Any luck with Tube Bass Traps

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tertsipede

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Folks,

Have you had luck with self-made tubetraps or such?
(or maybe luck does not play a role in it ;) )

I am planning to treat a small pre-production room acustically. I pretty well know the methods for taming bass-frequency modes, early reflections and using diffusors.

For bass-damping, it looks like the tube traps would do well. There´s a DIY-guide on
directxfiles.com

Now I would like to know if any of you have had any luck with similar approaches.

Thanks,

- Teuvo
 

Mike Simmons

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T

tertsipede

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Curious G,

Thank you very much for your response! The links were helpful.

Has anyone else had any luck with the tube trap method?

-Teuvo
 

lorenzo gerace

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Jan 27, 2002
Hi

I'm about to experiment with one of the above to tune the low end of my Control Room, I'll post back my results.

Cheers
 
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mocsa

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I built two rectangular traps with a 1'x1' base. The sides are 1" thick compressed glass fiber. (I simply cut two 2'x4' panels into half and glued them airtight.)
I did not notice a considerable reduction in bass in my 10'x13' bedroom studio. I think I will need more. Even ASC recommends to start with several of their traps to have a noticeable change.
I put them in the room corners. They nicely resonate when the bass is loud. You can feel it when you touch it.
When I complement the traps with two 2'x4' panels behind me (to reduce reflections from back wall) I can achieve a quite good mixing environment. The front wall is covered with 2" thick foam (a temporary solution).
 
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