Go to your publice library and find the acoutstical engineering books
on designing recording studios. They identify the proper height,
width and depth ratios to minimize atanding waves. The will also give
you information on the total volume required to reproduce bass
One ratio that does work is the Golden Ratio. That ratio is 1.618. So
for a 10 foot floor to ceiling height the room width would be 16.18'
and the length would be 26.18'. You room volume would be 4236 cubic
feet which shoud be adequate for bass performance.
In addition the books will also cover the use of various diffusors to
break up or absorb standing waves.
It a shame many of us never get around to optimizing room acoustics
or even proper speaker placement. In most cases that seems to be
determined by "She who must be Obeyed".
Good Luck on your room,
--- In dallasaudioclub@ yahoogroups. com, Paul Heimbuch <paul88@...>
> I have been into audio ever since I was a small boy building crystal
> radios. I have been waiting to build an audio room from scratch
> pair of Rosewood K-Horns and a pair of Rosewood Belles and a bunch
> other equipment I have had in storage for years. I just didn't
> room in the house we lived in and we finally bought (years later
> thought it would take!) a house that has a large media room. We are
> remodeling the house and I want to get the accoustics right on the
> while we are tearing out walls, painting, etc. The accoustics are
> terrible in the room right now and I need some help from somebody
> at room dimension and accoustic calculations so I can tell the
> what to change the room dimensions to. Problem is I need to do this
> quickly as the work is being done now basically. Would you be so
> as to tell me who I might contact that is good at this sort of
> have one chance to make the room the correct dimensions and I don't
> to screw it up or find out later it was wrong. Any help or
> you can give would be greatly appreciated. I live in Frisco Texas
> is on the North edge the Dallas suburbs very near the North Dallas
> Tollway. I also would be interested in joining the club, meeting
> members and perhaps purchasing high end used equipment and SET amps
> my Klipsch speakers.
> Thanks in advance for you help with this!
> Paul Heimbuch