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Old 08-24-2014, 03:40 PM
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Listening room: installed acoustic panels

Just added some acoustic panels and corner bass traps to my room. I've been meaning to do this for a while to help tame the reflections due to the imperfect room dimensions. While I could add a few more panels, the traps really help tame the bass (more punchy) and the wall panels catch the first reflections. I purchased the panels from a local small business and couldn't be happier. Easily the biggest "bang-for-your-buck tweak. The sound improvement is immediate and noticeable.









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Old 08-24-2014, 03:47 PM
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Looks like a great space!
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Really beautiful. Very nice!
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Nice Job!! Bet the room sounds great.
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Thanks guys. Next on my list is a better universal player since I have a small DVD-A/SACD collection. Likely another LP bin as well. Funny, when I re-entered the world of vinyl a few years ago, I assured my wife I would only buy a few dozen LPs just for the nostalgic experience. Now I am in the hundreds! Lucky for me the listening room is just for me. It's probably the smallest room in the house...but it's all mine.
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What a beautiful room!

Nice one regarding the panels. I agree - sensational bang-for-buck!
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Nice! Its good to have a dedicated listening area. Hey, I have most of those albums too. I'll bet those treatments really helped the stereo image. Now you need one on the ceiling.
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Truly an outstanding listening space, pieces, & vinyl!

Oscar & Stan is always a treat!
Enjoy those tunes!

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Nice! Its good to have a dedicated listening area. Hey, I have most of those albums too. I'll bet those treatments really helped the stereo image. Now you need one on the ceiling.
Yes, the panels and bass traps work wonders. It's a tricky matter due to the small room size. I think the bass traps provide the biggest benefit.

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Truly an outstanding listening space, pieces, & vinyl!

Oscar & Stan is always a treat!
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Thanks Rome. Btw, my 10-year old son walked into the room last night when I was playing that fine jazz album and, unprompted, said the music really does sound much better in the new room. Usually he is telling me to turn it down, even though the room is almost sound-proofed from the rest of the house. Perhaps he's destined to be a jazz fan.
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Wow! Great looking room
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Just added some acoustic panels and corner bass traps to my room. I've been meaning to do this for a while to help tame the reflections due to the imperfect room dimensions. While I could add a few more panels, the traps really help tame the bass (more punchy) and the wall panels catch the first reflections. I purchased the panels from a local small business and couldn't be happier. Easily the biggest "bang-for-your-buck tweak. The sound improvement is immediate and noticeable.
Once you do it it becomes oh-so obvious, doesn't it? Outstanding and congrats!

When you're ready to add a few more they need to go on the back wall as it's close enough to the listening position you're getting early reflections from there, as well.

And great looking room/rig.

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Very nice room treatment and excellent KEF's!

Bass trap advice taken
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Nice looking room!
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Once you do it it becomes oh-so obvious, doesn't it? Outstanding and congrats!

When you're ready to add a few more they need to go on the back wall as it's close enough to the listening position you're getting early reflections from there, as well.

And great looking room/rig.

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Thanks. I was thinking about the rear wall as well. My only worry is that I make the room sound too dull, lifeless. But it's only two panels, plus the panel business provides a full refund within 2-weeks plus free delivery. Worth a try.

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Very nice room treatment and excellent KEF's!

Bass trap advice taken
The KEF 103.2 monitors just do everything right for my ears. Plus they are the perfect size for the room.
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