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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
    Hi Folks -- Need your help! I am setting up a 2-channel listening room in a newly constructed space. We moved into a new house and added a room above a 2-car garage for my office and music listening room. I attached a drawing of the room. Because of the roof slope and dormers, the room has...
  3. DIY Speakers and Subs
    Posting this in the DIY section because everything will be DIYSG and would like your input as well :) (also posted in home theater construction) I don't know if everyone is familiar with new neighborhood home construction builds, but they have multiple floor plans to choose from and you can...
  4. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I don't know if everyone is familiar with new neighborhood home construction builds, but they have multiple floor plans to choose from and you can make some alterations. I don't think I will be able to make crazy alterations during the build, but I don't mind making a few adjustments after if...
  5. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi, need some advice in home theatre room construction set up. My dimensions are approx. 414 x 344 x 237 cm and I will use a AT screen in front of my JAMO D500 (will be replaced to ex. Jamo D600, MK 750 or Procella P5 later). I´m planning to have a distance of ~30 cm between wall and AT screen...
  6. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I am in the process of designing my new home, new construction. I am working with a flexible builder/architect and would like to include a listening room that would be dedicated for audio (2 channel, leaning toward Pass Labs with high-efficiency loudspeakers). The room can be any...
  7. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hello, I am currently planning the house I will be building and I am, primarily, centering it around the theater. I have managed to open up a spot in the basement that is approx 36' x 16' x 10'. I have build a few theaters before, however, they were never aesthetically pleasing or...
  8. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Hi All! My mom FINALLY moved out, and now I can build the home theater the bonus room was meant to be. I am in the beginning stages of design, and was wondering if anyone had any recommendations for design software. I've sketched it out on graph paper, but I was looking for something cleaner...
  9. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    In the process of building a new house and are nearly completed with framing. I had to make some compromises during the architectural design phase. But, based on what I see, I'm very unhappy and looking for some advice. The room is 17'8" in length and 13' wide. There is a riser at 9'6" from...
  10. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    So many build threads to view and learn from ... but so little time. While researching Procella speaker sizes for possible future upgrade someday, I came across this PDF that was very illuminating on baffle wall construction and thought others might find it interesting as well. A great read...
  11. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    I am in the very beginning stages of building a house and would greatly appreciate any insight from this community on what I can do with this space. I definitely want to go with a projector setup but unsure on the amount of seating I can have and the layout. The little bumpout on the top is...
  12. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    When I'm hanging drywall and leaving a gap over the floor that is covered with molding how can I prevent flanking? Drywall will be hung with clips+channels+GG. Seems like the molding won't carry a lot of mass. Thanks, JOe K.
  13. General Home Theater & Media/Game Rooms
    I just recently purchased a new home and I'm converting the upstairs bonus room to a home theater/ gaming room/ office. Currently, there is no door between the landing at the top of the stairs and the bonus room. I'm adding a door to the threshold to be able to close it off and help with...
  14. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Decoupling theory - is hat channel necessary if wall never touches joist So I'm a bit crunched for horizontal space on my foundation walls and I'm curious if I would need clips and hat channels for those walls... What makes this unique is that I don't have a top plate nor a bottom plate...
  15. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Newbie Question: I am decoupling my entire basement and upstairs bonus bedroom ceilings and walls. - I will be using Hat Channel + Clips and then add the DD + GG (standard AVS stuff). QUESTION: Can I use Hat Channel + Clips + DD + GG on a Sloped/Vaulted/Cathedral Ceiling (not sure what a...
  16. Home A/V Distribution
    First I will apologize if there is a sticky for this and if so please point me to it. As I searched I found fragmented areas of information. I am building a new home and we are now in the stage that I have to bid out for wiring. I have been working on a detailed tech plan which of course...
  17. Dedicated Theater Design & Construction
    Problem: My wife and I bought the home she grew up in on 2 acres in a rural area, but her mother lives with us, hence - I can't turn anything up. Worse still, I've heard high end audio and know what I'm missing. Call this my obsession, or perhaps my mid life crisis, but rather than a Jaguar...
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