Tell me about that
In about a months time my HTroom is up and running, the cost ?? do not even want to think about it, I will post a pic or three when it is done however
Ok, I did just see a simular setup on Ebay and asked the seller if he would split it up, I needed the Sdec for my system, but after a couple of runs on Ebay it was sold through the shop of the owner, the seller was a really nice guy by the way.
Been thinking of getting a couple of those recycled demin panels to go behind the front speakers.
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Cork would only absorb the highest of frequencies. While it's better than nothing, it really wouldn't give the kind of sound control that most rooms need. Plus, the aesthetic of cork everywhere is certainly not for everyone.
Using bookcases as diffusers is what I have done in my own den/media room. The back wall sections that are not dominated by a fireplace are filled with bookcases that have videotapes, CD, DVDs and yes books, of varying sizes. Works great.
My JBLs in my media room: S310II L&R, S38II center, two B&W ASW600 subs, Polk M3 x4 surrounds. JBL Harmony in Kitchen.
Iíll look into cork as well as other types of affordable materials cheers.
I think everyone is thinking too hard about listening room acoustics. My current room, which is now close to finished, has fibreglass installed in all of the walls, drywall and carpet. The ceiling and the floor are not paralell and the walls are not paralell. The main goal of this room is not to stop reflections as such, but to make sure there are no standing waves. As for reflections, well the room is dead. Apart from the construction of the walls, the rest of the house is exactly the same, the room treatments cost a whopping $400. $240US, 130GBP!!!! It was a bit of a punt but it has far exceeded my expectations.
p.s. as for cork, dont go there.
Spot on £130 thatís what I call affordable.
Fibreglass Iím kinder allergic to it unless itís a user-friendly type due to my skin conduction.
I was fascinated with the treatment in the VUE at London nice soft spongy like fabric as pictured in the VUE pictures I took last year of one two THX screens fully rigged with JBL.
It was layered with white fabric over the front Iím guessing its one of two types behind fibre or other
I can definately say there are no nulls in my room. One sub is under the plasma as you have seen and the other is about 1.5 metres behing the listening position. 1000watts per cab and tuned to 27Hz. Serious overkill but one can never have too much.
In fact, those cork panels, like the two vertical rows of gold vein mirror tiles, on that same wall, are just two of many products available in the '70s never to be seen again. Looking back, the '70s were a bit strange.
As for my current room, I've only got corner diy bass traps. Been thinking of getting 2 or 4 recycled demin wall panels, with two going right behind the main speakers, and first reflection points on the sides. But I'm not convinced they will change the sound that much, to warrant the cost, as those speakers are five feet from the side walls and 4.5 ft out from the back wall.
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