Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Loudspeakers > Room Acoustics & Audio System Setup

Room Acoustics & Audio System Setup No one factor impacts the sound of your system more. Ask questions and share advice on room treatments, room tuning and acoustics here.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-31-2007   #1
Super Member
 
TheMoose's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Oklahoma (Go Sooners!!)
Posts: 1,243
Question Ideal ratio acoustically

I'm in the early planning stages of building a dedicated home theater, I never built an attached garage since I have a huge shop in the back yard so I have a spot that's approx 33' long & 20" wide to add a theater on to my house.

The question is acoustically speaking is there an Ideal ratio for width, Hight & length for the room?
With a 30' length what should my other dimensions be inside the room to get the best acoustics?
TheMoose is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2007   #2
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 938
Default Re: Ideal ratio acoustically

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMoose View Post
I'm in the early planning stages of building a dedicated home theater, I never built an attached garage since I have a huge shop in the back yard so I have a spot that's approx 33' long & 20" wide to add a theater on to my house.

The question is acoustically speaking is there an Ideal ratio for width, Hight & length for the room?
With a 30' length what should my other dimensions be inside the room to get the best acoustics?
1.14 times the room's height for width.
1.39 times the room's hieght for length.

or

1.28 Xh=w
1.54 xh=L

or

1.6 XH=W
2.33 XH=L

There is also the basic rule that one dimension can't be evenly divided by the other. You should add a 12'6" ceiling and you should be just about perfect according to the 3rd option for optimal sound.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-31-2007   #3
Super Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Texas
Posts: 938
Default Re: Ideal ratio acoustically

In case you're wondering those are numbers considered ideal by Louden and Sepmeyer. Designers refer to them as the Golden Ratios.
Lotus is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Tags
ario, audio, dimension, dimensions, house, ideal, length, louden, ratio, room, rooms, sepmeyer, sound, theaters, width

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Burmester's New B25 Speaker - Ideal for Home Theater and Two-Channel Listening AVRevForum.com Loudspeakers 2 01-11-2008 12:21 PM




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1