Hello, I am new here and I would like to get an idea of what size room to have built. I am thinking of a Tough Shed in the 12×24 foot or 16×20 foot size being built for a listening room . I am looking into getting Martin Logan speakers driven by some tube amps. It would be insulated and sheet rocked and I was looking into sound absorption for the sheet rock, then adding some sound treatment to the walls. I am not sure what size to go with, the 12×24 or the 16×20. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you. Jim
The sheds are built here in Reno, NV and they are 2×4 construction, 7 foot walls, inside height is about 9 feet. should not have any noise issues other than dogs barking and I’m on a third acre, but I would like to keep any noise leaving the room down to a minimum. I’m stuck though on a longer, narrower room 12×24, or a wider room 16×20. Also should I put in a flat ceiling or leave it sloped. It does get hot or cold here in Reno and I want to keep the room comfortable. Thank you
J, You can’ not use 2 x 4 in any audio room. It can be fortified as an exterior shell wall. Thickness will be determined by noise frequency/amplitude. Your interior wall will need to be 12″ deep to deal with your noise leaving the structure and your low-frequency treatment space requirements.