So guys, I bought my first house. The missus has given me free reign on a listening room. Awww Yisss. Xec's gonna go crazy,,, Here is the room in its current state dimensions are 6x4x2.5 metres or for my American friends 19.6x13.1x8.2 feet. I want to document the entire thing here, but I need the help of some of the more experienced users here to help guide me. I bought the house for 100k less than I was expecting, so I have cash for the room, room treatment, speakers, air con, top electrical, furniture, shelving, audio rack art/decorations/lighting and maybe a serious TT. Please do not recommend I DIY stuff. I have neither the time nor the inclination. Something like this is my inspiration: First, the room needs to have walls and floors and electrical put in this year if possible. Floors - sound proofed hardwood for the floors, I'll throw a rug down Roof - I have read that coffered ceilings can be really great for diffusion, or I can place something like in the above picture with acoustic tiles. Walls - The poles are an issue, and for resale purpose I need to put a window on the wall I expect to be behind the speakers. I will try cover this with something so It doesn't mess with acoustics. I'm planning on leaving the storage cupboards in and extending the wall in to cover the poles. I will lose roughly .5 metres off the width by doing so. Hoping I can sink a book/record shelf and and whisky shelf close to the rear of the room into the wall. Another option is to box the poles in. So far this is what I think seems like a good idea? left is current - right is proposed. Insulation: I have been recommended rock wool? Cooling - Ducted aircon is not an option, just going to put an ultra quiet split system on the back wall? Electrical: Will run Cat 6, and put in some RCA and XLR running from the middle of the side wall to the rear of both sides. That way i can re-orientate the room and can also run a second set facing the other way? I will run an power line that is isolated from the house to the room. Also considering installing a powerwall to run the room off. Speakers: Here is the problem, I haven't settled on speakers yet and my amps are a bit limiting. I have the Eddie current studio inbound and want to buy some ultra efficient speakers, but these won't be my end game speakers. I was thinking about maybe importing some old Altec lansing 19s? I have a budget of up to 5k usd for speakers for the studio. Later next year I am thinking of running a second set of much larger speakers. I was considering getting the 100w Sonic frontiers Power 3 tube monoblock to complete by Sonic frontiers stack with SFD-1/SFL-2/SFT for an all tube vintage rig. However, I am unsure if this will perform that well when compared to modern gear. I also would like to try the EAR stuff later on as I tend to prefer slight warmth and bass emphasis. I am prepared to pay up to 40k usd for speakers, and another 10kusd on amps. I haven't really been super impressed by any of the speakers I heard at audio stores including KEF blades, and the new 802D3. TT wise I have only heard one TT that made me think digital had something to worry about and that was the VPI avenger, the classic was close but the Avenger was instantly jaw dropping. I think I am probably a ways away from this, I am a perfectionist and a single crack or pop is worse than listening through an ODAC IMO. I also want to build a dedicated digital source for this room. Something that utilizes my lynx. AES16e.. My PC has been an endless source of grief lately, maybe the source will be a macbook with a thunderbolt box thingy. lots to keep me busy. Open to suggestion/recommendations/criticism. Thanks Xec.