The Primacoustic London 12 kit is designed for reflection and reverberation control in small rooms and home studios up to 150 square feet.
Basic Reflection Control using the London 12 Kit
You can use the London 12 kit to increase listening clarity by placing absorption at the first reflection points in your room. Early reflections are the first reflections we hear within about 100 ms of hearing the direct sound of the source. These give important cues about our location in a room relative to the walls, floor and ceiling. However, in small rooms these reflections tend to interfere with the sound coming from your speakers, causing a comb filtering effect that reduces clarity. In small rooms you can make your speakers sound more accurate by absorbing these early reflections.
Example Application in a Live-End, Dead-End Room
Live-End, Dead-End (LEDE) control rooms are intended to allow critical listening without creating an acoustically dead environment. The front of the control room, or ‘dead-end’, relies on high absorption to prevent early reflections from interfering with the direct sound from the monitors (loudspeakers). The back end of the control room, or ‘live-end’, is covered with broadband diffusers to scatter reflections back toward the listening position with a dense, non-uniform texture.
You can use the Primacoustic London 12 kit as shown in the example drawings to create a basic Live-End, Dead-End concept in your listening room, mixing room, home studio or home theatre. If you’re sitting less than 10 feet from your back wall, we recommend you use extra absorption there instead of diffusers. If you’re in a larger room and you have the space for diffusers, you will be better off using the London 16 room kit augmented with diffusers and bass traps.
Primacoustic London 12 room kit features:
The Primacoustic London 12 room kit provides the following acoustic treatments:
Recommended Additional Acoustic Treatments
To achieve balanced acoustics in your room you will also need absorption that targets the low frequency room modes. Augment the London 12 kit with bass traps such as the MaxTrap, FullTrap or Modex Corner.
An absorptive ceiling cloud will also help with early reflection control to increase listening transparency.
For more complete acoustic control in your project studio (or to treat larger rooms), see the London 16 room kit.