Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Malta Marsaxlokk
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To anyone who can help me, I live in Malta and HT advise is very limited here and also very expensive. I already had a room which i am planning to refurbish. My room is 11x16x9 ft. and lately i managed to sell my bose speakers and got a set of Jamo THX D600 which i will be using as a 5.2 setup in my room. My processor is the Onkyo 5008 and i have 5 Marantz MA700 mono amps. I also have two Projectors, Benq 7700 and the optoma HD87. My screen is going to be 2:35 CIH 10ft wide.
My first issue is that i am checking to do a full acoustical treatment of my room and we have a supplier of Auralex panels here in Malta. Price is very reasonable and i read very good reviews on Auralex. I have double doors with double glazed glass and also double windows. I am planning to block the windows with drywall so that it will be sealed for minimum sound leakage out of the room and sound coming in the room. As all our homes here are built with stone and bricks, we have quite good sound suppresion in our rooms, but occasionally i have my wife complaining to hear the bass coming out of the room. To say the truth, i never heard huge sounds coming out of the room while a movie was playing. I know two 12" subs (Jamo D650) in a small room will shift some air, but to properly soundproof my room is going to cost me too much, and i cannot find advise on what to do.
If I change my aluminium doors with solid wood doors properly sealed will this be any good or should i stick to soundproofing? I was planning to do drywall on all four sides and also redo the soffit, all treated with rockwool slabs behind. Every seam sealed with silicone and i was going to remove the recessed lights and fit the lights on the side of the room to minimize holes in the soffit as much as possible. Will the soundproofing be a big difference for my room or will i still have sound leakage? Can anyone please help me, maybe anyone had previous experiance with a concrete room regarding soundproofing? Should i invest all my hard earned cash in acoustics and leave soundproofing?
Please guys, i need to start doing the room because my Jamo are crying for some good blasting and I cannot live quietly without my room ready from everything. I really cannot! thanks.