Something I have been considering for my HT to be developed soon is an "open ceiling". Presently the room I will use (15' x 20', which I may downsize to 12' x 19' to make it totally dedicated) has a suspended ceiling but because it is a basement the height is only 88 inches. I was considering taking the suspended ceiling out and finishing/painting the floor joists to have that "industrial look" that is so popular in bars etc. these days, and which would also add another 10" of height between joists. Can anybody comment on how this will affect acoustics? I will be able to finish the rest of the room walls however needed to compensate if necessary and am not concerned about soundproofing to the upstairs. Thanks.