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Question: How many of you have treated a ceiling?

I have treated a ceiling with ABSORBANT
I have treated a ceiling with DIFFUSION
I have treated a ceiling with OTHER METHOD
I have never treated the ceiling of my Auditorium


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Brian
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03/27/19 at 00:30:55
 
When I see photos of treated rooms the treatment panels are on the walls but not on the floor or ceiling. I can understand on the floor would be a nuisance for walking, but might the ceiling be a surface which would benefit from absorbers or diffusers?

I thank you for the responses.
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Reply #1 - 03/27/19 at 01:55:00
 
absolutey, diffusion at least at first reflection points
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Reply #2 - 03/27/19 at 16:36:59
 
Makes a big difference in my room
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Reply #3 - 04/17/19 at 18:51:11
 
I would love to put some diffusers on our ceiling but you have to pick your sonic battles with your spouse and I don't think that one would be worth it because I know I'd loose that one. She's excited for the HR-1's though. She's coming around.
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Reply #4 - 04/17/19 at 21:51:11
 
Bike,
If you would be making them yourself (easy project)
perhaps she might like being able to pick any fabric of her choice for them? Just a thought....
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Reply #5 - 04/17/19 at 23:04:28
 
Yes! And I also thought about giving a couple to an artist friend of ours and see what she would come up with.
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Reply #6 - 04/18/19 at 19:41:52
 
What are you fellas thoughts on the science behind this? Is it absorption or diffusion which is important for the ceiling? Any idea of why?

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Reply #7 - 04/18/19 at 20:41:37
 
Brian,

I can give you some advice as to what I did I. Researching my room. Draw up a scale diagram with all dimensions and doors and furnishings including wall, ceiling and floor finishes and materials. Then take a few photos and go online lookup GIK Accoustics, Dennis Foley at Accoustics Fields.com and set up an appointment for a phone conversation after you forward the backup material to them. I also spent time talking with Steve on this. All these folks are truly experts in the field and Dennis and GIK both can run computer analysis for you from the information, then give you suggestions on most critical to do and down the line. Sean Casey from ZU was also extremely helpful as I had some of his speakers at the time. These guys will probably amaze you as they did me, being that they all concurred, unsolicited on what best treatments would be the most effective, it will give you a lot of confidence in what to work on, plus itís very rewarding and is really the only way to get the most from your equipment. If you follow through, you will surely reap the benefits. Hope this helps.
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Scott
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Reply #8 - 04/18/19 at 20:51:59
 
Thanks Scott.  That is a good plan.
For now I am only wanting to learn how all this stuff works.  
I have the Alton Everest "Master handbook of Acoustics", but I like trying to learn from here in the forum.  

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Reply #9 - 10/10/19 at 05:35:55
 
I did absorbers on the ceiling of my home studio, they work really well because I suspended them from the ceiling so apart from being OC 503 fiberglass 1" they have 2" of spacing behind each panel.
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Reply #10 - 10/10/19 at 05:38:29
 
Now my challenge is applying these concepts to sound reinforcement in our event management company because the event acoustic changes every time ... getting used to it Sad

Do you guys have any go to strategies that work in every environment?
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Reply #11 - 10/10/19 at 05:43:54
 
We usually do very well with managing acoustics for the speakers, but sometimes struggle to get the entertainment to sound great even though our gear is top notch but even great gear doesn't make up for bad acoustics (visit site)
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