I am moving in a couple weeks to a 35 year old 2-storey home. I am putting my HT in one part of the basement (12x20). I am putting a door up (with a lock...to keep the little ones out when unsupervised). The basement is "mostly" finished. The ceiling however, is open. When we move in, I am ripping out the carpets upstairs, and laying hardwood. Downstairs is where I am perplexed. I want it to sound great in the HT, and I want little sound to travel to the second storey to disturb or wake my family. I have read about a room within a room etc, but I think I have decided on stuffing the joists with insulation and screwing up drywall. I guess I would then seal the seams with caulking. Now this is where I am stuck. A) Do I put a resilient channel and drywall again...and then hire someone to tape, sand and finish? B) Do I drop 6 inches and put in a suspended ceiling? Although technically capable of finishing the ceiling, I am going to be too busy these next months to do the finishing within a reasonable timeframe. If I get someone to do it professionally, how long would finishing a 240 sq. ft. room take? Would I need to remove everything out of the room to do the work? Can I reduce sound transmission with the insulated drywall & suspended combo? At the end of the day, I want something that will keep the sound in the basement...that looks good...is a quick solution...and disrupts the HT (and rest of the house) the least. Thanks.