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  • Birthday 12/22/1971

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    Twin Lakes, WI
  • My System
    HH Scott 222c (Fully Restored by Stereo Rehab) or
    Marantz Model 3300/Dunlap-Clarke Dreadnaught 500 (Fully restored by Stereo Rehab)
    Klipsch KLF-30's (modded-upgraded)
    THTLP Horn Loaded Subwoofers (2)
    Mini-dsp 2x4 HD (subs)
    EP4000 (subs)
    Paradigm X-30 subwoofer controller
    DEQ 2496 (mains)
    Maverick Audio TubeMagic D2 (modded)
    Jolida JD100 Tube CD Player
    Belden Interconnects
    Canare Speaker Cables
    Mogami Jumpers
    Dedicated 30 amp source
    GIK-ATS Room Treatments

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  1. I'm interested in those curtains for my big window behind my listening spot. The ones I have now are some type of thick velvet(?) I think. They are pretty much dead as a door nail so I'm wondering what the advantages would be with the ones in your link. The ones I have now I think are only one layer thick, though. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  2. I was just doing some touch ups so some of the paint is still wet. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  3. Back and side, front and side wall. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  4. Front wall. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. Got my panels yesterday. Covering the fireplace glass with a diffusion panel didn't do anything audible.....to my surprise. After a lot of experimenting with placement/orientation of the panels I think I'm done.....and satisfied with the results I must say..... Diffusion on the front wall with the exception of the 24"x24"x2" absorption panels directly behind the speakers mids and tweets. I experimented with and without and they gotta stay. With them in place they provide a warmth to the speaker that I think any Klipsch model could benefit from. Diffusion on the side walls toward the rear in addition to absorption at the reflection points. All absorption on the rear wall since it is directly behind the listening position. This includes heavy drapes covering the large 11x5 window. One of the surprises in the improvements.....in the last few months I've been going back and forth between two amps. One amp had more detail and clarity so it stayed. The other amp sounded great but lacked in this regard so it went to another system in the house. After establishing where all my treatments were going to stay, I brought that amp back for another shot at the title. Wow. Even though this amp has just been restored recently, it sounded like just that......like someone just gave that amp a kick butt tune-up. It's totally cleaned up when in fact, it is not the amp at all that made the improvement. This diffusion is the real deal. I spent a total of about $700.00 on 12 panels to do my entire listening room and it was worth every penny. After the reading I had done prior and during, integrating both absorption and diffusion in my listening room has really paid off and I would highly recommend it to anyone that wants the most out of their listening experience. No doubt about it. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. I ordered some more panels yesterday. Gonna try some diffusion in between the absorbed reflection points to cover the glass on the fireplace to see if anything can be gained. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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  8. At first I started with two different types of two sided sticky tape. One was too sticky, the other not sticky enough. So I went to using some real skinny nails.....two per panel works pretty good. Replaced the broadband absorption under the tv with two diffusion panels yesterday. Don't really notice any difference in sound. I stole them from the ones I had on the side walls. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  9. So I just cranked this sucker and to my surprise louder spl's don't seem to sound really any different than before the diffusion. Maybe....in my room....loud spl's just dominate the room and room issues are less of a problem? I wouldn't think that was the case. If anything I would think that room problems would be more audible the louder you go....but I'm no expert by any means.....just fumbling through this by trial and error and hey, it's working. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  10. My ears have a Boner right now.... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  11. Yeah, it's in the 2nd post of this thread. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. The diffusors I have on the side walls I'm not so sure they are doing anything. Maybe because they're less than 10 feet away? Not sure but maybe I'll relocate them to the ceiling. Hmmm.... Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. Yeah, GIK advertises the GridFusors to work well inserting into an acoustic ceiling but can just as well be used anywhere else diffusion is needed. Bottom line is it is diffusion. Same concept, same design just a lighter weight material being used. I'll have to buy a few more to experiment with them on the ceiling because as of right now I'm satisfied with how I'm hearing things. Much more lively sounding......clearer, more detailed and more focused. Seriously, I'm hearing more music like I have an additional pair of speakers in here. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. From what I have read, it is my understanding and now confirmed by my own experience......that if you have a wall directly behind your listening position, you want absorption on that wall. Quite a bit of it.....and then put diffusion on the front and side walls but not at the reflection points. Absorption only at the first and secondary reflection points. This threw me off at first, too......because the typical control/mixing room pictures show diffusion on the back wall. However, those back walls were several if not 10 feet or so behind the listening position. The point was, to have both and make them work together. Experiment until you hear what sounds 'right'. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  15. I still haven't even cranked it yet. All my comparisons have been at my normal listening level of about 72-74db. Tomorrow I'll let er rip and see what's up. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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