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Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:12 pm
by blinddrew
Watchmaker wrote:
blinddrew wrote:Robert is your mother's brother.
:lol: dude...
Yeah, I think I might overuse that expression a bit...

Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:12 am
by Mick C
I’ve used GIK and found the quality very good and the service 1st class. I’m fully capable at DIY but finding the time is my enemy so I decided to buy and don’t regret it, though I appreciate it’s not a choice available to all.
If you decide the DIY route then Homebase sell rolls of plant netting that’s good for the rear of the panels - totally permeable and available in black or white (and useful when you want to cover an extra slab of rockwool on your ceiling panel)!
Rockwool RW3 has been rebranded to Porox SL something or other (SL990 I think, cant remember for sure but just google it) and it’s been out of stock in most places for months, so it might be worth you looking up the Knauf equivalent at 60kg/m3. Actually I think you can buy it from GIK under the DIY section of their website, along with the Cara fabric (and Lucia fabric which is a bit spanglier, and they’ll send you a set of fabric colour swatches too).

Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 11:20 pm
by Studio Support Gnome
These days I more often Buy stuff from EQ acoustics , both for clients and for my own use..


if I charge myself anything at all for my time, (which isn;t as daft as it sounds, especially now I have a day Job , and limited free time , and hands that are disinclined to do manual labour , after surgery to fix them ) then the EQ panels are cheaper. and look ** almost** as good as mine ;)


they also have some unique (NOT ROCKWOOL) core material that has some nice advantages....

(It's a recycled spun/woven/matted polyester , fire rated and capable of all sorts of excellent uses.... and some very artful finishes, and a lot less framing requirement )

EQ are also the people who supply a lot of Thomann's panels , (and foam) ....

Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:35 am
by Eddy Deegan
Studio Support Gnome wrote:... then the EQ panels are cheaper. and look ** almost** as good as mine ;)

But never quite, one suspects. I do hope your hands are recovering/have recovered well from being interfered with Max. They are quite remarkable assets.

Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:28 pm
by DanDan

Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 9:18 pm
by Jez Corbett
Argh,

So after much back and forth sourcing all the materials I need and discussing plans with my carpenter, we've come up with a total panel cost of ... well, multiples of what GIK charge.

No problem, I'll just order from GIK and get them shipped to Finland ... oh, those shipping costs ...wow. Might call them to see if this is accurate!

The EQ Acoustic panels available from Thomann are tempting - but the available colours, argh. So are they a step up from the standard rockwool panel?

Thanks for the info on the updates to rockwool btw, I was indeed having some real trouble working out what I need as it's all under different names here in Finland.

Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 12:25 am
by Sam Spoons
A carpenter? I thought this was a DIY thread :D

Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:08 am
by Jez Corbett
Sam Spoons wrote:A carpenter? I thought this was a DIY thread :D

I am doing it myself! I'll be telling him what to do personally ;)

Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 11:31 am
by Sam Spoons
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Re: Current DIY Acoustic Panel Design?

PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2019 3:52 pm
by Forum Admin
Jez Corbett wrote:Hmm ... are the GIK bass traps basically the same as homebrew panels, or something different?

https://gikacoustics.co.uk/product/gik- ... echnology/

At these prices, it might be hard to justify getting them made myself.

I'm crap at DIY and after attempting to build one bass trap myself, I gave up and bought a goodly number of GiK corner traps and monster traps. Does the job nicely and haven't regretted my decision. The only annoying thing is that their GiK Acoustics stick-on plastic logo emblem falls off the cloud panels I have onto my hair, and I don't notice until in the shower next morning! :D