Room Acoustics

I had an inspiring afternoon today. An Italian room acoustics expert visited my house to improve my room acoustics. He was around for the Munich show and could combine it with his visit. 

He was walking around in my room by clapping in his hands and listening what happened. Then the adaptation process started. And it was amazing for me how much more focused the sound became after his first adjustments.

Then we continued to the topic of too much bass weight. We first got the speakers a bit further away from the walll and a bit wider. This already improved the situation, then we added some small bass traps and things improved further.

After that we have been both sitting and enjoying the improved sound, and making some final adjustments by placing things a bit up and down.

 

I can't wait until the elements for adjustment will arrive and I will arrive at my "perfect" sound......., until of course I find other small improvements.......

 

I also realized that while my room wasn't totally a disaster, it could be improved quite a bit with the small adjustements. Recommended for all of you. And cheaper than a lot of the other investments we are making.

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So got the stuff installed yesterday. Very women friendly, while I only have a girlfriend and not a wife, but a nice side benefits. It doesn't make my room dead but just takes away the weak spots while keeping the room specific conditions in place. It has become again a tick more musical. Timing has further improved, bass boom as far as it was there reduced. So I have to say I am very happy with my Italian specialist...... on the photos you can see why I mention it to be women friendly, so that can not be an argument anymore to stay away of this very much needed improvement for anybody on this forum who hasn't done this yet. Only five panels two Diffusors and three bass panels. Diff in the corners at a certain height. Bass panels behind the speakers and one behind my listening position.

Ps for those who ask. The speakers you see are Linn Speakers which I have for my rear channels for av purpose, the Sarasstros you don't see on this pictures.....

 

 

I do think that room treatment is something too often overlooked, and indeed quite small changes can be very significant, especially with high frequency reflections.

I'm intrigued by the tiny size of the bass trap, assuming it is the black square just above the carpt scratcher (which function it no doubt will soon replace!). It is unbelievably small, given everything I found when assessing treatment - do you have any information as to what it actually is (brand name/model and/or specification)?

Innocent Bystander posted:

I do think that room treatment is something too often overlooked, and indeed quite small changes can be very significant, especially with high frequency reflections.

I'm intrigued by the tiny size of the bass trap, assuming it is the black square just above the carpt scratcher (which function it no doubt will soon replace!). It is unbelievably small, given everything I found when assessing treatment - do you have any information as to what it actually is (brand name/model and/or specification)?

It's made by the guy who also provided the acoustics consultancy. Alberto Sabbatini, I have photographed the logo for you. It includes his whereabouts as well....

 

Innocent Bystander posted:
Bert Schurink posted:

One other piece in the right corner behind the speaker. In total I will have only 5 pieces ...

 

That is an interesting picture on your wall (the music themed one, not the hands) - I rather like it, which surprises me as I dislike "modern art".

Thanks I like it as well, I do have some other ones as well. When my wife left me the deal was that she got the art type of stuff. So at some point I was faced with empty wall. I went to an advanced poster site and had a couple of pieces coming in printed on linnen. Nice and beautiful....

Bert Schurink posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:

I do think that room treatment is something too often overlooked, and indeed quite small changes can be very significant, especially with high frequency reflections.

I'm intrigued by the tiny size of the bass trap, assuming it is the black square just above the carpt scratcher (which function it no doubt will soon replace!). It is unbelievably small, given everything I found when assessing treatment - do you have any information as to what it actually is (brand name/model and/or specification)?

It's made by the guy who also provided the acoustics consultancy. Alberto Sabbatini, I have photographed the logo for you. It includes his whereabouts as well....

 

Ps the panels are all of the same size. They are a bit like paintings ....., you can get them in multiple colors....., I have them in white to fit my wall.

Bert Schurink posted:
Bert Schurink posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:

I do think that room treatment is something too often overlooked, and indeed quite small changes can be very significant, especially with high frequency reflections.

I'm intrigued by the tiny size of the bass trap, assuming it is the black square just above the carpt scratcher (which function it no doubt will soon replace!). It is unbelievably small, given everything I found when assessing treatment - do you have any information as to what it actually is (brand name/model and/or specification)?

It's made by the guy who also provided the acoustics consultancy. Alberto Sabbatini, I have photographed the logo for you. It includes his whereabouts as well....

 

Ps the panels are all of the same size. They are a bit like paintings ....., you can get them in multiple colors....., I have them in white to fit my wall.

Found his website...

 

http://www.astriaudio.com/

Interesting post Bert & it appears you have achieved an extremely satifying result. I know speaker placement is important due to influence from walls increasing the bass & more if the speaker is placed in a corner, although fairly common knowledge perhaps overlooked when deciding 'permission' for speaker locations with wives/girlfriends.

