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The ideal listening room

Discussion in 'Home Cinema Building DIY' started by the_sanguine, Sep 22, 2003.

  1. the_sanguine

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    I'm having some plans drawn up soon for a new house. The question is, what would the ideal AV room be like? Size, layout etc? Any ideas?
     
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    For starters it shouldn't be rectangular. In fact probably best not to make any surface parallel to any other surface. And make everything convex rather than flat. :)
     
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    It can be a bit of a science - having things like columns and soffets to break up certain soundwaves, having certain reflective characteristics and making certain parts 'live', and others 'dead' makes it quite a feat.

    Ifif you want to read lots of info, you could try the US forum: www.avsforum.com and look in their home theater builder forum. Anything by Dennis Erskine can be considered gospel, as the guy does it proffessionaly, and what he doesn't know isn't worth knowing. Very interesting reading that will keep you going for a few nights at least. :)

    Apparently, for a multi speaker av room you need a dead front wall (I used carpet), and dead walls below ear height for the others (more carpet). Keep the walls above ear height and the ceiling live.

    Gary.
     

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