How to tame "slap echo?"

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Ron Reda, Apr 8, 2003.

  1. Ron Reda

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    While putting together my new HT room, I noticed that it had a nasty case of slap echo. How do I tame this? Help!!!
     
  2. Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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    It’s caused by hard surfaces – concrete, glass, hardwoods, etc. - and parallel walls (i.e., a rectangular room). Not much you can do about the latter, but for the former all you need to do is apply acoustic treatments – like carpet, for an extreme and unattractive example. Draperies, tapestries, etc. are other options.

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  3. Ron Reda

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    Wayne,

    Thanks for the help! I think it's due (mostly) to the rectangular-ish shape of my room, but adding softer surfaces has helped a bit. I just didn't know if I needed one of those diffuser do-hickies!
     

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