Room Treatment Products from UA Acoustics?

Discussion in 'Audio Hardware' started by Helom, Apr 19, 2019.

  1. Sta11ker

    Sta11ker Active Member

    Location:
    SE
    so no one tried to order the panels from these guys?
     
  2. Kyhl

    Kyhl formerly known

    Location:
    Savage
    I'm happy with my combination of home made traps and stuff from GIK.

    The first step is to understand your problem. You can't fix a speaker with room treatments. Most every speaker has enough bass. If you are hearing more highs than lows I'd focus on fixing why the lows are missing. If the speaker isn't producing enough of what you want, go speaker shopping. If they are but the bass is missing at the listening position, or you notice areas in the room with large amounts of bass then treatments can help. Using traps to attenuate highs can help slightly but I doubt will get anyone where they want to go.

    Room problems start with bass. Most absorbent style bass traps are broadband meaning they handle all frequencies from some low point on up. I recommend staying away from tuned traps unless you have measured the room and know exactly what you are trying to fix and exactly where it is going to be placed in order to fix the problem. Placing a trap where it isn't needed does little to help room acoustics. Correct placement of a tuned trap is even more important.

    From that point of view, foam is the lesser tool for the job because fluffy absorbers go lower than foam, for the same given thickness. Also, if an absorber is too dense then high frequencies will bounce off, making fluffy work better at both ends of the spectrum.

    When treating in general, the broader the better which usually means fluffy.
     
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  3. Fishoutofwater

    Fishoutofwater Forum Resident

    I use panels from Addictive Sound in Poland. I buy on ebay and the panels are very well made. Effective. Only less than 50pounds each inl. Postage. Loads of colours.
     
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  4. Sta11ker

    Sta11ker Active Member

    Location:
    SE
    Well, no one is trying, then I will check, the price is not great anyway.
    I ordered acoustic panels for placement behind the acoustics and listening space.

    500 x 500 x 50 mm. 8 pieces
    Total price with shipping came € 160.

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    Some little experience with acoustic panels is already there. Now I will test these products.
    Unsubscribe on the outcome.
     
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  5. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    Location:
    Belgium
    They look great !
     
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  6. Optimize

    Optimize Forum Resident

    Location:
    EU
    Great!
    I just thinking of the technical aspect of the difference between with or without the surface material.
    The thoughts goes like this. That the harder surface material will reflect the higher frequencies but if they were not there they would not be reflected (yes I know there is absorption graphs on the homepage).

    But then will they be more or less beneficial to use at first reflection points?
    When we then select a more narrow frequency band. Not the bass as usual but now also not the highs. :confused:

    (My assumption is that "all" (=as wide frequency range as possible) should not be allowed to reflect back from the first reflection points because we want no reflections at all from there)
     
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  7. Blowby

    Blowby Static lp

    Location:
    Colorado
    I placed an order from ua_acustics as well. Transport says on the way to the US as of Friday, and should be here this week I hope. I ordered a few different types (12 panels and 6 bass traps total) for first reflection, wall behind the listening position and bass traps for the corners behind speakers. I will start removing my mock up absorption pieces and replace with the UA panels step by step and test the difference.
     
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  8. crazy eights

    crazy eights Truckstop lovechild

    Location:
    new york

    i am very interested in learning how everyone feels about the ua acoustic panels if they use them , they seem very affordable for my tight audio budget, might be a better less expensive solution than building my own
     
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  9. Blowby

    Blowby Static lp

    Location:
    Colorado
    Prices were very affordable even with the $147.00 shipping cost from the Ukraine.

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  10. Sta11ker

    Sta11ker Active Member

    Location:
    SE
    I come to you with news, good and "could be better".
    The positive thing is that the parcel with panels got in 12 days and I got it.

    Large, but not heavy.
    And now let us sigh ...

    4 panels were damaged from one corner.
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    and the other four came intact
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    Told the manufacturer about the trouble with the parcel.
    They promised to send a new quartet within 2 days.
    This makes me happy.
    I will wait...)

    It remains to hear whether there is a result.
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    I will write about the results later.
    Have a nice day.)
     
