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    Default My new HIFI room

    I have recently moved in to Chorley and my new house has a basement it's been tanked, decorated and all spiders and other undesirables shown the door, it would be rude not to use this space as my new hifi room wouldn't it?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    I have recently moved in to Chorley and my new house has a basement it's been tanked, decorated and all spiders and other undesirables shown the door, it would be rude not to use this space as my new hifi room wouldn't it?
    What does "tanked" mean in this context?
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    Basically it's been lined to stop it being damp, apparently this needs to be done to basements if you want to use them as living space


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    Ah - I did wonder if that was what was meant.

    Your new hifi room is essentially a brick or concrete 'box', so you will have to think about the acoustics carefully. What are the dimensions?
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    It's a lining of impermeable material. It used to be done with bitumen, but polymers are generally employed now. It can be quite expensive!

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    it's 12 foot square and it's been insulated with polystyrene before being plaster boarded, the ceiling is low and acoustically it's dead, i don't know if that's because of the polystyrene insulation


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jac Hawk View Post
    it's 12 foot square and it's been insulated with polystyrene before being plaster boarded, the ceiling is low and acoustically it's dead, I don't know if that's because of the polystyrene insulation
    Could be. What is the height and what are your speakers?

    It's always best when the three dimensions are dissimilar. In your case two are identical (12'), so you will need to do something to make the left/right (from the listener's point of view) acoustic different from the fore/aft acoustic. Ideally, if given the choice, speakers should occupy the 'live' end of the room, with the listener (sat on his nice comfy sofa), at the 'dead' (or deader) end of the room. Put your record storage racks at the listening end, or hang up some heavy curtains there.
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    it's a basement so there are no windows and unfortunately i cant get a sofa in there due to the access, i've had to go for a Ikea poang chair which is comfortable but wont do much to soak up any reflected sound


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    What speakers are you planning to use in there?
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    i've got my Mordaunt Short MS45Ti at the moment, but i'm on the lookout for a pair of KEF 105'S


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