Originally Posted by Mike_2008
The transformation of your space is absolutely amazing. This is by far one of my favorite builds on this forum and I see theater of the month in your future. Congratulations on a job well done. Could you comment on how you did the columns and incorporated the Volt speakers? I believe the depth of the speaker is 9.5 inches and the actual column looks to be 4.5 inches deep from your drawing. Were the columns made from MDF? How did you recess the speaker in the wall and preserve the sound proofing? Thanks
I used the Volt10's Angled with my 1099's. The 9.5" was too deep for me and I cut the Top/Sides/Bottom down 1" to 8.5" deep. Eric, with DIY Sound Group, said not to go more than 1". I think they sound great.
Jeff Meier was at the house on 12/17 to set the system up and he thought they sound great as well, so the 1" did not seem to effect the sound quality.
Columns were constructed with 1/2" MDF, no mitered corners. I used MH Ready patch to seal the seams and Sherwin Williams Sherwood sealer to seal the MDF
Yes the columns are 4.5" deep to the inside face of the column, 5" to the front face of the column due to the 1/2" MDF I used to build them. The right side of the room was built with a 2x4 wall spaced roughly 1" off the concrete wall(old construction), so that gave me 9.5" to work with. I built a recessed box out of 3/4" MDF with a 1/2" MDF back, as I did not want to give up the 1/4". I know had 9" to work with an 8.5" speaker. Sound proofing, well I gave up some recessing the box so it not perfect. I tried to make sure that I had fluffy all around the recessed box and no air gaps.
The adjacent walls were all constructed with a 2x4 staggered design so I more room to work with.
Hope that answers your question with out any confusion