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Offline melmeow

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seeking advice. Currently when i am playing music...i can feel the sound "rebounce" from the ceramic floor upwards to my foot (sitting on a higher chair so my legs are above ground) ... i seems shops laying carpet on the floor....will that help ? Tks !

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2011, 22:08 »
Yes it will.

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2011, 10:20 »
You must buy those carpets that are highly recommended by Steero File , Wat Hi Fly.
They can tell you which one will give sweeter highs , wider sound stage ,etc etc.
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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2011, 10:30 »
i think the question should be "does carpeting help sonics?". i didn't hear much diff when i put in a carpet... but i really just wanted to beautify the room.


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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #4 on: February 08, 2011, 19:46 »
gosh even carpet also got audiophile grade .....

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #5 on: February 08, 2011, 20:20 »
Yes carpet helps. Hard surface is not good for sound as it reflect and mesh it up. I read some post in this forum using silk carpet is the best which cost few $K!

Why not just throw few blankets on the floor first to see if it helps before heading to ikea?

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2011, 20:25 »
Why Ikea????

 ??? ??? ???

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #7 on: February 08, 2011, 20:46 »
It is priced reasonably and quite a lot of choices. Try to speak to the carpet, check whether it has some kind of absorption or not (a bit crazy but I got my carpet from IKEA also, choosing the cheapest and has the most absorption). I think it costs me about 120 for 2m carpet.

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #8 on: February 08, 2011, 20:51 »
Works best if you also use ikea drapes and furniture  :o :o :o ;) especially effective for ABBA singles
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: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #9 on: February 08, 2011, 20:58 »
..get the wrong stuff it will become battle of waterloo ...  ;D

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #10 on: February 08, 2011, 22:06 »
Get a thick carpet, the thicker the more effective. Ceramic tile floor is not too good especially if the area is large. I don't know what is the correct term for the type of carpet posted by Garbage. That pile may be made by artificial fibre and not wool, hence it doesn't provide too much absorption. The idea of a carpet is to absorb the reflections of high frequencies as much as possible, hence the thicker the better.

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2011, 22:13 »
As an add-on, you mention your room is small. Usually the sound reflection is not only due to the floor but the surrounding walls. You need to treat the walls as well.

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2011, 22:14 »
garbage's appears to be very sparse. Just a cheap trick: Speak to the carpet to test :)

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2011, 22:19 »
Get francis to organise "Carpet" shootout.  ;D

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #14 on: February 08, 2011, 22:22 »
francis place got audiophile R&D lab issit ?? simi also can go his place to do proof of concept ?

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #15 on: February 09, 2011, 00:27 »
garbage's carpet is definitely very effective....in trapping dust and dirt. ;D
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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2011, 00:43 »
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have a read here. Different material will have different coeficient. It does not mean thick is good.

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2011, 01:02 »
Get a thick carpet, the thicker the more effective. Ceramic tile floor is not too good especially if the area is large. I don't know what is the correct term for the type of carpet posted by Garbage. That pile may be made by artificial fibre and not wool, hence it doesn't provide too much absorption. The idea of a carpet is to absorb the reflections of high frequencies as much as possible, hence the thicker the better.

Those are Shaggies carpets. Right that they are usually made of synthetic material, usually light and are not thick though they appear so. I've got two 2x2m carpets, one heavy woolen from IKEA, over $400. Thick carpets do make a difference in reducing echoes, not for bass absorption.

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Re: Does ikea carpet helps to reduce sound rebounce in a small room ?
« Reply #18 on: February 09, 2011, 09:04 »
seeking advice. Currently when i am playing music...i can feel the sound "rebounce" from the ceramic floor upwards to my foot (sitting on a higher chair so my legs are above ground) ...


Errr....u listen with your foot? :o ::) ;D

Or is it the floor vibration that excited by the strong bass of the speaker u feel from the foot? If that is the case it is cause by  structure borne transmission, the speaker energy has cause the floor to vibrate and your foot can feel it, it is quite common in HDB weak flooring, in fact sound travel faster vs hard object like concrete floor than by air, which mean your foot feel the vibration from the speaker faster then the ear...... :)

Put carpet under your foot is to isolated your foot from the floor, break the structure borne between your foot and floor , as vibration don't travel well tru soft object.... but the floor vribration is still there actually~~ unless you put the speaker above thick Carpet and don't let the spike touching the floor, but usally the speaker will not sound good that way ::)

http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Acoustic_transmission?wasRedirected=true
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