New home. Unfinished basement. Aspirations of constructing the ideal home theater. You know, the usual stuff. I'm looking forward to getting feedback along the way. I'm still in the conceptual phase at this point, trying to decide what lumber dimensions to use (2x4 vs. 2x6), calculating ideal room dimensions, techniques in sound isolation, etc. Right now I have this space to work with. Approximately 15 x 25 x 8. And here is a basic floor plan. As you can see, my plan is to have the AV racks outside of the theater. The theater is identified by the 7 rectangles that represent a 7.1 setup. My goal is to reduce as much noise as possible from HVAC, footsteps from above, and anything else I can't think of right now. I'm currently researching heavily into construction techniques for sound isolation, and plan on implementing some form of double-walled system with MLV and cellulose insulation, as well as some type of floating ceiling. I'll also be referencing the excellent "Things I wish I would have done differently..." thread. Completing this theater will probably take me a few years, but I hope to at least get all the construction done this year. Anyway, thanks for reading. Suggestions welcome!