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How to tame "slap echo?"


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#1 of 3 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted April 08 2003 - 12:45 AM

While putting together my new HT room, I noticed that it had a nasty case of slap echo. How do I tame this? Help!!!
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#2 of 3 OFFLINE   Wayne A. Pflughaupt

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Posted April 08 2003 - 03:01 AM

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 of 3 OFFLINE   Ron Reda

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Posted April 08 2003 - 08:55 AM

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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