Try these people - http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/m.html?_from=&_nkw=&_armrs=1&_ssn=advancedacoustics&rt=nc
Used them myself.
Thats the link I was looking for, there is a kit for £100 that maybe good for you?
Pesonally I wouldn't bother with foam at all.
If you can find the 'NRC' ratings you'll see that foam has a very limited range compared to rockwool (which incidentally is a brand name - similar things are available).
Explanation of NRC here:
Round Things > Boxes > Wires > Boxes > Walls/Ceiling/Acoustic Stuff > Ears > Brain
The Auralex brand of foam panels and wedges publish their NRC ratings here :http://www.auralex.com/testdata/
Having said that they look expensive too.
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I think going down the road of acoustic panels all over the room will end up causing as many problems as you are trying to solve.
without measuring your speakers in room response its going to be nigh on impossible to know what frequencies need what treatment.
unfortunately people choosing these lovely minimalist sparse rooms to put their hifi/av rooms is a complete disaster as far as sound reproduction goes.
The best way to getting a good sound is to put some stuff in the room, rugs, pictures,plants, statues, ornaments, cd racks, bookcases etc all over the walls and floors.
This will diffuse and disperse the soundwaves, much better than trying to absorb.
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I think we all need to update our Sigs with the diffusers / absorbers / rugs / plants / curtains we have in our rooms! I hadn't realised how important it was until this happened. I had always lived in a cluttered room before.
Anyway the wife is on board with artwork based acoustic panels (probably from GIK Acoustics) plus a larger rug & plants. This should help the room without cluttering it up.
I'm also going to try the duvet/pillow test tonight although I am not particularly hopeful. Will report back soon!
@jiggyjoe How do I go about measuring my speakers in room response?
What better excuse NOT to declutter. Has worked for me for years!
Hope yr duvet/pillows help to identify areas for treatment. If not then snuggle up to yr hifi and take a snooze.
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You can download some free sofware from here :http://www.hometheatershack.com/roomeq/
when you register, lots of advise on the forum to.
Then buy a radio shack spl meter which costs about £30 to £40.
If you want to measure more accurately above 2khz its best to use a calibrated microphone, but the radioshack meter is good enough to show you the effects of adding room treatment and how much a difference moving your listening seat has on bass response.
Warning though you can spend HOURS messing around with this.
Was it worth the effort jj? Were you able to improve things after hours of.eq ing? Did yr results help? Interested to know if its useful in a domestic situation
Isn't RadioShack just in the US? Would this work? http://www.amazon.co.uk/Silverline-633937-Sound-Level-Meter/dp/B0015NSTLI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1371805719&sr=8-1&keywords=spl+meter
I was asvised by a much better authority in one of my threads to use a £20/£30 mic from ??Beihieser?? I think it needs an accurate full frequency jobbie. No expert but taken on advice. Do keep us informed if u go down this road!
That silverline spl meter looks like a rebadged version of my radioshack spl meter so should work fine. I just recommend the radioshack version because the calibration file to correct for the microphone response itself is available from hometheatershack.
I found this software a great tool in helping to get the best bass response in my room, and by far the greatest influence on bass performance is moving the speaker position in the room and your listening position. Also blocking one or more ports on your speakers also has a large effect.
But you need to have the flexabilty in your room to move things around. If you cant then your a bit stuck.
People endlessly change speakers because they boom, but more often than not it is the position they are in not the speaker.
All the above had a greater efffect than using cushions and memory foam matteresses all over the walls( yes i have tried that ops:" title="" width="15" height="15" class="smiley-class smileysProcessed" />
Im sure all specialist bass traps would work well also but I think you would need to use alot of them, and unless your single, there is now way your other half is going to let you stick these things up. And it's not cheap.
Well one things for sure, I'm not going to solve the problem any time soon!
The behringer ecm 8000 is good but you need a mic preamp as well.
I think I can guess the answer, but would this suffice: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/spl-meter/id309206756?mt=8
It won't be professional level but would it be good enough?
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