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Offline ryanchong

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Is false wall and false ceiling a good bass absorber?

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Re: How does false ceiling affect the sound from speakers?
« Reply #1 on: May 15, 2019, 10:43 »
I can only speak about false ceiling. An unstuffed false ceiling is not a good bass absorber. It becomes a resonator at some bass frequencies. I have experienced 2 type of false ceiling. Those single level but hollow, and another type that is stepped with hidden diffused lighting in the steps. Both were bad for music with the latter worse. Sound got trapped in the lighting spaces, muddying the sound.

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Re: How does false ceiling affect the sound from speakers?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2019, 07:55 »
Thanks for the feedback! Doing my house and planning some false ceilings. what's the best way to manage the situation ? Any views from people with similar experiences?

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Re: How does false ceiling affect the sound from speakers?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2019, 11:59 »
In my Reno I purposely didn’t do any false anything. All free standing lights and furniture throughout the house. I used 8mm Glass in all windows too. No regrets. I gutted out all the false this and that and found nothing worth saving at all before I moved in. Best audio decision I have made.
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I have a pile of stuff that pushes out squiggly waveforms from smaller squiggly waveforms that sometimes come from 1's and 0's.
It's wonderful to behold as long as you don't let the magic smoke out.

Life is short! Enjoy the music while it plays, when it stops, there might be a chair for you...or  maybe not.

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Re: How does false ceiling affect the sound from speakers?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2019, 22:04 »
Thanks for all the feedback, I will minimize false ceiling and box up units too.