In need of some construction advice.

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  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,740
    It’s a home theater, Dan, not an Indiana meth lab....
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  • txcoastal1txcoastal1 Posts: 11,266
    It’s a home theater, Dan, not an Indiana meth lab....

    But it's cool B) ...
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  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,096
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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: 1,046
    edited July 2019

    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: 3,463
    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.
  • Tony MTony M Posts: 9,105
    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: 1,975
    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: 25,576
    sorry I am so late to this party... 'cause I'd have suggested a bead curtain.

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    B)


  • nooshinjohnnooshinjohn Posts: 22,740
    Go back to your purple haze you hippie....
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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,550
    edited July 2019
    F1nut wrote: »
    Hippie beads


    Jesse beat you to it Doc... :)
  • scubalabscubalab Posts: 2,931
    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: 3,120
    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: 25,576
    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: 4,165
    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: 716
    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.

  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,096
    Mark looks good....... but I think you need more "cowbell" in the form of subs :wink:
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  • ClipdatClipdat Posts: 8,115
    Your media closet is bigger than my kitchen.
  • Mark looks good....... but I think you need more "cowbell" in the form of subs :wink:

    Yea, about that... the sub up in the front corner is a Velodyne DD18. I have another DD18 (I even pre-wired to both back corners of the room) that I was going to install in the room, buuuuut - I spent about an hour and a half fine-tuning the parametric eq on the one in the room (with the included microphone and on-board software), and it came out with a volume setting of 36 (out of 100). At that setting, it shakes the room. It rattles the plates in the cupboards upstairs in the kitchen. It rattles the pictures on the walls in the guest room next door. I can see NO REASON to move the other sub in there. None.

    I always thought a servo sub was a must for 2ch listening, but not so important for HT. I was wrong - the servo cleans up the HT bass to a degree that’s impossible to explain. I’ve had great (non-servo) HT subs, and I thought they were the best thing ever. However, there’s no going back now...:-)
    Too much gear, too little time....
  • EndersShadowEndersShadow Posts: 17,096
    As long as it blows back your sack...
    "....not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted." William Bruce Cameron, Informal Sociology: A Casual Introduction to Sociological Thinking (1963)
  • mrbironmrbiron Posts: 5,333
    Now, that is a movie collection...
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  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    Whereabouts do you reside DJT? You on the East coast by chance?

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

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  • pitdogg2pitdogg2 Posts: 16,550
    treitz3 wrote: »
    Whereabouts do you reside DJT? You on the East coast by chance?

    Tom

    Nope.. Utah
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    Affirmative - about 30 miles north of SLC.
  • daddyjtdaddyjt Posts: 1,494
    mrbiron wrote: »
    Now, that is a movie collection...

    Thanks - unboxing them after a couple years was a job. I’ve always kept my movie collection strictly alphabetized ,and You’d think that the movers would have loaded them into boxes in somewhat of a consistent manner (like one shelf at a time, maybe in order). You’d think.... but you’d be wrong. It took me 7 hours to re-alphabetize the whole collection, and integrate all the new stuff I’ve purchased since the rest went into storage.

    I realize many will look at the collection and scoff, as digital copies and streaming are in the process of taking over, but I’m a sucker for physical media. One of the main reasons, is I enjoy loaning movies out to friends and family. I love sharing great films and music with others, and that is difficult within the digital domain.

  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 14,617
    There is NOTHING wrong with physical media. All I have is physical media (well, and a streamer) and I would not change it for anything. Well, shoot. I thought you were a tad closer.

    Tom
    In search of accurate reproduction of music. Real sound is my reference and while perfection may not be attainable? If I chase it, I might just catch excellence.

    ~ The best way to enjoy digital music reproduction is to never listen to good analogue reproduction ~

    ~ Not all things that can be measured can be heard and not all things heard can be measured ~

    ~ When the law ends, tyranny begins ~
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