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Straddle AND Space (?)
Old 10th June 2019
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Straddle AND Space (?)

Earlier this year I realized I am statistically closer to the end of my rope than not. "One of these days I'll treat my room," is something I could no longer afford to keep telling myself. Fast forward to this last weekend and I now have 12 4" panels installed, all spaced 4" from the wall.

That was Phase One - early reflection points. Things are already sounding much better and I'm really enjoying simply listening to music again. Phase Two is installing the 5 GIK Monster panels I just received. I thought I'd mount these in a similar manner, however, these are close to the ceiling. Since they would barely fit in the 2 feet I have left up top, I figure I may as well straddle them. Am I correct in thinking spacing most any acoustic panel (of this type) will always trump mounting them right against the wall?

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Old 15th June 2019
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It may be different for your panel, but FWIW the comparison of gapped vs tight at the bottom of the following link suggests tight may be best:
Old 16th June 2019
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Thank You for replying. Very interesting. I just engineered this clever way of "floating" this panel but now I'm looking at that graph and doing some serious wondering.
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