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Hi!

What would be a good way to tame a floor/ceiling room node? Corner trapping has proved less effective than hoped.

I have plans to use 3pcs 4" 2'x4' panels suspended from the ceiling with a small gap (1"). Would this be enough? The node is at 73Hz. Where would I place the panels? I am planning to hang them in the 1st reflection points from fronts and center, and thought maybe I could swat two flies with one shoe. Any thoughts?
 

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If you're sure it's height related, doing a panel over your head will help. 4" with a gap will definitely do something at that frequency. It may not get it all but it certainly will help.

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I'm pretty sure. Node charts for my size room show a floor/ceiling node at 73Hz, and I have a null at around 70Hz that moves with height. Will panels anywhere help, or is there some preferred position to kill the node? I was hoping the 1st reflection damping would also help kill the node.

Maybe a helmholzt absorber tuned to my exact problem frequency should be considered too? Since it's a specific frequency. A 70-something box wouldn't have to be excessively big.
 

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A tuned, sealed membrane absorber for that frequency is gonig to be 4"+ thick and still have to likely go right over your head. Also, the sealed wood ones like that are not nearly as efficient per square foot but it's an option.

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The best place to put absorption is where the problem bass frequency builds up the most.
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Ok, I guess this is the same as the subwoofer pink noise that REW generate? I might as well use REW, and take readings from multiple locations around the room?

A tuned, sealed membrane absorber for that frequency is gonig to be 4"+ thick and still have to likely go right over your head. Also, the sealed wood ones like that are not nearly as efficient per square foot but it's an option.

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Not as effective as what? A regular absorbing panel?
 

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Yes. It won't absorb as much per square foot so they tend to need to be larger. Realistically, they need to be a bit larger anyway as the size of the panel can restrict the tension on the front membrane which can change the tuned center frequency. It's not usually a big deal as these will function over about a 1.5 octave band.

If you wait a little while, I believe there is a new version of REW coming out with an RTA function built in that will make your life MUCH easier.

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