Basement Treatment Help (L-shaped room)

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Hi!

I finally have the opportunity to setup a semi-dedicated space for Music and Movies. For now I will have a 2-channel setup, but I was given an older Pioneer 7.1 that I may get working as a 3.1 (or replace it with a better 5.1 system).

There are some obvious imbalances in the room, but I was planning on making some changes:
  • Reconsider speaker placement (currently 3.5 feet from the front wall, 3 from the sides)
  • Add absorption behind speakers
  • Consider additional bass traps in front wall (where I am not sure)
Beyond that, I'm definitely wondering if adding diffusion over the sidewall with the couch is just adding issues without measurements. The couches are short (~2.5 foot high), so there is a good amount of bare wall.

Open to any ideas to improving acoustics. I would like to keep both couches, but am open to other configurations.
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Welcome to AV NIRVANA ... :T

It might help to first take some measurements and see what kind of reflections you are getting, and see if you can determine where they are coming from. Acoustics may or may not help, depending on what kind of sound you are trying to accomplish and how bad the reflections are now. REW will help you get started with the measurements.
 

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Welcome to AV NIRVANA ... :T

It might help to first take some measurements and see what kind of reflections you are getting, and see if you can determine where they are coming from. Acoustics may or may not help, depending on what kind of sound you are trying to accomplish and how bad the reflections are now. REW will help you get started with the measurements.

Thanks!

Yes, I was planning on picking up a measurement mic (usb or with an inexpensive interface) and hopefully have the data to support any changes I make.

In general I was just looking for validation on my approach or some obvious and general treatment suggestions. After reading a few more posts in the forum, I see the amount of insight that can come from taking proper measurements...

I will be back :T
 
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