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  1. What type of insulation behind AT screen?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    My first theater... I read somewhere that it is advisable to put Corning 703 on the wall behind the projector screen. I do not have access to rigid and would like to go cheaper. What else can I use and how thick should this stuff be?
  2. insulation damage to in-walls?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi everyone, I just cut the holes for my in-ceiling speakers and, as expected, hit a bunch of pink blown insulation in the attic. I've read that this is good from an acoustic aspect, but I wonder about its effect on the speaker wiring? I have Polk RC60i. Since the back has exposed wiring, etc...
  3. Insulation, soundproofing and the like

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Team, First off, happy holidays. As many of you know, I am finishing my basement which includes my very first home theater system. Since I have a blank slate to work with (no construction), I want to take every step necessary acoustically and from a soundproofing perspective. Below is my...
  4. Basement insulation & home theater design?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm in the process of redoing the finished part of my basement for a modern home theater. The current basement is straight out of the 70's and just awful looking, not to mention insulated poorly. The two options I am thinking of are this: 4 inches of extruded polystyrene, furring strips and...
  5. DIY Bass Trap Evolution in Layman's/Simple Terms

    Home Audio Acoustics
    This is Home Theater specific and is in very general terms regarding Bass Traps--not Acoustic Panels for reflection points or higher frequencies. I realize there are many highly sophisticated designs, resonators and frequency specific traps out there commercially; but, in all honesty, the...
  6. How much insulation in the soffits?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    My soffits are rather large (11" tall by 30" wide) all around the room (16' x 22'). It will take a lot of insulation to fill them completely. Will I get the same effect if I just put a single layer of R-30 or R-38 in them rather than filling them completely? Shane
  7. Insulation in soffits or not?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I'm rethinking my plan to fill my soffits with insulation. After doing some reading, it appears this really only helps if you cover the soffits with fabric and not drywall. My soffits contain my HVAC and wiring and will be covered with 1/2" OSB and 1/2" drywall on the sides and bottom both...
  8. OK to squeeze copper wire with thick insulation into banana plug?

    Remotes | Cables | Accessories | Tweaks
    Having never done any kind of electrical wiring before, I have a few questions. I've watched a bunch of how-to videos explaining how to strip wire and put banana plugs on the ends, but my wire isn't like the type I keep seeing on the videos and it's confusing the out of me. It's 16 gauge...
  9. sonotube insulation & finishing questions...

    Ported Subwoofer Build Projects
    after debating on egg crate foam and r13...i chose paper faced r13 insulation (3.5" thick) for my 14" diameter ported sonotube build...i understand the fibers may be an issue...if so...i will utilize a nylon port cover... Question1...will the insulation completely change the properties of my...
  10. Cellulose or Fiberglass insulation

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Having a theater room built upstairs , which will be the only room on the 2nd floor. My builder is giving us the option to either use Cellulose or Fiberglass. Which option should I go for? As for the rest of the house, I think it would have to be the same. :( SO I can't have 90% of...
  11. insulation

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Also do you guys reccomend R13 batted R21 batted 5 1/2" thick R20 batted 8" thick?
  12. batt vs blow-in insulation

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hey everyone, Im am almost ready to start drywall on my bar/theater budget build and have a quick question. Does anyone have a recomendation for using batts in the ceiling vs stapeling a layer of fabric to the ceiling joists and using blow-in insulation? I have a few places with ducts etc. that...
  13. QuietZone Insulation & Green Glue

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi Guys, I had a question about Owens-Cornings' QuietZone® Quiet Retreats insulation. Has anyone used this stuff? Any ideas how pricey it is? Can anyone recommend a similar, more cost-effective product? I'm planning to use the acoustical batts with double sheetrocking for my media room. I...
  14. Will this insulation board work for acoustic panels

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Last night I tore out my old HVAC duct work, as we are having it replaced. The old system was cooling only, and it is being replaced with a heat pump. I was a bit amazed that contractors can still use Duct Board as the fiberglass is exposed to the moving air, and seems very fragile. But I now...
  15. Insulation suggestions wanted

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    A few years ago I added a layer of R-25 to our attic and it has made a dramatic difference. In the coming months I am going to re-insulate our vented crawl space. Our crawl space is at the lowest a little over four feet and at the highest point around six and a half feet. The joists have...
  16. Insulation ?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    I've cut out my holes for my inwall speakers. I wanted 7.1 but I heard that blu-ray is actually 5.1, so I opted to go 5.1 for now I can always upgrade. My question is do you have to cut out the insulation to put the speaker in or can you just mount the speaker with insulation behind it? Any help...
  17. R-13 Insulation for acoustic panels?

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Hi All, I'm looking to build some cheap acoustic panels. It seems like everyone is using Owens Corning or some kind of mineral wool product. All I'm really looking to do is eliminate the echo in my basement. It is a rectangular room about 23x14. It's a pretty bad echo so was thinking of...
  18. Lowe's acoustic insulation board

    Home Audio Acoustics
    Lowe's carries a 1/2"x2'z4' acoustic insulation board [which I haven't seen since the local store doesn't carry it in stock]. Is this something that could be stacked to fill the bookcase space behind my speakers? Or is it just something used for soundproofing? I haven't found anything locally...
  19. UltraTouch cotton insulation, insulation thickness questions

    DIY Subwoofers - General Discussion
    Hey guys, I'm trying to figure my insulation scheme for my sub. I don't want to use fiberglass because I can't stand working with it, and I don't want it in my room (ported sub). I am NOT interested in having a conversation about potential health risks of fiberglass. I have researched and...
  20. Speaker Insulation

    DIY Speakers
    Any thought on insulating the inside of speakers?