Originally Posted by sirjaymz
Nice build. I am jealous yours is done already, or very close to be completed. I like how all came together.
Can you share the info on the carpet? I like that darker look.
Also, I like the choice you made on the Marantz gear and how all of the gear fit's into the 2 racks. 1 hidden and 1 to control realtime in the room . nicely done.
I too am a huge Roxul fan! that rockwool just works. good choice. How do you like the mass loaded vinyl? I was debating on doing that as well, but haven't done allot of research on it.
The carpet is called "After Midnight
" and you can get it anywhere from level I - IV for quality and thickness, so I went with the top IV level. Best, softest carpet I've ever had and could easily sleep on the floor in there.
I also love having the two racks. Was kind of unintentional at first, but being that part of the closet is a somewhat narrow fit, I needed the Sanus/Marantz to be visible to the theatre side but mainly because I needed an easy way to access the back panels of it. If I just put it in the closet without utilizing an opening there would be no way to get around to both sides of it. When I get the panels I plan on hiding it's visibility on the theatre side by putting a panel over it on a door hinge. Should also help with any glare distractions.
The other rack was just an old thing I had laying around forever and when I saw I'd have the space to fit it in nicely next to the the Sanus I went for it. Not as easy to get to the back panels of this one, but there's not exactly much going on to need to. Have the power conditioners on the rack up top and an easy access hole that runs next to the pre/pro to hook things like HDMI cables up. As for functionality it works great for me, and everything there is hooked up via IR that runs to the left side surround speaker for easy control.
As for the Roxul, vinyl, and Soundbreak drywall etc, I've never had experience using anything like that but figured if I was going this far I might as well try to go all out (for my budget). I don't have much to compare it to or know what's exactly doing what, but it does do what I was looking to do. Not soundproof, but it definitely dampens and keeps most of it contained in the room and not spill out too far. Having in-wall bass travels through other walls during big scenes, but sounds more like a nightclub way off in the distance if you're in the room next to it. This room is on a corner side of the lot so I had a lot of free space to be loud to work with originally, but I'm thinking the walls have definitely done their job since I can still crank it while the rest of the house is asleep, not to mention no angry neighbors.