Gallery of GIK Treatments

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rockadanny

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #60 on: 15 May 2017, 10:08 pm »
EVO - Yes, fairly near-field at approximately 7' equilateral triangle. Positioned speakers in room via Cardas method, then moved my seat all over the place, even up (on blocks), and finally settled for this as best spot. Took some getting used to visually as I've never been this close before, but the sound is terrific. Basement Room: 20.125' L x 12.67' W x 7.10' H.

bacobits1

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #61 on: 3 Dec 2017, 11:37 pm »





This was pretty easy, no measurements (I don't have the means) since I do not have the latitude in the room to position things much. Just too much in here for now.

12 X14 X8 room heavy oriental rug over wood floor. 4 GIK 244 panels on front wall with 2 more coming with scatter shields for my back wall. I'll post another shot when they arrive.

For the money spent this setup is the best bang for the buck I have done in a long long time. Better than a wire upgrade hugely, or any USB doodads upgrade and very near a component change. Really impressed it worked so well, super separation and soundstage, pulsating, it just came into focus. Very articulate tight base and mids no glare. Damn good!

My advice is do your room before you do anything else!!
A very reasonable cost for what it has done.

DN




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G.Michael

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #62 on: 4 Dec 2017, 01:11 am »
From the condo my wife had a few years ago:



Nick V

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #63 on: 5 Jun 2018, 02:29 pm »
Main System:

4x Tri-Traps
1x Monster Bass Trap
5x 242 Panels
2x Art Panels






G.Michael

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #64 on: 5 Jun 2018, 04:21 pm »
Nice to see a room where good acoustics are as much a priority as the electronics.

Good thing you put the art panels on the back wall... would be distracting on the front! 

I especially like your LCR speaker combination.   

What are the dimensions of the room?

Nick V

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #65 on: 5 Jun 2018, 07:19 pm »
Nice to see a room where good acoustics are as much a priority as the electronics.

Good thing you put the art panels on the back wall... would be distracting on the front! 

I especially like your LCR speaker combination.   

What are the dimensions of the room?

Thanks for the comment. I have put considerable effort into taming the bass and the first reflection points in the room, and it's paid off with great sound!

The room is about 15 x 13 x 8. The front speakers are on the short wall.

It's actually funny that you mention that. I've just recently sold the KEF LS50s and Rick Craig from Selah Audio is just about finished building these for me:



-Scan-Speak Beryllium Dome Tweeter
-SB Satori 5" Midrange
-SB Acoustics 8" Woofer

I'll eventually have him build me a center channel to match, but for now I'll be running 4.1 with a phantom center channel. 2 channel is the priority anyway so I'm not too worried about losing the center. Although having said that, the 3 LS50s as L/C/R were as seamless as I've ever heard for the front sounstage in a surround system.

As for electronics, I've made some changes there too. I recently added an Esoteric SA 50 CD/SACD/DAC as the main source, a miniDSP DDRC-22D (all the digital sources run through it, then the Esoteric DAC) to tame the room a little more (mostly low bass and mid bass), and an Anthem Statement A2 amp for the main L/R (for now).


G.Michael

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #66 on: 6 Jun 2018, 01:26 pm »
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The room is about 15 x 13 x 8. The front speakers are on the short wall.

It's actually funny that you mention that. I've just recently sold the KEF LS50s and Rick Craig from Selah Audio is just about finished building these for me:

Yes, it looks as though it took a good amount of care getting those acoustical treatments just right.  My room is narrower and longer, and I have shelves along the back wall that provide some absorption and diffraction (and messiness), so overall it was a little easier to treat; but overall, the same idea. 

I see that your  new speakers are color-matched to the acoustical panels--nice touch.  If you're looking for isolation platforms or cones to put under those speakers, you might look at the products from Iso-Acoustics.  They make platforms and pucks, mostly for the pro audio world (which means less expensive than audiophile) that do a very good job.
 

Photon46

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #67 on: 6 Jun 2018, 05:45 pm »
Here's my system with GIKs. I also have four 2' tall GIK Tri-Traps in each upper corner of the room's recessed ledges. These treatments have worked very well and have helped tame the room response.






G.Michael

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #68 on: 6 Jun 2018, 07:40 pm »
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Here's my system with GIKs. I also have four 2' tall GIK Tri-Traps in each upper corner of the room's recessed ledges. These treatments have worked very well and have helped tame the room response.

I haven't seen many listening rooms in which the acoustical treatments make the room look BETTER, but I think you've achieved this!

I've installed various kinds of treatments in four different rooms (one of my own and three belonging to friends), and I can't say that I made any of them look better.

I gather that your room, with the hard surfaces and ledges at the ceiling, is an acoustical challenge.  I like how the equipment rack is a perfect match to the treatments.

Photon46

Re: Gallery of GIK Treatments
« Reply #69 on: 6 Jun 2018, 11:27 pm »
Thanks for your comments. Actually, the room is fairly benign in its untreated state. We had wall to wall carpet originally and I was quite worried that the change to hardwood floors would be big negative but that wasn't the case. The wall to the left of the wall shown has a large open hall and kitchen opening which helps avoid very large dips and peaks in the bass region. There's a large Oriental rug with thick pad in the area between the seating position and the area seen in the photo and another Oriental rug in the area to the left of the frame, so only 50% of the room flooring is hard surface. There are also thick lined draperies covering most of the wall to the right of the frame.