I have a uniquely shaped room for my home theater. It is one big open room, but has two different sections with different ceiling heights. The walls are fairly bare and are painted with a flat black. I have heard several systems before in different environments and I can't seem to get my setup to sound quite right. I'm no audio scientist, so I'm not sure what the problem can be. I know there is a lot of physics bouncing around so who knows!?!?!?!?!
The main problem is that the sound just doesn't seem all that clear with good detail. There seems to be a little haze covering up finer details in music. Bass is OK, but not nearly like it was in my old apartment with the same setup.
I think the problem may be echo or reverb. If I stand in the room, and just shout, I can distinctly hear some echo...slight, but noticeable. I think the vaulted ceilings may be the culprit but not sure. Who knows whats going on with the waves in my room....I sure don't!
Here is a simple layout of my room with dimensions. Up in the left hand corner of all images is a little button that says "Full Size" click to enlarge.Room Layout
Now here is a picture from the screen looking straight. You are looking into the back part of the room with the 8' ceilings.From screen looking straight
This next pic is from the same origin, but looking up a little bit. You can see the 11' vaulted ceiling.From screen looking up
Finally, this is from the sweet spot looking at the screen. Once again, the 11' ceiling...From PJ looking at screen
What I am looking for is someone to confirm, and say YEAH, your suspicions are correct, this room could be trouble....
Hmmm, that room seems ideal, maybe you should look at other things like your equipment!
Thanks and if you have any suggestions to improve my room characteristics, lemme know! I was thinking of making a false ceiling in the vaulted area using black felt from wall to wall...so in effect I would have an 8' ceiling made of black felt in the entire room. Would this help ?