Moving to the burbs - home theatre consolation prize

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  1. StefanG23

    StefanG23 Auditioning

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    Hi there. New to the forum, just wanted to take a second to introduce myself -- my name is Stefan. Currently live in the city of Atlanta and am about to make a move to the burbs (Alpharetta). And that "move" is what has led me here :).

    Our targeted new construction home has a space that I'm planning to build a home theatre. Over the next couple of days, I'll be reading thru applicable forum posts to learn and hopefully not ask a bunch of questions that have already been discussed.

    And then at some point I'd like to share my 'vision' and ask for some feedback/suggestions. Any help/guidance would be much appreciated.

    Thanks for accepting me into the forums and look forward to participating, Stefan.
     
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    Welcome Stefan. Are you going to do the work yourself or have it prebuilt? Having just gone the prebuilt during construction route I will say the one regret I have is only prewiring for 5.1. Should I do it again I would definitely prewire for 7.1, maybe 7.2
     
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    Having a 3rd party wiring company do the pre-wiring for a 7.2 setup. I'll post my sketch/vision tonight. Would love some feedback from someone who just did something similar.
     
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    I didn't get much choice as to layout, they did the wire runs for center, sub and fronts on one wall, where I put the rack on another and wired up 2 rears along the sides plus a drop for HDMI in the ceiling with ethernet between the two. Their system would not allow for expansion beyond 5.1 at the time, sadly.

    https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/8283338354
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/8282278821/
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/8283338016
    https://www.flickr.com/photos/kadath/8283337442

    I wish I had gone another 2 feet further back with my rear faceplates. As you can see I have a dopey run of 2 feet of wire connecting the rears to the faceplate now...
     

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