From: "Sjoerd Koppert" <sjoerd@n...>
Date: Tue Jan 23, 2001 5:35 pm
Subject: Re: ceiling height
--- In acoustics@e????ups.com, "David Quave" <dquave@b...> wrote:
> I have a choice of ceiling height of 10 foot, 12 foot, or cathedral
> in a room of 21' 6" x 22' 10". The cathedrals would be nice but it
> seem to loose some stc value by being so close to the roof. I have
> researched most of the popular books for this answer and the only
> could find some info on it is the aurelex acoustics 101 article
> spoke a little bit about cathedral ceilings.I am shooting for
> wood flooring so maybe an acoustical ceiling would be better.This is
> mixing room but more of a tracking for playing live piano and acoustic
> guitar work.I am striving for the most cubic feet but something keeps
> telling me to stay away from cathedral ceilings.
Especially for your purpose, tracking live acoustic instruments, you
are one heckofaluckyfellow, as you have the height to go for cathedral
ceilings - DON'T EVEN THINK OF ANYTHING ELSE!!
Yes - its more difficult to insulate, a bit more expensive, but you'll
find it worth every single penny.
A well designed cathedral ceiling will give you a FAR superior
There are some materials available which make insulation / ads / diff
easier. So if you decide to go for it, let me know.