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post #11 of 27 Old 09-19-14, 04:26 PM
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Re: Home theatre planning 5.1 or 7.1

I get the feeling Dolby Atmos will be with us for a while. You might consider wiring for the ceiling speakers while you at it. Would be cheap during construction. Then add speakers later if you want. I'm really liking the 7.1.4 set up personally.
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I get the feeling Dolby Atmos will be with us for a while. You might consider wiring for the ceiling speakers while you at it. Would be cheap during construction. Then add speakers later if you want. I'm really liking the 7.1.4 set up personally.
yeah, I get the feeling it's going to take off hey, I haven't had the chance to hear it yet though, but from what I have seen on youtube, it's going to be good.
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Hey guys, just finished the design of the room, what do you think,
The colours are just to help pic out the details, and not what it will be painted in hahaha

Red: curtain pelmet recess around the ceiling perimeter.
Light grey: floating bulkhead with strip lighting.
Purple: flat coffered ceiling with fibre optics in the middle, to give the illusion off looking at the night sky through skylights.
Yellow: feature columns that will be lined in stacked stone.
Dark green: raised seating for back row.
Light green: front sound stage.
Blue: curved step at front of sound stage.
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Re: Home theatre planning 5.1 or 7.1

Biggest issue I see is the doors right in the reflection zone (and double doors on top of it which are going to be pretty much impossible to deal with if you want to have isolation. A single door back as far as you can would be preferable.

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Biggest issue I see is the doors right in the reflection zone (and double doors on top of it which are going to be pretty much impossible to deal with if you want to have isolation. A single door back as far as you can would be preferable.
yeah that is true, but the wife wouldn't let me as it backs onto the main family room, I'm hoping by running curtain around the perimeter it will help as it will run straight across the door once inside the room. I don't know what to do there?
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Please don't. That will suck all the high frequency life out of the space and deal with only a small portion of the reflection zone. See if putting panels on the doors will fly.

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Please don't. That will suck all the high frequency life out of the space and deal with only a small portion of the reflection zone. See if putting panels on the doors will fly.
so I take it that curtains are no good for theatre rooms then hahaha, back to the drawing board?
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Re: Home theatre planning 5.1 or 7.1

Front wall to cover thicker absorption it would be fine. But to do a big chunk of the walls in that, and without anything behind it on top of it, not really a good idea - sorry.

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Front wall to cover thicker absorption it would be fine. But to do a big chunk of the walls in that, and without anything behind it on top of it, not really a good idea - sorry.
na that's fine mate, that's why I'm on hear, to get advise from people that know.
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Well guys I'm finally getting to plaster stage on my new build, looking forward to starting on the main room (the cinema) I'll post some pics so I grab ideas along the way, all advice is appreciated
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