Originally Posted by jim19611961
DIY, you can cut that figure to around $1000.
Yes, or even less if you don't bother to make it look nice with fancy fabric and frames etc.
To keep my $3,000 to $5,000 treatment figure in perspective, some people spend $50,000 or more on a dedicated room. Some spend that much on speakers and other gear. So in the grand scheme of things, and toward the goal of enjoying extremely high quality
audio, a coupla grand is not a big investment. Especially when you consider that some of those $50,000 to $100,000 systems sound much worse than a normal size living room that's been acoustically treated and outfitted with typical consumer level audio components.
Even more to keep this in perspective, a lot of people
will spend $500 for an outboard DAC, another $2,000 for a power amp, and maybe another $2,000 for loudspeakers. This is not the high end of audio! If you rearrange that $5,000 investment to include acoustic treatment and buy smarter for the rest, you'd end up with a very good system for the same price others paid for a far lesser system.