Author Topic: Cheap echo reduction for high ceiling  (Read 3390 times)

MotorBit

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Cheap echo reduction for high ceiling
« on: February 10, 2015, 03:50:50 PM »
My apartment has a loft, and that loft has an opening that overlooks down to the bottom floor area. My desk faces this opening, and when I'm talking or chatting (PC gaming) my voice projects into the open space and both amplifies and echoes. My neighbors haven't complained, yet, but I personally find it very annoying. I'm sure there's an easy way to cut the echo and sound.

The open space is a cube, with walls having a length of 14-feet and a height of 10ft.

I was thinking a few sound panels (and maybe some artwork) would do the trick. Thoughts?

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Re: Cheap echo reduction for high ceiling
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2015, 04:15:21 PM »
Yes that would do the trick as long as you can place the panels as close to you as possible otherwise you will have to put more panels in..
the sound has to get to the panel in order to achieve a reduction.

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Re: Cheap echo reduction for high ceiling
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2015, 04:46:14 PM »
From where I sit, it's about 16-feet to the far wall. I'm only about 4 feet from the left wall, and ten or so from the right.

What would you recommend the configuration of panels be, and which panels would you recommend?

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Re: Cheap echo reduction for high ceiling
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2015, 04:54:02 PM »
what is the room dimensions, sounds like your going to have to do a larger area of treatment.

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Re: Cheap echo reduction for high ceiling
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2015, 06:23:34 PM »
I'm sitting in a loft at a desk, which is directly set against the balcony edge overlooking into the clearstory between the ground and upper (loft) floor. The upper half of the open area is roughly 10-feet high, and 14x14. The balcony is about 6-feet wide and the opening from base-wall to ceiling is about 6-feet. The rest is closed off except for a staircase up to the loft. The ceiling of the open space is plain drywall, flat ceiling, with the exception of a chandelier mount and chain at the center. This ceiling goes in line with the loft's ceiling as one continuous surface.

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Re: Cheap echo reduction for high ceiling
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2015, 06:31:12 PM »
ok if the floor is carpeted you will need 112 sqft of coverage with absorption panels.

if its hard wood floor the number jumps to 467sqft

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