Hi. I have been going over past threads in an attempt to answer my own questions. Unfortunatley, I have not been able to find the answers. 1) I am aware of the different options available regarding sound proofing: Staggered studs, room within a room, loaded vinyl, RC, insulation, double drywall, etc. However, my wife is adament that I install double pocket doors to the thraeter room. My concern is that by having to install pocket doors instead of a solid, weather proofed door, will I be negating the benifits of sound proofing the walls and ceiling? All of the articles that I have read go into detail about caulking all of the seams, etc. Obviously a pocket door cannot be sealed tight. Will I just be wasting my time and money sound proofing the walls and ceiling? Will all of the sound escape thru the pocket doors? 2) I have a HVAC supply and return trunkline within the room (Typical basement problem). Sound is notorious for traveling thru the HVAC system via the register openings. Are there any viable options for reducing the sound flow thru the HVAC system? Since the room is only 20 x 14, would an electric heater or baseboard heater suffice? If so, then I could remove the register openings within the HT. I deeply appreciate any light that you can shed on these two issues. Thank you!