Open Basement. Is this not good?

Discussion in 'Archived Threads 2001-2004' started by Howard_S, Nov 13, 2001.

  1. Howard_S

    Howard_S Supporting Actor

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    I have my HT in an open furnished basement. Should I try adding a door and closing it off as much as possible? Would it make that much difference when viewing movie? It's really hard to describe my room layout and I don't know how to draw it. What can I do to soundproof the place a little bit? Does it help?
     
  2. Dan Hitchman

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    Yes, you want a door. An enclosed space is better for audio quality than one with open frames and/or archways allowing the sound waves to disperse out into the other room(s). If your walls are fairly well insulated to begin with then get an acoustically insulated rated door with weather stripping. That will also help contain the audio to the HT room unless your walls are too thin.
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