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#1 of 5 MarkLaf

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Posted June 09 2005 - 12:13 PM

Starting design stages for a basement home theater looking for some ideas on dimensions around the number that I have measured in my basement!

16' long
12' wide
8' tall


Would appreciate any input!!



Thanks, Mark

#2 of 5 drobbins

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Posted June 09 2005 - 12:46 PM

There are a few calculators available. I used one called "Frequency-Response" It is an excel spreadsheet and you enter you room dimensions. It will calculate your peeks & nuls. I could not find the link, but I did find this one: http://www.componentacoustics.com/. It is less complex. The first one you can also enter your seating positions.
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#3 of 5 MarkLaf

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Posted June 10 2005 - 12:56 PM

Thanks alot I found the spreadsheet here is the linky!!


http://www.ultimatea...0388/index.html

#4 of 5 Tom Rosback

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Posted June 11 2005 - 12:05 AM

Mark,
Don't get too hung up on room size and finding the perfect ratio. While these calculators tell you where a dip or peak might be, they don't tell you how strong it will be. There are other, more important considerations, like using the space you have to best advantage, balancing reflective and absorbtive surfaces, etc. I have a room similar to yours, with no issues. It is good to avoid 1:1 and 2:1 ratios if you can. So if you can make your theater a bit longer, great. Or put in a tray ceioling, they always look cool. If not, don't sweat it.
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#5 of 5 MarkLaf

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Posted June 12 2005 - 02:11 AM

Thanks for the info! I will need to move an electrical box. Which is good. So I can upgrade the service coming into the house and have a sub panel put in for the theater!

Mark