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Skip the sand. Just use standard R13 in the walls

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Skip the sand. Just use standard R13 in the walls

So skip the sand all together or just in the wall between the theatre room and the rest of the basement? But leave the air gap?
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No sand in the walls, but sand works well in the stage.

Double stud wall between the theater and other areas of the basement.

Single stud walls along the foundation, spaced 1" from foundation.

Rinse, repeat

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The biggest thing for me is determining the size and once I meet with the builder and start figuring out the house costs then I will hire Dennis to figure out the theatre layout.

You're doing this the wrong way round.

1. Decide on seat number
2. Ask Dennis for Dimensions
3. Give that to your builder

BTW - seating for 15 people? total budget of $20K? all of your coin is going on seats....even 8 people.....even on the cheap is going to hurt

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You're doing this the wrong way round.

1. Decide on seat number
2. Ask Dennis for Dimensions
3. Give that to your builder

BTW - seating for 15 people? total budget of $20K? all of your coin is going on seats....even 8 people.....even on the cheap is going to hurt

I'm not letting theatre dimensions in the basement dictate my family room size on the first floor. With the dimenions I have now I can go two directions with the theatre in the basement. I want to first figure out the family room upstairs and I can build false walls and IB enclosures in the basement to make my dimensions whatever I want in the basement.
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I'm not letting theatre dimensions in the basement dictate my family room size on the first floor. With the dimenions I have now I can go two directions with the theatre in the basement. I want to first figure out the family room upstairs and I can build false walls and IB enclosures in the basement to make my dimensions whatever I want in the basement.

I believe Elill was suggesting that it is best to bring Dennis in to the design process as early as possible. Not to dictate the family room size on the first floor, but to help with the design and construction of the theater in the basement. By bringing him early, he may be able to save time and costs by having the hvac contractor design the system to improve the noise floor in the home theater instead of having them come back after the initial construction. The same can hold true for the electricians. Just suffice it to say that bringing in Dennis' expertise as early as possible can save you money and improve the overall design and performance of the theater. Just my .02 cents. Good luck with your project.
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