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Placing sound absorbers

Using what we have learned so far it should now be fairly straight forward to know where to place the sound absorbers, and thus where not to place them (which is, in a way, equally important). In the image to the left you can see a listening room and some examples of where to put the sound absorbers. Click on the image in order to enlarge it.

Low frequencies:

SuperChunk and SuperChunk Corner. They are the white panels in the image. SuperChunk is found behind the speakers and SuperChunk Corner in any corner in the room in the image to the left. Which corner(s) you choose is not important this low frequencies are omnidirectinal and can be fought using any corner in a normal room, may it be in a corner between floor/wall or wall/wall or wall/ceiling. So basically place them wherever you find they look the best or where you have the best space for them. However: the so called tri-corners are more effective on low frequencies. A tri-corner is where three surfaces meet, such as the corner where the floor meets a wall and a wall.

We have also made a file for you that you can use in order to find in which corner(s) you have the most bass. Find it here.

High and mid frequencies:

These are the first-hand reflections and are treated with Hertz, which is the orange panels in the image to the left. Finding the best place to hang these are also very easy and can be done using the mirror method.

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