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Got Room Treatment?
Do you have a dedicated listening room? 35%  35%  [ 98 ]
Do you have room treatments in the listening area? 33%  33%  [ 91 ]
Do you plan on treating your listening area or adding more room treatments within the next year? 22%  22%  [ 61 ]
Did you use software to measure the room for acoustic flatness? 11%  11%  [ 30 ]
Total votes : 280
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 Post subject: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 6:52 am 
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I am curious as to which members use any room treatments in their listening area. E.G. sound attenuation batts, diffusers etc. (Please do not include carpet as a sound treatment in this survey) and how many members have a separate listening room, just for audio.

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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:01 am 
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Answered 'yes' to all. My room is not fully treated, just panels in the right spots for now (behind main speakers, behind seating position, at 1st and 2nd reflection points) - walls only. Room bass response of two subs is currently equalized using Velodyne SMS-1, maybe will add a bass trap eventually, but not necessary.


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:21 am 
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Location: Silver Creek, BC, CA
yes to the first 2
superchunks in corners, panels for 1st reflection points on walls,and ceiling,a heavy Turkish rug on the floor
2 Chanel only
made an amazing difference
(sad to be leaving it all behind...soon :( )


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2013 7:44 am 
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Location: Sherwood Park, AB, CA
70s) Egg-crates on bedroom walls,
80s) Egg-crates & couch in shared living space,
90s) Egg-crates replaced with drapes, carpets under the couch (still shared space),
2K-Current) Dedicated listing area :) , Helmholtz Traps, Skyline Diffusers, and Absorption Panels, Get Better Sound by Jim Smith ++,
Next Week) RPG Diffusers,
Final Frontier) Ceiling wave panels, hardwood floor, cement walls (suspended), and NO WIFE :lol: !


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2013 4:11 pm 
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sound panels addressing 1st and 2nd reflection points and centre void between speakers. Thinking about skyline diffusers for back wall, depends on motivation.


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
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polygon wrote:
... and NO WIFE :lol: !


The #1 requirement for high fidelity.

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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:25 am 
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Bass trapping in all corners which really tightens up the bottom end and frees up mids and highs.
Realtraps HF Mondos for first reflections.RT diffusion on back wall.
All traps are 6"thick.


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 5:53 am 
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REW was used to see what the room is producing for frequency response. The RTA function was used to move speakers to a position that provided the least peaky bass response, but here the swings still had a 30db swing!!

When the system was in the bedroom I had "soffit traps" along one entire ceiling-wall junction running the length of the room. I also had DIY 6" panel traps straddling the front wall corners behind the speakers and 4" absorption panels at side reflection points. The range in the sub 500hz region went from 30db to 12db.

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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:26 am 
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I have a dedicated basement room. However, it's L-shaped and has a low ceiling so isn't acoustically ideal.

Over the past 3 years, entirely thanks to CAM, I have:
- Added corner bass traps and panels at first reflection points. Bought from GIK acoustics. Last summer I also made a few more as they were non-standard sizes, so would have been a custom order and therefore more costly.
- Tried & applied many affordable / practical suggestions in Jim Smith's: Get Better Sound
- Given my low ceiling, I'm thinking of adding some treatment to the ceiling, midway between the speakers and listening position. Not sure if this will yield much of an improvement. Appreciate input from folks who have tried this...
- Tried a Dayton Omnimic V2. Whilst easy to set up & use, challenge was (is) understanding the graphs / data - and more importantly knowing what action is required to improve results. Moving speakers is an obvious option, but knowing exactly what else is needed to address bass decay or frequency response, for example, is beyond me!

Each step has incrementally made an improvement.


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Sun Jan 26, 2014 6:41 am 
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Nautilus

I have the same room as you and it's probably a basement room.Soon I will be shopping for a double sliding door to suspend from the ceiling.It will out of the way when not in use but extended for critical listening.AND possible a folding screen.Definitely going for a ceiling first reflection as well.

For now I only have studio chunk bass traps and first reflection.


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 8:07 am 
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I have 2 rooms. Both with treatments, pre planned computer modelling and in-room acoustic measurements. One of my rooms was an existing space that serves as a very good 2ch listening room. The other is a from scratch built reference home theater\2ch space with comprehensive isolation and acoustical optimization. I enjoy acoustic research, and the resulting performance, very much. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
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[quote="Nautilus]
- Tried a Dayton Omnimic V2. Whilst easy to set up & use, challenge was (is) understanding the graphs / data - and more importantly knowing what action is required to improve results. Moving speakers is an obvious option, but knowing exactly what else is needed to address bass decay or frequency response, for example, is beyond me!.[/quote]


I understand where you are coming from! I am in the same position


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:17 am 
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Shakey_Town wrote:
I understand where you are coming from! I am in the same position

post a new topic with your graphs,
equipment
and room dimensions and perhaps someone can help.


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:33 am 
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Dedicated soundproof room with custom ASC TUBE traps 16 x 78 inches in all 4 corners.


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 Post subject: Re: Room Treatment Poll
PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2016 10:45 am 
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Dedicated room. 15' X 25' X 7.5'

No real acoustic treatments as of yet. Intending to remedy that within the next year.

Unfortunately, treatments seem to be an audio science all on their own.

Any pics supplied by others of their treatments would be nice to see! Pics always help. :)


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