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  1. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi, first time poster from Australia! I'm building a new dedicated HT space in my home and am looking to soundproof the space (within reason). I've done a lot of research on soundproofing options and would like to validate my thinking with the community before locking in my decisions. it's a...
  2. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I'm in the middle of making half of my garage into a small HT room. That garage never had walls or ceiling covered. Should I leave the ceiling open with rafters ? Or insulate and cover with sheetrock? I read that acoustically leaving it open was best.
  3. Audio Gear
    Set of 7 Definitive Technology In-Ceiling Reference Series Speakers in great condition. The set is comprised of: 3 x UIW RCS III (left, front and right) https://www.definitivetechnology.com/en-us/product/in-wall-speakers/uiwrcsiii 4 x UIW RSS III (left and right surround, back left and back...
  4. Speakers
    Hello Friends! I want to upgrade my 4 ceiling Atmos speakers to in-ceiling. Currently, I’m using Polk OWM3 and have grown tired of the look of them hanging from the ceiling. My setup is 5.1.4 using Emotiva Zero towers, Emotiva C1 center, and Emotiva E2 surrounds. I’d like to keep with the...
  5. Speakers
    Hello Folks, I recently moved into a new construction home and it had Klipsch PRO-18RC (7.1 + SPL-120) in the main room. I've been debating adding RP-8000F to improve the music quality output of the system (and aesthetics) since I get a feeling that a good set of Tower Speakers would be better...
  6. Speakers
    I'm setting up a new 5.1 surround system (no Atmos) for gaming and movies, and I need to place the two surround speakers high up, between the wooden beams in the ceiling, as there's no wall on one side (open floor plan). See the attached photo (actually shot from the main listening position) of...
  7. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    Long story, but the result is that we now have nails that are poking through the ceiling in our basement theater area. It's a 100+ year old row house, so excuse the age and asymmetry of things. Are there any suggestions as to how we could cover those to give the ceiling a cleaner look? We are...
  8. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello, for the past several weeks I have been reading a lot more than I ever thought I would regarding Soundproofing - all in an attempt to try and find the best solution for my situation. I bought a brand new house (part of a community) that is a Tri-level. The second floor is where my Master...
  9. Speakers
    Hi, I have a bedroom about 11x14 full of furniture and no room for standalone speakers for home theatre. 86" tv to take up whole wall above two tall boy dressers so wall speakers not an option. I am planning on Klipsch CDT-5650-c II for the surrounds 4-6 of them and a Klipsch CDT-5800-C II to...
  10. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I'm sure many of us have seen the recommendations from the Sound Proofing Company on the forum throughout the years and used their sound proofing resources (thanks Ted!). I'm wondering why the attached assembly doesn't get more attention or recommendations? Based on the baseline assembly in my...
  11. Audio Theory, Setup, and Chat
    Hi, My new home has a living room plan that pretty much prohibits the use of surround at ear level, what kind of setup would you recommend? My initial plan was 5.1 or 5.1.2 but that seems unlikely now. Main use will be movies, some gaming and music What do you say to these options? A -...
  12. Screens
    I'm having my apartment gut renovated, and would like to add a projector and in-ceiling screen to a (small) 'flex room'. The main constraints are, it seems on the screen: the projector and viewing area will be ~9 feet away the screen has to be recessed in-ceiling, and the footprint in the...
  13. Speakers
    Hello all, and thanks in advance for your answers. My setup is as follows. Monoprice speaker wires threaded up wall from wall mounted entry banana plugs, across ceiling to other side of room with windows. So...the wiring HAD to emerge from the ceiling - no other option. I then mounted a small...
  14. Speakers
    Looking to see if I should upgrade - currently have a 5 speakers setup in main area, along with 2 in the kitchen and 2 in the hallway and 2 in the dining. The 5 speaker setup are Klipsch IC 525T, and the rest are IC 450T. These are PA speakers from 1996 it looks like and play pretty loud, just...
  15. Speakers
    I upgraded my receiver to a TX-RZ740 and now I can add two more speakers. I was hoping to add better atmos support. At the moment I have only two upward firing atmos speakers. I also have laying around 2 bookshelf speakers and 1 subwoofer from the energy take 5 setup that I could add to this...
  16. Speakers
    I am looking at getting Monolith in-wall speakers as my front LCR, but monolith doesn't make in-ceiling speakers and so I'm looking for recommendations for the 2 rear in-ceiling speakers. I have read that it is best to get speakers that "match" and so people often buy everything from one brand...
  17. Digital Projectors - Under $3,000 USD MSRP
    I recently bought an Epson 5650 projector and is very happy with the picture and noise when the projector is in Eco mode placed on a table. After some time I mounted my projector in the ceiling, and it seems for some reason the fan speeds up when the projector is set in "ceiling" projection...
  18. Speakers
    Looking for input from people who have heard these... Kef Ci160ER vs Yamaha NS-IC600 vs Sonance C6R All are same price range for me. Only considering bezel-less speakers (Kef has microbezel - not ideal unless sound it a ton better) Use: general purpose music to fill a 20'x27' Living Room thx...
  19. Speakers
    Hello everyone, I'm planning a multi-room system for a new conto apartment (Euro size apartment), ceiling height is 9,2 ft. As you can see in the picture attached I have: - n. 1 studio (130 sq. ft.) - n. 2 bathrooms (75 to 80 sq. ft.) - n. 2 bedrooms (135 to 160 sq. ft.) Main listening will be...
  20. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi All, I am finishing my basement and building a semi dedicated home theater. we can divide my basement into two parts because of the center beam, then divide one part into two more. So in one part I am building home theater and another part is junk room. The third bigger part is kind of...
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