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How Much Have You Spent On Room Treatment?

Discussion in 'audio' started by paulfromcamden, Jun 18, 2021.


How Much Have You Spent On Room Treatment?

  1. 0 - £250

    72 vote(s)
  2. £250 - £500

    14 vote(s)
  3. £501 — £1,000

    8 vote(s)
  4. £1,001 - £2,000

    5 vote(s)
  5. £2,001 - £5,000

    4 vote(s)
  6. £5,001 - £10,000

    2 vote(s)
  7. > £10,000

    4 vote(s)
  1. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    I made mine I think it was around 400 all in.

    Paul L, AndyU, Hoopsontoast and 3 others like this.
  2. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs “coping with coping”


    We have picture rails, it does make hanging stuff and moving whatever about very easy. It made trying out a large wall-hanging Throw behind the listening position a 2 minute exercise. (10 minutes)

    They had been removed in the TV room, so had some put up. Really good for hanging pictures from as well, especially as we move paintings around.
    Hoopsontoast likes this.
  3. Ayya Khema

    Ayya Khema pfm Member

    my room treatment is diy. iirc, cost was about 400$ CAD. tremendous improvement. in fact, ive removed my cloud this week and i find my speaker system tremendously worst.

    there is literally no professional studio in the world that doesnt use extensive room treatment.
    no matter the stage, mixing, mastering, production, room treatment is paramount.

    studio<s however have built in rooms, often with fake wall, making room treatment looks miles better then normal panels for normal rooms.
    Old Shatterhand likes this.
  4. AndyU

    AndyU pfm Member

    Garyi, they’re really neat and clean. Any chance of a link to a design or some details?
  5. Brian

    Brian Eating fat, staying slim

  6. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    Well there is not a lot to them just simple frames:


    But what makes them square etc was a fair amount of 3d printing that enables each one to be hung and adjusted up/down, left/right, back/forward. This is not a great picture but the panels under the speakers are on magnets and the bigger ones essentially very small french cleat type things.

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  7. Ayya Khema

    Ayya Khema pfm Member

    that looks very nice.
    but not the material youve used to fill those panels.
    straight up, those are useless. replace the material for some Roxul fiberglass.
  8. garyi

    garyi leave blank

    The black foam on top I agree was cheap and was removed as it had no effect and was poking through. the stuff underneath had a dramatic effect though, its a two part underlay cut up tires on one side and felt on the other. It made a major improvement.
  9. Mr_Sukebe

    Mr_Sukebe pfm Member

    A couple of Gik bass traps for passive treatment. My processor then adds active treatment for the rather nasty +10db bass peak at 39hz
  10. dweezil

    dweezil pfm Member

    No treatments but i chose good room dimensions and a pitched roof.

    Was contemplating diy and no parallel walls but sometimes life is just too short.

    Main problem area is a suspended floor, now the planners have forgotten about us it's tempting to remove and fill with crushed concrete.
  11. wylton

    wylton Naim and Mana member

    The answer is zero. The main system resides in a room shared with other functions (the dreaded TV), so it would be futile & the second system is in the small spare room upstairs.
  12. Gre_gor

    Gre_gor Member

    I have spent about £350.00 so far on acoustic panels to absorb some of the first reflections. It was well worth it.
  13. Gre_gor

    Gre_gor Member

  14. mercalia

    mercalia pfm Member

    nothing. sounds pretty good to me
  15. boon

    boon pfm Member

    I’ve got big ears and they absorb a lot of music, do they count!!

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