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Sound absorption material for 200-500hz Studio Monitors
Old 13th May 2012
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Sound absorption material for 200-500hz

I'm getting a lot frequency resonance from the 200-500hz range and am hoping that some you can provide some insight into my situation. My monitors are recessed into a closet in a 10x10 bedroom for the purpose of exciting the bass frequencies, as I have smaller monitors. I know it's not the proper room for acoustics, but it's what I'm forced to deal with.

Could the speakers in the closet be exciting those lower mid frequencies too?
Can I counter it with a certain sound deadening material?

I have some fiber/sound deadening board, but I think that stuff only absorbs the higher frequencies.


My monitors are the M-audio BX5a's
Old 13th May 2012
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Below 500Hz, considerations should be placed on the thickness of the material you choose, this is very important.

Personally, I would go for a 4-inch fiver glass insulation with 3-lb/cu ft density placed about three inches from the wall.

This will hold a significant improvement between 125Hz - 4KHz, which will more than cover your needs. Remember not to over saturate your room with this stuff and strategically place it so covers the areas that need to be covered only (this depends on a number of factors such as room size, shape, materials already used in construction and your weakest points in the room acoustically i.e your windows and doors!). This in turn will allow your monitors to be more honest with you about your mixes!

Good luck!
Old 14th May 2012
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See my response to your covert post.

Overtly,
Andre

ps. It is the same as what you received in this thread.
Old 14th May 2012
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What about Roxul safe and sound? Would that be better?
Old 14th May 2012
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What about Roxul safe and sound? Would that be better?
You asked a clear question and it was answered. Safe n Sound is 3-3.5" thick. you would need 2 layers to make ~6-7" thick to be effective down to 200 Hz. for first reflections.

Andre
Old 16th May 2012
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How much of that stuff wil I need for a 10x10 room?
Old 16th May 2012
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How much of that stuff wil I need for a 10x10 room?
start with 30

start with some type of measurement so you can see what might be going on.
doubled would be 16 straddled at corner.
doubled would be 4 for left and right.
doubled would be 4 for cloud.
doubled would be 6, maybe 4 on front wall, 2 on rear wall, or 6 on front or 6 on back????

30.

note: You may want go for 4" OC to gain real-estate and not do doubles.
Old 24th May 2012
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So I bought 6 panels of 2" rockboard 80. Specs said it should absorb frequencies down to 200hz. Would this stuff be more affective in all the corners of my room? Or should I just hang them on the wall?
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