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Small room acoustic treatment

taigg, modified 5 Years ago.

Small room acoustic treatment

Youngling Posts: 1 Join Date: 8/3/17 Recent Posts

I want to use a pair of my last gen 8030 monitors in a small room that is not designed for audio reproduction. I know that whatever I do I will not make this room acoustically perfect, so I want to concentrate on solutions that could make the biggest impact.
I am thinking about installing one absorption panel behind me on the door and maybe one absorption panel on the ceiling above the desk. What would you recommend? What type of absorption panels should I chose, there so many different brands, types and price ranges (I can order acoustic treatment solutions from Germany or UK)? What is good value for money for my far from perfect room?

Could you also please advise if my tone control settings are correct? Left monitor: 1st, 4th and 5th are ON;
right monitor: 1st and 5th are ON.

Images of my room (2.7 x 3.4 x 2.4 meters):

jani-oksanen, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Small room acoustic treatment

Jedi Master Posts: 449 Join Date: 3/30/17 Recent Posts


I would recommend to contact local Hi-Fi shops for suitable absorption materials to suite your room. Looking at these photos, it would be also good to have heavy curtains to absorb reflections from the windows, and also absortion panels as you mentioned would be helpful.

Unfortunately it is impossible to say what dip switches should be ON without listening, but good starting point is to check recommendations from the manual.

Best Regards,
Jani Oksanen
Factory Service Team

peters, modified 5 Years ago.

RE: Small room acoustic treatment

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 7/29/17 Recent Posts
Jonas J.:

I want to use a pair of my last gen 8030 monitors in a small room that is not designed for audio reproduction. I know that whatever I do I will not make this room acoustically perfect, so I want to concentrate on solutions that could make the biggest impact.
I am thinking about installing one absorption panel behind me on the door and maybe one absorption panel on the ceiling above the desk. What would you recommend? What type of absorption panels should I chose, there so many different brands, types and price ranges (I can order acoustic treatment solutions from Germany or UK)? What is good value for money for my far from perfect room?

Could you also please advise if my tone control settings are correct? Left monitor: 1st, 4th and 5th are ON;
right monitor: 1st and 5th are ON.

Images of my room (2.7 x 3.4 x 2.4 meters):


I would first and mostly take care of every corner with bass traps since this is the most problematic part of your room. This is where you should tackle first.
Then get those panels that you mention first on your early reflection points (side walls). Ask a friend to hold a mirror and move until you see the speaker. this is your first reflection point. And then continue until you see the oposite speaker (2nd reflection point). You should use low density rockwool or similar, like 40-50 Kg/m3 with 40-50mm of thickness. Mind you that these panels with work as broadband absorbers so they will mainly absorb the mid and high freqs. If you can make them with an air gap even better. The more air gap the lower the freq they absorb. Get them on your side walls, back and ceilling too. Of course you can always look for those professional made ones but for a fraction of the price you'll get the same or sometimes even better results. (If you can work out the problematic freqs of your room). Besides it's quite fun to do it yourself ;)

Have fun.

Peter S

bharathranjith, modified 4 Years ago.

RE: Small room acoustic treatment

Youngling Posts: 3 Join Date: 4/5/18 Recent Posts

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