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Re: When is room treatment needed

The other thing I needed to address is the bare wall on the left hand side of my room, the wall on my right hand side has a window and a door with a window, both are covered by big blackout curtains that go near enough floor to ceiling and pretty much the entire wall.

Curtains opposite is definately a nono, even the wife said she would prefer fabric panels, even if we could do a printed fabric and make them look like pictures on the wall, what would my options be for this bare wall to balance out the sound?

Also I just wanted to double check something again, all the treatment packs show just 1 trap in each corner of the room and just 1 monster trap in the centre of the rear wall, you did say it is better to have 2 tritraps in each cornergoing from floor to ceiling and have 2 monster traps on the rear wall (or if concerned about the weight 2 244's)?

The main reason I ask is If it is just as effective to have 1 in each corner and just 1 monster trap on rear wall then the treatment pack will probably work out cheaper as it pretty much has everything I need apart from the selected fabrics.

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Re: When is room treatment needed

The kits are just general layouts and an easy way for people to order a group of things with one item designation. Personally, I prefer to have stacked bass absorbers in the front corners and multiple panels on the rear wall for better coverage based on the size of the waves we're trying to address.

You can certainly do Art Panels on the wall opposite the curtains to balance out the absorption and look nice at the same time.

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You can certainly do Art Panels on the wall opposite the curtains to balance out the absorption and look nice at the same time.

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What model absorber will I need, I would have thought they need to be quite thin to correctly balance the sound with the type of absorbtion the curtain is creating, or does that not matter too much?

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Re: When is room treatment needed

The thinnest (and standard for Art Panels) is the 242. We're not going to be able to get it perfectly balanced but this will at least address the off axis upper mid and high frequency reflections on both sides.

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The thinnest (and standard for Art Panels) is the 242. We're not going to be able to get it perfectly balanced but this will at least address the off axis upper mid and high frequency reflections on both sides.

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So I was correct in thinking the thinner the better in this case?

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242's are appropriate. Don't want to go too thin and only worsen the imbalance by absorbing more high frequencies only.

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242's are appropriate. Don't want to go too thin and only worsen the imbalance by absorbing more high frequencies only.
I am guessing that I would need 3 panels 4'X2' placed the same height as the rear absorbers, about 2 feet from the floor, which would pretty much cover most of the bare wall?
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You'd want something to cover roughly what's covered on the other side so depending on that, 2-3 panels.

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You'd want something to cover roughly what's covered on the other side so depending on that, 2-3 panels.

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Re: When is room treatment needed

I received the FR fabric samples from Guildford of Maine, there are 2 that are close but not quite the right shades, are there any other fabrics ranges from them that can be used on sound absorbers at all?

Prefferably plain (no patterns) like the FR range and good to look at.

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