Here's one of the BAD Panels in place and the recess for the ceiling fan. I asked them to create the recess for the fan so it wasn't lowered the full 4 inches of the depth of the cloud. It just seemed like it would be too low.
Here's a close-up of the recess for the fan.
And a couple more shots of the BAD Panels fully installed.
And last but not least, here is close to what the completed cloud will look like. I say close because they discovered that the fabric they chose is too sheer and you can see all of the acoustic material through it. The fabric also hasn't been stretched to perfection in this shot because they knew that they were going to have to remove it anyway.
So as you can see, the end result will probably look rather unremarkable, which is just what I wanted--something discrete.
With the acoustic 90% complete, it has significantly
improved the sound quality in the room. The moment I walked in there when I got home from work, it just sounds "quieter", even when there is no sound.
The improvement in the sound quality of the room is readily apparent even when just speaking in the room. And this is with the room still essentially empty. I imagine that once I get my speakers set-up in here, that the clarity and naturalness of sound from my system will be much better.
While the clap test isn't the most definitive way to test room acoustics, when you clap your hands in this room now, the decay time is impressively short. Before, a clap would result in a somewhat harsh pop followed by a high pitched zingy sound. Now the sound of a clap stops very shortly after my hands meet, and the harsh, zingy quality is gone.
It's funny how much I have been listening around the sound of the room until now. It's the type of thing that you don't notice until it is taken away.
Below are a couple of shots of the right wall treatment. The three squares of thin MDF are mounting spots for some artwork shelving that will go there. Otherwise, mounting a shelf would crush the fabric that will be stretched over this wall.