New House, Home Theater size 10' X 20'

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by JimKnotz, May 2, 2005.

  1. JimKnotz

    JimKnotz Auditioning

    Jan 14, 2005
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    Hey Guys! I just bought a new house that's being starting this summer and completed in December. The builder has an add-on option to pre-wire the speaker wire underneath the hardware and I would like to exercise this option to save me the trouble during construction.

    What should I look for with regards to the wiring and what needs to be pre-wired? What type of insulation should I have ? What type of flooring ?

    What Projector and screen should I get ? I don't have a 7.1 system currently but should I wire for one ?

    Thanks guys !

    Jim Knotz
  2. Mark Tranchant

    Mark Tranchant Stunt Coordinator

    May 9, 2002
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    10 inches is a bit narrow for a theatre room... [​IMG]

    Seriously, if you're having a new floor, why not ask the guy to put in one or more lengths of drainpipe under the floor, with bends accessible at each end. Make sure you put a few lengths of string through them before laying, and then you can pull the cable of your choice through them at a later date.
  3. Parker Clack

    Parker Clack Schizophrenic Man

    Jun 30, 1997
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    Kansas City, MO
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    I would wire for 7.1 so you are setting it up for later on even if you don't use 7.1 to start out with. I would have your builder put the wiring in conduits wide enough so that if you decide to run other wiring through it in the future you can.

    I would go with a front projection system. Their are many models to chose from that will give you a great picture. If you don't go with front projection from the start at least you will have the wiring in place.

    Look through our member's gallery at to get an idea of what others have done.

    When you start putting it together post some pictures in the gallery.


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