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Old 02-18-2017, 05:55 PM
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I have been thinking of covering my studio widescreen television with an acoustical panel for quite some time. A month or so ago I saw a post by member Sea music where he had made a panel to cover his widescreen TV and that served as a catalyst to get me in gear. I located a company in Tampa, Florida (AcoustiMac.com) that manufactures acoustic panels and acoustic art panels. They accommodate custom sizes with no problem so I ordered a 29" x 49" by 2" thick closed back acoustic panel with Owens Corning 703 fiberglass and special cover art from their catalog. The panel arrived today and only took me fifteen minutes to attach my special fabricated hangers and then hang the panel over the television. I also replaced the ivory colored acoustic panel above the television with a burgundy one to match the burgundy bass traps. The new AcousticArt panel and new burgundy panel ties the entire end of the room together and looks very nice. I am pleased with the results.


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Old 02-18-2017, 06:51 PM
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Dan,

Very nice choice! Looks terrific. Congrats.
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I like it very much.
One point less of reflection. Good idea and better implement of it.
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Old 02-18-2017, 07:26 PM
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Dan... it looks terrific; how noticeable is the audio improvement?
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Dan...I really like the change from a visual standpoint.

Have you noted any SQ change in your music with the panel in place?
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The two hangers I fabricated are shown below. They are made from high tensile strength steel fish tape that electricians use to pull wire through conduit. It is very difficult to bend and once shaped remains that way. The bottom of the hanger is bent to hook into the holes I drilled in the back of the panel. The top of the hanger is formed to the shape of the top of the widescreen television. Both hangers are identical. I used shrink wrap tubing over the part of the hanger that contacts the television frame to keep the steel from scratching the TV frame. Once the hanger was hooked into the hole and aligned upright I shot a staple around the hanger to hold it in place. That way I can easily lift the panel on and off of the television without having to try and hold the hangers in place. It works like a charm.


















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Dan...I really like the change from a visual standpoint.

Have you noted any SQ change in your music with the panel in place?
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Dan... it looks terrific; how noticeable is the audio improvement?
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Ivan.......


Yes, with the AcousticArt panel in place there is an improvement in the focus of the sound stage. It now sounds deeper and wider. I had already experimented with a heavy blanket, then one of my ivory acoustic panels for a month or so before the AcousticArt panel arrived. I used the hangers I made to suspend the 24" x 48" panel in front of the television. It is a fiberglass filled acoustic panel just like the new one so it provides absorption. It was ugly as sin because it didn't cover the entire television and the color just didn't work, but it allowed me to experiment with the acoustic properties before ordering the more expensive AcousticArt panel. I am very happy with the results, both audible and visual.


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Dan:

1). Does AcoustiMac.com provide fasteners? (I'm completely useless as a handyman)
2) Are the fasteners coated? IOW, how do you keep the fasteners from scratching your flat panel?
2) What you did looks a lot better than the bedspread that I've been using! (Although in my case I don't really notice much of a change in the audio when covering the flat panel).

Thank you.
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