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Adam on the water
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New House Audio

Hello, We are having a new house built in Puerto Rico and I'm looking for some help on setting up a sound system, this will not be for a theater of any kind it will be just for listening. The house is 100% concrete and glass so I know I'll never get the best quality and I don't want to over buy for the limitations that the house will have. Here are the stats, it is a great room that will have 12 ft ceiling and and is 23 by 46. 3 sides of the room will be mostly concrete with the 1 of the 46 ft sides having 10 ft a tall glass wall that will open onto a patio. basically 3 15 ft glass openings. THe furniture in the room will be limited and I'm not willing to put up acoustic tiles. I know that this is about the worst room to put a sound system in but its what I have. Budget of around 1500 Thanks

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Sounds Lovely!

Congrats on the home build! Sounds lovely!

Don't short-change concrete & glass, acoustically. Things like drapes, wall rugs, carpeting, bookcases; etc. can help, without resorting to acoustic tiles or other acoustic treatments. However, with a $1,500 budget for what you are contemplating, I wouldn't worry about any of that kind of stuff. I also wouldn't expect much in the way of filling up that amount of cubic footage with high fidelity. In beautiful Puerto Rico, I'd be much more concerned with controlling the humidity. Fifteen hundred bucks for what, exactly? Amplification, speakers, digital source?

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the 1500 is negotiable and

the 1500 is negotiable and will be for speakers and an Amp I have some options already for the source. Humidity is a concern, we are hoping that the room will be open to the patio as weather permits. I the humidity is going to take a toll and I'm not going to have great sound anyway do to the room size I would rather go budget. Not sure on self powered speakers like Sonos but wireless would be nice. Thanks for the help.

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