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#248931 - 02/25/09 12:30 PM I need some help with room analysis and treatment…
michael_d Offline
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I’ve been avoiding this for a couple years now. I’m now convinced that my room needs some help. Some of the BR movies have so much LFE that it’s hard to not notice that I no longer have smooth and linear bass response. Audysey helped, but I'd like to work on the room now with the goal being to ditch the EQ.

I know nothing about this. I believe I’m supposed to download some software and measure the room’s characteristics somehow, then based on that data, figure out if I need bass traps and where to put them. I do have a laptop, although it’s several years old and painfully slow. I have no idea how to get a microphone to work with it (assuming I’ll need one).

Anyone care to help with this? I am on infant and need to start with crawling….

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#248938 - 02/25/09 12:43 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: michael_d]
tomtuttle Offline
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Well, you could try starting here...

http://www.hometheatershack.com/forums/r...lease-read.html

You'll need "time" and "patience". How you doin' on those? \:\)
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#248944 - 02/25/09 02:34 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: tomtuttle]
michael_d Offline
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Time...not good. Patience....I'm actually getting better at this. I'm paying for the sins of my youthfully arrogant position that I couldn't ever get hurt, which has very recently made me appreciate patience.

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#248950 - 02/25/09 02:55 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: michael_d]
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Another solution is: money. Most of the companies which make treatments offer paid consulting services. So if you don't have the time and patience to do it on your own, you can throw cash at it.

If that's not an option, you can usually get a little free advice them them anyway when you are about to purchase some product.

I like to do things on my own; this helps my desire to understand how things work. A good introduction to the science of acoustics is the book Master Handbook of Acoustics by F. Alton Everest.
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#249296 - 02/27/09 01:30 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: ClubNeon]
michael_d Offline
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This is going to be complicated... I've been reading some info on the link Tom gave me. I'm thinking this will be a good winter project, next year.

I've always did things myself Chris. For the same reasons as you, plus I'm generally not impressed with what I've paid others to do for me.

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#249309 - 02/27/09 02:43 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: michael_d]
tomtuttle Offline
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I think Randy's old superchunk bass trap thread was pretty good, too. I'm too lazy to google it for you \:\)
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#249310 - 02/27/09 02:51 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: tomtuttle]
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I used Owens Corning 703 rigid fiberglass, that I picked up at a local insulation company that sells to builders. After building some easy DIY frames, and locating some black stretchy material like speaker grill cloth at Wally World (sorry Tom), I was good to go.. page 1 and 3 have pictures of the superchunks and first reflection panels.

http://www.axiomaudio.com/boards/ubbthreads.php?ubb=showflat&Number=144079&fpart=1
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#249314 - 02/27/09 03:08 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: SirQuack]
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Hi,
Safe and Sound by Roxul is a good product too to build something like that. Also, you can find accoustic foam on eBay depending on your needs. Foambymail has a product with the same density than major accoustic brands for a fraction of the price. I have some in my home studio and it does a good job for what I needed.
http://www.foambymail.com
http://www.roxul.com

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#249319 - 02/27/09 03:32 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: Animal]
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 Originally Posted By: Animal

I'd feel more confident if the company made the effort to correct poor spelling on their site.

"Instalation made Easy"

"Inexpesive"

"Intersted yet?"

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#249324 - 02/27/09 03:50 PM Re: I need some help with room analysis and treatment… [Re: MarkSJohnson]
Adrian Offline
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I couldn't find the incorrect spelling you elewded to, Mark.
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