Almost there... the long haul.

Inspector Kemp

Inspector Kemp

Audiophyte
Wife and I bought a house with a unfinished basement... soo yea - you guessed it. HT Room!
But here's the catch ... Have to finish the basement to get there.
Started this project .. 3-4+ yrs ago... been so long ago now I don't remember exactly when anymore.

After years of design and consideration and construction I'm took out my old HT equipment I haven't seen in so long. Hurray!!!
Opening my old Infinity 5.1 Surround was like xmas as I hadnt seen or heard from them in quite a while, but upon Inspection I was bummed out to find my original sub powered amp didnt make the last move.
It's Dead Jim! ( Just might resurrect it for another project down the road)

I had been researching for a Sub replacement and TV for the new HT room on this forum, and with research managed to pull the trigger on a Sub and New 4K TV to fill the Recessed Wall I designed. Looking forward to their arrival soon.

Cheers
 
Inspector Kemp

Inspector Kemp

Audiophyte
Managed to get some pics gathered up...

Cable drops for the future with HDMI, Optical, Cat5, Speaker Wire, the works.. I think these cables lay dormant for meybe 2 yrs before I was able to put them to use. I did run a PVC pipe from this drop which will serve as a clean cable run from the future Bar cabinet to the TV in the next room. This was mostly out of fear the cables may not survive the construction or the HDMI spec would not be up to snuff. Should make things easier to replace if needed.
 

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Inspector Kemp

Inspector Kemp

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Here things have moved along with sheet rock up and starting to take shape. This is the view leading from the bar to the HT room. You can make out the TV Wall Mount I Pre-hung and recess mounted it into the recessed wall.
Turns out its mounted in the wrong place for my TV on Order 2yrs into the future. Huh ...who da thunk?

FWIW,
Back in the day... lol, I had not anticipated the TV manufacturers moving their vesa mount points from the middle center of the TV to instead a lower vesa mount point near the bottom.

More on that situation at hand a little later as its still a issue to this day :p
 

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Inspector Kemp

Inspector Kemp

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Again a better view of the HT room layout ... as the progress is in process.
The wall recess has two walls behind it with a 2" gap between them for isolation and the usual rockwool treatment along with plenty of pink fluffy itchy stuff in the joist spaces too.
 

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Inspector Kemp

Inspector Kemp

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The HT Room Dimensions is a bit of a odd layout. Which made me skeptical about it for various reasons for a home theater room, but meets my wants for a more open floor plan as I planned to be able to watch the TV from the bar area also, which is located off to the side a bit of the HT room. Ceilings are just under 8ft.
At Roughly 1300+ cubic feet plus the open area, I think the Sub on order will perform well.
 

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Inspector Kemp

Inspector Kemp

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For a better perspective here is a look from the Bar (and its progress) into the HT room.
In the top right corner of the first pic I wanted to black out the recess in the wall and tried flat black paint..
Which still reflected light from the window in the room. So a Dark Room treatment for the Window and perhaps I may put up some Black Velvet Material in the recess to make it appear darker even in a lighted room... even better at night?... hmmm meybe

This bar took me what seems like forever to complete, but it was a hurdle that had to be done to get the basement finished before I can complete the HT room. Ton's of Maple wood and custom made cabinetry for the project. Happy with the end results but I dont think I would want to tackle that again. Wife's happy then I'm Happy. Now I can get the carpet in and finish the HT room for setup.

All cabinets designed and manufactured in that basement by myself... the saw dust was un-real some days.
Other days I just cussed at it and resorted to drinking and inhaling the vapors as a way to cope with the amount
of work I put into this so far.
 

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BMXTRIX

BMXTRIX

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That setup is nice. A shame you didn't do a front projector. At 12 feet, a 120" diagonal JVC would have looked amazing. Especially after dark.

Still, looks good.

Yes, a shame you put that mount up before checking the VESA pattern on the TV. Some manufacturers do indeed put their VESA pattern dead center of the display. But, just as often they do not. Having the pattern lower allows the TV to remain closer to the wall while tilting the display forward without the bottom edge of the display hitting the wall. Kind of like a hinge at the bottom instead of in the middle. There is a method to their madness. But, it can backfire.

Like I said, this is why you measure twice, install once. It is almost ALWAYS better to run cabling and power above the center of the TV location. That way if things are on center or below center, it won't impact cabling locations.

I really like your bar. I don't drink at all, but am thinking about a bar setup in my basement should I ever get off my butt and start the serious work it will all take.

Will be a really fun setup.
 
Inspector Kemp

Inspector Kemp

Audiophyte
Thanks for the kind words, and yes I think my post kinda serves as a cautionary tale for others.
But the book is still being written.. Looking forward to more progress.

Cheers
 

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