Originally Posted by audiovideoholic
YES! I have about as much room as needed as the rear surrounds that go in the corners have not been framed up yet but speakers are called for near the ceiling so just the space of the speaker plus framing is all that would be needed as far as room needed goes. Dennis made the risers as traps if that makes any difference.
Similar to a studio, with flush mounted/soffited mains, any system with such flush mounted sources in the front wall, the need for rear wall attenuation/absorption is magnified.
We discussed this some time ago, but yes, ... you'll benefit a great deal from as much effective
trapping as you can employ. Either huge traps in the corners, or both the corners and the rear wall. There's easily implemented measures to retain the precious spaciousness characteristics that many covet, if you wish.
It's almost impossible to possess too much bass damping. Wonderfully, the subjective effect of properly damped LF is so, so nice. The superbly delineated transients, the leading edge impact, and the overall bass clarity is fully exposed when the decay of the previous energy is properly disposed of.
When a nicely damped LF decay is combined with a properly executed time/phase alignment between the subs and mains, the clarity and resolution can be stunning. "Speed" is the primary adjective one encounters when exposed to such ideal time domain conditions.
Anyway, the response looks like it's getting pretty good, ... how do you think it sounds?