Thanks guys.....It's so encouraging to hear the real-world benefits of treatments. I've been through a plethora of reviews of different treatment gear, but such things mean nothing, when compared to the real world folks here at AVS--especially on this wysc thread!
Frank--I see extensive use of diffusors in your setup. I read that they truly can make a room sound nearly twice its size; have you found this to be true? I'm worried about diffusors because I won't be using a professional treatment firm until my next house, and I'm a bit weary of trying to gauge where to place the diffusors on my own.
AudioFan1--You've actually done something similar to what I've been contemplating for my rear wall--adding a monster bass trap in one corner. Is it OK to install treatments asymmetrically? One rear corner isn't an option, as it's very close to a door; however, the other rear corner is ready and willing.
Mike--Dude, you stacked the Tri-traps?? I wanted to do that, but mu "8-foot" ceilings are actually closer to 7'10" (How does that happen??) With the 4-foot height of one Tri-Trap, I thought the dream was dead. I think I shall take your advice and ask about custom heights for the second pair so they fit right on top. I'm getting excited
Idgibson, the man, the myth, the legend!! Good to hear from you, man!!! you're going to love your Darblet once it arrives. It's amazing how lowering the aggregate rack height and adding the rug helped to eliminate the echo. We are both adding treatments to klipsch setups--I look forward to hearing you impressions of the treatments once you get them, as well as on the Darblet. One awesome machine!
Also, I'm quite excited, as my 2:35 aspect ratio 120" Stewart Studiotek 130 G3 (what a mouthful) has officially SHIPPED! Soon, I can slap a nice screen up between these speakers as my dedicated theater room (in progress pic below) nears completion :-)
There is, of course, plenty left to be done--I need a larger area rug and I'm getting rid of the furniture eventually. I'll also be replacing my sofa with Theater Seats. The Loveseat has already been thrown out.
BTW, Please excuse the grainy image--the room is so dark, I had to turn "exposure" up to 100% just to get the speakers that form the front soundstage visible! That little 12-inch sub in the corner is my placeholder sub (since I sold my SVS PB-13 Ultra to help fund the Seaton sub upgrades.) The subwoofer upgrades are finalized; they will be Two (2) Rosenut Seaton F2 HP subwoofers, the first of which will be ordered this weekend for sure. (already have the invoice :-) ) 5800 total watts and four 15-inch drivers? YES!!!!!!!
Next up, the Rosenut Catalyst 12Cs!