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In placement for first reflections etc I might end up losing the WAF battle and have to place them higher on the wall.
That's basically what brought me to this thread. I've just started hanging my DIY panels, and while the wife is okay with it so far...I suspect she will be happier if they are something other than monolithic black slabs. ;-)

pics of progress here:
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So, I'm considering covering a very select few of them with an image. (like the topmost one on the front left wall shown in the images)
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And if you're asking about REW, you also need a USB MIC. Here is one of the most popular ones. This has extra calibration, which I'd recommend.

http://cross-spectrum.com/measuremen...ated_umik.html

You might also want to look at MiniDSP too as they have several DSPs that will allow you to equalize your speakers/subs to the room. I recently purchased the MiniDSP NanoAVR and it is pretty damn amazing, especially for $300.

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And if you're asking about REW, you also need a USB MIC. Here is one of the most popular ones. This has extra calibration, which I'd recommend.

http://cross-spectrum.com/measuremen...ated_umik.html
And, if you are really going down that path (which is highly recommended if you are into this sort of thing), you'll want to know about this thread:

Simplified REW Setup and Use (USB Mic & HDMI Connection) Including Measurement Techniques and How To Interpret Graphs
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And, if you are really going down that path (which is highly recommended if you are into this sort of thing), you'll want to know about this thread:

Simplified REW Setup and Use (USB Mic & HDMI Connection) Including Measurement Techniques and How To Interpret Graphs
No, don't read that thread...do it the hard way like I did...dammit. Thanks for the thread...I'm sure there is still a ton I can learn even though I'm pretty good with the set now.
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With my room setup, the posters in front, and the posters on each end in back (the 5 poster row) are used to cover in wall speakers. I did place the Roxul around the speakers, and not covering them obviously. The remainder of the posters are full Roxul. This is my first home theater, and still have much to learn about acoustics. Perhaps in a few months, after I get a chance to enjoy the space, I will have to start reading up on acoustic properties and learn on where to place my acoustic panels to optimally perform (More time on the forum!). For now, I just wanted to get them placed on the walls pending arrival of my furniture.

No offense taken - I am a newbie to this whole thing, and am starting to realize that a home theater is not something that is ever completed - you will often be looking for the next thing to improve on and take it to the next level.
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REW has always scared me, even with the "simplified" thread out there. Then again, so did projector calibration until I worked through it the first time.

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REW has always scared me, even with the "simplified" thread out there. Then again, so did projector calibration until I worked through it the first time.
I know we have to keep things simple for Photoshoppers. I figure if you can make Photoshop sing, you'll pick up REW pretty quickly.
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I know we have to keep things simple for Photoshoppers. I figure if you can make Photoshop sing, you'll pick up REW pretty quickly.
Agreed, I read the rew 101 pdf and found rew easier than Photoshop in the end
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just finished up one more of my panels. I ended up grabbing my jigsaw and cutting the frames front edge on a 45 degree angle where there was white touching it (white background of my print). It was a real rough cut but it worked out in the end and you cant see the frame under the picture.

room is a little dark sorry for the shadows, the bulk head seems to case a good shadow over the top of the panel. These panels are for my relections of my surround speakers so they are a little higher than the others.





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Heres essentially my end result, included photos of the individual posters as well. Have't been able to do measurements but after putting on a quick movie the center channel seems to be much clearer already. Very happy with the result
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the rest. Just have to mount the surrounds and re-run auddessy and rew etc etc. that should all be tomorrow
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Dumb question and perhaps its been asked, but could you use a router to bevel the inside edges instead of going to the trouble of using the shoe moldling?
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Dumb question and perhaps its been asked, but could you use a router to bevel the inside edges instead of going to the trouble of using the shoe moldling?
Yes. I actually used a router to put a bevel on the OUTSIDE of my frame for looks vs. for solving the seeing of the frame through the material when using light colors.

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Now that my project is pretty well finished if there is anyone out there that would like my test swatches (1 PK and 1 SF) I would be more than willing to mail them out. Might as well benefit someone else rather than just chuck them out.

Both swatches consist of a section of a tron poster, transformers, thor, star trek into darkness and serenity. I can also send you the digital original so you can use/compare



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Heres essentially my end result, included photos of the individual posters as well. Have't been able to do measurements but after putting on a quick movie the center channel seems to be much clearer already. Very happy with the result
Sweet how did you do the black borders?

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Sweet how did you do the black borders?
Border for what? The posters? I can do that for ya.
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Sweet how did you do the black borders?
Used Photoshop like nick had been doing for people
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Some people are using free software called GIMP to do it as well.

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SO glad I found this thread, I've been looking for material to make my custom panels for sometime without the custom price tag! I've ordered the material for the main walls and some prints for 3 panels I will have on the back wall of my theater (more for show than anything :-)) Spoonflower has been great helping me out and I think the prices are amazing!! I made up 6 designs for some movies I like and will use 3 at a time. These are high res 24*36 plus 3" to fix around a 2" panel - http://www.spoonflower.com/profiles/...action=designs I'll post photos next week once its all up on the walls :-)


Oh - if you follow that link and click on a thumb pic then select Kona Cotton it will default to the 1 yard size and you can see the full size!

