|I'm contemplating putting 4'x 8' bookshelves in my "HT" room along the walls where the reflection from my front speakers would be. I'm hoping that this will help break up the sound reflection some. Is this a totally bad idea?|
|As for the windows, we are planning on getting some pretty heavy drapes to control the lighting of the room.|
If needed, we might also get drapes for the opposite end of the room as it is open to the diningroom/entrance way.
|For the rear of the room (dining room/entrance way), if you can install one of those doors which "retract" on a track into the wall, it would sound much better than drapes for this area of the room. Drapes can absorb a lot of acoustical energy, so if you are placing them at the front, I'd be leery of also placing them at the rear. Combine this with the possibility of bookshelves at the sides and you may end up with a "dead" sounding room which might result in surround or music images much smaller than you might like.|