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Faux suede panels

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The main entrance door to my theater is a first reflection point. I've decided to make a tufted panel door with OC 703 covered with faux suede fabric. Is there any reason that faux suede wouldn't work?
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depends on the fabric if it breathes it should work. If it doesn't it might not absorb as much as you think. I've just used the same fabric as the rest of the room on my doors panels.
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depends on the fabric if it breathes it should work. If it doesn't it might not absorb as much as you think. I've just used the same fabric as the rest of the room on my doors panels.
Thank you BIG. I was hoping you might jump in.

That's a little disappointing. I just placed the fabric over my mouth and if I'd left it there and didn't have a nose I'd been dead within a few minutes. It breaths a tiny bit but it's not close to the GOM fabric. It looks like that is going back.

Any suggestions for a fabric that would look good on a tufted door?
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I can't recall ever seeing an acoustically transparent fabric in a tufted panels configuration. Here is the last door I did, two inch Quest panel on the door. Molding was added to hide the staples.

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I can't recall ever seeing an acoustically transparent fabric in a tufted panels configuration. Here is the last door I did, two inch Quest panel on the door. Molding was added to hide the staples.

That's similar to what I originally planned to do. Unfortunately the reflection point is exactly where the frame would be so I needed to come up with a frame-less solution. I was told that velveteen would work but when I saw it I felt it was a little bit too old-fashioned for my room.
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I'm not saying that the Faux Suede over the 703 won't provide absorption, I'm saying it will not be the same as bare or minimally covered 703. There is a chance if might work for your situation, you could temporarily position the 703 on the door and tack the Suede over it and give a listen.
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That's a good idea. Unfortunately the speakers aren't currently in the room. There's no reason I can't leave the door until last though.
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