I wonder if there's room on TV for an audiphile show like "Pimp My Room," where an audiophile has a team of 'experts' descend on his room and system and pimp it.
Or, how about an audiophile version of "Trading Spaces," where two audiophiles trade listening rooms for the weekend and try to make each others' rooms sound better...asthetics included!
Which leads to my theme for this post:
I am exiled to the hometown of HCM Audio for half of each week, and all I have here is a rental with my cast off gear.
On the plus side, there are absolutely ZERO WAF (SAF) issues.
So, your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to pimp the two sub-optimal listening spaces with a budget of 250 bucks per room. To make things even more harrowing, only Lowe's, Home Depot, Target, Jo Ann's, and OSH materails are available.
For "Acousitc Impossible," here are the rooms:
Room A: 13 feet by 18 feet, plus another two feet for the bay window. The walls are sheet rock with paint. The decor on the one wall seems to be "robot murdered in bordello."
Carpet over concrete pad, and ceiling is also sheet rock.
View from six foot wide entry to room:
View from speaker area to back of room:
View back to entry to room:
View of the long wall on right of room:
View of left wall:
View straight at speakers:
How the room sounds:
This room has a Pergo-type floor, same kind of walls, but more open to rest of house.
View from kitchen counter:
Each room will be getting two 6-foot diameter Love Sacs (giant foem bean bags,) but the rest is open to tweaking.
What can I go to those stores and buy and install to get closer to a more blissful sonic state?