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Armstrong Acoustic Ceiling - worth anything?
Old 26th May 2009
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Armstrong Acoustic Ceiling - worth anything?

Hi everybody!

I've been offered 15 boxes of Armstrong Acoustic Ceiling from a guy close to me. He's selling them because of the ceiling project he never finished.

I'm asking you guys - Is this materiel any good for building solid corner basstraps, clouds or anything at all in my small home studio?

I've really got some acoustic treatment which have mad a huge improvement= a few thin absorbers on the sidewall, and some in the corners.

I'm recording, mixing and mastering in the same room.
Old 26th May 2009
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Armstrong makes many different kinds of ceiling tiles! The kind made of cardboard pulp is not great for studio use. The kind made from rigid fiberglass is okay if it's thick enough, but usually it is not thick enough. And you also need to remove the plastic facing from that kind if they'll be used at reflection points.

--Ethan
Old 26th May 2009
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Armstrong makes many different kinds of ceiling tiles! The kind made of cardboard pulp is not great for studio use. The kind made from rigid fiberglass is okay if it's thick enough, but usually it is not thick enough. And you also need to remove the plastic facing from that kind if they'll be used at reflection points.

--Ethan
You can though leave the facing on the piece that faces the room as it will act as a membrane.
Old 26th May 2009
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Thanks for your time

Hi

Here's a link to some pics

Lydmaskinen - S: Loftisolerende plader

EDIT: I was thinking of making double layers with some of these tiles...
Old 26th May 2009
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Hi

Here's a link to some pics

Lydmaskinen - S: Loftisolerende plader

EDIT: I was thinking of making double layers with some of these tiles...
I believe those are made without fiberglass and not work as bass traps for the corners.

Glenn
Old 27th May 2009
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You can though leave the facing on the piece that faces the room as it will act as a membrane.
Maybe you missed this in my post:

"you also need to remove the plastic facing from that kind if they'll be used at reflection points."
Old 27th May 2009
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Maybe you missed this in my post:

"you also need to remove the plastic facing from that kind if they'll be used at reflection points."
Yes I saw that. I was talking about bass traps that would go in the corner. But thanks for clarifying you don't want facing when used in reflection points. Thanks Ethan.

Glenn
Old 27th May 2009
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Thanks everybody!

I'm thinking of using the tiles like this:

http://www.peparsplace.com/upgrades2008%20066_s.jpg

Is it better to use something cheaper with more absobtion?

Or just adding more layers to normal traps like this one:

http://emusician.com/recording/strat...studio_web.gif

Steven P. Helm: DIY Bass Traps

As I've said I allready got some small broadband absorbers in my studio. Maybe I'm just working the wrong way of making a better acoustic studio. As Glenn said, they isn't any good for my purpose... Should I back out of the deal?
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