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    Default Question concerning Floors

    Looking for some feedback from ya'll about carpeting vs. hardwood floors for sound. I just moved my 1.2's into a new house will all hardwood floors. With the move I haven't had time to give them a good listen. Don't know just yet if I will put in carpet or not. Comments? Suggestions?

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    Dude consider at least a throw rug/area rug.Echo's are a problem with hardwood floors.
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    Morning Mantis,

    I just put on some old Dylan acoustic and I can hear some echo. I am leaning toward carpet, but these floors look soooo good. May look into an large area rug. Thanks.

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    Talk to raife, he has/had hardwoods and BIG sda's.....
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    Default Let me ask this same question.

    It looks like we'll be moving.:D The new house has a large living-room with hardwood floors and high ceilings. We will be using area rugs and lots of soft seatings. Other than the possibility of loose boards rattling, is there any other sort of acoustic anomoly that I should be aware of?

    P.S. My Polks wil never leave me, but has anybody heard Magnepans or single drivers in a similar room?
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    I've got hardwood floors, 9' ceilings and old plaster walls. I put down a nice antique Persian area rug with a couple of large wing chairs and sofa. You can still see plenty of wood floor with no echo.
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    Controling reflections is the key.From the mid point of your room to the front soundstage,you want it dead as possible.
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    Default area 51 rugs

    Also have hardwood in the theater.

    Tough to loose that "church echo" without a rug.
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    Even with the rug, it took some large furniture to really get a good sound, but not all furniture is musical, hold open auditions, and...

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    Default Re: area 51 rugs

    not all furniture is musical
    so true...so true :p
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    On the other hand...all rugs are equal, but some rugs are more equal than others. ;)
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    Default That's it exactly

    as long as it all adds up.
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    Post I like a slightly live room

    Large rooms, hardwood floors and high ceilings don't always equate to troublesome echos. Some recording studios are designed with those features to add a little natural "reverb" to the recorded sound.

    In the room where my 1.2TL's are set up, I have hardwood floors and 10' ceilings, but I don't get as much echo as you might think. The front of the room is three sides of a rectangle. The rear of the room is three sides of a hexagon. Non-parallel walls and rough-textured wall finish help out a lot. If I am standing up in the room or in an adjacent room, I hear a very slight echo. It's sort of like the echo "clings" to the original sound instead of being distinct from it. If I am sitting in front of the speakers I am not aware of an echo.

    Even if you have a room that echos like the Grand Canyon, room treatments can tame it down. But then, with room treatments, the pesky "wife acceptance factor" can come into play.
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