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    I am closing on my new house in about a month and I want to install the RC80i's for surround speakers.

    The one thing bothering me is that there is a bedroom right above where they will be placed... Is this going to be a problem? Is there anything I can do to isolate the speakers from the room?

    thanks for the help! :D

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    I installed TC80i for my back surrounds and purchased 2' x 4' x 2" thick fiberglass sheets from Home Depot and built a 5 sided "box" from that. I pushed that through the round hole I cut in the drywall ceiling to encapsulate the speaker before installing. It seems to work pretty well. With a bedroom directly above, you may need further sound insulation. I would recommend as mush fiberglass insulation in the ceiling as possible. If its already dry walled like mine is, then your stuck. If its a drop ceiling, you can take out the ceiling tiles and install fiberglass batting inbetween the floor joists. There are also prefab sound enclosures for in wall/ceiling speakers. You can Google that topic and get quite a long list of products. They're expensive. I don't know how they compare to DIY. Hope this helps.
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    There is material you can put under the carpeting of the bedroom floor to help dampen the sound from below.

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    Thanks for the help guys.

    I will check out the fiberglass insulation since it's drywall on the ceiling.

    The pre-fab enclosures sound nice but I want to keep the cost reasonable, otherwise I will stick with my current Fxi3 surrounds.

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