Real room treatments on the way!

Well,Mrs.Tea has allowed me to get my birthday gift 3 1/2 months early. I feel my system is in a pretty good place,so the next step I figured would be to bring the room up to snuff.

I ordered products from GIK. The order consists of 2- 24x36 244 Bass traps,and 4-24x24 242 acoustical panels. These treatments should clean up the bass,as well as the little bit of echo in my listening room. It is a small 9x13 room,and I do have some very basic treatments up now. However they are mostly egg crate foam,and it's time to go with something that actually works,and looks good at the same time.

I am really looking forward to getting my room in shape,and being able to hear the music more,and the room less.
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  • Mikey081057Mikey081057 Posts: 6,869
    I love the GIK stuff.... great choice...
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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    I love the GIK stuff.... great choice...

    GIK seems to be highly recommended. They aren't ridiculously priced either.
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  • Joey_VJoey_V Posts: 7,135
    Congrats! I’m sure it’ll be an improvement

    Post pics
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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    Thanks Joey. I certainly will post pics once things are mounted.
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  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 483
    Klaus at Odyssey highly recommended GIK. Lots of options on their website. Have a good time placing them.
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  • joecoulsonjoecoulson Posts: 4,105
    Wow. Looking forward to seeing the setup. Post before and afters please.
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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    Will do Joe.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,591
    Careful you don’t overdo it. I did that to my HT/spare stereo room, and it muffled the sound. I ended up removing the panels from the ceiling and side walls (reflection points), and left two panels on the rear wall. Sounds great now.
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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    BlueFox wrote: »
    Careful you don’t overdo it. I did that to my HT/spare stereo room, and it muffled the sound. I ended up removing the panels from the ceiling and side walls (reflection points), and left two panels on the rear wall. Sounds great now.

    I will take that into consideration. I have 2- 24x48x1" panels at the side wall first reflection points now. Although,I don't know if 1" panels actually do anything?? I plan on treating the rear wall as well. Nothing on the ceiling.
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  • BlueFoxBlueFox Posts: 12,591
    Yes. Let your ears be your guide. :)
    Bud - Silicon Valley

    Lumin X1
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    Magico S5 MKII Mcast Rose speakers, SPOD spikes

    Shunyata Triton v3/Typhon QR on preamp, Denali 2000 (2) on amps
    Shunyata Sigma XLR analog ICs, Sigma speaker cables
    Shunyata Sigma HC (2), Sigma Analog, Sigma Digital, Z Anaconda (3) power cables

    Mapleshade Samson V.3 four shelf solid maple rack, Micropoint brass footers
    Three 20 amp circuits.
  • phipiper10phipiper10 Posts: 904
    Great move! Even in a dedicated room getting W/approval for first reflection points on the ceiling is a tough sell.
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  • CH46ECH46E Posts: 1,745
    You are going to love it. I was blown away at how much better it sounded in my room.

    Congrats!
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    My wife gives zero input into my listening room. Believe me,I've tried to include her in decor or equipment choices. She looks at me like I have six heads. She wouldn't care if I brought life size KISS statues in my listening room. As long as the door will shut,she's good! From what I've seen on the interwebs,my wife is the exception,not the rule.
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  • phipiper10phipiper10 Posts: 904
    Yep, great wife. That makes the audio journey just a bit more fun. And you dont have to wait till late at night to sneak in the latest gear, even better!
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    Cables: Audio Art IC-3e & SC-5 ePlus, Signal Cable PCs
    Misc: APC H15 line conditioner, Noise Harvester, VTI rack, GIK acoustic panels
  • treitz3treitz3 Posts: 13,885
    Hey, I resemble that remark!

    (Although the wife never did notice)

    Tom
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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    phipiper10 wrote: »
    Yep, great wife. That makes the audio journey just a bit more fun. And you dont have to wait till late at night to sneak in the latest gear, even better!

    I do consider myself truly blessed. She even said I can get a new Dodge Challenger Red Eye Hellcat. As long as I will work another 10 years. I'm going to love my new room treatments!
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,Pro-Ject,Hornshoppe,Nola,HSU,Onkyo.
  • maxwardmaxward Posts: 483
    Believe me, no car is worth working another 10 years. Well, maybe a few.....
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  • mlistens03mlistens03 Posts: 2,673
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    phipiper10 wrote: »
    Yep, great wife. That makes the audio journey just a bit more fun. And you dont have to wait till late at night to sneak in the latest gear, even better!

    I do consider myself truly blessed. She even said I can get a new Dodge Challenger Red Eye Hellcat. As long as I will work another 10 years. I'm going to love my new room treatments!

    Why would you get a new Hellcat, when for much less, you could get this! ;)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Dodge-Challenger-Convertible/274260430896?_trkparms=aid=1110002&algo=SPLICE.SOI&ao=1&asc=225086&meid=c357632a36524a3fb98e5f46816b02c9&pid=100047&rk=6&rkt=12&sd=283682787462&itm=274260430896&pmt=0&noa=1&pg=2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100047.m2108
    Just kidding. (mostly B) )


    Those panels look great by the way!
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    I've always thought the goal of high-end audio was not to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Turn that darn music down' but to have your neighbors bang on the wall and say, 'Tell your friends to go home and you can practice later this week'.

