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Ceiling Treatments in a Media Room
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June 15, 2017 - 6:59 am


I was at a Restaurant the other day and they had 4″ foam sheets hung from the ceiling in the main eating area. It looked like a decoration at first but I noticed how the place was pretty quite for how many people were there and all talking the usual amount. My question is would this be a good idea for the ceilings in my Media Room. I have speakers in the ceiling so am looking to treat around them and have a nice look when the lights are on. The foam in the restaurant was in sheets 4″ thick, 2′ wide, & 14′ long. It was hung so there was a wave effect end to end.

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June 15, 2017 - 7:27 am

Hi Raiken, Open celled foam is a good sound absorbing technology to use on a ceiling for many reasons. It is lightweight and easy to install in difficult places. I am going to assume by media room you mean home theater . Have you considered diffusion for your ceiling? Remember, once energy is absorbed it is converted to heat through the absorption process, it is gone forever. Do we really need to lose energy (music) in order to manage it? Diffusion on the ceiling will make you feel that your room is twice as large.

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June 15, 2017 - 7:47 am



I’ve tried to use the same method before but my room becomes a little bit dead.
so after that I took out couple of the foams and I added couple of diffusors
the sound became much better when I mixed both. and when I took the absorption and left the diffuser up
the room become more ambient ( which is good for home theater ) yet I couldn’t really focus in my effects and reverbs in mixing situation.
so if you are going to a home theater I would suggest diffuser yet If you going to a control room then mix of both absorption and diffusion

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