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#331861 - 12/17/10 06:11 PM Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings
Henry66 Offline
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I tried searching the forums but I don't think I searched for the correct words. Found some discussions about DIY panels and stuff. I would prefer to buy something ready made or Ikea-style assembly.

Reverting to Google I found a few specialist sellers like:
ATS Acoustics
Acoustimac
Ready Acoustics

Any other ideas? Aesthetics for high WAF is important.
I will need about 12 to 15 panels measuring 2x4ft.

Also drawing a blank on the ceiling options. I have a huge 23x21 ft flat ceiling made of sheetrock.
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#331863 - 12/17/10 06:32 PM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: Henry66]
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Hi Henry66,
May be AudiMute would have what you are looking for . . . http://www.audimutesoundproofing.com/

We have some identical components : Axiom speakers, OPPO BDP-93 and the Pioneer VSX-1120-K. I'm using the VSX 1120-K as a preamp processor with my Axiom A1400-8 amplifier. Do you power your M80s with your Pioneer ?
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#331867 - 12/17/10 07:24 PM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: Jc]
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I'd like to copy what a local AV store has done. They made their own. The next time I go back there, I'm going to be taking some pictures and asking about the construction. Sizewise, they were about 2 foot wide by 3 foot high, but you could make them any size you want. they stood out from the wall for a couple of inches. There was a smaller frame attaching them to the wall. There were 2 windings of rope lights wound around the inner frame where you couldn't see them without straining. They were on a dimmer switch. The effect was much more pleasant that sconce lighting. They were filled with some sort of sound absorbing material, then covered in a material that matched the wall. Burgundy, or red.


Edited by CatBrat (12/17/10 07:26 PM)

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#331871 - 12/17/10 08:06 PM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: Jc]
Henry66 Offline
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Hi JC,

Thanks for the AudiMute tip, I will check them out. Although ATS Acoustic seems the most economical so far, I am not sure if it will pass the WAF test.

Originally Posted By: Jc
We have some identical components : Axiom speakers, OPPO BDP-93 and the Pioneer VSX-1120-K. I'm using the VSX 1120-K as a preamp processor with my Axiom A1400-8 amplifier. Do you power your M80s with your Pioneer?
Hey, cool. Yes I am powering my M80s with the Pioneer. Officially the VSX-1120-K is not rated for 4 ohms, but it has never had the slightest problem driving the Axioms very loud. If I one day get a full set of 5.1 or 7.1 speakers then maybe I will add a power amplifier.


Edited by Henry66 (12/17/10 08:07 PM)
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#331910 - 12/18/10 10:15 AM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: Henry66]
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Henry,

Not sure what your budget is, but I had excellent results from the addition of my GIK Accoustics treatments.
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#332040 - 12/20/10 11:16 AM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: Pitbull24]
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yep I think GIK would be a good choice, unless you want to make your own, which is even cheaper.
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#332052 - 12/20/10 01:00 PM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: SirQuack]
davidsch Offline
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Originally Posted By: sirquack
yep I think GIK would be a good choice, unless you want to make your own, which is even cheaper.


I have GIK Tri-Traps and ATS panels and I would say that the build quality on the ATS panels is superior to GIK. ATS seems to have better prices as well. Just my $0.02.

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#332062 - 12/20/10 01:52 PM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: davidsch]
Henry66 Offline
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Thanks everyone. I am going to order a couple of ATS panels to try them out and get a feel for how they look and how to mount them.

Has anyone here done any ceiling acoustic treatments? I think that is my biggest problem.
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#332149 - 12/21/10 05:36 PM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: Henry66]
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I ordered a couple of ATS panels, they should be here tomorro. I am going to order some more as well, just wanted to see how they are.

I have to cool it abit before the wifey gets too mad.I just got M80, VP150, QS8, QS4 and Sherwood Newcasle 772. Anyway, I will let you know how they are.

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#332153 - 12/21/10 06:54 PM Re: Acoustic treatments for walls and ceilings [Re: SBrown]
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AS in you just received those speakers? Pics?
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