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post #11 of 16 Old 10-09-09, 02:58 PM
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Re: Need comments of plan for Home Theatre

Nice looking plan and space. I seem to recall general advice against placing the seating in the exact center of the room (like your 1st row). I recall recommmended seating distances at roughly 3/5ths and 4/5ths of room length for acoustic reasons. Once you have your acoustic dimensions generally in line, then you can figure out your potential screen size and from there - what pj will best fit your setup.

Have you considered moving your seating back a bit - it seems a litlle close? Then, perhaps you could create enough room behind the screen for all of your speakers...? Maybe the equipment could go diagonally in one of the rear corners or along one of the rear side walls to free up some depth? And, if you like symmetry, maybe a minibar/snackbar or media storage could go in the corner or on the wall opposite the equipment? Planning for multiple subs

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Re: Need comments of plan for Home Theatre

The reason for the two subs on the sides is that I was trying to "future proof" for 10.2 (or X.2), because 10.2 uses two separate LFE channels designed to be on the left and right. Something about "increasing envelopment."

Ok, so roughly 40% from the front/back is the sweet spot? Maybe I should try to move it back a bit, but 60% back is where the rear couch is now. How important is it that the couches stay symmetric? I don't want to mess up the acoustics, but that would make it much easier because I could move the couches to the left and the door/equipment to the right. Then I could back the couches up without getting in the walking path.

Keep the suggestions coming, they are very helpful.
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How important is it that the couches stay symmetric? I don't want to mess up the acoustics, but that would make it much easier because I could move the couches to the left and the door/equipment to the right. Then I could back the couches up without getting in the walking path.
It's not so much a problem with acoustics..( although you might find you have a peak or a dip to the left side of the room )..it's the surround sound that will give more of a problem with the seating to the side..
If you go that way, you might have to place the surrounds a bit higher than normal and angled down, to get a balanced sound for all viewers..

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post #14 of 16 Old 10-09-09, 06:42 PM Thread Starter
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Alright, I am going to try to redesign the layout with the suggestions I have been given. I will try to get a new layout up soon.
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Looking forward to seeing how it turns out!
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post #16 of 16 Old 10-11-09, 12:06 PM
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Any particular reason for having the subs on the side wall?
Normally they would be either behind a screen wall, or in front of the screen..
Actually, I would have to do some calculations based on room response, but he has the right idea regarding the subs...just not the right response to your question. Here is the reason why two subs are important in a room, because it provides better coverage of the seating area and having two subs "allows" you to push them up against the wall. To answer what seems a question to a question...think about this...where is the best place to place a single subwoofer in a room, in general terms...and pleeeeeaaaase don't say the corner.

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