SubFunk wrote:the high pass is a matter of try and error, i really can't tell how much the treatment 'solved' the issue or not.
Thanks again for all the kind words everyone. It was quite a bit more of a job than I thought it would be when I first started, so I'm happy it came out ok in the end
I set the speakers to -2db roll off and it sounds great now. No resonance issues and a great sound, the best I've heard from the Genelecs so far. Happy days!
Building the traps didn't take that long. It was all the prep work before hand that took the time. The holes took the longest, and were the biggest pain in the ass. I did all the work over a few days, but it took over a week of organising things - I had to buy some tools as well before I started.
I thought about cutting full-length panels out of the sides of the frames to make it easier, but once I got the first long strip finished I realised they wouldn't be strong enough to hold the trap together. With the holes, they are weak, but strong enough to keep the structure secure. If you notice I didn't make the holes all the way down, I left space at the ends for connecting everything securely. Something you might want to consider when you do yours.
I just moved in with the girlfriend, so buying a better house might be a bit far off yet - but I'll be keeping all of this in mind for the next move
I have them all a few cm's off the walls, but as I'm limited for space, that's all I could do. The left-rear corner trap is the same, but there is a shelf that holds a printer etc in there, so it goes on top of it and to the ceiling.
The other issue I had with the room was I was told not to make a load of holes in the walls and furniture because we're not planning on staying. So the majority of the project was done without damaging the room. Which also meant I couldnt remove the fitted dressing table to the left, or the wardrobe at the back of the room. A pain, but nothing to complain too much about
I chose the bright red because I thought the rest of the room was very clinical (although I liked how clean it was). It needed something bright to change the atmosphere. Its really cosy now and feels like a creative space without feeling overcrowded. Maybe you could pick up some material and cover your existing traps to breathe some new life in there?