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    Where do you all buy your room treatments? I'm in desperate need of some, but i also don't really have the budget to drop a ton of money on them, either.

    I probably need 4 decent size panels to start. Pretty patterns or colors for optimum SOAF is a plus. :p
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Build them!
    Please. Please contact me a ben62670 @ yahoo.com. Make sure to include who you are, and you are from Polk so I don't delete your email. Also I am now physically unable to work on any projects. If you need help let these guys know. There are many people who will help if you let them know where you are.
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    I bought my OC 705 from these guys http://www.spi-co.com/directory.html

    Local to you is

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    5230 Park Emerson Drive Suite O
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    Wife made the covers. Made L bracket for bottom and loop near the top in the back for one of those fish hook looking hooks you push in the wall.

    See my setup for pics.
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

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    I'm ordering some panels from these guys in a few days.

    http://www.atsacoustics.com/
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    Room treatments are so under rated. Look into first reflection, and then behind you.

    Ben
    Please. Please contact me a ben62670 @ yahoo.com. Make sure to include who you are, and you are from Polk so I don't delete your email. Also I am now physically unable to work on any projects. If you need help let these guys know. There are many people who will help if you let them know where you are.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vc69 View Post
    I'm ordering some panels from these guys in a few days.

    http://www.atsacoustics.com/
    Those are nice but for 1 2'x4' 2" you could buy 3 from the site above. If you or your SO is handy with a sewing machine you can make your own to match your decor.
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    I bought my OC 705 from these guys http://www.spi-co.com/directory.html

    Local to you is

    Insulation/Architectural
    5230 Park Emerson Drive Suite O
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    Wife made the covers. Made L bracket for bottom and loop near the top in the back for one of those fish hook looking hooks you push in the wall.

    See my setup for pics.
    Hrmmm.... What did she use for the covers?

    I may give them a call, that's right down the road from me.

    Thanks!
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ben62670 View Post
    Room treatments are so under rated. Look into first reflection, and then behind you.

    Ben
    No doubt. After some dinking around I did last weekend, I am convinced that the 6 panels I am buying (about $300) will be the most significant upgrade to my system I can make.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    Those are nice but for 1 2'x4' 2" you could buy 3 from the site above. If you or your SO is handy with a sewing machine you can make your own to match your decor.
    My current SO is a danger to herself and others with regard to sharp objects, etc. :o

    Thanks for the pointer though, I'm going to take a look at their offerings.
    -Kevin
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    Polk LS 90's - Front
    Polk CS350 LS - Center
    Polk Monitor 50's - Rear
    JBL Northridge E150P - Sub

    2 Channel:
    Oppo BDP-83 SE
    Muscial Fidelity M1 DAC
    VTL 2.5
    McIntosh 2205 (refurbed)
    Polk LS90's (spiked & tweeked)
    Cardas IC's
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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Hrmmm.... What did she use for the covers?

    I may give them a call, that's right down the road from me.

    Thanks!
    Take a look at this thread on AVS about making panels:

    http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread.php?t=487747

    Most people cover them in GOM (Gilford of Maine) fabric.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Hrmmm.... What did she use for the covers?

    I may give them a call, that's right down the road from me.

    Thanks!
    Fabric from Hancocks. Just make sure you can easily blow threw the fabric. You do not want anything heavy like burlap.
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    Fabric from Hancocks. Just make sure you can easily blow threw the fabric. You do not want anything heavy like burlap.
    I'll probably want a total of four 2x4 panels. I apologize for asking dumb questions, but i can't call them until tomorrow, stuck at work at the moment.

    How much did yours end up costing and how many/what sizes did you do?


    This idea has been in the back of my head for awhile, but after Nik's visit on Saturday, i realized just how bad this room sounds. It's AWFUL, and neither of us could believe that my system even sounded as good as it does in this room.

    Sooo... room treatments > DAC at the moment. :)
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    The Owens Corning 703s were about $10 and the 705s were about $12 from what I remember. I used 705 2"x2'x4'

    I used 5 panels. I could use more but I have a huge fireplace that is basically a wall and I was not allowed to treat it.

    It did help.
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

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    Oh nice! Looks like i can easily do this for a good chunk under $100 when all is said and done, and this way i can actually put them together in the apartment without making a mess. :)

    Thank you sir!
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    Owens Corning 705 is about as good as it gets for absorbing! Standing it off from the wall does increase it's effectiveness...as in going lower. The best treatment is for it to be very broad and not all centered at one narrow frequency band.

