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Old 30th December 2010
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Quickie mirror point question - on the trap or on the wall?

Hi there

Choosing where to put my side wall reflectors today - and I've forgotten...... When using the mirror technique should I use the mirror pressed up against the wall or should I space it from the wall so that it is in the position of where the front of the panel would be (in my case 17cm away from the wall)? Makes quite a difference so I want to make sure I get it right!!!!

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Max
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When using the mirror technique should I use the mirror pressed up against the wall or should I space it from the wall so that it is in the position of where the front of the panel would be (in my case 17cm away from the wall)?
Against the wall. That is point where the reflection where reflection would come from that you are stopping with the absorber.

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Old 30th December 2010
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in my case 17cm away from the wall
The absorber should be large enough that it won't matter. Reflection "point" is a misnomer. It's really an area. The farther you sit from the loudspeakers, the larger the area you must treat. If that 17 cm gap really makes a big change in your calculations, then your panels are too small. heh

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Old 31st December 2010
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Cheers for the replies.

First up - apologies for throwing terms around so wildly. By "trap" in the title and "reflector" in the OP I actually meant absorber....!

The rockwool absorbers measure 90cm high and 60cm across. The unit itself is 17cm, which is made up of 10cm thick rockwool and an air gap at the back.

The mirror I'm using is not as wide as the traps. So I'm trying to find the spot where the tweeter is as central to the trap as possible so that I'm covered even if I move around a bit on the mixing position. I'm also trying to place it where I can see both speakers so that the absorber minimises early reflections from both.

It's not making a huge difference whether I put the mirror on the wall or space it away by 17cm..... But it's making enough of a difference to make it worth considering which is best.

Cheers

Max
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