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    Doitor's Home Theater Build

    Now that the Toy Car is "done", I'm taking on a new challenge.
    I'm building a HT/Media room in my house from scratch.
    The plan is to build a low budget room in which we can enjoy movies and play video games. Now that the kids are 5 and 4 years old, they will be able to enjoy this room for a long time.
    The room is 13x16 feet with a 12 foot ceiling.
    Equipment will include an Optoma HD33 projector for 1080p 3D, a 150" screen, Onkyo 94000HTX sound system, some recliner seats, etc, etc,
    I started the past weekend to build a "room in a room", with some metal framing. Here are some pics.









    I ordered some Roxul Safe N Sound insulation from Lowes that will be here next week.
    The goal is to get the room done by the end of the year, so dont expect a lot of updates soon. LOL.

    J.

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    Subscribed. I love "rooms in rooms".
    Nick
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    I like what I see here!! , will be keeping an eye on this.

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    Looks great mate What's a room in a room, for the uninitiated?
    mulletboy2 a.k.a Mark Stringer

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    Discuss.

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    You basically build a room inside a room with insulation between them.
    The idea behind that is to keep sound in the room and improve it acoustically.
    Same idea than what we do to cars.

    J.

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    Well, normally, apart from insulation, it also has to be suspended on rubber mounts and thus acoustically and mechanically decoupled from the rest of the house. Back in the day, when I was editor of a hi-fi mag over here it was a joy to use the chamber they had built for testing/measuring the equipment. That was suspended as well, it felt odd as the rubber mounts were quite soft and if you jumped up and down you could feel the whole thing move.
    Nick
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    After almost a year hiatus, the room is back on track.
    Walls are done, carpet is done, wiring is done, projector is working.
    Still need to: Make cabinet for gear, install sound system, install wood trim, add some acoustic treatment to the room, get seating, etc, etc.





    J.

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    WOW!! mui bueno!
    Glad you kept at it, the kids (young and old) will lorv it!

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    Weekend progress.
    Skeleton of the cabinet is done.



    Speakers are mounted and wired.



    Hooked up the system for a test drive. After the Audyssey calibration I put the Ironman bluray and it exceeded my expectations. The sound at 82/100 that is THX standard is pretty sweet. And the 12" sub does a very good job.
    Now on to the finishing touches and to decide the seating.

    J.

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