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    Hello, I am ordering the A1s, A2, A5s, and the swan stands for my room. I already have the A1s and the A2. My rooms celing is horrible my friend linked me to these for cheaper sound panels...

    http://www.atsacoustics.com/item--Ro...f-6--RB60.html

    He said I can just rap them in a cloth material and that would be good. I would need to order i think 3 of them. So here are some pictures of the room and i was just wondering if anyone had any advice for speaker placment. The AV stuff is mounted and same with the center channel so i cant move it around much...

    Full specs

    Pioneer VSX 1121k
    ARX speaekrs
    Rythmic FV12 ported
    and more..

    (PLz be nice as my rom was dirty and my cat is on my bed)(The pink cat food things are for the new kitten..)


    By aus1095 at 2011-10-27


    By aus1095 at 2011-11-10


    By aus1095 at 2011-11-10


    By aus1095 at 2011-11-10


    This picture is old setup and room pretty dirty...


    By aus1095 at 2011-10-27

    I havnt done cable management or anything yet cuz i dont have everything. The center is pulled about 4'' from the wall thats all i can do since its on a shelf. The A1s are pulled to the edge to but they will be going on the stands when i order them. The A5s will sit on the sides of the dresser and the A1s with the stands will go on the sides of the bed.

    I read that the best spots are behind me and behind the speakers and if you take a mirror and where you can see your speakers from your spot is a relfection point.

    Also need some help with the subwoofer placement its got to move someware else it sounds good in the cornor by the nighstand other that its not very good and if i sit in the center of the bed its pretty bad... I know i need to do sub crawl.. '

    Thank you very much!! Sorry for the run on sentences. lol

  • #2
    I'm reposting here on this tread...

    Do these work? They are only $59 (for 32 1'x1' tiles) and look kinda cool. I think they also have bass traps but I'm not sure about the price.

    http://www.amazon.com/Auralex-Studio...ref=pd_cp_MI_2

    Here's another one for $79 (for 12 panels).

    http://www.amazon.com/NextFoam-Sound...ef=pd_sim_MI_5

    Maybe someone can share the pros/cons of these vs. the panels/fiberglass? Or maybe you can alternate these with the panels. I think they can look really nice. Based on the amazon reviews these seem to absorb vocals vs. lower frequencies because of their density.

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    • #3
      Foam isn't that great, the $79 for 12 panels is high. They are only 24"x12" vs ats diy panels are $59 for 6 panels that are 24x48" and are 2" thick. Foam is only good for the really high freqs, it does nothing for lower bass freq even the foam bass traps are only good for 120ish hrz up.

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      • #4
        Thank you, gtpsuper24. You are correct. The specs on the foam show 125 Hz and up (including the bass traps).

        Originally posted by gtpsuper24
        Foam isn't that great, the $79 for 12 panels is high. They are only 24"x12" vs ats diy panels are $59 for 6 panels that are 24x48" and are 2" thick. Foam is only good for the really high freqs, it does nothing for lower bass freq even the foam bass traps are only good for 120ish hrz up.

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        • #5
          The foam traps would be ok for the wall ceiling corner but the wall to wall corner you really need something that can get down to 50-60hrz. I did some cheap corner foam traps from Parts Express in the ceiling wall corner and it help somewhat with echo and just a tad in the midrange.

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          • #6
            Hey there,

            I would recommend a few things:

            1) Move the Arx A1 as close as you can to the Front edge of your stand. This will help get rid of the first major reflection , which should be your stand itself on the way you have it now.

            2) Elevate the A1s to decouple them from the stand. The higher your A1 is from the surface, the less of a reflection at the stand. Try to have the tweeters at ear-height. Auralex Mopad stands are popular, but just about anything can help

            3) Plug up your Arx bass ports with the foam block included and let your sub do the bass work. With the ports wide open, you will get extra bass/midbass being so close to the wall.

            That is a carpeted floor right? That actually helps with reflections. I've got hardwood here all around, and there is a ton of reverberation

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Miwo
              Hey there,

              I would recommend a few things:

              1) Move the Arx A1 as close as you can to the Front edge of your stand. This will help get rid of the first major reflection , which should be your stand itself on the way you have it now.

              2) Elevate the A1s to decouple them from the stand. The higher your A1 is from the surface, the less of a reflection at the stand. Try to have the tweeters at ear-height. Auralex Mopad stands are popular, but just about anything can help

              3) Plug up your Arx bass ports with the foam block included and let your sub do the bass work. With the ports wide open, you will get extra bass/midbass being so close to the wall.

              That is a carpeted floor right? That actually helps with reflections. I've got hardwood here all around, and there is a ton of reverberation
              1) I did that.. I should be ordering stands soon the swan stands in the store are the ones im ordering.
              2) I am hoping they are at a good height i know the center is kinda high..
              3) When I move them to rears and have the A5s on the edges should i still plug them?

              Yes carpet so that should help. I think I am going to go with a DIY panels for now

              What about lower frqs?

              Sorry been busy havnt be able to comment back thank you guys for the help. I can position that subwoofer to save my life it only sounds good where i sit other then that you cant tell its on in some spots... I tryed the sub crawl and even moving it around playing and couldnt find a good position. Any tips for the sub? Thanks..

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              • #8
                I have sent money off for the sound panels.. Does anyone know of good stuff to cover them with? Just some fabric from the local store? Im not sure... I also have sent money to john for the stands. Hoping for the A5s soon!

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                • #9
                  Burlap fabric works well http://www.fabric.com/home-decor-fab...ap-fabric.aspx you can find it at walmart and usually craft hobby stores.

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                  • #10
                    I ended up returing them because my rents think its a safety hazard having them in my room ec so

                    Any other opitions for sound control?... thanks

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Aus10
                      I ended up returing them because my rents think its a safety hazard having them in my room ec so

                      Any other opitions for sound control?... thanks
                      Very funny Aus10...referring to your mom as you rents :)

                      When I bought my mineral wool insulation for my HT room from a local building supply company I was curious and asked what the application for it was (since I had never heard of mineral wool insulation before I learned about acoustic treatments). The response was that its gets used a lot in warehouses not so much due to its sound absorbing properties but because it is one of the most fire retardant insulation and rodents don't nest in it.

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