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#323552 - 09/22/10 07:37 PM Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments
warriorwolf69 Offline
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Hello Folks,

I have QS-8s for my side surrounds. I am wondering if putting up acoustic treatments panels will counter act their properties.

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#323574 - 09/23/10 01:55 AM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: warriorwolf69]
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As long as you don't overdo the treatments, I think it should be OK. You're not trying to kill all reflections, just get some balance between reflection, diffusion and absorption (yes I had to look up the spelling of that last one ;)).
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#323587 - 09/23/10 11:13 AM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: bridgman]
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Whether you need acoustic treatment will largely depend on the other reflective surfaces in your room (i.e., do you have carpet or hardwood, windows and flat walls or irregular surfaces, drapes, furniture, etc.). The speakers will still spread sound out pretty great, but any acoustic treatment will, to some extent, "deaden" the sound. That might be good in some applications.

Remember - it's like taking aspirin when you have a headache - you don't take the whole bottle, just one or two. A little treatment to reduce echo-y, cold rooms is good. An anechoic chamber = no bueno.

So, yeah, what bridgman said.

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#323601 - 09/23/10 03:21 PM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: Capn_Pickard]
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What the Capn said smile
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#323608 - 09/23/10 05:02 PM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: jakewash]
bridgman Offline
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What jakewash said wink


Edited by bridgman (09/23/10 05:02 PM)
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#323612 - 09/23/10 06:02 PM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: bridgman]
Capn_Pickard Offline
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what bridgman said

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#323616 - 09/23/10 06:12 PM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: Capn_Pickard]
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Who said what?
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#323617 - 09/23/10 06:16 PM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: warriorwolf69]
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I have seen some people treat the rear of the room around their surrounds when they used standard bookshelves, but I really don't think you need this sort of treatment.

As others have posted, take baby steps with any treatments: a carpet if you don't have one to treat cieling/floor reflections, something on the rear wall if it is close and flat, diffusion on the side walls if they are flat.
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#323625 - 09/23/10 07:19 PM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: fredk]
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Flat walls? Never seen them before what do they look like? wink
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#323643 - 09/23/10 09:50 PM Re: Diffusers, Absorbers and other wall treatments [Re: warriorwolf69]
RickF Offline
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Originally Posted By: warriorwolf69
Hello Folks,

I have QS-8s for my side surrounds. I am wondering if putting up acoustic treatments panels will counter act their properties.

What properties are you trying to counteract from the QS8's?
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