Originally Posted by jlpowell84
You need to systematically and scientifically place panels for dealing with specular reflections. Just throwing up panels where you "think" is good and never measuring or being sure you need absorption there is a huge mistake. You can do the mirror technique on the walls and ceiling to find your reflection points and treat. That way you "technically" would never have to measure with REW and you can still be "mostly" sure you are dealing with specular reflection points. So bass trapping is easy in the corners the reflection points is other part of treating and needs done scientifically. Too many panels will over deaden your room and become unpleasant. You want to keep some of the liveness which is why some integrate diffusion in. make sense?
So, absorb first reflections, and then diffuse others? Rule of thumb?
Actually I have a similar question as Archaea...
For the frontstage, it's prob the only BIG space behind the screen that I can do bass trap. If i do a typical thx type 'hard' baffle to surround my speakers, then won't i be wasting the 4 feet of space behind that baffle for bass trap? So, it's either do a baffle or a bass trap, right?
So, my plan right now:
1. Dead front-stage (but not sure if i do the baffle or not)
2. first reflection point roxul / pink fluffy
3. Back wall and secondary reflections, diffuse
4. Ceiling, plywood with holes and roxul behind (in case sound do get up above to the kitchen.
5. Riser (thought of using it as bass trap as well and if i do, i am leaving the entire front part opened (12 inches from floor up), and then fill the entire inside with roxul or pink fluffy)
6. floor - carpet... not sure if i should do wood first then carpet (as it's concrete floor) or just carpet alone.