- Oct 2, 2008
- Real Name
I'm currently in the process of building my HT, actually mostly just planning right now. My budget is tight, but I don't want to make a mistake by purchasing 'junk' and wishing I would have waited and spent a little more... I'm building a dedicated room in my basement, so this will be the first of many posts I'm sure. My question is - since I'm building the room, should I buy in-wall speakers? My instinct tells me yes - why not save the floor-space and build them into the wall. However, I can't afford to break-the-bank for top of the line speakers. I should also note that I'm NOT a serious audio-phile. I want a decent crisp (surround) sound, that's about it. I've been considering what I would consider 'low-budget' in-walls from someplace like "TheSpeakerCompany", or "HTD". Anyone care to comment on the sound/quality of either company? Maybe my standards are low, but I think either would provide satisfactory sound. One of my 'concerns' is how much sound/vibration will transfer through the wall, since the speaker penetrates the drywall, there's one-less layer of drywall dampening the sound to others outside of the room. I don't expect the rest of the basement to be perfectly noiseless, but prefer to keep the volume in the HT room, not the entire house/basement. Obviously I'll insulate the divider walls, but are there any other recommendations for the construction of the wall? Sound mats around the speakers? Batt insulation, rigid insul, spray foam, whatever... I'm OK with tools/materials so anytime I can build it vs buy it - then I'm in!