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  1. Need some help placing surrounds in a non-ideal layout

    System Setup and Connection
    Hi All! I am preparing to wire and place speakers in a game room. It has a few unique challenges in the form of an angled double-door and a long window seat. I'm trying to figure out where to place my dipole surrounds and rears. The attached image isn't completely to scale. I couldn't quite get...
  2. New theater layout advice needed

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello, I'm currently in the planning stages of a theater and would appreciate any input that you might have in regards to the following design. The max width I have is around 10' and the max length I can see using would be 14'. Ceiling height is about 7' 2.5". The particular layout attached...
  3. New Home Speaker Layout Help

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hello everyone. I'm brand new to the forum as I found you all recently while searching for layout tips for the in-ceiling speakers I'm having put into our new house. It is currently under construction and I'm needing some help to figure out where the place the speakers. It's getting pre-wired...
  4. Media Room layout help please.

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi all, I've been struggling with this media room layout for some time. My basement floor plan is open and my wife wants to keep it that way. Here's my current design speaker layout: Here's my current electrical layout: and dimensions: I'm thinking of changing the layout so the TV is...
  5. Room layout help!

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I hope this is the right area. Just bought my first house..... and the room I'm putting my equipment in is kinda funny as far as the layout goes. Ceilings are 8ft, carpet and walls have a old wood paneling. My plan of the layout is attached, but was considering swapping the couch and TV side...
  6. Anything wrong with the way panel layout for this subwoofer

    Sealed Subwoofer Build Projects
    Hi I have 4x 15" JBL GTO1514 drivers and an inuke3000dsp. I'm building sealed subwoofers because I don't have any room for ported designs. I've designed 2 cabinets that can (potentially) stack on top of each other (if needed). Each cabinet has 2x drivers with a volume of about 160L (5.5 cubic...
  7. Speaker layout, bi-wiring?

    System Setup and Connection
    Started on my HT almost 2 months ago, learned a lot yet still a ways to go. The car audio experience/knowledge I've been gaining since I could drive just doesn't apply or exist in many aspects. Started with Pioneer AJ line, which such a great value it's hard to believe Upgraded to the KEF Q700...
  8. Room layout - acoustical assistance needed

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I have attached a drawing of my AV/Living Room, and I was wondering if anyone has some simple suggestions for making the acoustical characteristics any better. I suppose the only thing I have in my room that might adjust acoustics a bit would be the carpeting, furniture, and a heavy curtain in...
  9. Help with HT/Living layout & treatment needed!

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hey guys, I am currently setting up my first home theatre in the living area, as we don't have any spare rooms to turn into a dedicated room. So as such, along comes the problems. I have attached a photo of our room layout. Now immediately you will notice that it is FAR from optimal...
  10. What color screen, check out my layout and lighting

    General Screen Discussion
    This is obviously a non-dedicated theater room in our basement that is under construction. I will have a 60" TV on the wall used for most occasions with the drop down projector used for night time movies and probably sporting events when people are over. There is one window on the bar side...
  11. Basement layout review

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I have my general room layout as pictured below. Excuse the drawing but I did it in excel, each block representing 1’. As you can see this is not a dedicated theater room and I’m trying to decide on a screen that is view-able with a decent amount of ambient light. There is one window near...
  12. Please Help Me With My Basement/ Theater Layout

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    As a long time lurker, I've decided its time to begin my first thread here. It's now time for me to build an appropriate home for my system. It will be 50/50 2 channel (well 2.2 channel) music and home theater duty. I'd prefer to err on the side of acoustic benefit where I can. I also like an...
  13. Layout queries...

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi All, I've been pondering the setup with the wife for some time now and moving recliners around and trying to make things work in the main room so it could double up as the theatre. I have to keep the WAF high or this won't happen until we move to a more suited house. However below is...
  14. Help me design my 11.2 HT layout - please!

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi All, I'm currently deliberating on getting an acoustically transparent screen. Which layout do you think is best? Room size is 42 square metres, 7.5m x approx. 5m. It has a sloping ceiling - 2.4m at the lowest point to 3.2 at the highest. Both room openings are not able to be shut - one...
  15. sub in room layout?

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    i'm going to start my official build soon but i want to check opinions before i begin. i'm going to be using 4 12's and the plan as of now is two coffee table dual opposed sealed enclosures. i've done a real quick layout of my room in paint to give an idea. will this setup just cancel its...
  16. Non-dedicated family room layout?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi everyone, The builder of our new home will run wires for 5.1 surround sound speakers in our main family room (schematic attached). This space will be part of an open floor plan that is open to an adjacent kitchen, breakfast area, and sunroom. Question: While the family room will be the...
  17. Basement layout options

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    So it seems I have a new home that will be under construction soon and I'm looking for a little advise on the current layout I have drawn up. I've looked at this over and over and it's the best way I can come up with. The way it sits now is that the theater is directly under the master bedroom...
  18. How does an open-plan room layout affect the sound?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I have moved into a house which has an extension, which I now use as a Hi-Fi/TV room and practise room for sax. The house's original doorway and window have no door or glass. These gaps are shown in green on the plan. My Hi-Fi sounds OK, but the room has too much reverb. I am going to improve...
  19. Living Room Layout - Please Help - Pics Included

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm at the point where I can't see the forest from the trees :-/ Any advice is appreciated! Our living room is a bit awkward. The TV is really meant to go against either the front wall (where it is currently mounted), or the rear wall. Then, the couch would go at the opposite end-- naturally...
  20. My layout, will it work?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Ok guys, Things are moving fast on our new home building process :) . So next week we're heading out the the design center and choose what pre-wire setup to go with and here's we're I am hitting the brick wall. First some low down. We didn't get the house that had the dedicated HT room...
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