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Looking for a place to consult me on gear (eletronics/speaker/speaker placement given room), and general acoustic treatment for a room with long echo decay. I'm in the DC area. How would I go about figuring out who knows what they are doing vs. the places that just push boxes? How do you "interview" a place or review their portfolio before they try setting up an appointment at your house? Better yet, anyone know a great shop in the DC area?
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How would I go about figuring out who knows what they are doing vs. the places that just push boxes?

Hire an acoustic consultant that doesn't sell anything!

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Hire an acoustic consultant that doesn't sell anything!

That's what I'd prefer to do, but I don't know how to go about finding one. Actually, it would be fine if they sold acoustic treatments or could refer.
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I don't know how to go about finding one.

Yellow Pages??

Or call some local architects and ask them who they use.

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A good place to start:

www.cedia.com
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I believe you could do a Rives level 1 consult for about $1200 (existing room).

Or you could just start piling bass traps in the corners, diffusion in the ceiling, and absorbtion panels at all the first-reflection spots as well as the back wall, and be amazed that something so simple can go so far :-)
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