From: thomas ness <user654308@w...>
Date: Sun Feb 6, 2000 12:04 am
Subject: Hello, Larry
Not many folks home on the acoustics list. :^(
How far along are you on your construction? What kind of music do you
do? How much have you budgeted? Where are you?
I have only had R-25 installed in the ceiling joists to thermally
isolate the basement from the rest of the house. This has also cut down
on incidental noise transmission and changed the resonance of the
upstairs floor for the better.
I have a quote to have the HVAC modified to heat/cool the area in the
basement ($2500). The existing first floor system already has electronic
air filtration and a humidifier so the air quality in the new area
should be very good. I am in Atlanta, so my heating needs are modest.
Also, since the basement is half underground, my cooling needs are also
modest. The HVAC expense is mostly the electronic diverter valves and
I intend to stiffen the walls as suggested by Auralex. Seems like a
simple project and they claim that it is well worth doing. Otherwise, I
am in the planning stage.
My overall budget is US$30,000.