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Starting from scratch
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September 25, 2016 - 6:26 pm
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So, I’m starting new house plans with a dedicated listening room . Dimensions are currently 23L x 17w x 9h. I can slope up the ceiling from 9 to 13 ft high in the rear. Most likely the floor will be concrete, but I could add a wood floor. The builder uses double wall construction for added insulation.
Would a square room with a flat 9 ft ceiling be easier to treat ?
Also I’m reading I should stay away from drywall. What other wall and ceiling approaches are recommended? Also do I need to specify the insulation within the walls
Would an all plywood or wood plank construction be a place to start, then measure the room and work from there?

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September 27, 2016 - 12:27 pm
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Hi Gb1, Didn’t see this post. You have good width and length but ceiling height is an issue. Stay away from room dimensions that do not vary by 30 -35%. Square rooms increase all your modal issues up to 400 %.

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