R/E/P Community

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: Acoustic fabric?  (Read 2104 times)

Sonovo

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 267
Acoustic fabric?
« on: January 29, 2007, 11:08:43 am »

Ok, so the measurements are done and treatment has been suggested.

One of the things I'm doing is putting superchunks in each corner behind the speakers (front wall). We calculated that in order to get the best results and smoothest response, I should cut the corner by approx 2m, giving 1m from the hypotenuse to the apex (inside corner).

Fine, no problem. However, it has been a problem finding a fabric that is 2m in width (almost everything stops at 1.4m or 1.5m), especially something with an open weave or light enough that air passes easily, yet is opaque enough to hide the pile of isolation in the corner. Embarassed

Suggestions?

Thor
Logged

Gold

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1453
Re: Acoustic fabric?
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2007, 11:20:52 pm »

Make it look like a Mondriaan. That way you can use smaller pieces.
Logged
Paul Gold
www.saltmastering.com

On the silk road, looking for uranium.

Sonovo

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 267
Re: Acoustic fabric?
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2007, 07:25:21 am »

Gold wrote on Wed, 31 January 2007 01:20

Make it look like a Mondriaan. That way you can use smaller pieces.


<Ahem...> <cough...> eh, actually, I'd rather not. Rolling Eyes

But thanks for the suggestion.

Anyone else?
Thor
Logged

Gold

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1453
Re: Acoustic fabric?
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2007, 07:59:44 am »

In the US many people use http://www.guilfordofmaine.com/  They have fabric that wide. An interior designer who works on corporate projects would probably know a local source. Or you could divide the area...but you don't like that.
Logged
Paul Gold
www.saltmastering.com

On the silk road, looking for uranium.

franman

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 580
Re: Acoustic fabric?
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2007, 01:13:02 pm »

Both Guildford of Maine and Knoll textiles sell very popular "Panel Fabrics" that come in 66" Widths.. We typically call that 60" usable, which is under 2M but pretty close... also, you could just put a seem in the middle and trim it out! That's how I would handle it in our designs.
Logged
Francis Manzella - President, FM Design Ltd.
                 - Managing Director, Griffin Audio
fmdesign.com
griffinaudiousa.com

Tom C

  • Sr. Member
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 377
Re: Acoustic fabric?
« Reply #5 on: February 19, 2007, 06:00:30 pm »

Thor Legvold wrote on Mon, 29 January 2007 17:08


Fine, no problem. However, it has been a problem finding a fabric that is 2m in width (almost everything stops at 1.4m or 1.5m)


Inexpensive solution: add a small middle bar to the frame so you'll
just need 2x 1m width.

Add one bar behind the fabric, nail the 2 halfs from the frame
to the middle bar and put some nice looking bar in front of the
seam.

Looks nice and works perfectly.

Tom
Logged
Tom

.signature failure
Pages: [1]   Go Up