Question about sound absorbing material

Discussion in 'Home Theater Projects' started by Stephen DeMarco, Dec 26, 2005.

  1. Stephen DeMarco

    Stephen DeMarco Auditioning

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    I was wondering if anyone has tried heavy curtains on their walls to deaden the sound a little? Did it work O.K.? I really don't want to spend alot of money on this if I can help it.
     
  2. Jack Briggs

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    Hi there, Stephen. I've moved your question here to the appropriate place. The Home Theater Builder area is for discussions about the magazine's stories with the staff.
     
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    Greets!

    Sound damping drapes, especially heavily pleated ones, will damp mids/HF and reflect lower frequencies somewhat, leaving the room sounding 'dead' if too much of the wall area is covered. If the floor is densely carpeted also, then the bass lines can be 'heavy' to the point of 'booming', so they should be limited to reducing first reflections and/or covering other highly reflective surfaces such as windows.

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