Originally Posted by Ladeback
I just finally looked at you build of your current theater. I like your build and I didn't even notice the window in behind the back row when we were in there for the crawl.
There's normally a giant fabric panel that blocks it out. It's really easy to hear a different signature to the room sound when you take it down and there's a glass window behind you vs when it's set back into place.
So you are getting all that sound out of the small bookshelf speakers and one SVS 12" Sub? WOW! I guess if I was to finish my room it would probably sound better as well.
The bookshelves in the pictures actually went into the surrounds. It's some small towers up front now, but the towers are crossed over at 100hz, so they might as well be bookshelves. :-P
What was it that you put down on the concrete before putting the plywood floor down? I take it that helped with soundproofing and helped with a moisture barrier as well? Is that stuff reasonably priced and can you get at the big box stores?
It's called Delta FL. It doesn't really help with soundproofing, (Well, maybe on a second floor it'd help a tiny bit. Definitely not on a concrete slab.) but it's important to keep weeping moisture off the oriented strand board. (OSB) Has an R rating but I can't recall what it is. You'll find it online for any big box store and a lot carry it locally.
What brand are the chairs and where did you get them from? I have been looking at http://4seating.com/
. They seem to have some good prices on seats.
I bought them as part of an AVS group buy. Bought them from http://www.htauthority.com/
The model is still around. It's the Usher. It's a very wide chair, and me being a thinner guy, my butt gets a bit lost in there, but it's held up well for us and the price at the time was great. (Still very reasonable! I think it's just over 2k for 2 rows of 3, six total.)
I do like you bar and may steal some of your ideas when I build mine in another area.
I wish I could come to a decision on if I want to stay with what I have built so far or increase the size of my room. Going bigger just makes the soundproofing budget go up more.
Going bigger makes EVERYTHING cost more. More seats, more carpet, larger hvac system. Bleh! ^_^