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post #1 of 6 Old 08-15-2014, 12:01 PM - Thread Starter
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Sand filling stages in dedicated rooms

Hi All,

Quick question. What really happens if I don't fill my stage with sand? I didn't plan for it in my budget or my time and am thinking about taking the short cut.

Note this is a full theater build but I am not worried about it being a sound proof fortress. It will be nice but not high end like many of yours

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I do apologize if this is too basic a question but would appreciate any thoughts
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Just build it so it doesn't resonate like a drum.
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I stuffed it tight with pink fiberglass
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Note this is a full theater build but I am not worried about it being a sound proof fortress.

Life's circumstances change, there may come a time when you regret this decision.
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The sand is more of a pain to do more than a cost item. Per sq ft I can't imagine it not being cheaper or a wash with regard to insulation.

I did alot of my stage in sand but I was lazy and did not do all of it with sand. I did every spot a speaker would be, a sub would be and I put sand under my cabinet area on my stage and especially under the support posts for the screen. About 1/2 of the stage is sand and 1/2 insulation. I filled the bed of a HD pickup with about 2000 lbs and that was enough for me. I probably could have done a second load, but I was too tired at the end of the first one to do it again

To Big's point. You can change a projector, speakers, etc easily enough. Once you get past the sound envelope there is no going back to there unless you rip everything out.

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