Originally Posted by Robert Jones II
The room is looking great! Are you doing anything special with sound treatment for the walls? Panels? If not, did you have any issues with sound in your previous setup? I am planning for my first theater in a 17'x~14' space and I go back and forth with how far I want to take sound proofing/isolation (e.g. Double stud wall) for this first build. Ultimately I just want to build mine as quickly as possible and start enjoying it.... soundproofing be damned. I'm curious about your experience.
Sorry about your buddy
I just wanted to make sure you are aware, which you very well could be, but there is a distinction between:
Soundproofing & Acoustic Treatments
There is some minor relationship, but largely they are are two separate topics. The 'soundproofing', such is isolation, double drywall, insulation, dampening agents - is to reduce sound coming into and going out of the theater.
Acoustic treatments, are specifically to enhance the sound quality inside the room, and to the main listening positions. These are the wall treatments, bass traps, absorption/ diffusion panels, etc.
You can have an outstanding Soundproof room, which sounds awful given a lack of acoustic treatments.
You can also have an amazing sound experience inside the theater from great acoustic treatments... but, everyone else can hear it outside the theater, and their sounds can get into the theater, with out sound proofing.
Many of the theaters here do both, but I have also seen several where the circumstances were such the that "Soundproofing' wasn't all that important, and the focus then was acoustic treatments.
For me... I need the soundproofing, so, going all in on it... and will of course do acoustic treatments as well