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Music art and room damping
2013-05-14, 00:30
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Music art and room damping
Just thinking about adding some music pictures to my listening room walls.

Looked at prices and was kinda shocked.

..but realised it's pretty easy to find reasonably hi quality images on google and use one of the printing services to print canvases pretty easy and cheaply.

As was pointed out recently on the show us ur linn thread you can fill the void at the back of the canvas for diy room damping and if the image is a musical image like Brubeck or miles Davis this could be the best room damping panel ever.

Andrew

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2013-05-14, 09:47
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RE: Music art and room damping
Simple ideas are often overlooked. Good idea I think (except SWMBO has the walls full of relatives and holiday Pics Sad)

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2013-05-14, 10:48 (This post was last modified: 2013-05-14 11:27 by ukandrewf.)
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The frame on photobox is about £35

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2013-05-14, 11:14
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I cover dart boards with picture of politicians; this both provides acoustic improvements and also a very therapeutic pastime! Big Grin Big Grin
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2013-05-14, 11:17
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(2013-05-14 11:14)Briain Wrote:  I cover dart boards with picture of politicians; this both provides acoustic improvements and also a very therapeutic pastime! Big Grin Big Grin

And holes in the wall if you are as bad at darts as I am. Tongue

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2013-05-14, 11:22 (This post was last modified: 2013-05-14 11:23 by Briain.)
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I can patch the wall, it's the holes in my bass units that are tricky to fix. Big Grin

Actually, I've only tried darts a couple of times (and both of them were after a bucketload of beer) and I reckon that for public safety reasons, I should probably never try it again!
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2013-05-14, 11:56 (This post was last modified: 2013-05-14 11:56 by ukandrewf.)
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2013-05-14, 12:22 (This post was last modified: 2013-05-14 12:24 by Briain.)
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I have often thought of doing that (stretch 'art' over a damping panel) as I think DIY is the only affordable way forward for such things. My own choice for the backing would involve fibreboard ceiling tiles (possibly also other layers, but I'm not sure they even need additional layers) as these have exceptional mid range and HF absorption properties. As a test, I placed a 600 x 600 tile against the side wall at the reflection point (in my last place) and it made a huge difference to the image. Of course, where I am now, the reflection point is a window, so I'm looking for a stand mounted panel (so I can take it out of the way when not needed). Based on my previous tests with the Armstrong tile, I think I'll just make a thin frame (or frames) up with a tile in it and with some fabric stretched across it, then simply make feet up for that such that it can be placed on the window ledge when I'm playing music. The hardest part will be finding some tasteful 'art' type fabric to stretch over it!
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2013-05-14, 14:42
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Canvas might be too reflective?

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2013-05-14, 15:25
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Canvas is NOT acoustically transparant, so it will reflect. Any damping behind it will be useless. Best use a material that you can blow through.
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