Front wall design?

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  1. Roy Brooks

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    I'm just in the process of starting the theater but have a question for the front wall. The room is 12' by 23' long, but I'm thinking of shortening it to 18' and have a small storage area behind the screen wall.I would like to mount the speakers in this wall for a nice clean look and for more room on the stage for the kids. Has anyone done a front wall framed but covered in material rather than drywall, I thought that mightprovide better sound than installing the speakers in boxes in the wall.
     
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    Yes Roy, I've done that. I actually have a 57" Toshiba rear projection that I built behind the wall also. I put a shelf across the top of it and placed the front speakers there. It also helps because I put my component rack beside it and can get to all of the connections easily.

    It's actually 4' deep I believe, I'll double check. I just framed up the front and used black speaker fabric from JoAnn's to cover the whole wall using furring strips.

    I can post a pic if you like.
     
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    Jaypo - I'm interested in seeing it as I'm in the middle of doing something similar. Can you post a pic?
     
  5. Roy Brooks

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    Shawn that is exactly what I'm looking for! I knew I'd seen it somewhere before but everytime I look through the galleries I get side tracked with some many great designs. Jaypo I would also like to see your design. Thanks again!!
     
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    OK, I'll post some pics tonight ... got wrapped up in Monday Night Football last night. I should be more useful tonight [​IMG]
     
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    Roy,

    > The room is 12' by 23' long, but I'm thinking of shortening it to 18' <

    If you have the luxury of determining the room dimensions you should consider optimizing the room for the best low frequency response. Some dimensions and ratios are much better than others.

    How high is your ceiling?

    --Ethan
     
  8. Roy Brooks

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    Not sure of the height right now but I know it will be about 7'6" down the center with a soffit on atleast one side that will extend 42" into the room at a height of 84" and the riser height at the rear will come out of the 84" so I'll be down to 76" or so in some areas. what would maximise bass response? I will have a 2-10" subs in that room and 6 bass shakers.
     
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    I love your carpentry. I'm a big fan of the curved sound stage. [​IMG]

    For my own HT room, I'm debating on the columns. Do you know of any specific advantages/disadvantages to comlumns?

    Roy
     
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    Roy,

    > Not sure of the height right now <

    When you know post it here and I'll run the numbers in my mode calculator program. Or you can download the program (PC, Windows) from my company's web site and experiment with various dimensions yourself.

    > what would maximise bass response? <

    1. Bass traps.

    2. An optimimum ratio of length, width, and height.

    In that order.

    --Ethan
     
  11. JayPo

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    OK Patrick and Roy, here are some quick shots. I would mess with the lighting if I had more time ... these aren't permanent glamour shots.

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    Looks awesome!! nice clean setup!
     
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    Thanks Roy, still wish I would have bought the 65" ... or even projector/screen instead. Ahh maybe future upgrades.
     

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