Yet another updated design...I'm trying to get as much throw distance as possible
while being at one with my immovable pole - mind like water, pole like stone. So, I may be compromising the audio but I think it will be somewhat ok.
-Now am designing based on Klipsch KL-650-THX. Over at the Klipsch forums some gurus have said it is fine to recess the cabinet in a wall. I won't go that far, but I will nestle them into the 3" acoustic foam wedges.
-Acoustic designers have said it is ok to not have right angle bass traps in the corner.
-Moved the subs out from behind the screenwall.
These three things gained some valuable throw distance (now almost at 14'3").
Also, I added some wood flooring around the perimeter of the room
under the soffits. I know this kills my black hole in the front but I'm ok with that. It also probably messes up the audio, but it's ok: Matters of great concern should be treated lightly.
In the rear of the room I added the tile treatment above the sink
like the first style pic in this thread. I'm thinking about doing something like the alcove with the vase, but for the sink. I think based on the tile texture and installation it may act (however poorly) as a diffuser.
The darker flooring in the rear is tile.
I know this is a big no no for acoustics, but I'll throw in an area rug to try to compensate as much as possible.
The large soffit
spanning the room over the front row will have an inch or two of linacoustic
- or anything - to minimize reflections from the surrounds.
I plan to have a cloud hanging from the front ceiling
in order to catch first reflections there. I'd love to do a star ceiling like Steve and many others but am not sure at this point if I'll have the energy when I get to that point. Luckily that can always be added after a refreshing break.
Comments, concerns?My Zen master taught me: Make decisions in the space of seven breaths.EDIT> #1
Colors (wood is too light, but black is mixed in, wood/tile combo, black footer of columns):
Colors & Tile treatment above sink: