 😊) is the right seat of the sofa.

Bigger front stage bigger experience.

Speaker distance during the calibration will account for sound arriving at the correct time.

You may have to play with the sub position to ensure you're not sitting in a null.

Best

Cory
 

SparkerB

Active Member
Mask as much as possible. See my simple masking. By masking the side walls I'm able to use the full width of my wall.

Also note the cloth wrapped around a skirting board to make an adjustable mask.

Try going for an acoustic transparent screen to hide speakers.
 

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Garioch

Distinguished Member
Mask as much as possible. See my simple masking. By masking the side walls I'm able to use the full width of my wall.

Also note the cloth wrapped around a skirting board to make an adjustable mask.

Try going for an acoustic transparent screen to hide speakers.

Thanks for your feedback and for sharing your photos. Greatly appreciated. Do you have a false wall to house your speakers? I did give consideration to installing an AT screen but it will require a touch more effort (but not impossible). It'll mean having to pull back and trimming carpet to accommodate a false wall to hide the speakers. Tempting as your solution looks really good!
 

SparkerB

Active Member
Thanks for your feedback and for sharing your photos. Greatly appreciated. Do you have a false wall to house your speakers? I did give consideration to installing an AT screen but it will require a touch more effort (but not impossible). It'll mean having to pull back and trimming carpet to accommodate a false wall to hide the speakers. Tempting as your solution looks really good!
Look at it like Less of a wall, more of a frame. The fram can sit on top of the carpet. I made my screen the wall
 

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