Question: Sound Treatment behind the Listener?

I have treated the 1st and 2nd reflection points and I have sound panels between my speakers. I also have tube traps in all 4 corners, but I am not sure what (if any) should be done with the wall behind the listener.

That wall presently has a DIY rack system that holds about 5000-6000 cd’s. I believe it helps scatter the sound. But I’m not sure if that is the right approach.

So, what are you guys using on that wall? Diffusion, Absorbtion, Reflection? Anything else?

I would appreciate your thoughts.



when i designed and built my listening room, i purposefully put a room length storage closet behind the listening position, then mounted heavy duty curtain rods above that area, hanging heavy velvet curtains to help absorb the sound from behind

i think this contributes quite a bit to the room being well damped... as i can open the curtains and hear a difference

this may be worth your giving a try ozzy

For my room, I treated all walls plus ceiling.

Room sound went from bright and edgy to calm and peaceful.

Bigger improvement in SQ than any gear swap.

See my pics in virtual systems.

For some reason I thought one end of the room (behind the speakers) should be the "dead zone" and the other end (behind the listener) should be the "live zone".

No credence to that notion?