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Old 09-24-2019, 05:22 PM
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Looks really great Stephen, and must sound great as well with your new speakers.
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Old 09-24-2019, 05:51 PM
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Looks really great Stephen, and must sound great as well with your new speakers.
Thanks, Tony.

Yes, they sound great with the 'Beths. Highly recommended.
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Old 09-26-2019, 05:48 PM
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Woo hoo! Acoustimac panels shipped today, looks like next weekend should be fun!
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Old 09-26-2019, 06:31 PM
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Old 10-07-2019, 10:31 PM
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I finally got the chance to set up my 10 Acoustimac DMD panels early last week. I started by measuring the ambient noise level in the room out of curiosity. It measured at 30 dB, I installed the panels and this dropped down to 20 dB, interesting I thought. I didn't realize that 20 dB was basically silent.

I have to strongly agree with Soundmig that I should have done this a long time ago! SMH!! Acoustic panels made a significant difference in my listening room. First off, they tamed a few issues I was having, echo and a bright lively room which made music seem edgy at times, these issues are now gone. What I didn't realize until I added the panels was how much the reflections were affecting my room.

The benefits of adding these panels were a more spacious sound stage, pinpoint imaging, superb clarity, instruments just pop out of nowhere and all the inner details are now unmasked. It's like listening in 3D, I can't wait to see what the GIK Impression Series panels bring to the table later this week.

I can emphatically say this was a very wise investment with immediate positive results, highly recommended.

Thanks to all who chimed in to assist with how to properly set these up and answering all of my questions.
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I finally got the chance to set up my 10 Acoustimac DMD panels early last week. I started by measuring the ambient noise level in the room out of curiosity. It measured at 30 dB, I installed the panels and this dropped down to 20 dB, interesting I thought. I didn't realize that 20 dB was basically silent.

I have to strongly agree with Soundmig that I should have done this a long time ago! SMH!! Acoustic panels made a significant difference in my listening room. First off, they tamed a few issues I was having, echo and a bright lively room which made music seem edgy at times, these issues are now gone. What I didn't realize until I added the panels was how much the reflections were affecting my room.

The benefits of adding these panels were a more spacious sound stage, pinpoint imaging, superb clarity, instruments just pop out of nowhere and all the inner details are now unmasked. It's like listening in 3D, I can't wait to see what the GIK Impression Series panels bring to the table later this week.

I can emphatically say this was a very wise investment with immediate positive results, highly recommended.

Thanks to all who chimed in to assist with how to properly set these up and answering all of my questions.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:06 PM
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I finally got the chance to set up my 10 Acoustimac DMD panels early last week. I started by measuring the ambient noise level in the room out of curiosity. It measured at 30 dB, I installed the panels and this dropped down to 20 dB, interesting I thought. I didn't realize that 20 dB was basically silent.



I have to strongly agree with Soundmig that I should have done this a long time ago! SMH!! Acoustic panels made a significant difference in my listening room. First off, they tamed a few issues I was having, echo and a bright lively room which made music seem edgy at times, these issues are now gone. What I didn't realize until I added the panels was how much the reflections were affecting my room.



The benefits of adding these panels were a more spacious sound stage, pinpoint imaging, superb clarity, instruments just pop out of nowhere and all the inner details are now unmasked. It's like listening in 3D, I can't wait to see what the GIK Impression Series panels bring to the table later this week.



I can emphatically say this was a very wise investment with immediate positive results, highly recommended.



Thanks to all who chimed in to assist with how to properly set these up and answering all of my questions.

I believe that investing the bulk of your money in the speakers and in your room will give you the best bang for your buck. You are obviously doing a very thoughtful process and placing panels judiciously. But if after you are done with your room treatments you feel like experimenting a bit more, you might try DSP (room correction) and see if it does any further improvement for you.
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Old 10-08-2019, 06:27 PM
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IMHO, aside from the room, the bulk of money should be spent on..the power distribution & conditioning system. Its the foundation upon which everything else is built. Just my 2¢.
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Old 10-08-2019, 09:19 PM
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IMHO, aside from the room, the bulk of money should be spent on..the power distribution & conditioning system. Its the foundation upon which everything else is built. Just my 2¢.

Let's see... I got a perfect room with the best power distribution and conditioning systems. I am sure that the Amazon Echo Dot will sound better there than my cheap Maggies with cheap amplification in a crappy room with zero power distribution and no conditioning system...
I guess we can agree to disagree.

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Let's see... I got a perfect room with the best power distribution and conditioning systems. I am sure that the Amazon Echo Dot will sound better there than my cheap Maggies with cheap amplification in a crappy room with zero power distribution and no conditioning system...
I guess we can agree to disagree.
Yeah, that's fine. And, FWIW, I was referring to a real stereo system not an Amazon Echo Dot. But I'll take the hit for not making that assumption explicit. Cheers.
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