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  1. Basement Sound Room Treatment

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Since I can basically do whatever I want in the basement because my wife rocks, I'm not really holding back on sound treatment to get everything right. I have an area that meets the following criteria: Dimensions7' tall ceilings x 32' long x 12.5' wide Room TypeIt's a fully in-ground basement...
  2. Basement design ideas

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi All, I am purchasing a home and will be finishing the basement mainly to build a dedicated theater room. This room will mainly be for movies or sports, very little music. I am working on a basic cad design to figure out where best to put the room. The issue is that it's a 8ft tall basement...
  3. My basement home theater

    Home Theater Room Photos (Finished Rooms Only)
    Wanted to share some pics of my HT. Polk TSI200 Mains Polk CS10 Center Polk PSW505 Sub Polk RM7 Surround Pioneer VSX-522 Receiver Emerson 55" Flat Panel Lenovo Notebook using as HTPC
  4. Basement: Sonos or plan B

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello fellow home theater enthusiasts, My wife & I are working on remodeling the basement and are at the budgetary phase. My wish to is to add another pair in the house of Sonos PlayBar & Sub. The room will primarily used by teens (not us - we want to have some peace & quiet!) and if we can't...
  5. Simple Home theater system in the basement. Recommendations needed plz

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello everyone. First time poster here. first of all, i must say, reading some of these threads, i'm very impressed by your civility! lol definitely not what i'm used to seeing being on forums in general. Ok, so here's what i've got: a basement that's about 30ft long by 17 ft wide (roughly)...
  6. Basement window

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am having an issue with one of my basement Windows rattling from my subs. Has anybody had this issue and if so what did you do? It's a standard basement window and I was wondering can I use something to help mitigate it.
  7. Loking to Install projector in basement with 7 foot ceilings but Best Buy said not a good idea

    Home Theater Projectors
    Just bought a home and not really too experienced with projector screens (have a 65 inch flat screen in home now) Best Buy Magnolia came over today to take a look and they did not recommend it due to the fact the ceilings were so low but recommended an 80 inch TV. Reason being is that if...
  8. Basement HT with soft walls

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    My basement is 24.5x39ft with a 39ft, 6x10 beam down the middle. A dedicated HT is going into one end of the space (18.5ft wide and 24.5 deep). The ceilings are 8ft with 2"x8" floor joists. The 6"x10" beam is supported at the middle of the space by a floor jack. I hope to make a soft wall...
  9. Basement Dedicated HT in Progress

    New Member Introductions
    I am building a dedicated theater in a 18x24x8ft portion of a 24x39ft basement. So far the audio equipment is seven KRK 10-3, four Dayton ULM18-22 in 4.4ft^3 sealed boxes with two Crown XTi 1002 amps. These are fed with an AV preamp having XLR outputs. The disk player is a cheap one. The...
  10. Should I get a Sub Equalizer for my 3 subs in this mostly opened basement?

    Electronic Processing/Equalization Devices
    Hello, So I have 2 HSU VTF-15H MK1 subs and an MWF15 sandwiched between then right behind my couch on my unfinished basement which has mostly opened space. The theater is not centered but if you imagine the whole basement split on two sides, I am centered on one half of that space and I sit...
  11. Basement Bordom Beater II

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello all. For a while now I've been picking away at my new theatre. It's not really dedicated, but the main purpose of the room will be for movies and games. The dimensions are 11' x 22' x <8' . The area by the "screen" is 4' wider. I might put a shelf or counter along that wall where the...
  12. basement HT build from scratch

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    Hello everyone. I am hoping to get some assistance with my basement home theater idea/project. I recently bought a house with a basement, part of which I'd like to use as a home theater. Honestly, I'm a bit overwhelmed at the amount of information, suggestions, and options. For a while I was...
  13. Intro from the basement :)

    New Member Introductions
    I don't know anything about projectors, screens, etc., but my wife and I are interested in setting up a very basic "home theater" in our basement. I have a lot to learn but fortunately have a lot to work with too - the basement is unfinished at the moment so our options are pretty wide open. The...
  14. (help) Turning my large concrete basement into a control room

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello, I started this conversation on the REW forums and was advised to take this conversation to the acoustics forum. We just moved into a new townhome (which we're renting, so no renovations are doable), and I'm left with the concrete basement to turn into my mixing control room. On the plus...
  15. Unfinished Basement - OK for Temporary HT/Music?

    AV Home Theater
    As I upgrade my living room HT, the old and still working equipment is slowly making its way down to the basement. When I bought this house, one of the first things I looked for (not the only thing - just high on the list) was enough room in the basement for a decent HT - this I got. So my...
  16. Newbie Basement Theater Project Thread

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hey everyone, Im new around these parts and just purchased my first home earlier this year. The first project to tackle is the basement. I dubbed it the Ronald Mcdonald House for the abundance of red and gold. Anyway, I have been reading through this board for some time now and decided on a 5.1...
  17. What finish should a basement cinema room be?

    Home Theater Seating and Accessories
    Hi guys, I'm currently building a basement cinema room and am struggling with some ideas on the wall finish of the cinema room. My builder has suggested he renders the walls but I'm thinking of putting up wall panels and attach these onto the wall similar to this picture I have attached...
  18. Basement design Issue.... Help!

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Have attached a drawing of my basement so everyone knows what I'm dealing with. As you can see I have a beam that I need to deal with when mounting my projector. I will be purchasing the Epson Home Cinema 3500 which has lens shift. I really don't completely I understand how much shift I have...
  19. Hello everyone, here's my basement area, help to design it would be appreciated!

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello everyone! I'm new to this website/forum having a site like this is fantastic for people to keen on keeping updated with their home theater set ups! I'm currently in the process of building a 92sqm basement- approx 11mtres x 8 metres. I'm thinking of splitting the room in two by which I...
  20. IB using the basement, cancellation from open stairwell?

    IB - Infinite Baffle Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hello! I may try an IB setup using my house basement as the back volume. There is an open stairwell between the floors, obviously (!) that may produce some cancellation. Anyone know how this could be predicted, maybe by the distance from the drivers to the stair's opening? Thanks!