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Ellis Family Retirement HT: Go big or go home

In about a month I plan on breaking ground on starting to convert our 2 car garage to a dedicated home theater. The garage is already dry walled and we will be ripping out the drywall on the walls and ceiling to see what we have to work with. The garage is 23' 4" long, 19' wide with a 9' ceiling. We have a door on the backside of the garage that leads out to our pond, a water heater, and furnace are in the wall right next to the door, and these need to be taken into consideration for the dimensions of the theater.

We will be extending the front of the garage out 5' to enclose our front channel speakers (3 La Scalas (heavily modified) , 2 Heresy HIPs and 1 of 2 Danley DTS-10 subs).. The goal is to hit 115db @ 10hz with a low power amp. I am trying to cut down our electricity bill as much as possible so a friend of mine is building me a 10 channel "D" class chip amp that will put out no more than 30wpc... Since all my speakers are 98 db or greater efficiency I figure this should be more than enough power to listen at reference levels.

The walls will be built as a double 2x4 wall with fiberglass insulation, OSB, and 2-3 layers of sheet rock with green glue. The ceiling will be 2 layers of sheet rock and maybe OSB if the ceiling can support the added weight of the OSB. Making the room as quiet as possible is a must as it is right below our Master Bedroom and I like to watch movies late at night.

We will be running 12 gauge Monoprice cable in conduit for all 9 channels. We are using Monoprice Redmere cables for all HDMI. The equipment rack location will be on the same wall as the Heater and water heater.

Are the room dimensions good for a HT or could they be reduced in some areas to get a better setup?

I will try and get some drawings up so this setup will make more sense. Any suggestions are welcome as I want to do this right the first time.

Parts list:
USB electrical outlets for power recliners
5/8" drywall (2 layers)
Green Glue 5 gallon buckets

Specs:
walls 24" on center


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Looking from the HT to the pond entrance.


Looking from the HT entrance to the Skimmer.


Entrance to the HT.



Here you can see the door.



New seats. (have been moved to the front row)


We now have our HT door sign temp mounted (it will be flush mounted soon). I also have a Panamorph UH-480 lense arriving next week. I am hoping I can get more brightness, and not have to worry about changing aspect ratios in some movies.


Daytime...



Night time (color is different as it is set to randomly change the LED colors)...

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That sounds wonderful, I hope you can keep us updated with photos and airplane tickets.
Oh and if you need a nice safe home for the Klipsch, my hand is in the air !!
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That sounds wonderful, I hope you can keep us updated with photos and airplane tickets.
Oh and if you need a nice safe home for the Klipsch, my hand is in the air !!
I shopped very carefully and I only have $900 invested in 3 La Scalas, $500 for 2 Heresy HIPs, $800 for 2 KP3002, and 2 HPS SR70s (I have 2 more HIPs lined up for another $500). I am currently modding the La Scalas with Faital horns, drivers and Bob Crites crossovers... Cabinets have had the top portion cut off so the horn and crossover will be visible from the top, and sides with the horn to suspended from the top of the bass bin.

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I have been wanting a nice set of Klipsch, there are days when I just want to be engulfed by the power and the glory of a speaker that can change on a dime and provide the needed air movement to make me smile. I have heard a good number of the heritage series but not a Heresy, but I did hear a less stunning set at a friends home the other day, KLF-10's and while they had some issues, the feel of music pouring over me is unforgettable. I have not found any for sale near me, but maybe one day....maybe even the KLF-30's...or well who knows what will come up.

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I have been wanting a nice set of Klipsch, there are days when I just want to be engulfed by the power and the glory of a speaker that can change on a dime and provide the needed air movement to make me smile. I have heard a good number of the heritage series but not a Heresy, but I did hear a less stunning set at a friends home the other day, KLF-10's and while they had some issues, the feel of music pouring over me is unforgettable. I have not found any for sale near me, but maybe one day....maybe even the KLF-30's...or well who knows what will come up.

Hope you enjoy !!

99% of the time I am not even using 1wpch to watch movies and they are sounding great!
I am assuming these are not close enough for you... http://stlouis.craigslist.org/ele/4290837735.html

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Wow Ron, how did you find those so fast ??
I have never used craigslist, good to know and yes St. Louis is an hour and a half from me, not too far at all.
I will send a message now.

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Wow Ron, how did you find those so fast ??
I have never used craigslist, good to know and yes St. Louis is an hour and a half from me, not too far at all.
I will send a message now.

Thank You
They were posted earlier today in another forum... When you mentioned it I grabbed the link. They appear to be a steal.

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Ron,

I would take a close look at Sonnie's entryway setup - his is designed much the same way you are explaining. If you can manage the same double door configuration, I would do that too - it really makes a difference in my opinion.


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Sounds like someone has lined up some work to do in the coming months. Look forward to watching the build come together.

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I would take a close look at Sonnie's entryway setup - his is designed much the same way you are explaining. If you can manage the same double door configuration, I would do that too - it really makes a difference in my opinion.
Thanks, will do.

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