What HT Room Ratio??

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  1. DarrinG

    DarrinG Extra

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    Is there a ratio for the best home theatre room size. You know how full screen is 4:3 or the ratio for Widescreen is there a perfect hometheatre room size.

    Any help would we great

    Thanks

    Darrin
     
  2. Mathew Shelby

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    I think it is more appropriate to discuss what not to use. I think a common belief is that square rooms or rooms in multiples of each other (i.e. 24x15) should be avoided.
     
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    william-scooter Stunt Coordinator

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    I am building new house with home theater from scratch. I asked my consultants what size should it be since I had flexibility to make it whatever size. I was told 21x16 so that is what I am doing. Not square... not multiples...
     
  4. LaddR

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    Remember to take the room height into consideration too. You need to keep it from being a multiple of the room length and/or width. A room 21x16x8 can still have reflection problems. Changing the width by a foot one way or the other is probably easier than modifying a standard 8' ceiling.
     
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    forgot that factor... my 21x16 has 9 ft ceilings. that may have been why they chose 21x16
     
  6. Terry Montlick

    Terry Montlick Stunt Coordinator

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    William,

    Your consultants were correct in their room dimensions. These pass our room calculator recommendations, which conform to international standards. This Excel calculator can be downloaded from our web site: www.componentacoustics.com

    Regards,
    Terry
     

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