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She Let Me Have A Room!! ;)

I finally have the extra space in my house to have a theater/listening/sitting/guest room. It is on the small side (10x13) but beggars can't be choosers right?

I am looking for some tips. The entire room will be empty. It currently has laminate flooring. I plan on DIYing few acoustical artwork panels and probably a rug of some sorts.

I am pretty handy and plan on doing as much of the work as I can myself. I struggle with the planning. This is my first dedicated theater type room so I am sure I am missing a lot.

Things Ive been thinking about...
Spray in insulation to further deaden and quiet the room Vs additional layer of sheetrock
Projector Vs Flat panel
In wall wiring
Hide a/v gear in the closet
Add can lights
led twinkle lights?


In the meantime I love looking at the build threads and getting ideas

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10x13 is doable for a small HT room. Congrats!

Honestly, it you want to do it right -- tear out the drywall/floor down to studs. It will let you run all of your cables/wires and somewhat improve the sound isolation. Unless you are willing to uncouple the room for sound isolation, then I would simply suggest good insulation, double drywall with green glue, and seal everything up tight. That would be my minimum -- and you would lose the least amount of space.

Any chance of having the equipment in a closet/out of the room?

Room/Sound treatments are every bit as important as the equipment you buy. Good room treatment can make cheap speakers sound good; no/poor room treatment can make $20k speakers sound poor. Usually it is a relatively cheap but labor intensive aspect of our HTs!

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Your about to make a LOT of new friends at home depot LOL! Check out the the last several posts of my thread(link in my sig) for some cool lighting ideas. And like Johnsteph10 said, Welcome to the club!


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I plan on DIYing few acoustical artwork panels and probably a rug of some sorts.


The panels are a good start but you really need bass trapping in the room. See more here.
http://www.gikacoustics.com/video_bass-traps/

Glenn Kuras
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