room acoustics

  1. P

    What do you prefer?

    Hello, would you choose an 18-22 m² room that is rectangular (e.g. 5x4m) or would you choose a 30 m² room that is a complete cuboid (5.5x5.5m) and has other advantages such as a quiet environment and more solid walls? (The ceiling height is 2,4m, it is standard here in my country) In my...
  2. H

    Room measurement standards (Stereo, HiFi, Listening)

    Hi all, As I've got my gear setup far beyond the quality of my room, it's now time to turn my attention to acoustics. I found this online: READ/LOUDSPEAKER MEASUREMENTS/acoustic_measurement_standards.pdf It looks like an excellent set of targets that I can...
  3. P

    New Hi Fi system is bright :(

    Hi, So I had a cheap soundbar (without a subwoofer) for years. Last week bought a new Hi-Fi system - KEF R3 Meta & Cambridge Audio CXA81. The problem is that it sounds bright to my ears. Voices don't sound as full & warm as I would expect and for example, high hats are too much on my ears. My...
  4. P

    MiniDSP with a separate DAC and Preamp

    I'm trying to resolve a 45hz room mode and have been advised to check out MiniDSP. I know a little bit about MiniDSP but I don't fully understand how or where it would fit into my current system. I'm currently running a Chord Hugo TT2 with M-Scaler into a Benchmark LA4 preamp that feeds 2x...
  5. S

    Deciding on a Room Layout

    Hi ASR, Could you please help me choose between the two attached room layouts where I will be living / listening in? Which layout will sound better, both with and without treatment? Layout 1 ( we can call it the 1 bedroom) has a listening space that is 13 feet wide. The length of the room is...
  6. Soria Moria

    How much does the quality of sound panels matter?

    I just got some iLoud Micro Monitors for use with my PC, and while I like them quite a lot my room is terrible. I have a bed, a closet and curtains for the windows. Otherwise my room is a square with no furniture or sound treatment, so acoustically it's not very great. Would buying a bunch of...
  7. juliangst

    TV between speakers

    I haven't found any useful threads on this topic, so I'll start one now. All those die-hard audiophiles always claim that having a TV between your speakers can ruin the center image and soundstage. How much truth is to that? How large will be the difference between having a large TV (or any...
  8. ZeDestructor

    Advice for designing a room from scratch

    Hi all, So, as the title says, thanks to plans for building a new house from the ground up, I have the opportunity to do basically whatever I want for my main computer/gaming/audio/office room, and would like some advice and reading materials on the subject. Restrictions and properties that...
  9. MetalDaze

    New Room, New Measurements & What helped

    Hello again! After a move and stepping into a finished basement space, there was a lot of work to be done, and continues to be! Thankfully there has been some good progress made after a fair amount of messing about. I can't stress enough how much research, making extensive use of REW's Room...
  10. M

    My first attempt at REW measurement. Am I doing this correctly?

    Hi everyone, I am trying to set up Neumann KH80 for mixing practice and as you can see, my room is super tiny. The dimensions are 280cm x 250 x 240 (L x W x H) and that would be 9.18ft x 8.2 x 7.8 for my American friends. I used Behringer ECM8000 and played sine sweep playing through both...
  11. G

    Weird question about room treatment

    Hello! I have a weird question. My mom is doing cross stitching, so I wanted to ask, what do you think of cross stitch picture with wooden frame as a room treatment? It's a fabric, without a glass and with a wooden frame - worth a try? Thanks!
  12. 617

    Building Acoustic Panels at Low Cost

    This is a project I've wanted to do for a while. I just ordered some wood and insulation for delivery from Home Depot here in the USA to make 8 acoustic panels, each 23" x 47.5" x 3 5/8" (~60 cm x 120 cm x 8.8cm) It turns out that making eight panels is a sensible and economical number of...
  13. W

    Advice on room correction vs new equipment

    Hey guys, was advised by a friend to post on here. My setup comprises of: 2x KEF R900 1x KEF R600c 2x KEF CI160QR 2x KEF CI4100QL 1x Denon AVR-X6300H A year ago I moved into a new house and I just can't get the system to sound as good as it used to, particularly when listening to music. Due to...
  14. RDacoustic

    Building a High End Listening Room Part 2: Fine-tuning the Acoustics

    This is a second part of a post about the construction of our listening room, this time concerning acoustic adjustments. The goal: the best possible listening space. Basic Properties of the Room A quiet place, far from low frequency vibrations caused by cars, trucks, trams, etc. The room is...
  15. RDacoustic

    Building a High End Listening Room Part 1: Goals, Construction Works, Diffusers

    This is an account of the process and the steps we took when building our listening room last year. This part deals with preparations, plans and the construction, while the second part will deal with acoustic tuning and include more theory+advice+measurements. The goal: the best possible...
  16. stevenswall

    Would You Rather: Soundstage+Phantom Center OR More Accurate Frequency Response?

    Moved studio monitors from corners to ~30% the length of the side walls closer. They are near the sidewalls, per Genelec recommending keeping them closer, or if there is space making sure they are more than 1.1 meters from the wall. this follows the first rule for the side walls, and the second...
  17. M

    new build--system and room ideas/advice please

    Hello and greetings from Phoenix, AZ! Would greatly appreciate ideas and advice for a new home build set to be completed later this year. Many early concessions to the wife has earned me a stereo/home theater budget in the great room. Please keep in mind the photo is from the model house...
  18. jtwrace

    The Intellectual People Podcast - Mitch Barnett of Accurate Sound

    Mitch Barnett of Accurate Sound tells us about his journey to become a leading expert in Digital Sound Processing (DSP). Accurate Sound is a remote service using Audiolense, Acourate and Room Eq Wizard (REW).
  19. S

    Peer-review: a new "reference" 2.2 speaker setup

    Hello, A few weeks ago I got exciting news - we are getting a new house! (yes it is just like getting one more kid, in many ways) So what does an engineer-audioholic does in such case? Well, gets down to literature, measurements and guidelines to quickly design in a "perfect" listening space...
  20. R

    Golden Trapagon: Ideal vs Reality?

    I'm about to embark on the design of HT in a house we're remodeling. I've got plenty of room for a decent size and design (at least 10x6x23, room within a room, etc.). Searching the net, there's lots of sites that assert that the Golden Trapagon is the preferred shape. Few of these sites are...
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