June 20, 2016
I know everything about this room size is bad, bad, bad, but it’s what I have to work with, so I’ll make do.
My spare bedroom that I plan on turning into a dedicated listening room is 10′ W x 11′ L with 8′ ceilings. Ugh, I know.
The gear however will be really efficient Omega full range driver speakers, with a 2.5 watt tube amp, run by a small DAC.
I currently have a fleet of high density CNC wire cut diffusers, but I feel they add their styro sound to the reflections in the room.
So I’ll be building some QRD 13 (or bigger) diffusers, as deep as I can considering the distance between the speakers and the walls, and the seating position and diffusers.
Dennis, any recommendations on bass trap for this sized room? I understand it’s just impossible to “fix”, but what about….”make less bad”? LOL
Also, I’m curious what you think about audio racks and their location in the room. I know most people like to plant their big rack of gear right between the speakers, and to me this just messes up the soundstage. But then again, not many listeners have really heard a properly treated room and even know what really good imaging, soundstage, and frequency response is!
Hi Raven, Watch the Sam Small Too Small video in the slider on the home page. His room is the same size as yours. You need to focus on the low end first before you even consider diffusion. Spend your time and money on low frequency management. Equipment racks that are as tall as the speakers produce spurious reflections that interfere with the direct sound from the speakers and the room sound. Tall equipment racks can turn into a reflection producing device that destroys center image and definition. Have no equipment higher than 12″
August 29, 2018