Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

2014 ky diy

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Re: 2014 ky diy

    Would anyone be interested in helping FirstBuild to acoustically treat the front room where we held last years event? My initial thought is to build some absorbers and hang them from the ceiling, but definitely open to suggestions. I'd like to have the event again this year and whatever work is done would make for a better venue. If absorbers are the way to go maybe we could do some kind of group buy for materials and people could build some for home while we build some for the venue.

    Comment


    • Re: 2014 ky diy

      Originally posted by tag_ View Post
      Would anyone be interested in helping FirstBuild to acoustically treat the front room where we held last years event? My initial thought is to build some absorbers and hang them from the ceiling, but definitely open to suggestions. I'd like to have the event again this year and whatever work is done would make for a better venue. If absorbers are the way to go maybe we could do some kind of group buy for materials and people could build some for home while we build some for the venue.
      I would be willing to help in one way or the other, I still have a couple 2' x 4' by 3" and a ton of gray burlap to cover others, from my Daughters wedding, lol . If a Med. Gray is a good color that is. No Cost also. I live 3 1/2 hours away, but my Brother lives there , so I could visit on a weekend or two. It was a great venue and centrally located. Let me know, as I'm not retired yet, and work can get in the way.
      Tim

      Comment


      • Re: 2014 ky diy

        Originally posted by theLinks View Post
        I would be willing to help in one way or the other, I still have a couple 2' x 4' by 3" and a ton of gray burlap to cover others, from my Daughters wedding, lol . If a Med. Gray is a good color that is. No Cost also. I live 3 1/2 hours away, but my Brother lives there , so I could visit on a weekend or two. It was a great venue and centrally located. Let me know, as I'm not retired yet, and work can get in the way.
        Tim
        What is the material you have and do you know of a good supplier for it? Purchasing materials won't be a problem if I can get help identifying what to get and where to get it from.

        Comment


        • Re: 2014 ky diy

          "Roxul" I bought a dozen of more from an insulation company in Nashville. They have different depths, but I bought 3 inch I believe. I'm sure they sell it in Lville. It looks like Metro Material, 84 Lumber in Jefferson, Home depot in New Albany, or Lowes in Clarksville, Ind. I bought the burlap at hobby lobby, with a 40% discount online.
          Tim

          Comment


          • Re: 2014 ky diy

            http://www.atsacoustics.com/item--Ow...kw=1002-703-2S
            I've ordered from this place. They sell the "burlap" covering,too. Those 2'x4' rockwool bats would be perfect for what you're wanting to do.
            A mains
            The Ventures
            Open Invit8tions
            RSR
            Sound Troopers
            Acorns
            442
            DGBG's
            The Monuments

            Comment


            • Re: 2014 ky diy

              Roxul Safe"n"Sound has a great NRC and is usually available at both Home Depot and Lowes. I found that ATS is good, but expensive. Your material of choice should be Roxul or good ole Owens Corning. Denim insulation works well also and is eco-friendly, so that's another potential material for you.
              Bryan K.

              Midwest Audio Club

              Speedster | | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | , COUGAR II and | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

              Comment


              • Re: 2014 ky diy

                I bought from ATS because our HD and lowes suckit! They don't carry rockwool bats, no denim or solid FG bats.
                A mains
                The Ventures
                Open Invit8tions
                RSR
                Sound Troopers
                Acorns
                442
                DGBG's
                The Monuments

                Comment


                • Re: 2014 ky diy

                  Originally posted by 6thplanet View Post
                  I bought from ATS because our HD and lowes suckit! They don't carry rockwool bats, no denim or solid FG bats.
                  Menard's carry ultratech ultrasound denin insulation. A bit more expensive than fiberglass insulation but health friendly and non itchy.

                  Comment


                  • Re: 2014 ky diy

                    The UltraTouch Denim that HD sells can be purchased online for relatively cheap if you get the six pack of rolls for $36. Free shipping with a $45 order.

                    This is my go-to lining for speakers. Great NRC rating, eco-friendly and no itch (as Ani pointed out). It's not advisable to use fiberglass for vented enclosures BTW, but I'm sure everyone knows that. I'm a bit cautious too on the mineral wool (Roxul) in vented enclosures, but there's more than one way to skin a cat. You can always put mesh over it, or a layer of Dacron, and old cotton t-shirt, etc.
                    Bryan K.

                    Midwest Audio Club

                    Speedster | | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | , COUGAR II and | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

                    Comment


                    • Re: 2014 ky diy

                      We dont have any Menards close by, I think like Owensboro is the closest. Sorry, B, I don't buy it on FG and rockwool in ported boxes. Its all I've ever used in them, the best in my preference. :rolleyes: I might try denim someday when you send me some. ;)
                      A mains
                      The Ventures
                      Open Invit8tions
                      RSR
                      Sound Troopers
                      Acorns
                      442
                      DGBG's
                      The Monuments

                      Comment


                      • Re: 2014 ky diy

                        Originally posted by 6thplanet View Post
                        We dont have any Menards close by, I think like Owensboro is the closest. Sorry, B, I don't buy it on FG and rockwool in ported boxes. Its all I've ever used in them, the best in my preference. :rolleyes: I might try denim someday when you send me some. ;)
                        Yeah, call me paranoid. I am. I just have a problem with the thought of glass fibers somehow being blown out of the port and straight down my throat. I don't use FG at all and I will wrap Roxul in another material to keep it from shredding, etc. Since I found the Denim stuff, that's pretty much all I use. Or I will use it in combo with Sonic Barrier, which is also good, but not cheap.
                        Bryan K.

                        Midwest Audio Club

                        Speedster | | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | , COUGAR II and | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

                        Comment


                        • Re: 2014 ky diy

                          Our sourcing guy is looking into what we could get from existing suppliers, we use insulation in quite a few products so we'll see what he comes back with.

                          Comment


                          • Re: 2014 ky diy

                            Originally posted by tag_ View Post
                            I'd like to have the event again this year and whatever work is done would make for a better venue.
                            I think you could attract a lot more DIY Audio guys if you raffled off an Opal nugget ice maker this year....just sayin.
                            Bryan K.

                            Midwest Audio Club

                            Speedster | | The Wildeman | Sean's NLA Towers | , COUGAR II and | Triton | Lithium | J-Boom | Trym MLTL | Docere MLTL

                            Comment


                            • Re: 2014 ky diy

                              And free beer, that's a good way to get some people involved too.
                              "The ability of any system to produce exceptional sound will be limited mainly by the capability of the speakers" Jim Salk
                              "Audio is surely a journey full of revelations as you go" JasonP

                              Comment

                              Working...
                              X