For a quick good time, blankets...


and pillows.

Try them! On the floor, between the speakers and between them and your listening chair.

You may discover your speakers are capable of more than you thought.

Best,

E
erik_squires

Showing 9 responses by wolf_garcia

A small flock of sheep also works well, and I found out once (long story) that an unconscious group of fur covered flight attendants absorbs reflections…a large puddle of old soup with a thick mold, burning tires (not indoors please), a sink hole between the speakers has to at the proper depth but is great. I once invited a group of shivering people at a bus stop into a sound check to simulate a crowd, but had to toss 'em out before the show…gotta have a ticket...
A vested financial interest in sheep and flight attendants? I suppose there's a possibility...
I wrote "Flight Attendants," not stewardesses…in audio you need specificity in the domain of worthwhile tweaks.
Are the listeners being blocked by sheep? Or is there an attempt at some form of mirth control?...I think it was oregonpapa that described the technique he recommends when enjoying sheep…something to do with dangerous hillsides or cliffs causing them to back up...
I have a glass coffee table right in front of my listening sweet spot…I put a couple of throw pillows on top (covering 90% of the thing, and 100% of the area that would reflect anything into my ear balls), problem solved. And, I can then put my feet on it more comfortably which allows me to use my feet to reflect small bits of treble waves elsewhere, or simply absorb the waves into my socks. 
I realize that many people attempt to listen to audio systems while living in rugless or carpetless environments devoid of furnishings and surrounded with reflective surfaces like some sort of insane Bauhaus nightmare of sonic reflections, rendered helpless when attempting to distinguish between an oboe and a 52 Telecaster. This is sad, and we certainly should help these hapless souls. However, I also feel that anybody who hasn't figured out that glass houses are not only inappropriate when located near golf courses and skeet shooting ranges, but potentially internally lacking the proper damping for serious audio sound wave stability might be beyond help. However, I don't plan to ignore those who suffer the dizzying effects of reflected cacophony, and will begin a drive to gather blankets and provide them to those befuddled by environmentally inappropriate flat surfaces in my new charity, SUTR, or Soak Up Them Reflections…I care…I really do...
Brings up an interesting thing I notice in audio magazines...the always wireless and generally ampless and everything elseless cool man speakers in cool man modern rooms for advertising pics. It's as if your wealthy neighbor liked the looks of your Ferrari Red Wilsons so much he broke into your place and took the damn things up to the penthouse and just put 'em in there. Along the glass walled living area with no rugs and a view of the rooftop pool maybe. They hire ad agencies for this stuff of course, but I want to see piles of gear with gigantic cables, bass traps, ugly egg carton diffusers, and a grumpy looking trophy wife…just once...
Does that reviewer have any furniture?