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If this has been answered somewhere before I would appreciate someone pointing me there but otherwise could you please help?

I have a large room (16x25x9) I want to convert to a HT. That is all the room would be used for. It is a very quiet room. I see a lot of time, effort and expense in these forums about building/rebuilding rooms to prevent sound from coming in or out. I can understand this in a lot of situations (neighbors, kids, road noise, bleed to rest of house, etc.) but If I am not worried about sound in or out of the HT is there really any benefit to going first thru the "create a closed box" trauma to my acoustics? Can I get really, really good HT sound just using traps, diffusers, and absorbers for a situation such as this? Thanx.
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Quiet rooms also lower the ambient noise floor, giving wider dynamic range, also letting you enjoy the audio at lower volumes since you don't need to raise your volume above a noisy background .....so that is a big benefit, the quiet passages in movies are quiet..


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I agree. I am looking for all-around excellent acoustics. I just don't know if there is anything that comes from wall mass other than keeping sound in or out. I realize shape could matter but since the current dimensions don't hit any of the immediate "bad room measurements" I was hoping this wouldn't require any build changes per se for acoustical purposes.
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If I am not worried about sound in or out of the HT is there really any benefit to going first thru the "create a closed box" trauma to my acoustics? Can I get really, really good HT sound just using traps, diffusers, and absorbers for a situation such as this?

Yes and Yes. If you don't have a problem with noise coming in, then double-wall and similar sound-isolating construction is not needed or even wanted. Your room dimensions are very close to mine, so I can say with confidence that you can get stellar sound quality with proper acoustic treatment.

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Thanx! I appreciate the responses; especially on Super Bowl Sunday..j
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Was there a sports game or something on TV? biggrin.gif

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Was there a sports game or something on TV? biggrin.gif

Yeah, but it was just a game because NASCAR season hasn't started yet. ;-)
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