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UKpup

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Hello all;

I'm finishing my basement and would like your help picking my equipment.

A bit of backstory:

I'm putting MLV on my ceiling (man, that stuff is heavy! ). I'm also putting up RSIC clips and hat channel. In the end, I should have a completely de-coupled area from the living area.

Thanks!

What are you looking for (Speakers, Subwoofer or Both)? Both. I've looked at Klipsch speakers and also SVS subs.

Primary Use: 95% TV & Movies

Desired Configuration: No sure really. I think I'd like to get Atmos high on the walls since I don't want to poke a hole through the MLV.

Room Size: 45x15. Although the theater part will be 20x15. The rest will open to a gaming, exercise area.

Is the room open to other areas of your home: No

Do you already have an AV receiver or amplifier? Np

What's your budget (low to high): $3000-4000

Any special requirements (Wife Acceptance)? Not really. I plan on making the area under the stairs my AV closet
 

JohnRice

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Just a suggestion... Atmos is intended to be overhead, not high on the side walls. Yes, it makes a difference. A big difference.
 

UKpup

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I understand! I just not sure how to put them in the ceiling and preserve the MLV integrity. I guess if I could find some that aren't too deep I could do it though... I'll have to dig around. Any suggestions on brand?
 

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What’s MLV?
Mass Loaded Vinyl. It's for sound reduction. In order to stop the sound waves we all know that it takes mass. MLV is 1lb/sq ft. You can put it on walls and/or ceiling. I'm putting in on my ceiling, then putting up RSIC clips, hat channel, and 2 layers of 5/8 board. The issue though is you don't want any holes. If I can find a Atmos speaker thin enough, I can probably pull it off.

I've attached a photo of part of the ceiling. I have to tape the seams once I'm finished.
 

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