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Does anyone have any feedback about their products?

Especially their bass traps?

All information appreciated.
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I did a fairly extensive install of GIK products, including their bass traps. Excellent products, excellent results and an excellent company with which to do business.

Read all about my experiences with GIK here:

http://www.***************.com/fusio...hp?tid/134369/

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Great company... have some great products, and excellent customer service..

They frequent audioholics and here I believe...
http://forums.audioholics.com/forums...splay.php?f=10
http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/forumdisplay.php?f=19
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I remember when they only had a few traps and 2 colors. Black and Beige. Look at them now! Many selections!
Glen at GIK is a wonderful guy. HE called me and asked what my options were. Very friendly and courteous. BTW, fantastic Tri corner traps! He had a power buy some time ago on the Tri Traps and I jumped on them and got 4.

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GIK has great customer service. They are extremely responsive to questions and very helpful.

I had a very reflective, small room with 9 foot ceilings and they helped me configure placement and selection. This room had a very strong echo, but using GIK's recommendations, the room is NOW very absorbent, but not a dead room which was my concern due to its size.

When anyone would have a general conversation in the room, the sound would reverberate off the walls and sound hollow. You can't imagine what it was like when I raised the volume on audio or when my wife was yelling at me to get the hell out of that room. After using their product, it's a delight to not only converse in my room, but audio is considerably much more pleasant.

In the end, I am a convert that before upgrading or even the initial step of placing audio equipment in a room, treat the room even if at a minimal level. I had concerns that the treatments would be gaudy and not attractive, but in time, you don't even notice them from a visual standpoint. I did a combination of off white and black colors.

My only suggestion to GIK and I've spoken with Glen about this is to place more photos on the web site to show real time home application of their product line. Besides that comment, I'd highly recommend them.

Great customer service, affordable and money well spent for someone who wants to experience the best output from their equipment.

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I have purchased about 16 traps from Glen @ GIK, a very good product for the price. Yes you can spend more and what you will get is a better fabric on the panels, but that's about it. Highly recommended!

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Great company to deal with.
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I've been very pleased with my GIK purchase. I agree with all the comments about customer service and Glen. We noticed an immediate difference in SQ, with the traps.
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I just purchased from GIK 8 panels, and they showed up at my house with 10 days.

They are still sitting in the box.

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I have 2 "244" panels in each front corner, a "224" panel at each 1st reflection point, and a "224" behind my center channel speaker. You can see them in my gallery in my signature - I put my own fabrics over the panels.

They work very good, and the customer service with GIK was very good as well. Highly recommended.
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Yet another good experience with GIK to report. I just ordered 4 of the standard 244 panels for bass traps as well as a pair of custom height panels. I have a 92" ceiling in my downstairs HT room so I'm not able to stack two standard height (48") 244's in my corners. Glenn was very helpful and the quote for custom sized panels was very reasonable.
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GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OMG, if you could all see the big smile on my face right now. Really without all of you guys out there we would have never gotten to where we are now. I mean this when I say it, I truly appreciate everything one of you guys not just for your orders, but to date I have enjoyed talking with all of you.
Life is great, when you actually love your job.

Cheers guys
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GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


OMG, if you could all see the big smile on my face right now. Really without all of you guys out there we would have never gotten to where we are now. I mean this when I say it, I truly appreciate everything one of you guys not just for your orders, but to date I have enjoyed talking with all of you.
Life is great, when you actually love your job.

Cheers guys
Glenn

Glenn you deserve this because you earned it and you are only reaping what you sowed. Keep up the good work!
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GUYS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OMG, if you could all see the big smile on my face right now. Really without all of you guys out there we would have never gotten to where we are now. I mean this when I say it, I truly appreciate everything one of you guys not just for your orders, but to date I have enjoyed talking with all of you.
Life is great, when you actually love your job.

Cheers guys
Glenn

Glenn,

The guys on AVS are pretty sharp consumers and for sure your company has earned it accolades.

I never really understood the benefits of room treatments until I installed and experienced their functionality in a room. In the future, I would always recommend this essential cog to any audio room.

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What jm and Moz said!
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Ok guys it is about 6 pm here in Atlanta, NOW I can say CHEERS to all of you with a Slaropramen Beer in my hand.

CHEERS!!!!!!!!!

