Originally Posted by jimmyk36
Did you have someone design the acoustical treatment layout or was that all DIY?
Trying to get a feel for the depth of the walls. Looks like 2" of OC70x covered by fabric frames.
What is the depth of your columns from the wall?
What is the depth of the frames covering the OC70x?
DIY on the acoustic layout. I put enough hours in studying this forum to know 85% what needed to be done. I traded a few e-mails with Brian Pape at http://www.gikacoustics.com/
for some thoughts too. He is awesome....I didn't end up buying anything from them but their site and his posts on home theater shack were very helpful. I also read just about everything Ethan Winer published too.
I like a room with a bit of acoustic "control" vs an overly loose sound, so it's an absorption focused plan. If I had a bit more room depth to play with I would have incorporated more diffusion.
I planed and had the fabric frames built so I could do some tweaking on acoustics after it was done....but it turned out just as I hoped.
You are right, 2" OC703 glued to the wall and then covered with fabric frames. Here is a bit more detail in this post:
The columns are 8" from the wall. (14" wide) We debated on the depth of the columns for a bit. I mocked up several as I wanted depth but didn't want to block too much of the access to the stairs. The 8" x 14" turned out to be a good compromise.
Originally Posted by BrolicBeast
Wow, what an inspiration. I'll be working with an 18x18 space and my biggest concern was fitting enough seating in there for two rows (also going with the Jives). I see that at 19x19, you were able to comfortably fit two rows in here, so I'm no longer worried :-)
We like the chairs...and the trays are awesome! They are not quite as "stout" as larger chairs as there is a bit of "wiggle" to the arms. But you can't beat the width of them.
Two rows will be fine for you. Just know that he last row is so close to the back wall that the bass is too boomy when sitting there for action movies. Front row is our money seat for blu-ray and even DVD movies. But we move to the back row for HDTV. (just too compressed) Most of the TV programming we watch lacks heavy LFE so it works for us.