Popcorn ceiling.....Leave it or scrape it?
Hi all. Moving into a new house and the theater room will be 15'x13' with 8' ceilings. It's carpeted and has popcorn ceilings. I have scraped and refinished them before, so I know all that is involved in the project. My question is....from a purely home theater / audio standpoint.... do I scrape them off or leave them? I will probably have some acoustical panels on the walls eventually and this will most likely just be a 7.1 setup. What does it do for sound quality and echoes? Also, does it let sound pass through the ceiling easier? My kids bedrooms will be above it. Thanks!