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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,447
    It’s a home theater, Dan, not an Indiana meth lab....
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 10,610
    It’s a home theater, Dan, not an Indiana meth lab....

    But it's cool B) ...
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 16,885
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    txcoastal1 wrote: »
    It’s a home theater, Dan, not an Indiana meth lab....

    But it's cool B) ...

    And due to the added weight of the books and their density, a better sound absorber
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  • tratlifftratliff Posts: 826
    edited July 10

    A pocket door sure would have been nice. I have one for the entrance to my listening room and really enjoy how when it is open it’s out of the way. And I leave it open most of the time. Even when listening.

    Here is a picture of how it integrates with the room and system.

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  • kharp1kharp1 Posts: 3,382
    I think I would look at moving the electric from it's current location to the entry way where the speakers are and then put a pocket door in.
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  • Tony MTony M Posts: 8,347
    aprazer402 wrote: »
    Doors that swing out would be fine. :)

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    LOVE IT! The name's on top too. B)
    Most people just listen to music and watch movies. I EXPERIENCE them.
  • michaeljhsda2michaeljhsda2 Posts: 1,924
    tratliff wrote: »
    A pocket door sure would have been nice. I have one for the entrance to my listening room and really enjoy how when it is open it’s out of the way. And I leave it open most of the time. Even when listening.

    Here is a picture of how it integrates with the room and system.

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    Looks great!
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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,297
    sorry I am so late to this party... 'cause I'd have suggested a bead curtain.

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    B)


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 21,447
    Go back to your purple haze you hippie....
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 14,598
    edited July 11
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hippie beads


    Jesse beat you to it Doc... :)
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,814
    I'll add some comments/suggestions (I know I'm late to the party).

    I had nearly the exact situation in our theater. Originally the space just had an opening (no door). I had no qualms about installing an out-swing door and actually prefer it now that it's there. We could have put a pocket door in, but it would have involved moving electric and more work than I wanted to get into. Plus, we have 4 other pocket doors in the house and I HATE how flimsy the walls feel where the doors slide in.

    As for the barn door style, it would be a good option, but think about access to the light switches. What's the first thing you do when you walk into a dark room? I'd think it'd be a little inconvenient to first have to fully close the door to access the light switch.

    Also, a recommendation on the box-out around the HVAC in the front right ceiling... Build a matching one in the left to quell any OCD on symmetry. They'd make perfect 'mounts' for front height speakers!

    Here's a picture of our HT front wall. The door in the front right corner swings out into a hallway just as yours would.

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  • HermitismHermitism Posts: 2,567
    I don't remember which member's HT this is, but they have a door that opens/swings out, not in. I remembered saving the pics to my computer.

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  • mhardy6647mhardy6647 Posts: 23,297
    pitdogg2 wrote: »
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hippie beads


    Jesse beat you to it Doc... :)

    Derp.
    How'd I miss that?!
    I musta been stoned, man...
  • kevhed72kevhed72 Posts: 3,738
    mhardy6647 wrote: »
    sorry I am so late to this party... 'cause I'd have suggested a bead curtain.

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    (borrowed image, just to be absolutely clear about that)

    B)

    Man, those are Greg Brady farrrrrr out! Maybe Ill get a set for this doorway to my room:
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  • pkquatpkquat Posts: 667
    I'm super late to this and I bet the work as already been done. I'll add to the vote of confidence to the swing out door. What I wanted to add was possibly use heavy curtains for the door or to tame reflections.

    One of the best sounding theater room I heard they had hung curtains on either side near the front to tame reflections There were also curtains between the side and rear speakers, and I think in the back too. At first the room seemed dead. It is was like you were hearing sounds from point sources on the sides and rear, and the front felt narrow. The room was about 15-16' wide and about 20' deep. I am pretty sure it was only a perception issue. Once is was darker and you were focused on the screen the sound flowed with the movie and sounds came from everywhere around. The stage was wide when it needed to be.

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