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Acoustic treatment for my living room
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July 28, 2018 - 6:21 am
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Hi!

Me and my girlfriend just moved to an older house, and I would like to put my little setup up on the 2nd floor's living room. Can you please tell me which frequencies I'm gonna have trouble with, and how I should set up absorbers and where to find them?
I was thinking of building my own absorbers with Glass/Rockwool, 4 pieces 0.17 m x 1.16 m x 0.56 m in front of my desk at the wall. And a few to the right of the listening spot, and maybe a few behind the panel at the stairs wall. And maybe a larger piece with wool like 2x3m in the cieling with some lights built in. Can you please look at my measurements in the attached pictures and help me?

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July 28, 2018 - 11:43 am
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R,

Fill out the information in this link. Attach photos to link. Do not use building insulation for music and voice.

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Thank yo very much for your reply! Right now I just want to get started so I can put up all my gear. I am thinking about removing and put up new wallpapers also before.
After that I am thinking about maybe build "absorbers" or whatever you recommend. Is there a huge difference between "building insulation" and other materials? In that case, what would you recommend?
95% of the time it's probably gonna work as a control room, so I want to get the listening right. I even dont know if my position is on the best spot right now, along the longer wall.
My first thought was to just put up a few absorbers to kill the mid-freq room sound a little bit, I don't know yet how it sounds but as long as it's as empty as it's right now, it's very "reverby" and hard.
I need more soft surfaces, that's the only thing I know right now.

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R, Fill out the information in the free room analysis link and schedule a call.

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Let me tell you my 2 cents on this topic. I believe it's not necessary to build your own sound absorbents, as there are already such on the market. I used this one when we built our house this year acoustic insulation roll and I can say I am very satisfied with the product. We have a garden as well and the place is very noisy ( we live on a big boulevard street ) so I had to use some outdoor acoustic barrier as well and thsi barriers outdoor barriers did the perfect job for me. Of course you can try making your own acoustic barrier, but think twice before making this step.

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V, Everyone has a definition of what is acceptable and what is not. Everyone's thresholds of acceptability are different. Most people that build their own enjoy the process of building and then listening to the results. You are correct. There are many products in the marketplace that absorb energy. However, most absorb at rates and levels that are not conducive to music and voice.

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