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    Quote Originally Posted by I-SIG View Post
    All these will be for first reflection points. I have a lot of sheetrock and tile, so I'm starting with nearly all first reflection points.
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    I have 2 side walls, 2 back walls, and a ceiling, so I would say for my area, I have 5 surfaces for first reflections straight from the SRS's. My room is so lively I want to not just treat those points, but treat a majority of the surface to deaden the room some.

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    Another option to save money is ... You guessed it "Acoustic ceiling tiles" Most music rooms in our schools are finished with this system and concealed kerfs to literally soundproof the room.
    I plan on using 1" thick 4'X4" ceiling tiles by Armstrong that use a paintable cloth finish and make my own frames for it. BTW the tile is NRC 90!. I am in the industry and I get a break on the pricing which is still pretty affordable if you buy from a commercial supplier vs the Home depot way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by michael_w View Post
    Get an area rug to throw between you and the speakers. It'll tame it down a LOT. Kills the hardwood feel and look, but it should sound better if them being bright is a concern if yours.
    +1. This will help a lot. Get a large , thick, shaggy one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wingnut4772 View Post
    +1. This will help a lot. Get a large , thick, shaggy one.
    The rug I have is tearing up and is the opposite of thick and shaggy. I'm thinking about getting a runner for behind the couch also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-SIG View Post
    Sal,

    I just saw that ATS put your pictures on their page. Congrats and nice stuff.

    When the tax return gets here (or maybe a little before ;)) I'm gonna buy 8-Coffee series (dining room/far away back wall), 6-Ivory 24x48x2 (mostly for the the ceiling), 2-Ivory 24x24x4 (open back for a bass trap), 3-Sand Squares 24x24x2.

    All these will be for first reflection points. I have a lot of sheetrock and tile, so I'm starting with nearly all first reflection points.

    Wes
    Not to put you off a project, but I'm really impressed with that foam-sealant tweak that DarqueKnight detailed. It's low-budget, quick to do, and really closed off the harsh sonic brightness from my RTA11T's on a hardwood floor.

    Granted, these guys are junior versions of your big SDA's, but they still put out a very healthy volume of sound.

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    Here is a link to my setup, we just installed 5 2" OC 705, wife made the covers. Made a nice difference in sound and they look pretty good IMHO.

    Found the OC 2" 705 for $13 local.

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    My room is very reflective but the house is a rental so I am limited. I have a couple of Real Traps behind the front stage ( really more for looks but hopefully to attenuate some reflection even though they are not really high frequency traps) and the rug. The rug really helped a ton.
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    Quote Originally Posted by John30_30 View Post
    Not to put you off a project, but I'm really impressed with that foam-sealant tweak that DarqueKnight detailed. It's low-budget, quick to do, and really closed off the harsh sonic brightness from my RTA11T's on a hardwood floor.

    Granted, these guys are junior versions of your big SDA's, but they still put out a very healthy volume of sound.
    That's gonna have to come later as that won't tame my room one lick. It's on the to-do-list, though, as Shrek says.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I-SIG View Post
    Sal,

    I just saw that ATS put your pictures on their page. Congrats and nice stuff.

    When the tax return gets here (or maybe a little before ;)) I'm gonna buy 8-Coffee series (dining room/far away back wall), 6-Ivory 24x48x2 (mostly for the the ceiling), 2-Ivory 24x24x4 (open back for a bass trap), 3-Sand Squares 24x24x2.

    All these will be for first reflection points. I have a lot of sheetrock and tile, so I'm starting with nearly all first reflection points.

    Wes

    Sound Great Wes,

    The ATS panels are a good choice, they are inexpensive enough that making them myself just wasn't worth it. And they really work. I just took mine down to move them to my new place and what difference they made, my living is full of echoes now and you can hear the hardwood floor creaking as you walk on it. Before you couldn't hear the hard wood floor creak!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lasareath View Post
    Sound Great Wes,

    now and you can hear the hardwood floor creaking as you walk on it. Before you couldn't hear the hard wood floor creak!

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