I'm starting this new thread to document the design intent and set up of my new home theater. Please feel free to comment, provide feedback, or question my sanity.
The intent is to set up a 9.1.4/7.1.6 system to be used equally for music and home theater.
All items have been recently purchased except for the TV. Everything is still in the box until my roof is replaced this week (hopefully).
Denon 8500h Denon AVR-X8500H
Outlaw 2220 x 2 Outlaw Model 2220 Monoblock Power Amplifier
Revel F208 x 2 mains Revel F208 Floorstanding Loudspeaker
Infinity R263 x 6 front wides, surrounds, rears Infinity Reference 263
Infinity RC263 center Infinity Reference RC263
Infinity R152 x 6 heights, top surround Infinity Reference 152
Monoprice ultra thx 15” Ported Subs x 3 Monolith by Monoprice 15in THX Ultra Certified 1000-Watt Powered Subwoofer
MiniDSP HD 2x4 and umik-1 miniDSP 2x4 HD
Risepro Decible Meter https://www.amazon.com/RISEPRO-Decibel-Meter-Digital-Sound/dp/B01EZZ8B5Q
82” Samsung QLED - 2018 82" Class Q6FN QLED Smart 4K UHD TV (2018)
OPPO UDP 203 + Amazon Fire TV + Apple TV
APC 15 Amp Power Filter APC AV 15 Amp G Type Rack Power Filter, 120V
Monoprice: Choice 12AWG wire, Ultra 8k Premium High Speed HDMI, High-Quality RCA
Roon + Tidal
Amazon Music HD
24 ea 2” x 2’ x 4’ 703 Insulation Owens Corning Type 703 Fiberglass Insulation
20+ yards of Guilford of Maine fabric Guilford of Maine Whisper
Room Dimensions, Listening Positions, and Speaker Layout:
The room is 19' wide x 28' long with a cathedral ceiling 9' to 11' peak parallel to the 28' dimension. Most of the wall construction is exposed masonry brick. The ceiling is wood beam and plank construction. The flooring is tile.
The main listening position is 12' off the front wall. The 9 bed layer speakers are all 8' from baffle to MLP. Subwoofer placement is not set in stone yet (we'll see where the measurements take us). Mains 30°, Wides 60°, Surrounds 90°, Rears 150°. L, LR, R, RR, and C height channels are all 8' from baffle to MLP oriented at 45°. TS channel is 6' to MLP. The intent here is to have the flexibility with the X8500H to switch between 9.1.4 for Atmos and 7.1.6 for DTS:X Pro content.
The current intent is absorb all first reflections on all walls and the ceilings with 4" x 2' x 4' sound panels and clouds. The floor will have a rug and possibly some strategically placed floor pillows.
Assembly of Absorption Panels/Clouds
Unboxing of AVR, Mains, and Subs
REW measurements/Subwoofer location and calibration
Set up remaining bed layer channels
Set up height channels
Near Term Upgrades:
Add Revel C208 in lieu of Infinity RC263
Add 3rd Outlaw Monoblock for the C208
Purchase/Install AV rack
Long Term Upgrades:
New House in 2-3 years with dedicated, sound-treated room for HT with Projection and multiple rows of seating