Acoustic Curtain for listening area


Hello all ....I'm polling everyone who can recommend a super heavy duty non reflective curtain for the left side of my listening area which opens up into a large open space / dining room and reflects ....Seems like all the stuff on Amazon/eBay is cheap Ikea crap....any help appreciated . Thanks 

 

12 FT Width

7.5 Height

 

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yes good point , did a bit of that last month , very good advice to follow . Thanks ! 

@tommypenngotti  , reading this got me to thinking that my listening room might benefit from treating the left & right perimeters.  After you conducted the above experiment, what conclusions did you arrive at?

@immatthewj 

I just threw up a blanket over a beam that goes across my living room listening area and it blocked/absorbed a bunch of reflection...so I'm going with treating both sides , haven't decided on right side because it's a wall ...more likely to throw up some absorption panels there ....

Prepping a room is no small expense.  I haven't seen any spectral absorption curves on any of these sites.  That is what it's all about isn't it?  Curtains face a tough challenge for room effects midbass and below.  Solid panels need to be suspended from the wall about 4".  Manufacturers supply acoustic studies, but oddly this most important parameter has not been addressed.  No secrets or snake oil here.  Review Armstrong's products and Acoustimac Eco-core particularly before anyone else takes the plunge. 

The best room treatment, in my opinion, is to treat a room as a room that you live in.-Bookshelves, Art on the walls, Window treatments, etc..

In other words, lots of stuff. That creates multiple/random points for sound waves to disperse/absorb within a room.

You can get anal about making a room sonically 'flat', but that is usually the worst thing you can do.

Just put up a blanket where you think you need some absorbtion, and listen.

The time you take to learn how seemingly simple adjustments to your listening area, will help you learn what you like/dislike.

YMMV

Bob

was about to pull the trigger on these panels in link (I like the look)...so strange , multiple sellers from Ukraine, the shipping is fierce and one seller had "Free shipping" but he marked up the panels so high it equaled the exorbitant shipping , I give up 😒....I think it’s all the same guy trying to lure posing as different sellers