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Corner Base Trap Completed Project

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Forgive me for starting a new post but if anyone is interested these have been my 'travels' into the room treatment world. Have to say at this stage its looking very good but I now need to start listening to some music and films ...

First thoughts - http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/corner-base-trap-project

Begining to build - http://www.whathifi.com/forum/home-cinema/corner-base-trap-project-part-2

Final Pix -

Base trap ready to install. Just need the top

 

And now to evaluate ! .....

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

party time!

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Just loving your enthusiasm!!!! I have did have and do have room eq troubles cause of a wall 7ft tall and 16ft long made of glass!!! Try and eq that with a wife who likes vetical blinds! 

You have done a great job and neat too, sound different??

 

Robin may I ask how do you find the 2065? I may buy a 2nd hand one in the very very near future! Sorry to be off topic and pls see my sig for my kit. 

 

Darrell

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

16x7 in glass! I'd like to see that! Don't take up stone throwing. I wonder if vertical blinds may be good if closed? Need an experts view I guess. I think my present kit is now as good as I need. I am pleased with the 2065 recommended and bought from HiFix. Not convinced about the yammy eq since it gives a rather dull sound but easy to tweak to my liking. I usually use the most 'pure' settings which sounds good for bluray, Sky DD and music. I don't claim any expertise just an ameteur enthusiast. I do think that u can spend a fortune on kit but if the room is poor then the benefits are minimal. Extensive room treatment for me and most is not an option but I am pleased on my recent efforts.

Cheers

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RobinKidderminster wrote:

16x7 in glass! I'd like to see that! Don't take up stone throwing. I wonder if vertical blinds may be good if closed? Need an experts view I guess. I think my present kit is now as good as I need. I am pleased with the 2065 recommended and bought from HiFix. Not convinced about the yammy eq since it gives a rather dull sound but easy to tweak to my liking. I usually use the most 'pure' settings which sounds good for bluray, Sky DD and music. I don't claim any expertise just an ameteur enthusiast. I do think that u can spend a fortune on kit but if the room is poor then the benefits are minimal. Extensive room treatment for me and most is not an option but I am pleased on my recent efforts.

Cheers

Hi,

16x7 in glass yessss!! basically a rectangle room 16ft long 11'6" wide, sofa against wall and tv on wall opposite at 16ft away, to the right is a wall with double bi-fold doors and to the left is a 4ft wide glass panel floor to ceiling, then two 4ft sliding patio doors, and another 4ft glass panel floor to ceiling. We have those ceiling to floor vertical blinds which i suppose helps with the sound.

congrats on your DIY bass traps, any tips i need to know if i get the amp il pop up a thread.

 

Many thanks

 

Darrell  

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Similar size then but you are firing down the room (better). I would post a pic to get some ideas. Moving the setee from the wall helps but I can only manage 6'' or so. Can you get away with installing temporary panels? Interesting challenge.

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Sta99y - My 2065 was about £600. It had been on sale at double but since new amps are released annualy it makes sense to buy end of year. Same with my old AE's which I now need to sell. My attempts at base trapping arose because there were swrious holes in the two main seating positions which I couldn't resolve by moving the sub. I think the traps have helpwd significantly. I would recommend buying a pack of RS60 or RW3, cutting into chunks, placing it strategically and see what happens. A £20 experiment akin to moving speakers or furniture but a bit more messy and needing a pair of rubber gloves and a vacuum. Then, if need be, DIY or buy some. GIK are helpful and unlike me, know the issues.

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

A distributor of our panels in Slovakia made this video about temporary trating a living room when using it as a listening room.

A must watch for his sense of humour :)  (You'll see what I mean)

 

http://www.gikacoustics.com/video_treated.html

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Yup. One of my earlier cinema roles! Laughing

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Robin thanks for advice, 1st off I'm going to hopefully get the 2065 2nd hand off of a well known avforum site, once setup I will try bringing sofa forward a little without mrs sta99y noticing ha ha, to be fair when it's just myself watching a film bringing sofa forward is not a prob so I may set amp up with sofa a couple feet from back wall. 

That should help I guess. 

I will post a pic but on iPhone at mo and not sure I can do it. 

When will they bring out a whathifi app?!!!

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Mk III version nearly complete. Neater front baffles and easier to produce. Dunno if anyone cares but I'll post some pics later.

Cheers

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Mk III version nearly complete. Neater front baffles and easier to produce. Dunno if anyone cares but I'll post some pics later.

Cheers

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Im interested Robin, I think you have great enthusiasm and and understanding lady? I think we all have the inthusiasm but not the latter ha ha. 

Its great sharing ideas. 

Just got me a 2065!! Woo hoo

 

Darrell

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Let me know how the 2065  goes. Recon it will please. Cheers

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

My FINAL efforts. Satisfied now (maybe/hopefully)

Much simpler design which looks slimmer in situ.

In situ

Done !

Yea OK I redid that overhanging top making it flush but nearly finished.

Cheers All.

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RE: Corner Base Trap Completed Project

Had time to do some listening and I recon the base traps have had a very worthwhile effect. Clearly they are only a small element of 'room treatment' but within a lounge environment we are all limited I guess. Most usefully it seems to have improved some base 'holes' evident in one of the two main listening seats. the base is better balanced as well as sounding cleaner and more solid. Very subjective I know but I am quite happy with a small investment maybe £50. I think it has allowed the new MS's to breath more excitement into the system and the base movie effects are very believable now. My next upgrade would have to be a new room!

Cheers

PS With a flush fitting top and a little light oak trim makes the traps look much neater I recon.

All done. Thanks Chewy recon measurements using ears is up next

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