Carpet in small control room
Old 3rd November 2012
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Carpet in small control room

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My control room is really small 11ft by 10ft i noticed a high end roll off in my REW scan & wondered if carpeting in my room could be causing the problem

The room is heavily bass trapped except for the ceiling area where im going to place 2 clouds

Would a plain wood floor for this sized room be a better option?

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Old 3rd November 2012
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Carpet

There are plenty of simplistic views knocking around the Internet.
Foam is bad. Speakers at 38%. Fibre treated rooms are too dead. Carpet is bad. etc. etc. etc. They are all nonsense.
If you have an untreated ceiling a carpet is very beneficial.

The HF roll off in your graph suggests measurement anomalies to me.
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/studi...er-v3-0-a.html
Even if the measurement is good, Flat is not desireable IMO.

DD
Old 4th November 2012
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My control room is really small 11ft by 10ft i noticed a high end roll off in my REW scan & wondered if carpeting in my room could be causing the problem

The room is heavily bass trapped except for the ceiling area where im going to place 2 clouds

Would a plain wood floor for this sized room be a better option?

AnY Help appreciated
https://www.gearslutz.com/board/studi...-question.html

Old 28th December 2012
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If you are seeking carpet for small room or small area then it's better to use rugs. Which are are short and looks good also.

Old 28th December 2012
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Can I ask, why are rugs better? More absorbant? If so how could carpets then be anything but beneficial - if compared to wood for example?

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Old 28th December 2012
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The problem with carpet is it eats up upper frequencies. Buy some plywood and place over top of the carpet if you want to hear how the room sounds with a hard floor surface.
Old 28th December 2012
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The problem with carpet is it eats up upper frequencies. Buy some plywood and place over top of the carpet if you want to hear how the room sounds with a hard floor surface.
Does placing a rug on carpet fully resolve that issue?



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Old 28th December 2012
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Does placing a rug on carpet fully resolve that issue?



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No. Even a throw rug is not going to have much of an effect on the low end.
Old 29th December 2012
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So aside from ripping the carpet up what would be the best solution?

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Old 29th December 2012
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Like I said put plywood over the carpet to help retain the upper frequencies in the room.
Old 29th December 2012
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Are you measuring one channel at a time for your graphs?
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