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Advice Please for a Dedicated Listening Room
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August 29, 2020 - 11:31 am
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Hello Acoustic Fields.

Mr. Foley, we spoke on the phone this past March before all the craziness. Thank you so much for your time and advice. Sorry to hear about all your trials this past year. Very glad you are doing better.

Looking for your sage advice with a dedicated listening room (stereo only) in progress.

The room is in the basement and framed in. I need help finishing it so I don’t do anything too stupid. The walls are framed with 2 x 6’s. The ceiling is standard 2 x 10 joists. Sorry I did not have room for 2 x 12 wall studs. Unfortunately, I cannot afford Mr. Foley’s wonderful carbon fiber in the walls. Per Dennis advice back in March, I will finish the walls with 3/4 inch cherry veneer plywood. The ceiling gets cedar slats with space in between for air movement. Room dimensions are: length = 230″ (19′ 2″), width =168″ (14′), height = 102″ (8′ 6′) to floor boards above, 92 1/2″ to bottom of joists. No windows. One door to the room in middle of back wall. I plan a cherry veneer pocket door.

Also per Dennis, I will leave treating the ceiling until I know how much sound gets transmitted to rooms above. This will determine if the ceiling gets acoustical treatment or some sound deadening.

Two questions please.

1) Since I cannot swing the carbon fiber should I just leave the wall cavity empty? Is there anything you can recommend I use to treat the wall cavity? Is there anything I should definitely avoid and not put in the walls?

2) The floor is standard cement. I plan to finish it with wall to wall carpet and carpet pad. Any suggestions there or is this sufficient?

I will gladly send pictures of the room if you like.

Any advice you can give would be welcome. Thank you so much for your help.

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