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  11. bever70

    bever70 It's all about the soundstage

    Location:
    Belgium
    I like the look of them but I doubt they will change much to the sound, as most of the surface will just be reflecting sound (the wood), I mean the foam behind the wood does nothing for the sound or am I missing something here ?
     
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  12. Blowby

    Blowby Static lp

    Location:
    Colorado
    Good news and bad as well. Bass traps came in and the panels are still in transit. I set them up and have the bass dialed in now.

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    5 out of 6 were damaged. Contacted UA and they said they will send a new batch. He also said wait for the other panels to arrive, any damage and he can replace as needed.

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  13. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    Location:
    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    Those pictures will hurt this company, at least around here I imagine. I know I wouldn't risk shipping from Europe to the USA, not with those images in my head!;) Perhaps an alternative would be GIK Acoustics. Looks like they offer similar products and they're based outta Atlanta, GA!
     
  14. Helom

    Helom I'll take the monkey coffins Thread Starter

    Location:
    U.S.
    Bummer about the shipping damage. Hopefully they'll use better packaging materials for the replacements.

    I wouldn't be at all surprised if the improper handling occurred on this side of the pond.
     
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  15. Chazro

    Chazro Forum Resident

    Location:
    West Palm Bch, Fl.
    Doesn't matter where it happened. It's on the manufacturer to make sure the product arrives in perfect condition. I ran a lighting company for many years. Whenever we introduced a new product, we'd pack it, literally toss it around the plant, and THAN we'd ship it cross-country and back. We called it the UPS Stress Test!;) Not only did we expect the unit to get back to us in pristine condition, we expected it! The packing dept. would get an earful if it didn't!
     
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  16. Blowby

    Blowby Static lp

    Location:
    Colorado
    I didn’t take a picture of the packaging but they packed the bass traps face to face and a foam strip around the cosmetic edge of the two traps. Then stacked three tall and wrapped in heavy dark plastic, like trash bag material. If only they slid this into a box the problem would not happen. I feel boxes stack easily with the load over the entire side. Without the box covering their product I assume the impact of another box thrown on top lands on individual corners and edges (smaller surface area) and can’t withstand the impact.
     
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  17. murphythecat

    murphythecat Forum Resident

    Location:
    Canada
    these are obviously not made to be placed at the early reflection
     
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  18. Sounds Good

    Sounds Good Active Member

    Location:
    USA
    I just placed an order with UA Acoustics for 8 traps and 12 panels in MDF. Will let you know what happens.
    Total was $368 for panels + $155 USD for shipping.
    Looking at those photos I think maybe I should have ordered the plastic instead as the MDF seems rather fragile.
     
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  19. Sounds Good

    Sounds Good Active Member

    Location:
    USA
    The panels arrived in three packages. Shipping time to USA was two weeks. The majority (75%) of the panels arrived damaged. The MDF wood is very fragile and prove to damage even with just normal handling not to mention the rigors of shipping international. The plastic may be sturdier.
    I have photos to share but cannot upload them....How do you post photos?
     
  20. George P

    George P Forum Resident

    Location:
    NYC
    Man that sucks! What is up with this company?
     
  21. Blowby

    Blowby Static lp

    Location:
    Colorado
    My replacement bass traps should be in midweek. Hope they packed them better this time.
     
  22. Sta11ker

    Sta11ker Active Member

    Location:
    SE
    A week ago, I received a new batch of acoustic panels instead of damaged ones.
    This time the packaging was smarter. The corners are laid, and the partitions between the panels are noticeably larger in size, which saved the shipment.
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    All intact)
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    The other day I will install and test them. :)
     
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  23. Blowby

    Blowby Static lp

    Location:
    Colorado
    Replacement bass traps came today and are in absolutely perfect condition. The packaging was reinforced with a layer of cardboard around the padded internal packaging.

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    Highly recommend and very successful using UA-Acoustics products in my sound room.
     
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  24. JustGotPaid

    JustGotPaid Forum Resident

    Nice Scooby!
     
  25. Helom

    Helom I'll take the monkey coffins Thread Starter

    Location:
    U.S.
    Good to see they corrected their packaging deficiencies.
     
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