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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,276
    edited February 13
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    My wife gives zero input into my listening room. Believe me,I've tried to include her in decor or equipment choices. She looks at me like I have six heads. She wouldn't care if I brought life size KISS statues in my listening room. As long as the door will shut,she's good! From what I've seen on the interwebs,my wife is the exception,not the rule.

    Where can I buy life sized Kiss statues?

    Also, what are the Rubik's Cube looking thingies?
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    afterburnt wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    My wife gives zero input into my listening room. Believe me,I've tried to include her in decor or equipment choices. She looks at me like I have six heads. She wouldn't care if I brought life size KISS statues in my listening room. As long as the door will shut,she's good! From what I've seen on the interwebs,my wife is the exception,not the rule.

    Where can I buy life sized Kiss statues?

    I bet if you contact Gene,he'll have some made! (For a nominal fee,of course)
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,Pro-Ject,Hornshoppe,Nola,HSU,Onkyo.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    mlistens03 wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    phipiper10 wrote: »
    Yep, great wife. That makes the audio journey just a bit more fun. And you dont have to wait till late at night to sneak in the latest gear, even better!

    I do consider myself truly blessed. She even said I can get a new Dodge Challenger Red Eye Hellcat. As long as I will work another 10 years. I'm going to love my new room treatments!

    Why would you get a new Hellcat, when for much less, you could get this! ;)

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/1971-Dodge-Challenger-Convertible/274260430896?_trkparms=aid=1110002&algo=SPLICE.SOI&ao=1&asc=225086&meid=c357632a36524a3fb98e5f46816b02c9&pid=100047&rk=6&rkt=12&sd=283682787462&itm=274260430896&pmt=0&noa=1&pg=2047675&_trksid=p2047675.c100047.m2108
    Just kidding. (mostly B) )


    Those panels look great by the way!

    Thanks for the kind words! That car is gorgeous,but the 318 has to go!
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,Pro-Ject,Hornshoppe,Nola,HSU,Onkyo.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,276
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    afterburnt wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    My wife gives zero input into my listening room. Believe me,I've tried to include her in decor or equipment choices. She looks at me like I have six heads. She wouldn't care if I brought life size KISS statues in my listening room. As long as the door will shut,she's good! From what I've seen on the interwebs,my wife is the exception,not the rule.

    Where can I buy life sized Kiss statues?

    I bet if you contact Gene,he'll have some made! (For a nominal fee,of course)

    Cool, they will go great with my life sized Iggy Pop statue!

    And about them cubes?
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    Cubes? I'm a little slow sometimes.
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  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,276
    Them things on your door, under your window and above your albums.
  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    Ahhhhh! I told you I was a little slow! Those are diffusion/absorbtion panels. They are about 2"thick acoustic foam,with a laminate. He offers a few different designs. Last month he was blowing these out for $69 delivered for a 4 pack. Normally $69 plus $44 for shipping. I figured for that price,why not.
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,Pro-Ject,Hornshoppe,Nola,HSU,Onkyo.
  • afterburntafterburnt Posts: 6,276
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Ahhhhh! I told you I was a little slow! Those are diffusion/absorbtion panels. They are about 2"thick acoustic foam,with a laminate. He offers a few different designs. Last month he was blowing these out for $69 delivered for a 4 pack. Normally $69 plus $44 for shipping. I figured for that price,why not.

    Interesting concept, I always thought of diffusers as having irregular surfaces.

    Here's my life sized Iggy, this was when he was in his prime.
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  • TEAforONETEAforONE Posts: 330
    edited February 13
    afterburnt wrote: »
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    Ahhhhh! I told you I was a little slow! Those are diffusion/absorbtion panels. They are about 2"thick acoustic foam,with a laminate. He offers a few different designs. Last month he was blowing these out for $69 delivered for a 4 pack. Normally $69 plus $44 for shipping. I figured for that price,why not.

    Interesting concept, I always thought of diffusers as having irregular surfaces.

    Here's my life sized Iggy, this was when he was in his prime.
    n347tpeyqx0o.png

    I'm just going by his description on the listing. GIK also has foam/laminated panels as well. I agree about diffusion being multi thicknesses. I believe GIK calls them the same thing.

    That must be a pic of Iggy when he was young,because he does looks pretty good! A little on the heavy side though.
    First Watt,Monarchy Audio,Aric Audio,Promitheus Audio,Pro-Ject,Hornshoppe,Nola,HSU,Onkyo.
  • jbreezy5jbreezy5 Posts: 39
    TEAforONE wrote: »
    I received my acoustical panels. They are GIK and a guy I found on EBay. The laminated panels are from E bay. The gentleman is located in the Ukraine. The price was right,4 panels,roughly 20”x20”x2” for $69 shipped. No affiliation. Anyhow,I installed everything thing this morning. I’m loving the better imaging and I also didn’t realize the bass was a bit boomy before the GIKs. Here’s my roompowwx7gi35s0.jpeg
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    Great set-up! Glad you got a satisfying result.
  • Mike ReeterMike Reeter Posts: 3,703
    Panels are looking good! The first thing I noticed when playing with treatments was the Imaging tightened up, significantly.
    SDA SRS 2.3TL's/SDA SRS 3.1TL's/SDA CRS+4.1TL's and some other stuff
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