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post #1 of 52 Old 03-01-09, 06:45 PM Thread Starter
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My Home Theater Project

Hey everybody. I'm so happy to have found and be accepted as a member of your forum. I love home theater. I can recall back in the early 70's splicing 2 extra speakers onto my stereo in order to have quad sound in my room, (well to me it was quad). Since the early 90's I have dreamt of building a home theater. My dream is finally being realized. We are converting our 22 x 22 foot garage into a theater. The final dimensions will be 22 x 17. A wall five feet in from the garage door will be built the length of the room allowing me to have some storage. Originally, the plan was to seal off the garage door and have access to the storage space through a door in the theater. Not ideal, but there was no other option. Well, actually there was. In order to keep my garage door functional, the tracks would have to remain in place. This would neccesitate building two soffits across the ceiling -one one each side- to hide the tracks. Like I said, "we had no option". Fortunately, my contractor came up with a great idea. He shortened the tracks to a point just inside the storage area and attached them to beams inside the room. I can only get the garage door up half-way but at least now I have access from the outside also. These are the pics of where we are as of today. I'll post more as things progress.


Outside the garage
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Inside the garage
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The problem with the tracks. The storage wall will be built from the left wall to the right 5 feet in from the garage door
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Construction of the riser
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The wall for the storage area is framed out. Notice the shortened tracks
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The completed riser
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HVAC installed
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More HVAC. The hole in the ceiling is where the the HVAC unit was brought into the attic
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The front of the theater wired and ready for insulation
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The insulation is almost done
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Sheetrock
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The room is mudded sanded and ready for painting
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My current setup which will go in the theater (minus the t.v. of course)
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Klipsch RF-83 fronts
Klipsch RC-64 center
Klipsch RB-81 rears
2 Velodyne DD-15 Subwoofers
Anthem MCA-50 power amp (currently in the shop. I broke off one of the speaker terminals) My AV store was nice enough to lend me an Arcam amp until mine comes back
Integra DHC-9.9 pre/pro
Pioneer BDP-95D blue-ray player (for my intro DVD)
Samsung BD-P2500 blue-ray player (not yet installed. I'm waiting for the theater to be complete)
Panamax M5400-PM surge protector
Directv HD DVR (I am replacing this with the FIOS bundle next week)
JVC DLA-RS20 projector
110" Firehawk screen

Like I said earlier, I will post more pics as things progress.
Thanx to all of you who so warmly welcomed me to the forum.
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post #2 of 52 Old 03-02-09, 04:58 PM
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Ah..the old quasi quad surround..I remember it well..I even had it in my car!!

Looks like you going to have a nice theatre room..
Any thoughts on the decor yet.?

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post #3 of 52 Old 03-02-09, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Thanx for the feedback. I forgot to attach the renderings of the theater. This is what it will look like.

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Looks very nice..
You mentioned putting in soffits, but they're not shown on the renderings..
Was that an after thought to doing the renderings.?

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No,no,no, what I said is if I wanted to keep the garage door functional, it
would require building two soffits to hide the tracks. That was an option. I went on to say "we had no option" meaning that was something Iwouldn't ever consider. I would never have two soffits running across my theater unless there was no other choice. That's the reason for the workaround (shortening the brackets so the soffits would not be necessary). Thanx for the feedback.

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Hey BDG... we gotcha in the right forum now...

Your initial starting point is very similar to ours, although our garage is a tad bigger and instead of leaving storage at the garage, we chose to make about a 5' hallway on the house door entrance side.

Your finished project looks like it will be stellar for sure.
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All you need now is to get yourself a motorcycle and you can still park it in the garage

Looks good!

Home theater:
Onkyo 805, Yamaha YDP2006EQ, Samson Servo 600 amp
3 EV Sentry 500 monitors across the front, 4 Mission 762i's Surrounds, SVS PB13U sub, Panasonic BDT220, Harmony 1100, Nintendo WiiU
Panasonic PT-AE8000 on a 120" 2,35:1 fixed screen

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Sherwood/Newcastle R972, Mission 765's, SVS SBS02's, A/D/S MS3u sub, Yamaha YDG2030EQ
Yamaha KX-393 Tape deck, CDC 805 CD changer, Panasonic BD60, Sony turntable PS-T20
Panasonic TC-P50ST60, HD-PVR & WDTV Live, Harmony 900

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Hey BDG... we gotcha in the right forum now...

Your initial starting point is very similar to ours, although our garage is a tad bigger and instead of leaving storage at the garage, we chose to make about a 5' hallway on the house door entrance side.

Your finished project looks like it will be stellar for sure.
Thanx for moving it Sonnie!

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The painting was completed today. Next is the carpet. It should be installed in 2 weeks.


Rear of theater
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Looks like it's going to be an amazing theater. The paint color looks fantastic. I can't imagine not having a garage, though. Where would I put all my accumulated junk?
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