New home theater setup in an apartment
My name is Mauricio and I'm from Uruguay, I'm a computer science student and I work as a Tech Lead in a local enterprise.
I always wanted to have a nice HT setup but for many reasons never managed to get one. Now I'm starting with some items that I know are low end but, in my country everything is sooo expensive that believe me that this setup is a "luxury" here.
Well, my setup is composed of this items:
-Pioneer VSX-520 (the slim one)
-Pioneer Floorstanding speaker SP-FS52 Andrew Jones
-Pioneer SP-BS22-LR for surround
-Jamo S60 center (in the store they didn't recommend the C22 as it was waaaaay too big, and I decided to get the jamo, maybe upgrade to all jamo later, who knows)
-Boston Acoustics CS Sub 10 II (this was on sale hehe)
As I said, I know this is barely scratching the surface compared to setups that must be on this forum, but I'm pretty happy actually, I think the sound is good for what we could afford and the complete setup looks actually good!
I would like some help in two points:
1)- My "living room" is actually a kitchen/dinner/living room, so I have my couch, my kitchen and my desk for home office. It is approximately 21 foots long and 9.5 foots wide on the widest part, so I setup my home theater there and is kind of taking 1/3 maybe a little more of all the space available. So imagine two perfect squares togheter, my HT occupies one of those more or less. Do you think any acoustic treatment could help improve the sound quality in a room of this characteristics?
2)- I don't have a problem yet, as we are one of the firsts families to start living in the building, but sooner or later there will be neighbours so I would like to take some actions to enjoy my home system and not disturb anyone in the process. What could you guys recommend?