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    Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    So I'm thinking about getting some Aperture II Panels. My dedicated listening room is about 5 or 6 weeks from being completed. The room will be 18.6' x 14.1' x 8'.

    I of course would like to treat the room with some diffusion and absorption. I would like to include the Stillpoints Aperture II Panels but my budget will allow only 2 since they are not inexpensive.

    Will 2 be enough to start with and if so where would be the best place to install them? When budget allows I would add more.

    Does anyone combine the Aperture Panels with any other type of room treatment or do you strictly do Aperture Panels?
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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophilehi View Post
    So I'm thinking about getting some Aperture II Panels. My dedicated listening room is about 5 or 6 weeks from being completed. The room will be 18.6' x 14.1' x 8'.

    I of course would like to treat the room with some diffusion and absorption. I would like to include the Stillpoints Aperture II Panels but my budget will allow only 2 since they are not inexpensive.

    Will 2 be enough to start with and if so where would be the best place to install them? When budget allows I would add more.

    Does anyone combine the Aperture Panels with any other type of room treatment or do you strictly do Aperture Panels?
    Those buggers make quite the impact.

    Somehow if you could get a third you could have one in the middle between the speakers and one on each side of the first reflection points, or try them on each side of the speakers and one in front other in the in the back

    They are thick enough to stand up on their own on a chair or similar or you can lean against the wall allowing you to do this test






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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by UltraFast69 View Post
    Those buggers make quite the impact.

    Somehow if you could get a third you could have one in the middle between the speakers and one on each side of the first reflection points, or try them on each side of the speakers and one in front other in the in the back

    They are thick enough to stand up on their own on a chair or similar or you can lean against the wall allowing you to do this test






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    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately only 2 Apertures are in my budget at this time. I will experiment with the 2 Apertures and when budget allows (or if the wife goes away for a few days) I'll add more.
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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    How are these compared to Real Traps? Same, better, etc
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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    Let's just say these make a huuuge difference by comparison to other "accessories"

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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophilehi View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately only 2 Apertures are in my budget at this time. I will experiment with the 2 Apertures and when budget allows (or if the wife goes away for a few days) I'll add more.
    Mix 'n Match with some GIK Acoustics Alpha 4A panels as well, Phil, as we've discussed elsewhere.

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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    I now have 6 of the Aperture ll's. I also have 4 ASC Tube traps in the corners.
    I started with 2 and placed them at the first reflection point. But, believe me you will want more...

    ozzy

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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by ozzy View Post
    I now have 6 of the Aperture ll's. I also have 4 ASC Tube traps in the corners.
    I started with 2 and placed them at the first reflection point. But, believe me you will want more...

    ozzy
    Hi Ozzy...where are the 6 located? Did you from 2 straight to 6?
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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    I have 2 in the front center, and 2 each on first reflection side walls.
    Sorry for the late reply...

    ozzy

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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    I have one Aperture on the front wall between the speakers. Room is 13'6" x 10'x 9'. small. I also have 2'x2'x4" corner traps at the ceiling. Sounds great. The one Aperture took the place of multiple treatment panels and did a much, much better job. Everything is better The reason I got mine is a friend bought 2 and found that one was enough. His room is bigger than mine.
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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    Quote Originally Posted by Audiophilehi View Post
    Thanks for the suggestion. Unfortunately only 2 Apertures are in my budget at this time. I will experiment with the 2 Apertures and when budget allows (or if the wife goes away for a few days) I'll add more.
    Start with two as you state and go from there. Experiment and listen for a few days as you go. It is hard to guess where they will end up given their multifunctional performance. Good luck and enjoy the journey!
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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    I have 5 Apertures. Two at the first reflection point of the left speaker and three at the first reflection point of the right speaker. The right speaker's Apertures fill an open doorway. Both sets are on Aperture stands that I roll into place. Behind the speakers, on the front wall, I have a combination of Artnovion diffusors and absorbers. Artnovion bass traps on the front wall corners at the ceilings. This has helped me have more even sound from each speaker and remove some smearing.
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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    Thanks for the replies. Construction in my house which includes a dedicated listening room is easily at least 4 weeks from completion. I can't wait to start my listening sessions with the Apertures.
    Paul



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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    Audiophilehi,
    Sorry for the late reply. I did start with 2. I put them on the first side reflections.
    Then I bought 2 more. I found that I preferred 2 on each side wall reflection one on top of the other-basically covering 4 feet on each side wall first reflection, more so than at the center position.
    But, when funds became available I then bought 2 more and placed them in the center-one on top of the other. Again, covering about 4 feet in height. (actually I think it is 44 inches).
    I also have 4 ASC 20" tube traps in the corners and 4 more 2x4 ATC wall panels behind the speakers.

    ozzy

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    Re: Stillpoints Aperture II Panels Questions

    I just bought one more to go behind my seat.

    ozzy

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