Just purchased my first home and we are going to build a home theater. Here's the deal I get the Media Room and she gets the rest of the house. I am new to this and want to get it right the first time. My thought is to turn an existing bedroom/office into the Home Theater. Would like to sound proof the room and get the best sound, could use some advice on the best results for the least expense.
Dimensions of the room: 9'9"x13'x7'
This is a corner room in the basement.
One Door that I plan to move to inward facing 13' wall
One Small Window on 9'9" wall
Plan is to tier seating from 9'9" wall with window
Samsung 64inch Plasma pn54d8000
Onkyo tx-nr809 (4ohm rated w/ 135 watts @ 8ohm)
LSi9 Ebony, LSic, LSiFX, DSWpro66wi
Raxxess Economy Speaker Stand 36" tall 12" top plate
12 awg CM rated speaker wire SEWELL
SEWELL Silverback Banana Plugs
SEWELL Premium HDMI cables
PS3 fatty, Xbox 360, Wii, CPU
Still need an equipment rack and maybe a dedicated Blu-ray.
I plan on wall mounting the Plasma, LSiFX, and LSiC. Running all the cabling in-wall.
Will be Bi-amping the LSi9 Left and Right since they are so power hungry.
Should I position the LSiFX behind the listener or to the sides and why?
What is the most cost effective way to effectively sound proof this room?
My thoughts are to use Rockwool insulation with the middle of the line Quietrock (60/sheet), or a two layers 5/8 basement drywall Green Glue Sandwich. As small as the room is I think that saving a few inches and some time with Quietrock might be the way to go even if it is a few dollas more.
Is this overkill or not enough?
How do I sound proof a door though?
As sound proof doors are waaaay too much.
It seems useless to do all this sound deading just to have all that power bleed out though the door and window.
I believe that I can use an interior window insert to deaden the window.
Does that work?
If this thread takes off I will upload photos of the remodel from beginning to end.
Your input is greatly appreciated.