Originally Posted by kikkoman
Got my XS30 earlier this week but have not had time to tune them in yet. Just placed in a corner and plugged it in for now. Didn't have time and was very late to setup Audyssey. I'll definitely have more time by the weekend for sure or earlier if possible. But WOW, it's the first time I felt some rumble in the jungle.....and by jungle I mean my butt
The bass is definitely room shaking for sure with only a few minutes of testing.
Now, can anyone provide any input on how to keep some of that noise, bass from getting outside the house? I usually will watch my movies at -10 volume on the AVR and I only had it to about -15 last night with the gain around 2'clock and when I went outside, I could definitely hear the rumbling outside. So neighbors are not going to like that.
It seems like one of the best ways is to build an outline of the room within a room by adding some drywall with the green noise cancelling glue between the drywall sheets and then to place it over your existing wall. This is not a option at this point b/c our walls have custom paint patterns on them and it would be a pain to recreate to say the least.
I also see some people blow fiberglass material between the studs in the walls which require drilling towards the top of the walls and blowing that material inbetween each stud. I'd rather not do this if possible and I think there is already insulation there, but not sure.
Of course adding curtains and carpet which we currently have should help as well.
Now my theatre room has an opening to the 2nd floor and there are also double doors that lead to the balcony. Right now there are only blinds on the double door windows and no curtains at the moment. I guess I could try to add some curtains over those windows but they are not regular sized but rather smaller size.
Then I read about panels and using those to absorb some of the sound as well as using bass traps in the corners of the room. One of the pics looks like the bass traps are like foamy cheese shaped objects that help absorb sound to allow better low level bass performance, but does it help if keeping the bass inside the room? Also they look somewhat silly if you're placing in your room, unless you just bring them out when you're about to watch a movie.
I've also seen people seal up their windows, doors, and outlets as much as possible with soundproof glue to help as well. When I was outside last night, I didn't check the the side of the house which is all brick. Maybe that side does a better job of keeping the noise down. I only checked the side where the double doors to the balcony were and could hear about where the neighbors house was. Of course the neighbor has brick to help but I want to make sure it's not too crazy for them.
I might just have to talk to them and let them know my situation and ask what time they usually sleep and hopefully their bedrooms are on the far side away from my place. And even ask them to come over for a screening so they can see what I have an maybe understand a bit better.
I think I ran across an thread which mentioned that bass is almost impossible o keep out vs the mid and highs of trebles. Is this true?
Sorry for the lengthy post, but does everybody else just have super sealed soundproof rooms or nice neighbors or neither?
Thanks in advance!