Adding a wood panel to the speaker wall?

Hi all, As some of you have seen I moved some of my Vicoustic wavewood panels from the front wall to the ceiling to great effect sonically but less so aesthecially.

When sitting here looking at the wall I got inspired to do something different with the wall. My thoughts started with making it a plywood wall and then moved on to a wood panel wall. Either with airggaps between the panels or not.

Question is, what can happen to the sound if I build a wall with random width of panel (maybe 4 different width) and a 2 cm gap between them covering the entire wall? Will this affect scattering in a unpredicted way?

If I build it I need to start with studs of some dimension, maybe 45mm in depth. Should I put some isolation in this construction? I´m thinking something highdensity such as thoose environmental friendly woodinsulating blocks. Will that affect frequency respons in an unpredicted way?

Looking for the forums expertise here😁 @Thomas perhaps?

Hi Lucifer, my dealer Signals renovated a church a couple of years ago and have some walls with an abstract wood block effect, appear to come in panels…glued to the wall.

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Although I’ve not been to Naim HQ for sometime, from the photos posted on this forum it’s listening room has an interesting treatment.


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It certainly has. I wonder how it´s calculated? If there is some thought to the pattern making for a predictable outcome.

Looks as if there is a difference in the thickness of the wood pieces. The ones placed higher up on the wall looks thicker to these eyes.

Looking at a picture covering the whole room you can see that angles vary along the walls in some kind of sequence. Maybe it´s some sort of qrd diffuser?

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It was modelled on Focal’s factory listening room.
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Something like this but no window and smoother surface.

And I´d leave it untreated or treated with soap made from linseed oil. It keeps it light

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