- Jan 12, 2013
- Real Name
I am trying to get the hardware list for purchase on the media room I am going to build out. The room is finished (drywall), but there is no wiring done, so thats a big challenge. Its in the basement and is a strange shape. Its kind of a reverse "L" shape. The media room will be in the area thats 11.5ft wide and about 26ft long. Now the media room use will only go back to about 19ft. Behind that there are sliding glass doors exit to the walkout basement. So the usable space is about 11.5ft by about 19ft. I will attach a picture of the room. I am most likely getting a Panasonic plasma and Palliser theater seating. With all of that, it leaves me with about $2000 budget for audio, including any install costs. Because my room is not wired and I doubt I can do it, I have been heavily considering soundbar's. Now I know many people say not to consider them, but I looked at the Bose Cinemate SR1 for $1500 and it sounded pretty good to me. Then, a knowledgeable guy suggested the MartinLogan Vision 5.1 soundbar or Bowers and Wilkins. I just want to know with all things considered, whats the best audio option for me? I fear the full wiring install of everything, including surround, but I dont want to dump a bunch of money into a soundbar if experts tell me its garbage. Here is my room. The wall in front will be the tv wall.