Basically from this point I am going to get up and running a 7 channel AT screen wall system ASAP then go from there. 4 Volt kits, PJ mount, some insulation, cheap DIY screen and wood materials can make this happen. Or if Jamestown, Falcon or anyone else has a line on better screen material than spandex for no more than a few hundred lemme know. But I have researched spandex a bit and many non videophiles are pretty satisfied...Running a Sony 40ES...Also I will build an AT screen wall, fill in that window (sun coming in) with insulation and one layer of insulation on the screen wall. Also the beams on the ceiling are 8" so I was planning to take the front 2/3 sections and essentially fill them with absorption panels. Imagine a ceiling flush in those two sections. That offers two large ceiling bass traps and also ceiling absorption and deadening the room up a bit. I would expect that to have a drastic effect on bass especially on the waterfall/spectro graphs. After that maybe 4 absorption panels on walls but I also intend to toy around with some diffusion for the opposite wall first reflection points of the left and right 215's, that make sense lol? The PJ mount will go mounted into the third section above the single row of seating. I also intend to build my SI 18's into nearfields
Also the window behind seating AND the room opening will get blackout curtains for a totally black room. Plus velvet at least in the front 3rd of room for light control.
The pic of the black plug in is about 28" off front wall where I expect the screen wall to end up. This puts seated head distance about 12ft 4in to screen. I was thinking of putting the FRONT edge of seating about flush with the back end of the fire place. For reference that is a queen size mattress in that pic of what would be the left side surround speaker areas. Also in that corner I will put my MA rack loaded with gear. Crest amps have been fan modded and everything else is silent so no noise worries
I'm sure I'm missing something but generally wanted to get this thread up and running to generate ideas from ya'll. Wouldn't be passed HTIB if it wasn't for AVS so lets slap this room together! Oh, dimensions are 15ft wide by 20ft 4 in long with 9ft ceilings (8ft, 4in to bottom of beams).
JTR 215RTx3, Digital Amp Co. 60V Golden Cherry Maraschino Monoblocksx3, FTW21" 17cu ft Subwoofersx2, SI18HTx4, Crest Pro Light 7.5 Subwoofer Amplifiersx2, Denon 4520, Oppo103D, Sony40es Projector, Mini DSP NanoAVR-HD, Mini DSP Open DRC-AN, Mac Mini.
I may not use the FTW subs right now, this will be a 1.2 to 2yr home max. DIY subs don't sell for too much and I don't really want to rid of them but I don't think I will need them running a trio of 215RT's full range plus near-field SI 18's. But I can't say for sure at this point.