Re: How dead is "too dead" in your room?
Well, you know me, I like a well balanced room. First order reflections absorbed on ceiling and side walls and diffused on the back wall. Absorption only on those areas where the reflections hit. Area rugs and fabric couches help too. I hate those open architecture rooms with reverb coming back from the kitchen for instance (not good for light control either). I also hate walking into a dead room where I can hear my voice coming out of my chest. Many HT installers like to put up 1" or 2" absorption all over the room. They suck out all the high frequencies and leave the low end to just roll around uncontrolled.
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