planning new theater room

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by DanLym, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. DanLym

    DanLym Auditioning

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    Hi,
    I have a couple of questions about building a Home theater in the basement. First, it looks like I will be limited to 11x18 in size. Do you think that is big enough to run 6.1? I really hope so. Second, if I do a 6.1 setup, should the side speakers be dipole/bipole or monopole? Third, is resilient channel (RC) worth implementing to try and keep the noise out of the rest of the house? Fourth, I'd like to know your single most important piece of advice in building a basemnent theater room?

    I have researched sound control to death and am now just confused. So many things to do to make a difference, but if you do them the least bit wrong, it appears any advantage you could have gained is lost.

    Thanks
    Dan
     
  2. Jay Mitchosky

    Jay Mitchosky Producer

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  3. DarrinH

    DarrinH Second Unit

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    I can input!
    My room is in my basement and is 12X17.
    I run 6.1 using dipole surrounds and I like them alot.
    I do keep seating away from the walls as mentioned earlier.
    My walls are carpeted so the room is pretty dead.
     
  4. DanLym

    DanLym Auditioning

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    Thanks guys,
    I guess I'll go ahead with things and bet it will be big enough for 6.1. I think I'll go dipoles on the side an monopole in the rear. Just need to work out the soundproofing details.. Thanks for the input.

    Dan
     
  5. John Clancy

    John Clancy Auditioning

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    Surely the most important thing in any home cinema is the quality of the picture with sound being a secondary consideration. After all, sound doesnt really affect the enjoyment of Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton or such greats as Fritz Lang's metropolis.

    Having said all that dipoles tend to give a nicer ambient surround sound than something that points directly at you. Dipoles are also much cheaper now than they were a few years ago.
     

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