Very elegantly done, the palin beige one a potential exhibit for 'Tate Modern' gallery & thank you.

Bert Schurink posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:
Bert Schurink posted:

One other piece in the right corner behind the speaker. In total I will have only 5 pieces ...

 

That is an interesting picture on your wall (the music themed one, not the hands) - I rather like it, which surprises me as I dislike "modern art".

Thanks I like it as well, I do have some other ones as well. When my wife left me the deal was that she got the art type of stuff. So at some point I was faced with empty wall. I went to an advanced poster site and had a couple of pieces coming in printed on linnen. Nice and beautiful....

Is there a discernible artist or image name?

Bert Schurink posted:
Bert Schurink posted:
Bert Schurink posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:

I do think that room treatment is something too often overlooked, and indeed quite small changes can be very significant, especially with high frequency reflections.

I'm intrigued by the tiny size of the bass trap, assuming it is the black square just above the carpt scratcher (which function it no doubt will soon replace!). It is unbelievably small, given everything I found when assessing treatment - do you have any information as to what it actually is (brand name/model and/or specification)?

It's made by the guy who also provided the acoustics consultancy. Alberto Sabbatini, I have photographed the logo for you. It includes his whereabouts as well....

 

Ps the panels are all of the same size. They are a bit like paintings ....., you can get them in multiple colors....., I have them in white to fit my wall.

Found his website...

 

http://www.astriaudio.com/

Thanks!

HI Bert,

Interesting report,

I already enquired with these 2 years ago, sooner or later i' ll get them for home consultancy, occasionaly i have mid bass, probably 100-200 hz band to tame.

Last year at a Naim dealer we tried a diffusing panel on the wall behind loudspaker with a system including CDX2/PSU/282/250 S400. With the panel in situ the sound was noticebly more focused and clear

Regards

Roberto

NFG posted:

Interesting post Bert & it appears you have achieved an extremely satifying result. I know speaker placement is important due to influence from walls increasing the bass & more if the speaker is placed in a corner, although fairly common knowledge perhaps overlooked when deciding 'permission' for speaker locations with wives/girlfriends.

Very elegantly done, the palin beige one a potential exhibit for 'Tate Modern' gallery & thank you.

Perhaps not mentioned before, but my speakers have also been replaced a bit by the guy. A bit more forward and a bit more wide...

Innocent Bystander posted:
Bert Schurink posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:
Bert Schurink posted:

One other piece in the right corner behind the speaker. In total I will have only 5 pieces ...

 

That is an interesting picture on your wall (the music themed one, not the hands) - I rather like it, which surprises me as I dislike "modern art".

Thanks I like it as well, I do have some other ones as well. When my wife left me the deal was that she got the art type of stuff. So at some point I was faced with empty wall. I went to an advanced poster site and had a couple of pieces coming in printed on linnen. Nice and beautiful....

Is there a discernible artist or image name?

I'm pretty sure it's an Alfred Gockel.

ChrisSU posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:
Bert Schurink posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:
Bert Schurink posted:

One other piece in the right corner behind the speaker. In total I will have only 5 pieces ...

 

That is an interesting picture on your wall (the music themed one, not the hands) - I rather like it, which surprises me as I dislike "modern art".

Thanks I like it as well, I do have some other ones as well. When my wife left me the deal was that she got the art type of stuff. So at some point I was faced with empty wall. I went to an advanced poster site and had a couple of pieces coming in printed on linnen. Nice and beautiful....

Is there a discernible artist or image name?

I'm pretty sure it's an Alfred Gockel.

Very well done. It is Alfred Gockel and the piece is called stroking the keys...

can be bought at allposters...

Bert Schurink posted:
ChrisSU posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:
Bert Schurink posted:
Innocent Bystander posted:
Bert Schurink posted:

One other piece in the right corner behind the speaker. In total I will have only 5 pieces ...

 

That is an interesting picture on your wall (the music themed one, not the hands) - I rather like it, which surprises me as I dislike "modern art".

Thanks I like it as well, I do have some other ones as well. When my wife left me the deal was that she got the art type of stuff. So at some point I was faced with empty wall. I went to an advanced poster site and had a couple of pieces coming in printed on linnen. Nice and beautiful....

Is there a discernible artist or image name?

I'm pretty sure it's an Alfred Gockel.

Very well done. It is Alfred Gockel and the piece is called stroking the keys...

can be bought at allposters...

Thanks! The idea will be passed across the artistic director....

actually it would be a very fitting image to be printed on an acoustic panel...

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