Oh one more thing no one mentioned Bryan (bape screen name). He has been a huge help with not only educating people but does a ton of room set up work with me. Great guy and should get a lot of credit! I am sure this statement is going to cost me, in form of a RAISE.
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Glenn,

Actually I wanted to use Bryan's name, but to be frank, old timers disease did me in. Bryan and i exchanged probably 10 emails within a time span of 24 hours. As I noted when we spoke, he is a very valuable asset to your firm. Now, give him a 15% raise!!

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How about people post pictures of your GIK panels installed.

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I'm game for that. I'll also post pics of my DIY subwoofer (two TC sounds TC 12's, each in a 2.5 cf sealed enclosure, twin Buttkickers for power) project once it's complete as well.
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Not trying to cause bandwidth problems or slow downloads. I don't know of any other way to post photos. The room is still a work in process.












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Not good pics, but at least gives some idea.
Charles, the finish on those speakers look awesome.
What brand are they?
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Why didn't you put the panel so high on the speaker, in talking with Glenn I thought he said to cover the whole speaker?

Thanks

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This turned into an excellent thread.

I received more than enough testimonials and have no doubts that
Gik Acoustics is one hell of a company.


Thanks Guys,




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Glenn, I sent you an email a few minutes ago. I'll be purchasing a whole bunch of panels from you tomorrow after having read this thread
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Glenn, I sent you an email a few minutes ago. I'll be purchasing a whole bunch of panels from you tomorrow after having read this thread

This just made my day . Happy satisfied customers bringing new ones to an awesome guy and an awesome product. What more can I ask for . Happy man here. A real joy attributed to my hobby.
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Not trying to cause bandwidth problems or slow downloads. I don't know of any other way to post photos. The room is still a work in process.












Leave it to me to always try to improve things , but the one white panels that are close to the corners. Have you though of maybe straddling the corner instead of it flat mounted? I am sure the room sounds great how it is, but straddling that corner would pick up more low end. Not to take away the HUGE THANKYOU for posting the pictures, but like I said, leave it to me to always try to improve things.

Happy Friday guys! All the employees are in for a nice surprise when they get in this morning.
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This turned into an excellent thread.

I received more than enough testimonials and have no doubts that
Gik Acoustics is one hell of a company.


Thanks Guys,




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I am sure with all this great feed back your order will be the one that ends up
1) Going out late
2) We charge the wrong amount
3) Ends up in China first
4) By the time it gets to you it will be ran over no less then 300 times by the delivery truck
Par for course, right?
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Leave it to me to always try to improve things , but the one white panels that are close to the corners. Have you though of maybe straddling the corner instead of it flat mounted? I am sure the room sounds great how it is, but straddling that corner would pick up more low end. Not to take away the HUGE THANK YOU for posting the pictures, but like I said, leave it to me to always try to improve things.

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Glenn,

Thank you for the tip as I considered this when I did the installation.

How the heck would you corner mount them using just the attached piano wire that is connected to the rear of the panel? Does common sense prevail here where I could need 2 picture hanging devices and just attach it there?

Would the panel lie flat against the wall with that method? That was my biggest concern that it would lie flat against the wall.

Please describe the process to me how to do a corner install with a flat panel. Good information for anyone I think.

Thank you,
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Why didn't you put the panel so high on the speaker, in talking with Glenn I thought he said to cover the whole speaker?

Thanks

Michael

Michael,

I think you are asking me why did I put the panel higher then the speaker and not cover it in its entirety?

My thoughts were that the rear ports are probably about mid-way on the Dali's, so covering about 70% of the speaker and raising it above the speaker would be better. Creative thinking on my part that may not be correct.

Maybe Glenn can chime here. I sense more holes in the walls this weekend?

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Glenn,

Thank you for the tip as I considered this when I did the installation.

How the heck would you corner mount them using just the attached piano wire that is connected to the rear of the panel? Does common sense prevail here where I could need 2 picture hanging devices and just attach it there?

Would the panel lie flat against the wall with that method? That was my biggest concern that it would lie flat against the wall.

Please describe the process to me how to do a corner install with a flat panel. Good information for anyone I think.

Thank you,
Charles

1)Measure out from the corner on the 2 side walls 13 inches and place a hook or something to attach wire to in the wall.
2) Cut the wire we provided you to 2 pieces at about 5 inches each
3) Attach each piece of wire to the back of the panel eye hooks
4) Attach the panel with the wire on panel to the wall.

Does that make sense to you?

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