This plan view gives us a first look at the room from above. It shows the built out front wall extension, to allow for the built-in speakers. This is a perfect view to see all the In-wall LCR, Subs, and surround speakers. All the speakers, projector, and chairs are positioned in their respective locations, and separated by color. You can see the angle of attack on the surround speakers. They're all directed at the best seats in the house.
The 3D Dolby Atmos speaker layout, really comes into view here. The red Atmos speakers are positioned perfectly above, front and back, and to the sides of the listener. The blue LCR and surround speakers, are positioned in front(around the screen). sides, and back of the listener. You'll also see the yellow front subwoofers, under the screen. These front speakers, are why the wall was built out. Finally you'll see the green projector in relation to the front movie screen. All the pieces to the puzzle, in a 3D wire diagram.
In these views, we can get the vertical line of sight, and the viewing angle for the two front seats. You'll notice that the back row has an unobstructed view of the screen at this height. The green hash marks on the top view, are to represent the throw distance of this particular JVC projector. At this distance, we can safely project the 118" wide 16x9 screen. Finally, the bottom image shows the THX recommended viewing angles for the most, and least immersive views. You can see our front row is at a perfect distance for a 45 degree THX recommended viewing angle! I've seen it, and it's amazing!!
As a video calibrator, I know there is a certain amount of required lumens needed to get a great picture on a movie screen. The projector is the engine that drives our image. The larger the screen, the more lumens you need. This projector is estimated to put a maximum of 59.79 foot lamberts on this size screen. The recommended SMPTE standard for brightness is 14ft lamberts, or 48 nits, while watching SDR(Standard Dynamic Range) content. This projector has more than enough brightness to put up an eye popping image, and also enough left over to shift into HDR(High Dynamic Range) mode! This is a special projector, it includes a multi segment lens, a 4k native chip with 8k E-shift, and a color volume that reaches DP3 levels! This room is insane!
Follow this guide and stay within the recommended distances, then something special will happen. Use this to position your speaker templates on the walls and ceiling, then check for studs and make adjustments. If you place the speakers in a surround system properly, the surround processor has less work to do. You've already positioned everything perfectly for multi direction sound. This is something you can show the contractor. With this guide it's a real reason to make changes, if needed. Present these plans and get the results you want.
We can plug in the materials that exist, then run the numbers. The reflections in the room need to be dealt with to get a great surround experience. If you use the correct type of absorption and diffusion panels, your going to hear things where they belong. The goal is to hit an RT60 target at 500hz of .32(5.1 and 7.1 surround) and .39 for Atmos. Our room is just near a target of .31. This chart shows percentages of materials on each wall, and their types, and even the brands and model numbers. Let's do this the right way!! You've never heard something so special when sound is done right!
Get a sense of the final product with more detail than just the wire drawings. Is there enough room to get around the seating. Is the projector in a good spot? It's easier to visualize the proportion. You can also test textures on the walls, floors, and chairs.