Originally Posted by bananamane
Thanks for the reply. Would I be alot better off getting two 2x4's for the side wall instead of the 2x2's? I was trying to make it aesthetically appealing as I could since the wife didnt really want any at all. So I know the side wall and back wall would be the only places I could put them, just wondering if its worth it. Most likely the other walls will never get anything. Its not a theater just a family room type thing with projector and stuff.
More absorption would definitely be worth it. You could always go with four 2x2s instead of two 2x4s.
We definitely understand the importance of what we call WAF (wife approval factor). Have you checked into things like custom Art Panels or nicer fabrics like the Guilford of Maine line? You can see examples of custom Art Panels here: http://gikacoustics.com/product/gik-artpanel-acoustic-panels/
and check out Guilford of Maine's colors here: http://gikacoustics.com/product/color-swatch-book/
(they also have EXCELLENT very high res photos of their fabrics on their website)
Originally Posted by Torqdog
Hi all, I'm new to this forum and I have some questions as to how to effectively deal with my 24' x 24' room with a 10' ceiling. Everything I've read seems to indicate that a room of this dimension is a real problem and I guess that it's probably compounded by the fact that the seating is somewhat close to the middle(no choice, wife rules! LOL).
Do any of you have experience with a similar sized room or do you know of a link where I could get some info specific to my situation?
The dimensions would certainly cause some large bass response problems, though treatment would be similar regardless of the room. The only difference is you'll likely need stronger bass treatments (so corner traps, like soffit or tritraps/superchunks would be highly beneficial). Luckily though, the room is good size, so things like diffusion can easily be used for a good benefit.
Close to middle doesn't necessarily mean middle. How close are you to the middle? The bass nulls caused by the middle of the room will NOT change regardless of treatment. The only thing that can change nulls due to position are moving, or changing the dimensions of the wall. Do you have a drawing of your room?
Originally Posted by phisch
I am getting ready to do the acoustic treatments for the front wall of my theater that is currently under construction. My plan is to use Linacoustic acoustablanket for the front wall behind the speakers, and OC703 wedges in the corners for bass traps. My question is what is the recommended thickness for the Linacoustic I should be using? I've seen people in the theater construction threads use anywhere from 1" to 2", but I'm not sure which is correct.
Thicker is better for absorbing lower frequencies. At roughly 800 Hz and above, they will both perform identically, but a 2" thickness will result in much more low end absorption. If bass absorption is needed, go with 2".