Newbie has a question for Ceilings

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by apprentice, Dec 31, 2011.

  1. apprentice

    apprentice Auditioning

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    Just getting started here. Doing some research before I get a projector & screen for the basement. Is there anything wrong with having coragated metal roof panels on my whole cieling where my projector will be with a surround system & sub-woofer. My system will be very basic for now, I am just looking for some thoughts about the metal cieling to see if is do-able. I don't have a theatre room seperately, I will have a dual use with a family rec-room that has a rustic style to it, that is why the metal cieling is there. And, we will also use it for watching the big-screen. Thanks
     
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    I would think that the metal ceiling would offer terrible acoustics. You would likely end up with a lot of sound reflections that would greatly effect audio reproduction. How about some type of wood shingle that would absorb sound.
     
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    So, the metal has a lot of potential to be a bad thing? To be honest I have bare joists in the basement. The metal is sitting outside waiting for its fait. So, maybe I should sheetrock instead? Is sheetrock a much better choice over metal. I am no rocket scientist, but It seems all the home systems on the net end up with a soft texture for thier walls or cielings. A lowered cieling is out, so I can see where this is going. I will be insulating & rocking soon; unless someone can support the metal. Thanks for the support.
     
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    Metal is a bad choice. And the darker the ceiling color the better, with a flat black finish the best.
     
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    I would have to agree that the metal does not bode well for acoustics. However, depending on your use (for instance, casual viewing or intense media viewing) it might suffice. Honestly, I have a pretty meager setup in my apartment, one large window that i block our with blinds, my walls are off white instead of a dark color, and my projector is definitely low end by what is out today. However, for my purposes and space requirements my meager setup works for me. Long and the short of it, if your purposes justify doing away with the metal ceiling for better acoustics, I say go for it (it will definitely be a better auditory experience). If you think that the HT is going to be rarely used, then maybe hold off and see how it works for you. Again, just my two cents.
     

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