home theater room question

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  1. Brent Hatfield

    Brent Hatfield Auditioning

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    I have a room that is 15x12x9 ft cieling with an opening the size of a normal doorway that goes down a long set of stairs. I can listen to music at sane levels and not bother the rest of the house. Reference level with twin 20-39s does cause some of my family some annoyances..
    Picture of opening:
    http://www.poopypampers.com/pix/DSCN1183.JPG
    My question is would I benefit from putting a door in here so I can close it? I'm wondering if it is worth the hassle. I'm kind of a car audio guy and to me it is just like having a window down, doesn't really effect the sound much. I'm sure if the opening was bigger you could say that the room was really bigger.
    Thanks for any info.
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

    Dan Hitchman Cinematographer

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    An open door or archway can act as a vacuum for the sound. The waves "think" you have a much larger room volume than you do. It can effect overall sound quality.

    A solid door or thick, acoustic curtain could do the trick.

    Dan
     
  3. Brent Hatfield

    Brent Hatfield Auditioning

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    Thanks for your input, I think I'll go for it. Just needed a 2nd opinion.
     

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