Enclosing the room should help contain the sound, although bass will always make its way out. (Well, in my house it does, anyway. ) Depending on how the room is acoustically insulated, other frequencies may also escape (through ductwork, etc.). Try the room out "as is" and, if you think too much sound is escaping, enclose it.We moved into a house where the basement is completed. The recreational room is 35ft x 10ft x 7ft high. Should I enclose the room to contain the sound?
The size of the room shouldn't be the determining factor.Another dilemna is that I'm deciding between a 60" LED with 3D capability and a 1080p projector with a 100 inch screen.
Which one would you recommend for this size of a room?
My concern is that the ceiling is a little too low for a projector, is that right?
- How close do you plan to sit to the (TV or projection) screen? If you're going to sit close to it (say, ~10' or less away), a 60" will look plenty large; further back, a 100"+ screen would look awesome.
- Do you have full control of lighting in the room? Projectors work best in very dark rooms, so if you can shut off all lights and block all windows, a projector is worth considering.
- What model(s) of projector are you looking at? There are likely a number of projectors that have the right combination of zoom, throw, lens shift and/or keystone to accomodate your room's dimensions. ProjectorCentral.com's Projection Calculator might be useful in helping you determine whether the models you're looking at will work in your space.
Great sub. In a basement HT room, you may find yourself wanting to upgrade to the PB12-NSD. I did...and I did.SVS Speakers ... + PB10 sub