    I built using 2" 705 in 2' X 4' frames that I stood off another 2" from the wall. I found them to be very effective! I put the first pair a little to the side from in line behind the speakers (dipolar). Then centered the next one on the front wall...which seems to have a great impact. Then I put the next pair on the side walls. Then the last one (I've got made so far) directly behind the listening position.

    It is some of the best money you can spend!! Good luck!

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    I was planning on putting one behind each main, probably slightly towards the inside of both of them, and then two right up next to each other, essentially making a 4x4 behind the listening position.

    I only have one side wall, and it's unfortunately a sliding glass door, so i can't do much about that. :(
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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Oh nice! Looks like i can easily do this for a good chunk under $100 when all is said and done, and this way i can actually put them together in the apartment without making a mess. :)

    Thank you sir!
    The covers are a little tricky. I used plastic corner trim cut to fit the width for the corners. MY wife tried a zipper across the top but ultimately machine sewed 3 sides, slip the panel in and hand sewed the top. Mine sit 1" from the wall but as someone said more is better.

    Used hot glue to hold the corners on. You could try it without it but I was afraid the insulation would break down on the corners fitting it into the the bag.
    Speakers: SDA-1C (most all the goodies)
    Preamp: Joule Electra LA-150 MKII SE
    Amp: Wright WPA 50-50 EAT KT88s
    Analog: Marantz TT-15S1 MBS Glider SL| Wright WPP100C Amperex BB 6er5 and 7316 & WPM-100 SUT
    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

    Ofc: Wright WLA12 preamp: Anthem Amp 1: Pio Elite DV-79AVI: Airport Express: CAL Sigma II DAC: PA LS90 sonicaps and mills

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    Quote Originally Posted by thsmith View Post
    The covers are a little tricky. I used plastic corner trim cut to fit the width for the corners. MY wife tried a zipper across the top but ultimately machine sewed 3 sides, slip the panel in and hand sewed the top. Mine sit 1" from the wall but as someone said more is better.

    Used hot glue to hold the corners on. You could try it without it but I was afraid the insulation would break down on the corners fitting it into the the bag.
    Hrmmm... i'm having a hard time visualizing this. I think i'll pop down there this weekend and get the panels ordered, and then i'll probably bug you from there, if that's alright with you?
    I don't read the newsssspaperssss because dey aaaallllllllll...... have ugly print.

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    Quote Originally Posted by concealer404 View Post
    Hrmmm... i'm having a hard time visualizing this. I think i'll pop down there this weekend and get the panels ordered, and then i'll probably bug you from there, if that's alright with you?
    No problem. Here is a tutorial

    http://www.readyacoustics.com/index....d=40&chapter=0

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    Digital: Mac mini 2.3GHz dual-core i5 8g RAM 1.5 TB HDD Music Server Amarra (memory play) - USB - W4S DAC 2
    Cables: Mits S3 IC and Spk cables| PS Audio PCs

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    room treatments are goo

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    they are very good

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    so very good really

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    sometimes it can be good

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    but not so much goo

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    Wonder what is going to be offered FS ^^^
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    sorry guys trying to get post count up so i can post an ad for my lsi's.I will move on

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    Bad form. Been watching you spam up threads all morning.
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    I really need to get some treatments but i have been told NO lol.
    Living Room Rig:D
    Rotel RSP-1069/Rotel RMB-1095/Rotel-1072/Polk lsI15's W/modded xoverW/DBsubs/Polk LsiC/lsI7's/Klipsch sub-12"the weak link"/DLP Mitsubishi 65"
    Xbox360/PS3/WII
    M.Br. setup:)
    Emotiva MMC-1/Rotel RMB-1075/Polk BlackStone TL350's/Velodyne SPL1000/Samsung 51" Plasma
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    Rotel RB1050/Tannoy DC4's/Klipsch RW-10d/ImodIpod/HK AVR230 for now....
    Headphones-Ultrasone-HFI780's w/LittleDot MK Vamp Portables Panasonic HJE-900's

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    I started with a pair of them from ATS. I have no energy to build my own anything. I got the fire proof ones, and have since added several more pairs over the last couple of years. I have ten in my theater which is great with no big expense at any given time. The biggest impact was when I put them where the wall meets the ceiling. Highly recommended and ATS is a good value if you don't want to DIY.

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