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Can I put superchunks in the room behind my corner?
Old 29th December 2012
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Can I put superchunks in the room behind my corner?

I have a new project studio room to treat and I'm a bit stuck trying to figure out how to make the best use of my existing OC705.
  • Old studio: superchunks in the corners
  • New studio corners are 50% as deep as old studio (see pic #1)
  • There is a small control-type room behind my studio
  • The wall is 4" deep drywall/pine board construction with no insulation (that last part is a guess actually but is based on other parts of the house)
My superchunks for my last studio were created by just taking a 2'x4' panel of OC705 and carving eight triangles/wedges. You can see from pic #1 that I took some of those superchunks and carved them down (made them shallower) so they would fit my wall profile.

I then realized, "Hey, wait a minute - maybe I'm screwing up by carving these superchunks up. Maybe I should just keep the original triangle superchunks in a box and then store that box in the corner of room behind my studio. The low frequency probably is passing through that 4 inches of drywall anyway so I might be okay doing that rather than throwing away so much of the OC705 that I'm carving off."

What do you think: am I better off carving out 50% of my superchunk material and placing it in the room or putting it as-is in the box in the room behind the studio? Or maybe there is another option I'm not aware of? I'd appreciate any and all thoughts/feedback.

Pic #1 - the carved-out superchunks (a.k.a. "Before I thought to ask this question")

Pic #2 - the box of not-yet-carved superchunks:

Pic #3 - the corner of the room directly behind/opposite the studio corner:
Old 1st January 2013
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I spent some time yesterday measuring this w/ REW. The differences were marginally in favor of leaving the OC705 in the actual room rather than putting it in the back room. And when I say "marginally", I mean that there were 3-4 places where it offered 1 or 2db difference and the rest were pretty close to identical. I'll keep it in the room.
Old 1st January 2013
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Yes, drywall reflects low frequencies more than it passes.

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