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Why you did it? because I think it's a weak point in the wall that let's the sound getting outside.
It is not a weak point when proper sound isolation techniques and methods are utilized.
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What's the method to eliminate the sound that go through your air-condition tube in the ceiling?
Again, accepted sound isolation techniques and materials were used to reduce noise transmission by way of HVAC ducts.

NOTE: The primary purpose of sound isolation in a sound playback space is to reduce noise penetration into the room to a level of NR20 or NC20. The secondary, more expensive, and only sometimes requested requirement to reduce sound transmission out of the room. In this case, the generally accepted practice is to not increase the noise floor of adjacent spaces by more than 3dB. Contrary to common layperson belief, the purpose of sound isolation in sound playback spaces is to reduce sound entering the space not the other way around. The softest sound recorded on a sound track is 22dB, therefore, the in room noise floor must be below that level.
post #362 of 441
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Originally Posted by Dennis Erskine View Post

Contrary to common layperson belief, the purpose of sound isolation in sound playback spaces is to reduce sound entering the space not the other way around.
Which is probably contrary to what a lot of people are thinking when integrating a theater space into their home. As in, let the parents or kids watch programming at an enjoyable and immersive sound level and not have that noise heard elsewhere in the house. Keeping the house noises out is probably not even on their radar.

For the purist, sure, having the room isolated from external noise is certainly going to have a lot of value.
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For the purist, sure, having the room isolated from external noise is certainly going to have a lot of value.

It also allows you to run the sound at a lower level, which helps not to annoy the other residents.
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Originally Posted by LeBon View Post

It also allows you to run the sound at a lower level, which helps not to annoy the other residents.

Also likely to reduce hearing damage as the perceived loudness of a quiet room won't have you running for the volume during a quiet passage.
post #365 of 441
Do you have more picture about sound diffuser and absorber lining in side and back wall?
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Originally Posted by mamoid View Post

Do you have more picture about sound diffuser and absorber lining in side and back wall?

Pictures are here: http://www.avsforum.com/t/1339780/another-erskine-designed-masterpiece-if-i-dont-screw-it-up/180#post_21499043

Products are from Quest http://www.questai.com/home.php
post #367 of 441
Here are the professional photos of the room (hoping I'm not jumping the gun on you KB).




post #368 of 441
KB -

Great build! I'm sure you're proud. Can you point me to where you sourced your cool cube?

Bud
post #369 of 441
Thanks for the images Dennis, very nice.

I'd wondered how this eventually turned out.

Love the aesthetic, .... again, one of my faves.
post #370 of 441
Wow - terrific theater.

My how things have changed since I built my theater 10 years ago!
post #371 of 441
Dennis, your work never ceases to amaze me.
post #372 of 441
Not sure of which I am more jealous, the final product or the size of that room. Hope you enjoy this theater as much as I have following your thread smile.gif
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Not sure of which I am more jealous, the final product or the size of that room. Hope you enjoy this theater as much as I have following your thread smile.gif

We were very fortunate to be starting from a blank slate (building a new home). That let us incorporate the deminsions that Dennis knew we needed for our intended use relatively easily. I continue to be amazed at the rooms that others are able to create on this forum from already built rooms/renovations. That is much harder and more impressive in my opinion.

And yes, we are still enjoying the room very much. We spend at least 2 -3 nights per week in there as a family. Still gives me goose bumps everytime I walk through the door. The only bad part is that the performance of the room has made it entirely intolerable to go to movies at a commercial theater. smile.gif
post #374 of 441
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Originally Posted by chinadog View Post

KB -

Great build! I'm sure you're proud. Can you point me to where you sourced your cool cube?

Bud

http://www.activethermal.com/page33.html
post #375 of 441
One of the best theaters I've seen aesthetically. Amazing job to the whole team! The Procella's are awesome, am using them myself now. Not many speakers that can do dual duty as HT and music speakers. These are smile.gif
post #376 of 441
Wow, awesome! I especially like the ceiling! Beautiful HT you have there! smile.gif
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So did I read that right yous started out with 14ft tall ceilings?

I love the design although it may be a bit big for me I always wanted to have a tiered sloped ceiling.
post #378 of 441
WOWSERS, that's impressive!
post #379 of 441
Gold medal winner, awesome work.

It's all in the details.
post #380 of 441
What is the carpet brand/style used in this build?
post #381 of 441
It looks like the same carpet I'm using in my theater, which is Wild Asia by Kane carpets
Edited by phisch - 3/30/13 at 10:55am
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It looks like the same carpet I'm using in my theater, which Wild Asia by Kane carpets

Excellent, thank you! Looking forward to seeing your theater as it progresses.
post #383 of 441
Breath stopping! KB! Wish this theater was near my city so as to request you for a demo. Do you have pictures of the equipment area?. I am assuming with no surround speaker columns in sight and the kind of calibration you got done along with the Quest treatments makes those side walls come alive during movies without localizing where the sound is coming from!
Edited by vikgrao - 3/29/13 at 11:35am
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Pictures of the equipment rack will be forthcoming in a week or two.
post #385 of 441
Thanks Dennis, This is one of those theaters which makes one feel tempted to purchase the build design and acoustic layout plans and keep them for a future build!.
post #386 of 441
Did we ever get the rack pictures?

Gorgeous room!
post #387 of 441
I dont think rack pictures were posted
post #388 of 441
Awesome!

Only thing I'd have done differently would be to have a 5-seat row just so I could have my own center seat (clowns to the left of me, jokers to my right...). Of course, if every seat has the same or similar sound then it really doesn't matter too much, I suppose; I'm just a greedy f'er, lol.

Oh, and that Corbett light in the entry way is gorgeous; we bought it for our foyer and always get compliments on it! Also love the entry door you built and the old-school film behind it is classy -- I'd quite steal that idea!

Would love to see pictures of the rest of the house, but seeing them would probably make me too jealous. I can already tell by the stone-work visible outside the theater room that you must have some very beautiful design aesthetics going on all over the place. Well done!

Can't imagine the cost, though...probably way out of my league.
Edited by DreamWarrior - 5/28/13 at 2:01pm
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What is the typical design costs ?
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What is the typical design costs ?

If you have to ask, then....wink.gif
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