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Hello AVS folk.

I have 2 less than perfect rooms to choose between in retrofitting for a better HT room. Sketch of rooms here:

One is a converted garage, total size about 16'x20' with a bathroom taking up 6'x9' in one corner. There is currently a wall splitting it off center, with the bathroom & small room on the south and the north is a single room of about 16'x11'. There is a wide sliding glass door making up most of the west wall of that room, but no other windows. Vaulted ceiling (peak runs E/W, 7' at north wall up to 10' at south wall of room). Floor is slate over concrete pad. Pics at

The other choice is the back room of the main house, about 18'x15'. West wall is interior with 2 inner doors, sliding glass door on the north wall and a small window on the north side of the east wall. Vaulted ceiling (peak runs E/W, 8' at north & south walls, 11-12' in center), plaster over the roof beams. Floor is hardwood over OSB/2x4 frame over concrete foundation. Pix to come.

I plan to retrofit with a second layer of sheetrock & green glue in whichever room I decide to use. Both cases, I have a tricky ceiling situation, and a sliding glass door to deal with (acoustic quilts or MLV curtains over the back wall/sliding glass door?). Floors, I can only deal with via throw rugs.

The main goal is to reduce echo inside and lower the amount of sound that passes inside/outside. I understand this is not an ideal situation but trying to make improvements. I have a current 46" Samsung UN46ES6500, Denon AVR-5803 and Energy 7.1 speaker system that I will use, adding an Emotiva UMC1 (or selling the 5803 and replacing with a current AVR w/hdmi) and eventually switching to a projector & screen.

Anyone with ideas or advice how to choose which room to use and how to go about treating it?
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