Hi Shawn, thanks for the reply.
1. Floor treatment - I had planned thick pad, possibly 1/2" felt then heavy carpet. Is this not sufficient to decouple the floor? Do I need to add something like the Serenity Mat and additional decoupling beneath my subs?
2. Sadly, Class 1 mics are not within my budget. Class 2 will have to do. Measuring the absolute noise floor does not seem critical to me, but then again, what do I know...
3. Where should I start reading on why I need more than 1 mic to measure my room? Are 2 Class 2 mics sufficient, or are we talking larger arrays with half a dozen or more mics?
4. I checked out Studio 6, and their software suite appears to be within my budget, especially since I can spread out the purchase until I need specific modules.
5. Absolutely agree. I've read Toole's book, but there was not a lot of practical, how-to procedures in there. Can you recommend any specific resources that would be a good starting point to further my study?
Bass traps for below 200Hz, ummm, OC703 panels on the walls....
Obviously there is a lot I need to learn, including what to measure and how to perform the measurements. Then, as you say, I need to learn what the measurements are telling me about the room so that I can determine which treatment method will address the measured anomalies. I truly want to learn and understand the physics related to room acoustics, on the other hand, I also recognize that I will never have the time to learn enough to ascend to the level of expertise backing your services.
If I use the Erskine Group Pro Theater Layout Service, could I include a set of room and speaker acoustic measurements using Studio 6 Audio Tools and one (or more) of their Class 2 mics, and have that data incorporated into the information used to specify acoustic treatments and locations for my room?