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  1. (help) Turning my large concrete basement into a control room

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello, I started this conversation on the REW forums and was advised to take this conversation to the acoustics forum. We just moved into a new townhome (which we're renting, so no renovations are doable), and I'm left with the concrete basement to turn into my mixing control room. On the plus...
  2. New Thai concrete house/new setup...HELP

    Home Theater System Recommendations
    :help: Ok, where to begin? Back in the day, I had a "new" Yamaha RX-V1, 4 Pioneer CS-88a speakers from Nam in1969 for fronts and rears, existing Bose 301's I used as surrounds (mounted as highs) 2 decent subs and 2 centers in a fully carpeted 18 x 36 room. There were no MultEQ, YPAO or MCACC...
  3. THAILAND concrete house builld

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Ok, lets see if I can get this up within an hour. (And yes I spelt THAILAND wrong :yikes: Hello to all. Seems the forum is a bit more on topic than others and more user friendly so here I stay. I’m a first time poster here and have a few questions I’m hoping someone can help me with. I’ve...
  4. Concrete Fabric

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    New product for practical use in subwoofer builds? Thoughts?
  5. Poured concrete Basement sound proofing advice needed

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm finishing a portion of my basement that will include a home theater. Before I learned anything about sound isolation or how far I wanted to take it, I rough framed the walls & installed and wired recessed lighting. I also installed and wired my electrical boxes and circuits. This was all...
  6. Paint screen onto concrete basement walls?

    DIY Screens
    I'm a newbie, so be gentle. Searched around a bit, but thought someone could point me in the right dirction. In a couple months we'll be moving into a new house with an unfinished basement. One plan is to set-up a home theater on a budget now, then a nicer one once we decide to finish the...
  7. Carpet on concrete?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am building a HT in the basement. I am wondering if I need to build a floor on the concrete or if I can just install a good carpet with a vapor pad. I KNOW you should, both for sound proofing and the sub will be more effective on a wood floor. However I guess what I am really asking is has...
  8. Chime in....

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Starting from scratch all. If you view my attachment you will see pretty much a blue print of the area I'm working with. Best advantage to this room is - NO windows or outdoor light whatsoever; concrete floors, walls, ceiling is corrugated steel under my garage floor. This is below my...
  9. Howdy to all....

    New Member Introductions
    Well, I finally received the green light from the boss (my wife) to build the home theater in our home. We have a large room with no daylight and I'm looking forward to getting advice since I'm a novice to this hobby. Thanks and look forward to great advice. :help:
  10. HT Wall Construction Question

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I am considering building my home theater with the room within a room method. When constructing your framing/stud walls of your home theater, and one or more walls are along or next to a concrete basement wall, what recommendations do you have for what to do for the side of the stud wall that...
  11. 3RD floor all concrete room!!!

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hello there, I am new here but have been reading for quite sometime.... (not enough obviously) but I would like some advice and starting points for a proposed dedicated space that i have. The room I have is on the 3rd floor of our home, and is of concrete block (hollow) construction. The...
  12. Concrete and low frequencies

    Home Audio Acoustics
    After much wailing and gnashing of teeth I got my sub setup!.. I live in a 65 story concrete tower. My next concern are the folks that live below me.. Or at least i think someone is down there. Anyway I have gone into the adjacent room that shares the wall and or floor with my sub. I can not...
  13. Concrete subs home theatre

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi guys, I've been reading this forum for quite a few months learning as much as I can. I started building a hometheatre in my home last spring. It started abotu two years ago when I poured the foundation for an additon to my home. I formed the cabinets for my main left and right speakers...
  14. Concrete Vault Home Theater - Lots of questions

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I recently finished building our new house, and am now getting ready to finish construction on the theater below the garage. The three car garage floor is a 3" concrete slab on top of wood framing, and under that is a 8'7" high space with a poured concrete slab, that houses the house mechanicals...
  15. Concrete Board

    DIY Speakers
    Hello All, I stumbled across a thread somewhere where the builder used 1/4 concrete backer board to line his speaker cabinet. Has anyone tried this technique and would there be any sonic benefits to it? Don't know if the builder overlaid this backer board with any damping material though...
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