Cloud--Minimal room height?
Old 31st December 2012
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Cloud--Minimal room height?

Hi all,
My room is 93" floor to ceiling. I think hanging a cloud in there would be a good idea. Is the room height problematic? How low can I let the cloud hang? Are there other treatments that might work better?

Thanks!
Old 31st December 2012
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Why not mount it flush on the ceiling?

Is it not a cloud, then?



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Old 1st January 2013
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I've read that it's best to have an air gap with a 4" or 6" deep cloud - say 4" air gap, for example - but you're saying that your room is less than eight feet high. I'd assume you can't add in both a 4" or 6" deep trap along with a 4" or 6" air gap - you'll just make the room unlivable at that point. So I'd assume you just try to mount it 1" or so off the ceiling.
Old 1st January 2013
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If you mount 3.5 inch ultra-touch, it's performance is the same with or without the airgap...

Or, you could put the air-gap above the ceiling if your aren't afraid to take out some sheetrock...



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Old 1st January 2013
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Originally Posted by Scott Whigham View Post
I've read that it's best to have an air gap with a 4" or 6" deep cloud - say 4" air gap, for example - but you're saying that your room is less than eight feet high. I'd assume you can't add in both a 4" or 6" deep trap along with a 4" or 6" air gap - you'll just make the room unlivable at that point. So I'd assume you just try to mount it 1" or so off the ceiling.
Even a 4" trap with 4" gap still leaves over 7' overall height, unless you're really tall it shouldn't be an issue.

A gap is beneficial but not essential, it will still work without one just maybe not quite as well. Most people's home studios are a trade off between functionality & space but they get a workable sound from their rooms.
If you put it flush to the ceiling & can't tell a difference then move it down until you can or where you can't bear it to be any lower, it will cost some time but not much else

Andre
Old 2nd January 2013
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This all makes sense to me.
Old 2nd January 2013
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