Home cinema room build - pro with some am

Home cinema room build - pro with some am

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CharlesElliott

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285 months

Wednesday 7th June 2023
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Yes, screen and the fabric wrap are acoustically transparent.

CharlesElliott

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Thursday 8th June 2023
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The pros are back now, so things are moving on more quickly.

Here's a shot of one of the surround speakers.



The main work is now acoustic treatment and fabric wrapping. There will be some sound absorbing and some sound reflecting panels placed on the walls, and then everything will be hidden behind a black fabric wrap.

Here is the left side wall, with the speaker, battens on which the fabric track will sit, plus mounts for the wall lights (you can also see the wiring for the floor lights coming up through the carpet).



And here is the same for the rear wall, although the speakers are still covered - they are the same as the side ones. The wires lower down either side are for the Control4 dimmers / light feeds, and there is also a control for the AC on the left side.




thebraketester

14,426 posts

141 months

Thursday 8th June 2023
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Fair play. It's really starting to take shape.

OldSkoolRS

6,793 posts

182 months

Thursday 8th June 2023
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Coming on nicely. Won't be long before you're watching your first film in there. beer

CharlesElliott

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Saturday 10th June 2023
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Here's a pic of one of the Atmos / ceiling speakers - only because I hadn't looked at one with the grille off!



Now they are moving on to the fabric tracks that the fabric gets pushed into to hold it taut.



The wooden pads on the front wall are the fixing points for the screen frame. You can also see that the AC outlet (at the top) is now boarded over with a grille which will sit flush with the fabric, and the removable panel below that is wrapped in material, the rack will sit behind here, as well as having a grille which will be the primary intake for the AC.



Edited by CharlesElliott on Saturday 10th June 19:02

CharlesElliott

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Sunday 11th June 2023
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The under fabric acoustic treatment is next up. Here's the left wall with the sound absorption pads.



And some of the rest of the room




dickymint

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261 months

Monday 12th June 2023
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Barafoam self adhesive insulation? Oof that's costly!!

Zero7

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186 months

Monday 12th June 2023
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Great build, have you had Triad speakers before or heard them?

CharlesElliott

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Monday 12th June 2023
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Zero7 said:
Great build, have you had Triad speakers before or heard them?
Heard in a demo room but to be honest, the whole build was specified by a specialist company so I'm relying on it all working well together as a whole build.

CharlesElliott

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Monday 12th June 2023
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Some of the detail - build up around one of the dimmers so it will fit flush with the fabric once applied.


Zero7

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Tuesday 13th June 2023
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Zero7 said:
Great build, have you had Triad speakers before or heard them?
I’ve gone through many HT speakers over the years and now have Triad in room and they are amazing speakers USA made with strong dense cabinets and they use Scanspeak and Seas drivers, never fatiguing but very detailed erring on a little warm but they are stunning. You will not be disappointed

CharlesElliott

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Wednesday 14th June 2023
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One more of the ceiling before it is wrapped.



Wrapping in progress



The rear wall has sound absorption and reflection panels on it.



And more wrapping - the inside of the projector box and the door will be wrapped too so the door is flush.



With wrapping progressing well, the electronics install needs to continue. I built a little plinth for the rack as it will be on an umbilical cord so it can be pulled out into the room. The plinth means that the rack is sitting about the same level of the carpet so there is no bump to wheel it out. I also trimmed the carpet nicely and put a threshold strip in.




Evolved

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190 months

Wednesday 14th June 2023
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Looks amazing. Can you share how much something like this costs please?

Griffith4ever

4,453 posts

38 months

Wednesday 14th June 2023
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A - fking - lot :-)

Did they use kit to measure where to put the sound absobption panels? or is it worked out in room design software?

OldSkoolRS

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182 months

Wednesday 14th June 2023
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I'm guessing 'Seriously' a lot. wink If the OP understands me, either that or I'm a mile off.

I'm guessing that the treatment is more general rather than targetted as it's quite neatly spaced out. There isn't too much of it though, so it shouldn't be over dampened which not many people seem to like. I don't mind it myself, so I put loads in mine but I measured as I went and got it where I wanted.

mikebradford

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148 months

Wednesday 14th June 2023
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Looks great

CharlesElliott

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Thursday 15th June 2023
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Evolved said:
Looks amazing. Can you share how much something like this costs please?
Obviously depends on a lot of factors (eg we had to build a room within a room first, and we had AC fitted) but it is going to range from mid to high 5 figures yikes

Griffith4ever said:
Did they use kit to measure where to put the sound absobption panels? or is it worked out in room design software?
There was a detailed layout plan that provided the location and spec of each panel - but whether it was just a regular spacing or something ‘worked out’ I don’t know.

CharlesElliott

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Sunday 18th June 2023
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Screen going in - I'm sure it will look better when it is finished!


OldSkoolRS

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182 months

Sunday 18th June 2023
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I'm sure it'll be fine. I built my own fixed frame from timber and initially had a few wrinkles, but it's fine now. Yours looks like it's a proper frame that grips the material all the way round the edge. Going AT was the best move I made as hearing the sound come from the screen directly and no visual clues works best IMHO. I used to have a row of angled (identical) speakers below my previous screen, but I could always tell the sound was below it.

Won't be long before it's being calibrated and all set up for final viewing now. beer

Griffith4ever

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38 months

Monday 19th June 2023
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A very professional and detailed job indeed. I'd mention the installer - their work looks nothing short of excellent!

I guessed around £60-70k without AC but including all materials and equipment so I reckon I'm under, but not hugely off. Hard to find prices on those speakers. POA mostly but I have garnered a fair idea and they are actually not too shocking - kind of in the arena of M&K pricing.

It's going to blow your mind when you run the 1st demo reel :-O