Questions from a Newbie

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Robert.CB, Aug 31, 2003.

  1. Robert.CB

    Robert.CB Agent

    Jan 17, 2003
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    Hello all,

    I am about to start the framing for our downstairs basement which will include a dedicated home theater room. I have several questions before I decide on the final dimensions, etc.

    Here they are:

    I can build up to a 15 X 20 room for the home theater. Is size a consideration and does it matter about the dimensions of the room? What aspect ratio should you have to produce the best sound quality?

    Is it best not to build the room next to an outer wall or next to your heating and cooling system, where the components would be closest?

    Would having the front of the room be smaller than the back, like an auditorium shape produce better sound quality or does it matter, since the room want be real big?

    Should I put joists closer together (on 12" centers) to help soundproof the room more or does that matter?

    As far as having better soundproofing, would it be best to place the home theater room to where two of the walls are facing the outside of the house, which is underground?

    Thats all so far. I'm sure I will have more. Thanks in advance for any help.

  2. Dave Poehlman

    Dave Poehlman Producer

    Mar 8, 2000
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