Ceiling Insulation

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by BrandonR, Dec 14, 2003.

  1. BrandonR

    BrandonR Stunt Coordinator

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    I am looking a new home in our area that has a walk-out basement. I know how I would position the theater in the downstairs. The only drawback is it would be located directly below my kids bedrooms.

    THe room would have 9" ceilings and be approx. 23ft X 15ft. Two of the rooms walls will be 2X6 exterior walls. the other walls will be interior walls.

    My biggest concern is sound travelling into the kids rooms and making the to noisy at night.

    People think I'm nuts basing my house buying desicion on where the theater is going [​IMG].

    Any way I will be using a denon 3803 to power my energy towers, center and surrounds. I will be running a 6.1 set-up. The weakest part of my set-up is my BIC America 10"
    sub.

    What types of things can I do to help completely stop sound transfer.

    Right now the ceiling is unfinished.

    Brandon
     
  2. Robert Willis

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    From my reading posts and learning:

    -double drywall
    -resiliant channel
    -good insulation
    -floating ceilings/walls
    -roofing felt/Acoustiblok between/under drywall
    -flexible 50yr caulk used around any holes/gaps

    Hope this helps!

    Rob Willis
    -dedicated home theater basement in progress-
     
  3. PhilBoy

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    I bought my kids earplugs for Christmas...

    ... saved a fortune in renovations.[​IMG]
     
  4. Parker Clack

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    Robert:

    Nice looking setup. I look forward to seeing the end results. Also, that is one huge basement!

    Brandon:

    There are several threads on the subject of sound proofing a room. As Robert stated above the best I have seen is in the use of several items like insulation with some type of Acoustic block material.

    Parker
     

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