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GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« on: November 05, 2019, 11:17:09 AM »
I've had 3 GIK Acoustic 242 Acoustic Panels in my theater for several years now. They made a noticeable difference putting them at the first reflection points. 

 https://www.gikacoustics.com/product/gik-acoustics-242-acoustic-panel/

Stay tuned as I install and report on several different GIK products including Monster Bass Traps, 244 Bass Traps, 
Tri-Trap © Corner Bass Traps, and GridFusor© acoustic sound diffusors. 

https://www.gikacoustics.com/
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 11:31:01 AM »
Gridfusor ceiling diffusers - in the raw and with a coat of Rosco Velour Black.
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #2 on: November 14, 2019, 08:40:33 PM »
Here they are installed. Did some tests tonight - these made a HUGE improvement on sound at the seats. Dialog is crisper / clearer, and the room sounds larger. Bass traps with scatter plates are adding to that larger sounding room effect I'd bet. 
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #3 on: November 14, 2019, 10:39:45 PM »
I really need to get some of those for my room. 
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2019, 07:34:49 AM »
I really need to get some of those for my room.
You should come check them out. I have another 10 bass traps coming in a few weeks too. 
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2019, 08:39:00 AM »
Craig,

I'm on vacation the week of Thanksgiving. Maybe sometime early in that week. Would that work for you?

Also, how did you affix them to the ceiling?
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2019, 09:48:10 AM »
Craig,

I'm on vacation the week of Thanksgiving. Maybe sometime early in that week. Would that work for you?

Also, how did you affix them to the ceiling?
I'm gone that week unfortunately. I used double faced adhesive pads, but I don't trust those long term, so I toe nailed them at an angle with 2 1/2" finishing nails, into the drywall. 6 nails per panel. I tried the T pins they recommended, but they are too small and didn't inspire confidence ! The adhesive pads make getting them in place easy. The nails make sure they stay there ! 
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2019, 10:40:22 AM »
I'm gone that week unfortunately. I used double faced adhesive pads, but I don't trust those long term, so I toe nailed them at an angle with 2 1/2" finishing nails, into the drywall. 6 nails per panel. I tried the T pins they recommended, but they are too small and didn't inspire confidence ! The adhesive pads make getting them in place easy. The nails make sure they stay there !
The planets aren't aligning for us Craig. Maybe I can pry myself free for a few hours next week. I'm booked through Monday :(
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2019, 08:17:27 PM »
I'm gone that week unfortunately. I used double faced adhesive pads, but I don't trust those long term, so I toe nailed them at an angle with 2 1/2" finishing nails, into the drywall. 6 nails per panel. I tried the T pins they recommended, but they are too small and didn't inspire confidence ! The adhesive pads make getting them in place easy. The nails make sure they stay there !
Craig, who did you deal with at GIK?
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2019, 08:13:28 AM »
Craig, who did you deal with at GIK?
John Dykstra. He was quite helpful. 
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #10 on: November 20, 2019, 09:53:29 AM »
John Dykstra. He was quite helpful.
Great...thanks!
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Re: GIK Acoustic Room Treatments
« Reply #11 on: February 02, 2020, 10:36:19 AM »
Now that I'm finished, here is a list of my room treatments -

GIK 242 2’ x 4’ acoustic panels – 3
GIK 2” Spot Panel - 2’ x 2’ acoustic panel – 1
GIK – 244 2’ x 4’ bass traps w scatter plates – 3
GIK – 244 1’ x 4’ bass traps w scatter plates – 12
GIK – 244 2’ x 2’ bass traps w scatter plates – 3
GIK – 244 2’ x 3’ bass trap w scatter plates – 1
GIK – Monster Bass Traps w scatter plates – 1’ x 4’ – 2
GIK – Monster Bass Traps w Range Limiter– 2’ x 3’ – 2
GIK – Monster Bass Traps w Range Limiter– 1’ x 4’ – 2
GIK Tri-Trap Corner Bass Traps w  Range Limiter – 2 plus 2 Demi Tri-Trap Corner Bass Traps
GIK GridFusor diffusors - 8


Watched " Lucy " on 4K BR last night with friends that have never seen it, and one of the guests said he was amazed at how loud the soundtrack was ( reference + 1.5 ) but the sound never hurt his ears. And he felt the bass in his chest - haha ! The bass / LFE and sound in general has really improved. I think I'm finished. For now, other than maybe some further calibration. 

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