To bad I live so far away. I would love to work on a whole room setup like yours. As a matter of fact, I'm driving over to Houston tomorrow to help a friend setup his home theater audio. Then back to San Antonio tomorrow evening. It will be a long day.
Thank you guys for the kind words, I am trying to figure out what it is that specifically bothers me about my current room or that I think is missing. Lighting is a big part of it as is the lack of columns. I wouldn't mind having a proper stage upfront as well. These are all things that could actually be added to my current setup, but I like the idea of creating this 'Fam Cave' that has a separate concession stand and video game area with some of the old standup arcade games like Galaga, Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Etc. I'll be starting up the new thread once I finish my current batch of subs to test and the Velodyne review.
Interestingly enough I have whatever I need to get it done right. I know that's a vague statement but true. The only big stipulation is that it all has to be done with cash. No financing... Since I will be doing the electrical and construction myself I will save a lot on labor. The only thing I will be contracting out will be the carpet/flooring once the construction is done.
So I guess the answer would be, if it makes sense I can pretty much do it.
I am thinking that part through. There will be some level of that to be done, but I do not necessarily need to take it all back to the studs. I think the exterior walls will be fine but the internal walls will definitely need some work and sound dampening work to them.
What are your feelings on using studio control room approaches, like no parallel walls, early reflections eliminated (at least from the front/mains), low RT 60, etc.? Decided on things like that yet? Just curious.
Haven't decided, but it sounds like a good idea. This is one of the reasons I went ahead and put it out here now so there is plenty of time to start weighing these types of approaches and designs. I really like the idea, I am familiar with the concept but heave never executed it in a design yet.