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#351228 - 06/30/11 11:56 AM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: nickbuol]
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If it had a bit more white, and maybe some grey, it would totally look Imperial.
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#351232 - 06/30/11 12:51 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: Ken.C]
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I think myrison's room had a slant on the front wall only, but I could be wrong.

bridgman's loft is a little like that, but I think it is open to the downstairs rather than an enclosed space.

I wouldn't think that a room like that would be any worse than a regular room.
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#351238 - 06/30/11 01:44 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: tomtuttle]
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I would think those angled roof lines would be *better* because...

Semi-related,

I was just thinking today, that if I were to build a dedicated Theatre Room, from scratch. New Building... would there be benefit in using a different shape for the room.

I was thinking like a top down view of an Axiom Speaker... non parallel sides. I'm thinking, hell, Axiom has already done the engineering and testing for shapes that kill standing waves. My only question is, in doing so they are trying to improve the sound coming *out* of that space. Would it have the same impact *inside* that space?

Awesome or waste of effort?

Not that it really matters. Its just a crazy fantasy at this point, although I may get the opportunity in a few years.

snazzed


Oh, back to the point, your room looks somewhat like that. Non-parallel sides, flat top, flat floor. I would think the room would be better.
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#351239 - 06/30/11 01:46 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle

I wouldn't think that a room like that would be any worse than a regular room.

Pr*ck Bastard.
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#351249 - 06/30/11 02:24 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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i'm inclined to think that non parallel walls would weaken the strong room standing waves, compensating by creating more of them, distributed more evenly.
that should smooth out the sound in the low frequencies.

it's only a guess on my part.
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#351259 - 06/30/11 04:04 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: J. B.]
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Mark's ongoing bitterness notwithstanding, this is an interesting question.

Do "listening rooms" - i.e. spaces designed for enjoying reproduced/recorded music share the same desirable design traits as concert halls (intended for live music performance)?

I would think that the answer is "yes". But I want to test that assumption.
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#351260 - 06/30/11 04:07 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: tomtuttle]
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That question is highly depressing.
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#351267 - 06/30/11 06:28 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: tomtuttle]
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Originally Posted By: tomtuttle
Mark's ongoing bitterness notwithstanding, this is an interesting question.

Do "listening rooms" - i.e. spaces designed for enjoying reproduced/recorded music share the same desirable design traits as concert halls (intended for live music performance)?

I would think that the answer is "yes". But I want to test that assumption.

I hope my lack of a smiley didn't throw you off my jesting nature!

My thoughts are this:
If a recording is made "live" and they are mixing in the ambiance of the hall, then you're kind of doubling up" on the ambiance if you listen to the playback in a hall-like room.

If, on the other hand, a recording is dry... lack of ambiance and no added reverb or room tone, then a recording will sound "dead" unless you add it electronically or listen in a hall-like room.

Finally, though, if you ARE adding ambiance electronically (surround channels) then you're back to wanting to listen in a non-hall-like room since you're adding that effect.
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#351268 - 06/30/11 07:00 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: MarkSJohnson]
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Just trying to hold up my end of the bargain, buddy grin

So, if there is no generally-accepted mixing target relative to level of ambiance, it's impossible to generalize about how a "good sounding" playback room should perform?

So, why are you always complaining, again? wink You just need to find recordings that are designed for square rooms. Geez, try to SOLVE your problem, eh?
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#351269 - 06/30/11 07:07 PM Re: Upstairs bonus room: Slanted ceilings [Re: tomtuttle]
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Here's the thing, Tom, it's all fake. It's never real. It's always going to be a recording--and that recording's never going to sound live.

SORRY KIND OF STRESSED OUT RIGHT NOW.
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