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  1. 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
  2. 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...
  3. Soffits?

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    Hi everyone. I've posted a few questions in the past, but it's been a while. I'm finally getting around to finishing the other half of my basement and this includes the dedicated theater. I thought I had most things thought out, but now that I'm actually in-progress my head is spinning trying...
  4. room dynamics - speaker placement & soffit questions

    Home Theater Design and Construction
    This is great fun! Am on my third redesign to reflect your suggestions. So now ... what are your thoughts on shifting the speaker array off the room centerline, biasing it 2.5 feet towards one sidewall. By shifting the mains, center and sub this way in my 16' wide room [finished room under...
  5. Completed Soffits

    Home Audio Acoustics
    I’m not sure if anyone is interested but here are the results of the soffits that I just built right behind my listening area. I decided to build them so they would be more acceptable to my wife since she was kind enough to let me put up Real Traps in my listening area. The soffits are 13' long...
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