Room Acoustic Treatment

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Room Acoustic Treatment

Postby angelface » Sat Aug 11, 2018 10:08 am

When I had my main system in the lounge I managed to negociate the following treatment

1200x600 GIK 244 Bass trap horizontal behind TV and thus between speakers
Foam in picture frame behind an oil painting behind the settee we use for watching TV

Now I have a dedicated listening room but it is much smaller. Sounded dreadful until I placed Bass trap behind my head.
Two more 1200x600 GIK 244 Bass traps were purchased and postioned behind speakers and towards centre so absorbing first reflections off back wall. This improved imaging and bass.

Latest purchase was two 600x600 GIK 244 panels that bridge rear corners. On some quieter tracks in feels if bass is a bit missing but with rock music the drums and bass guitar are really clear.

I have no treatment on ceiling but this is high compared with my distance from speakers. I have no treatment on side walls but again these are far enough away compared from my speaker distance.

Overall I am very happy with sound so far.

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Re: Room Acoustic Treatment

Postby hifinutt » Sat Aug 11, 2018 2:32 pm

thanks for update stephen , i went to a lecture on this subject by the boss of GIK recently
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Re: Room Acoustic Treatment

Postby Starwarsmike2422 » Sun Aug 12, 2018 12:45 pm

Well done. I still cannot believe how much a difference they have made to the sound. Huge upgrade. I used Alpha panels on side walls for reflection points & GIK 242 for ceiling.
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Re: Room Acoustic Treatment

Postby madaboutlawns » Wed Aug 15, 2018 10:27 pm

I'm quite new to room treatments, I have watched over a dozen youtube videos.
How do you know if you need it?
I'm guessing it's when you can hear an over powering boom from the bass?

Also what do the panels look like inside, is it flat absorbing material inside a frame or is it some type of tunnel system with sound absorbing material that sends the bass on a journey?
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Re: Room Acoustic Treatment

Postby Starwarsmike2422 » Thu Aug 16, 2018 6:23 am

Hi Madaboutlawns

before I installed GIK panels, I knew nothing about them, if you go to GIK website they have great section for learning what each panel does. Not all panels are for absorbing, look at reflection points.

With regards to your question how do you know if you need them, installing acoustic treatment will improve your sound “full stop”, if you email GIK & give your room size/position etc, they will recommend what to get. The good thing is you can start with a few panels & increase from there. What size of room do you have? & where is your listening position.

GIK might want you to analyse your room using a mic & raw software. It will give them the detail they need to advise what panels you need. I’ll lend you the mic if you want, just pay for postage. Cost me £150, so worth getting a lend from me.

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