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xx   AUDIO
xx   HOUSE

John Belushi's Sound Room. How a small, windowless room was lined with floating walls for both great acoustics and soundproofing. Includes information on how to soundproof walls, ceilings, floors, and doors.
APARTMENT LIFE Mar 1979 (v.11#3) pg. 51

Acoustical shrinkage of large into small rooms. Key parameters you need to consider for improved room acoustics.
AUDIOXPRESS Jul 2003 (v.34#7) pg. 28

Eight pages of photos and text show two "idea" rooms designed to accommodate many activities without looking cluttered. Plans can be ordered for building a crafts center, beverage storage compartment, sewing center, audio entertainment center, seating platform and wall lights.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1973 (v.51#10) pg. 84

Keeping the noise down. Information on designing and soundproofing your own home entertainment room.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1984 (v.7#12) pg. 17

Get wired. A behind the scenes look at wiring for the home theater.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1991 (v.6#6) pg. 26

Motorizing a home theater (projector lifts, speaker lifts, projection screens, etc.). Pros, cons, methods, etc.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Nov-Dec 1994 (v.9#6) pg. 34

Tips on setting up a basic "home theater" in your living room.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE May-Jun 1995 (v.10#3) pg. 58

Souping up your A/V system for Superbowl sunday. Repositioning, servicing, audio upgrades, and other tips which can improve your existing audio/video system for a party or special event.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 1998 (v.13#1) pg. 49

One-button home theater activation. Tips on selecting and programming four core components which allow you to push a single button to dim the lights, draw the drapes, and activate the audio/video equipment.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Feb 1998 (v.13#1) pg. 66

Before you build. Step 3. Adding video equipment. Design considerations for a home theater.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 2000 (v.15#8) pg. 27

Before you build. Step 13. Planning for a home theater.
ELECTRONIC HOUSE Dec 2001 (v.16#12) pg. 51

Build a media room to entertain family and friends. Includes special cabinets to hold audio/visual equipment, TV recorders, microcomputers, etc. Window blinds and special lighting complete the room.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #224 Dec 1981 (v.31#10) pg. 26

Soundproofing a music studio. Some practical solutions to noise pollution.
FINE HOMEBUILDING #35 Oct-Nov 1986 pg. 60
Correction FINE HOMEBUILDING #36 Dec 1986-Jan 1987 pg. 6
Added Info FINE HOMEBUILDING #39 Apr-May 1987 pg. 4

Create your own video room. Equipment and layout ideas.
HOME MECHANIX #770 Nov 1992 (v.88) pg. 76

Create a home video theater. How a basement corner was converted into a video room by installing a ceiling-mounted TV projector and screen.
HOMEOWNER Apr 1984 (v.9#3) pg. 50

How to set up your home entertainment center.
HOMEOWNERS HOW TO Nov-Dec 1982 (v.7#6) pg. 59

How to turn your attic into a movie theater.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #514 Mar 1971 (v.67) pg. 90

Setting up for stereo. How to lay out a stereo listening room to give the best acoustical results.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #625 Jun 1980 (v.76) pg. 28

How an odd-shape attic was remodeled into an entertainment center complete with TV, movie projector, slide projector, etc.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #630 Nov 1980 (v.76) pg. 116

How to create an electronic home theater. Creating a professional-quality home theater can be costly, but it can be done in stages. This special section shows how to get started.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 106

How to customize a room to get the most from your stereo system. Includes the installation of foam cups on one wall to form an acoustical wall. Other tips on wall and floor coverings to use.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1978 (v.1#6) pg. 76

Super sound ideas. How to enhance a room's acoustics inexpensively. Ideas on furniture placement, materials to reflect or absorb sound, etc.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION May 1997 (v.2#2) pg. 19

Hold on to your seats. Advice on selecting and installing tactile transducers to enhance the audio/visual experience.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Jul 1997 (v.2#3) pg. 12

Piece by piece. Building a home theater on a budget. How to start with a basic 27" TV and add equipment as you can afford it.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Nov 1998 (v.3#5) pg. 43

The basics of a home theater installation.
POPULAR HOME AUTOMATION Mar 1999 (v.4#1) pg. 38

Six-way "theater" wall. Projects slides, movies or TV via rear-projection on a 4-ft. square screen flanked by two concealed loudspeakers of four speakers each. Motor driven panels of wood cover the screen and speakers when not in use.
POPULAR MECHANICS Oct 1966 (v.126#4) pg. 164

Build an automated family room theater in your basement.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1971 (v.136#5) pg. 148

Media rooms. A look at two attic conversions and tips on achieving proper acoustics.
PRACTICAL HOMEOWNER Mar 1989 (v.4#2) pg. 36

How to soundproof a room and minimize physical transmission of speaker vibrations throughout a building caused by a high-power audio system. Some tips.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1987 (v.58#6) pg. 78

How speaker design and room acoustics affect the quality of stereo images. A brief discussion.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jan 1990 (v.61#1) pg. 72

What makes your room hi-fi? An affordable solution to improving acoustics by designing your own listening room. Part 1. Small room acoustics and how room size and shape affect the sonic character.
SPEAKER BUILDER 6/1992 [Dec 1992] (v.13#6) pg. 10

What makes your room hi-fi? An affordable solution to improving acoustics by designing your own listening room. Part 2. Construction details, surface treatment, and furnishings.
SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1993 [Jan 1993] (v.14#1) pg. 32

What makes your room hi-fi? An affordable solution to improving acoustics by designing your own listening room. Part 3. Construction of portable wall modules and a rear wall diffuser. How to control the initial time delay gap.
SPEAKER BUILDER 2/1993 [Mar 1993] (v.14#2) pg. 42

Advice on getting accurate sound reproduction in the normal-sized, conventionally constructed living room by using a properly designed open-baffle loudspeaker.
SPEAKER BUILDER 1/1997 [Feb 1997] (v.18#1) pg. 49

Optimum room-dimension ratios. How to get a handle on room size and shape that gives the best sound.
SPEAKER BUILDER 4/2000 [Jun 2000] (v.21#4) pg. 20

The Sirens. Speaker project includes the design and construction of a unit featuring Vifa drivers and its positioning in the listening room. Room treatment includes construction of sound absorbers to reduce ceiling and wall reflections.
SPEAKER BUILDER 6/2000 [Sep 2000] (v.21#6) pg. 18

Reflection killer. Build an excellent and stylish sound absorber from wood, chicken wire, and cloth strips. The absorber is hung from the ceiling to dampen audio reflections and provide a small amount of diffusion.
SPEAKER BUILDER 7/2000 [Nov 2000] (v.21#7) pg. 50