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post #1 of 14 Old 11-02-11, 08:28 AM Thread Starter
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Any advise on my room acoustics from REW results ?

I have generated a few REW plots for my room recently and hope some experts can shed some light on the acoustic condition of my room. My room is small about 6m x 4m X 2.5m High.

Suggested improvements are appreciated

Thanks.
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Re: Any advise on my room acoustics from REW results ?

What are the locations of the seats, speakers, and subs?

Can you window that down to 20-300Hz using the same full range sweep file please.

Also, can you post the waterfall with the time being say 300ms and the scale on the frequency response to be in 5db increments so we can see a little more detail?

Overall, a lack of bass control in the space as shown in the decay time graph and some large modal issues as shown in the waterfalls.

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What are the locations of the seats, speakers, and subs?

Can you window that down to 20-300Hz using the same full range sweep file please.

Also, can you post the waterfall with the time being say 300ms and the scale on the frequency response to be in 5db increments so we can see a little more detail?

Overall, a lack of bass control in the space as shown in the decay time graph and some large modal issues as shown in the waterfalls.

Bryan
Thank you Bryan. I am no expert to set the various parameters in REW and instead of re-generating the plots I uploaded my data file here.

I am in a small living room of about 6m X 4m. The speakers are put on stands and are 1ft from the walls and about 6ft apart. My sofa is at the back of the wall (on the 6m side) which is 2ft away from the wall. My ear to the speakers is about 7-8 ft.

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Re: Any advise on my room acoustics from REW results ?

Here are the windowed graphs for a better view of what's going on. Same basic comments I made before but easier to see this way.

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Re: Any advise on my room acoustics from REW results ?

Thank you Bryan. Sorry to say that with my limited REW knowledge I am unable to interpretate the two plots

You mentioned "Overall, a lack of bass control in the space as shown in the decay time graph and some large modal issues as shown in the waterfalls". I wonder if there are any cure or improvement measures ?
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Re: Any advise on my room acoustics from REW results ?

The waterfall shows very long decay times (lack of sufficient broadband bass control). Seating that close to the wall behind you is only making that worse.

The frequency response shows periodic peaks and dips - some of which are likely related to close proximity of speakers to walls.

The first thing I would do is shove your speakers/sub in the corner and find the best seating position for the smoothest response. Then bring the speakers out to blend the best you can. Then we can better address what's left to do in terms of treatment.

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Re: Any advise on my room acoustics from REW results ?

Thanks Bryan for the valuable comment. I will try to relocate the speakers and the sub and see if there are improvements to the FR.
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Re: Any advise on my room acoustics from REW results ?

The biggest thing most likely is going to be getting your seat in a better location if possible. There are definitely some improvements to be had from speaker/sub placement also but seating position is pretty important.

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The biggest thing most likely is going to be getting your seat in a better location if possible. There are definitely some improvements to be had from speaker/sub placement also but seating position is pretty important.

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Hi Bryan. I have shifted the speakers and the sub. to a different position away from the wall and corner.
I also move my sofa a bit to the front away from the wall.
I then took two REW data, one is full sweep while the other is just on LF.
I have uploaded them here and do you think there are improvements as to me they look similar to the previous plots

Your help is highly appreciated. Anything I can do further ?

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Re: Any advise on my room acoustics from REW results ?

The frequency response, though still needing work, looks much better. Previously between 40 and 50Hz, you had approx a 25 db swing. Now it's around 12db. Many of the periodic dips are gone and overall response is more consistent.

The decay time ridge in the waterfall at around 55Hz is falling off faster and above that looks some smoother.

Overall, I'd say a very worthwhile change.

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