Ideal room dimensions?

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  1. PeterK

    PeterK Supporting Actor

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    Is there a ratio that is ideal for having a HT room something like having the room twice as long as wide as high. (just an example) what about ceilings? gabled or flat?
     
  2. Michael Whitney

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    Called Sepmeyer Ratios:

    3 Different Sets:

    1. Ceiling Height = X, Width = X*1.14, Length X*1.39

    2. Ceiling Height = X, Width = X*1.28, Length X*1.54

    3. Ceiling Height = X, Width = X*1.60, Length X*2.33


    Essentially, you want to keep away from divisible multiples. 10 by 10, 10 by 20, 15 by 30, etc...

    General research on web should help you fill in details about ceiling variables.

    My ceilings are a flat 7'. Not optimal by any stretch, but all I have to work with.
     
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    Any deviation from parallel surfaces (i.e., “shoe-box” dimensions) is preferable – for better bass response at least, if not better acoustics overall.

    Regards,
    Wayne A. Pflughaupt
     
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    Would a bonus room with angled side walls be a plus or a drawback? I can't see that being a good thing.
     
  5. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    Why not?
     
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    I don't know. I just can't. I see all the sound angled down towards the ground.

    Am I wrong to think so?
     

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