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Thread: Basement listening room. Best type of ceiling ?

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    Basement listening room. Best type of ceiling ?

    Looking for recommendations. Im buying a new home. The basement listening room is 19x28x9.5
    The ceiling has flimsy drop tile. What are some beneficial options for redoing the ceiling. I am assuming drop tile type ceilings are bad for sound ?
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    This is what I did to my basement ceiling..... though I had almost 12' to work with...


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    How about just building a room inside the basement (a room inside a room) since there is a lot of space in every direction?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bruce B View Post
    This is what I did to my basement ceiling..... though I had almost 12' to work with...


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    So basically...put framing up and install a solid ceiling...sheet rock ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mullard88 View Post
    How about just building a room inside the basement (a room inside a room) since there is a lot of space in every direction?
    Interesting idea...
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    I'd just go with sheetrock and basic insulation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    I'd just go with sheetrock and basic insulation.

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    That makes me happy. I might be able to gain a half a foot or so going a tighter gap between floor joists, insulation and Sheetrock. The home has a walkout basement via a garage. No stairs to lug equipment down. Fortunately I can remain in my current place until the new place is tweaked....meaning I dont move their full time until stereo is ready to go over. 30 minute drive between both places.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockitman View Post
    That makes me happy. I might be able to gain a half a foot or so going a tighter gap between floor joists, insulation and Sheetrock. The home has a walkout basement via a garage. No stairs to lug equipment down. Fortunately I can remain in my current place until the new place is tweaked....meaning I don’t move their full time until stereo is ready to go over. 30 minute drive between both places.
    Ceiling height is important, keep as much as possible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddk View Post
    I'd just go with sheetrock and basic insulation.

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    +1

    That is what I am doing.

    (But I think I like the blue jeans insulation.)

    Those are great dimensions, Christian!
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    Plus ones for both of David's posts

    The extra height will also help should you require clouds
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