sound proofing worth it?

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  1. Ken Scott

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    im going to be building a theater in a room that is not physically apart of my house. would it be worth it sound quality wise to do some type of sound proofing in the room before it gets drywalled?
     
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    yes. put insulation in the walls, use thick roofing felt, get the cork roll, run that up each stud and anywhere your drywall will contact. then slap on the drywall....should sound excellent...
     
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    Dave is right – soundproofing has nothing to do with the quality of sound inside the room. Let us know which one you’re tying to accomplish and maybe someone will have some answers.

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    well as i said in my post earlier, the room im building the theater in isn't attached to the house itself, its a seperate room all together. im new at this and i dont know much about constructing a room from scratch, so i guess what im basically asking is, would any form of sound proofing increase sound quality what so ever? im not worried about sound leakage, though i dont want the rest of the neighborhood hearing the movie im watching. i hope that clears what im saying up somwhat.
     
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    I suppose the best way would be to build double offset walls like these.
     
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    Well, I can't say too much on the topic since I've never built my own home theater. But I can say that in my own house, when I turn on a movie or music downstairs in the basement, the sub is so powerfull that everything in the house is shaking. It can very clearly be heard outside. I remember one day dad was outside using the barbecue and he exclaimed "What, is that thunder?! Oh, it's just his **** sub". [​IMG]

    Now I certainly don't want to distrub the neighbours, and considering the performance of my sub I really wish I could sound proof that room. But I can't (not without major construction and cost at this point). If I were you, I'd make SURE you do it right the first time, so you won't regret anything later. Insulate it!


    Jonny K. [​IMG]
     
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    Ken, soundproofing is beneficial in the design phase of the theater. Sound absorption on the display and side walls at a minimum are needed as well. Contact Dennis at www.designcinema.com for some free white papers on this.
     
  9. Ken Scott

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    ok thanks, yeah i'm already having dennis design my room, but i cant do anything till spring, so i'm just trying to learn as much as possible by the time i go to do the plans with dennis so i can be able to have alot of input when he asks me what i want the theater to look and sound like.

    thnx.
     
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