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Originally Posted by rms8
Would there be any benefit of designing the room like an Isosceles trapezoid vs. a rectangle where the front wall would be roughly 19' wide and the rear wall would be roughly 17-18' wide ?
Sounds like a great space. There are benefits to not using a rectangle, but I'm not sure the angle from a 19' wall to a 17 or 18' wall is enough. I think you would need to come in a fair amount more than that. I recall a discussion with Bryan Pape, who is an acoustics genius, that the angle needs to be much higher than what most folks have in mind. A room with a 17 foot back wall would need to be roughly 13 feet at the opposite wall to get the desired result. I'd estimate then that with a 19 foot wall, you will need the opposite wall to be around 14.5'.
I'd suggest you seek out a guy like Bryan (bpape here on the forum) who has the acoustic expertise to properly calculate the math and give you the best answer.
I look forward to seeing the progress and pics. Great to have another IL build underway! We are thinking of having a meet, check out the Chicago thread in the meets section.
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