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Can anyone suggest a material that lets sound through, but looks good.

PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 6:49 pm
by The Red Bladder
This is for our new post-prod and viewing room. The bass traps and speakers will be hidden in the same box-like structure that has to look sharp and clean and not 'bolted-on' and I cannot find a material that can be coloured or bought in a precise colour (light grey) and matches the rest of the room for feel and texture.

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:07 pm
by Kwackman
Cotton?
Try a local haberdashery.
I had a choice of colours and "thicknesses".

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 7:36 pm
by blinddrew
Cara is available in a lot of colours and stretches nicely?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:17 am
by James Perrett
Camira Cara is the obvious material to look at first although I've never done any tests to see how acoustically transparent it actually is.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:41 am
by Sam Spoons
+1 for Cara, looks great, easy to work with and not ridiculously expensive. Very good for covering acoustic treatment but your speakers will almost certainly have been designed to have no fabric in front of them so even proper 'speaker cloth' might reduce the HF slightly from where the designer intended.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:26 am
by The Red Bladder
Camira Cara it is then - any recommended suppliers who provide test pieces?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:17 pm
by Sam Spoons
Gik acoustics supplied mine for the best price, they would definitely be worth an ask.