Author Topic: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice  (Read 1016 times)

Offline bearenzo

Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« on: March 22, 2018, 01:32:53 PM »
I have an opportunity to re-do my music room ceiling, am wondering should I go to vaulted ceiling like this
https://www.doityourself.com/stry/constructing-a-vaulted-ceiling

Or open trusses ceiling like this http://www.favething.com/m-hardwicke/cool-s-t-for-home-office/roof-trusses/

Does anyone has a music room with the above mentioned ceiling? Any problem with it?
Or should I just stay with the normal flat ceiling?
   


Offline Rodney_gold

Re: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2018, 06:17:12 PM »
Aesthetically , I like the trusses more vaulted looks like a church

You will be increasing the volume quite dramatically and the sound has further to travel so reflections off the flat ceiling are attenuated , giving the sense of openess..
Only real issue is predicting room modes , difficult with a pitched ceiling
I dearly wish I could gain a meter + on my 2.5m ceiling..but the slab says no...I even considered excavating my room a meter..too much of an undertaking
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Offline Jukkelstukkel

Re: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2018, 01:33:26 PM »
My experience with trusses 'in' open ceiling is that it causes acoustic anomalies which is no good for imaging and accuracy. Normal ceiling preferred with double layer rhino board.

Offline bearenzo

Re: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2018, 03:25:55 PM »
vaulted looks like a church

Perfect for "Gregorian chant"    :giggle:

Offline bearenzo

Re: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2018, 03:31:37 PM »
My experience with trusses 'in' open ceiling is that it causes acoustic anomalies which is no good for imaging and accuracy. Normal ceiling preferred with double layer rhino board.

Noted and thanks, that's what I'm worry about.
But how about this shape ? ( picture at the bottom right) http://i1.wp.com/therusticwillow.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/vaulted-ceilings-pin.jpg
 

Offline John.Perry

Re: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« Reply #5 on: June 14, 2018, 08:47:20 AM »
Do you want to install any room treatment panels to absorb, diffuse or trap?

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Re: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« Reply #6 on: June 14, 2018, 09:00:34 AM »
One of the hifi club members (fellow on the right) has a vaulted ceiling in his large living room.   The sound is superb, but being a 15m x 5m room with the ceiling 5m up, you have to turn it up a bit

The tiles against the ceiling are very soft in texture



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Offline bearenzo

Re: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2018, 01:08:49 PM »
Do you want to install any room treatment panels to absorb, diffuse or trap?

Not planning to do room treatment at the beginning, might add some if the sound isn't good.
 

Offline bearenzo

Re: Different ceiling acoustic effect - I need advice
« Reply #8 on: June 15, 2018, 01:11:42 PM »
One of the hifi club members (fellow on the right) has a vaulted ceiling in his large living room.   The sound is superb, but being a 15m x 5m room with the ceiling 5m up, you have to turn it up a bit

The tiles against the ceiling are very soft in texture




Wow, that is a 375 cubic meter huge space, he probably has a powerful amp or very high efficient speakers.