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Cool looking images Barrettmr.

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Six more images done last night. This time I put them all into one larger "long" image so that all 6 would fit on to 5 yards of fabric. I put a 2 pixel line between each posters' borders so that it makes it easier to know where to cut to keep things straight.

Hopefully Lane (hint hint) will post his final panels when he gets the material back and everything put together.

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Question, has anyone tried to use this fabric, and its AT properties, as a way to hide in-wall speakers? Seems like it would be a great idea to use something that looks like a photo or painting to hide surround speakers in a living room or other places. That way you don't have a speaker on the wall or ugly in-wall speakers.
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Six more images done last night. This time I put them all into one larger "long" image so that all 6 would fit on to 5 yards of fabric. I put a 2 pixel line between each posters' borders so that it makes it easier to know where to cut to keep things straight.

Hopefully Lane (hint hint) will post his final panels when he gets the material back and everything put together.
I can't say enough about the help I received from nickbuol!! Truly a great AVSer. I got my posters ordered this morning and will post pics of the completed panels once they are done.

I'm pumped I stumbled on to this thread. Now I have to patiently wait for my printed fabric!!
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Question, has anyone tried to use this fabric, and its AT properties, as a way to hide in-wall speakers? Seems like it would be a great idea to use something that looks like a photo or painting to hide surround speakers in a living room or other places. That way you don't have a speaker on the wall or ugly in-wall speakers.

There have been some tests with Kona Cotton (the original fabric used, but which is no longer recommended since there is better stuff out there), Performance Knit, and Silky Faille. They were all tested for AT properties using a calibration microphone measuring speaker response impact with the fabric between the speaker and the microphone.

These tests are buried somewhere in this thread, just look for graphs.

The fabrics all did really well. The only issues came in when the fabric had a wooden frame around it that was close to the speakers, so it wasn't a fabric issue, but a "boundary" issue with the wooden frame creating reflections and thus some peaks and nulls at different frequencies.

So long story short, the fabric should work well, just watch your frames. :-)

Has anyone done this like you mention? I don't know. I also thought that it would be a cool option.

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There have been some tests with Kona Cotton (the original fabric used, but which is no longer recommended since there is better stuff out there), Performance Knit, and Silky Faille. They were all tested for AT properties using a calibration microphone measuring speaker response impact with the fabric between the speaker and the microphone.

These tests are buried somewhere in this thread, just look for graphs.

The fabrics all did really well. The only issues came in when the fabric had a wooden frame around it that was close to the speakers, so it wasn't a fabric issue, but a "boundary" issue with the wooden frame creating reflections and thus some peaks and nulls at different frequencies.

So long story short, the fabric should work well, just watch your frames. :-)

Has anyone done this like you mention? I don't know. I also thought that it would be a cool option.
Awesome and great to know. I mentioned this to my wife last night and she thought it was a good idea. My idea is to replace my in-wall (monoprice) rears and Klipsch surrounds (mounted on wall) in the living room and replace them with something like the Fusion 8 or V-8/10. I'd create a shallow box (just make it taller) that could sit between the subs and be as close to flush as possible I could create a frame that is 2 or so inches thick and put it around the speaker. That way I could cover it with the fabric and it would be hidden. Better performance and hidden! Hopefully it would look like any other canvas artwork and look like it's supposed to be there.

Just need to find the right speakers and go from there. Very cheap too! I may very well do this.
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Awesome and great to know. I mentioned this to my wife last night and she thought it was a good idea. My idea is to replace my in-wall (monoprice) rears and Klipsch surrounds (mounted on wall) in the living room and replace them with something like the Fusion 8 or V-8/10. I'd create a shallow box (just make it taller) that could sit between the subs and be as close to flush as possible I could create a frame that is 2 or so inches thick and put it around the speaker. That way I could cover it with the fabric and it would be hidden. Better performance and hidden! Hopefully it would look like any other canvas artwork and look like it's supposed to be there.

Just need to find the right speakers and go from there. Very cheap too! I may very well do this.
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Absolutely, will do! My 1099 shipped yesterday and will be here today. So that'll probably be my first build
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Absolutely, will do! My 1099 shipped yesterday and will be here today. So that'll probably be my first build
I believe that someone posted on here having done kind of what you were planning. In their case they covered a speaker with an entire 2x3 poster (only cutting the foam directly over the soeaker) and I think he said it worked out quite well. If I ever get a dedicated HT and go atmos I'll likely look into that as well
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I believe that someone posted on here having done kind of what you were planning. In their case they covered a speaker with an entire 2x3 poster (only cutting the foam directly over the soeaker) and I think he said it worked out quite well. If I ever get a dedicated HT and go atmos I'll likely look into that as well
I have an insert fireplace, which means a bump out on the outside of my house on one side of the living room. I'm considering putting an 18", maybe even a 24" sub in the wall and building an enclosure within the bump out. I'd then use some Spoonflower printed artwork to hide the beast of a sub. I'm sure it would work...
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