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Old 11-25-2010, 05:03 PM   #1
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Garage System Design Assistance

Hi,
I need some expert advice on designing a system for my garage.

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- Garage
- 30' x 40' Area
- 10' Walls
- Wood (OSB) covered walls
- Sheet-Metal covered ceiling (10' AGL)
- Concrete Floor (w/ ~0.5" thick rubber-type epoxy covering)

WHAT
- Garage is for "Man-Cave", "Party-Pad", etc
- Will have DVD Player connected to system (via either HDMI, or RCA L/R)
- Will have PC connected to system (via phono->RCA; L/R adapter)

OBJECTIVE
- Provide deep "physical-felt" bass, primarly from music listening
- Provide crystal-clear high-end/mid
- Lastly, there is a bit of echo -- if reasonable to fit into budget, I might try some acoustic treatment.

I'd like advice on designing the system, and figuring out what type of subwoofers, and main high/mid speakers, plus receiver.
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:10 PM   #2
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Hi,
I need some expert advice on designing a system for my garage.

WHERE
- Garage
- 30' x 40' Area
- 10' Walls
- Wood (OSB) covered walls
- Sheet-Metal covered ceiling (10' AGL)
- Concrete Floor (w/ ~0.5" thick rubber-type epoxy covering)

WHAT
- Garage is for "Man-Cave", "Party-Pad", etc
- Will have DVD Player connected to system (via either HDMI, or RCA L/R)
- Will have PC connected to system (via phono->RCA; L/R adapter)

OBJECTIVE
- Provide deep "physical-felt" bass, primarly from music listening
- Provide crystal-clear high-end/mid
- Lastly, there is a bit of echo -- if reasonable to fit into budget, I might try some acoustic treatment.

I'd like advice on designing the system, and figuring out what type of subwoofers, and main high/mid speakers, plus receiver.
Acoustic treatment is definitely be a must for this room. The biggest worry in all of this is that every surface is highly reflective. One thing that may make a fair bit of difference is the sheet metal ceiling. Is it straight, flat sheet metal or is it corrugated metal?

The concrete floor is always a good thing since it is very solid underneath. However, you should consider a large (or several) area rug and several of Primacoustic 24" x 48" Broadway Broadband panels of varying thicknesses for a diversification of frequency control or Auralex Acoustic Panels. Auralex, will do a free personalized room analysis for you to help determine what the best plan of attack will be.

Thoughts?
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Old 11-26-2010, 06:22 PM   #3
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Thanks for the information.

I will fill out that form and fax it today.

As for the speakers, I've decided on an HK 3490, 120 watt AVR with two Cerwin-Vega XLS-215's.

I'm not sure if I will need a pre-amp or if the HK will power those speakers fine.
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