Wall acoustics...

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Ross B, Sep 4, 2005.

  1. Ross B

    Ross B Auditioning

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    Building my first ever H.T. room and i'm wondering about acoustics and hard walls, the floor will be carpeted, but I would appreciate comments as to whether I should curtain off the side walls (and maybe the rear?) The room dimensions are 20ft long by a little over 13ft wide, with a height of just over 8ft, I have used soundscreen insulation to the only wall that faces to the rest of the house, the other three walls are lined inside and bricked outside. I'm concerned that the room may have too much echo, if I leave the internal walls as they are, will the sound be too harsh? What materials for the internal walls have others found to use that will produce the best sound for a moderate outlay? Wifey is already threatening to cut up all my credit cards...LOL.
     
  2. DelRay

    DelRay Stunt Coordinator

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    Welcome aboard Ross, You say that the other 3 walls are lined. Lined with what? A relatively inexpensive solution to fix the "echo" problem would be to build (or buy)yourself some acoustic panels. If you do a search on this you will find alot of valuable information. Good luck
     
  3. chris_everett

    chris_everett Second Unit

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    Wall construction will not (greatly) effect room accoustics. Building accoustical panels, or using accoustical foam will make more of a difference.
     

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