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Looking for a few opinions...
I have a chance to purchase some used room dividers, the type you would have seen back in school.
I have been looking for something similar for a while and its hard to pass up at the asking price.
There are 3 available, 2 standard height +/- 48" and a single tall unit around 72" tall.
I'm considering placing the 48" tall units between my L/C/R at approximately the 1/4 room width locations and the tall unit where there should be a backwall if I were following ideal room dimension suggestions.
These are cloth covered with a soft core of some type.
I'm hoping they will act as bass absorbers and tame room reflections.
Thoughts?

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brwsaw #430435 11/03/18 08:51 PM
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Be prepared to have to bump up your amp's gain. I recently put Serenity_then's panels in my main A/V space and found I had to turn up my Onk's gain from -15 to -10 to achieve the same SPL. That represented a peak RMS level of 40W into the M5s for the song I had on. I experienced improvements in image focus and depth which I didn't expect given the already terrific soundstage I was experiencing with the M5s.

You may also want to try diffusers. I'll be experimenting with those soon as I settle on how to best make them.


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brwsaw #430436 11/03/18 09:50 PM
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I wouldn't. We dont do pure absorbers anymore. For reasons Mojo hinted at.

If you can get them for almost nothing take them to learn from. Experiment. Be methodical. Have fun!

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brwsaw #430437 11/03/18 10:15 PM
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I'm gonna make some diffusers out of cheap dollar store cardboard similar to the ones you made for the interrogation room.


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What kind? Polys?

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brwsaw #430439 11/03/18 11:10 PM
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The kind that looks like a half cylinder. You can make them out of cutting a sonotube in half but that takes more skill than I have. smile


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Try embedding a plasma in one!

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I'm building a multi-phase, tessaractic magnetic containment field of Langrangian order 2 in the 40W range.

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Ok. Wear safety glasses. smile

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I have seen a lot about diffusing rather than absorbing lately.
$20 each if I can get there first though.
I was thinking the rear would block alot of the fan sound I hear behind me (my electronics are stacked about 3' behind the MLP). If the tall unit fits below the projector I'm sold.
I like the 1/4 room width position because it will work. I'm still following the V2 layout except for my rear surrounds and subs. Nothing in my current layout would need to change but it might push me to slide the screen back so its only 4' off the back wall again.
If any of them do damage they can go upstairs in our rediculusly loud/reverberent living room.
Wish she'd confirm if I can pick them up tomorrow. Pretty sure they'll be gone by my next day off.




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