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Would it be possible to transform this odd size room into a dedicated listening room?
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July 18, 2016 - 1:15 am
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Hi!

After buying and changing a lot of equipment I finally have the possibility to move my setup to a dedicated room. The only problem is, this room has an odd size. While it is just a bit bigger then the room I currently use it isn’t square of rectangular. I’ve added a floorplan below with the correct measurements. The ceiling height is 2,5m.

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What would be a good way to start? Moving my entire set and start with measurements and then apply accoustic treatments? Or should I measure first before moving the equipment?
Would it be possible to make this room decent sounding?

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Hi Ruben,

Without knowing your usage, it is a difficult room size. If you are using it for two channel playback, you will need to make the diagonal wall your rear wall. Ceiling dimension is very low and you will need extensive low frequency absorption to deal with the ceiling dimension. Low frequency driver size will need to be no more than 6″ in diameter to minimize the amount of energy within the room.

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Dennis Foley said
Hi Ruben,

Without knowing your usage, it is a difficult room size. If you are using it for two channel playback, you will need to make the diagonal wall your rear wall. Ceiling dimension is very low and you will need extensive low frequency absorption to deal with the ceiling dimension. Low frequency driver size will need to be no more than 6″ in diameter to minimize the amount of energy within the room.  

Hi Dennis,

Thanks for your reply. I want to use the room for both 2 channel listening, as well as multichannel theatre (including a screen and a projector). However, 2 channel listening will have the top priority. I am aware that this is far from ideal and that combining a setup this way will always be a trade off. What do you think of using the diagonal wall as the front wall?

The speakers I am using are DIY (Linkwitz LX521, dipool open baffle) and this will be too much low energy for this room I understand, since both speakers use 2 Seas L26R04Y 10″ drivers. These speakers are accompanied by 2 Linkwitz Thor subs (60liter sealed enclosure with a Peerless XXLS 835017 driver). So I am afraid this is a classic example of the wrong speakers for this room…

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Hi Ruben,

The front and side walls must be perpendicular. The front wall can not be angled.

Two 10 ” drivers for your room volume is too much energy unless you plan to install large surface areas of low frequency absorption .

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