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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 2018-01-10, 11:15 AM Thread Starter
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Question Finishing Basement - Home Theatre Research

Hey there everyone,

I'll start with the TL;DR - Basically I live in a Semi-Detached house with an unfinished basement, and I'd like to finish it with a movie theatre and not blast my poor neighbor into oblivion. I'd love to get pointed in the right direction for soundproofing the theatre room as much as possible.

The TL part.

I have a newly built house (well, it's a year and a half old now). The first week when I moved in, I set up my Onkyo Atmos receiver and Klipsch reference speakers with powered subwoofer (7.1) and started testing out my speaker configuration at about -20.0db. After about five minutes my neighbor came over and rang the doorbell with the worst news possible.

"Hi! Nice to meet you! Your explosions are scaring my dog."

So much for 8 inches of concrete.

So now I'm in the process of finishing my basement. I have a space that is perfect for doing a full Atmos setup with a 4K projection screen. The walls are strapped and insulated, but everything is pretty much wide open to do whatever I can. So I've been doing some research, but I thought I'd reach out to the community to see if there are people with similar setups and challenges and see what they did to overcome them.

Nice to meet you all in advance!
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 2018-01-11, 11:06 AM
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