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Corner base trap project

About to do some modest room treatment. For a corner trap I am conaidering a trap of almost pyramid shape some 16in at the base and tapering to an almost point at about 4 ft up the corner. This is for aethetics rather than sq. Wonder if this will work or do I really need the traditional prism triangular shape. Any ideas please?

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RE: Corner base trap project

Where are you mounting the trap Rob? If it is a three sided pyramid that you are mounting in your rooms tri-corners (I.e. where two walls meet the ceiling or floor), then it sounds like a great idea!

In an ideal world a bass trap of 600mm x 600mm (triangle) all the way up the corners would have a more absorbing effect on the bass frequencies, but most of us have to balance WAF aesthetics with trying to maximise SQ - so on that basis, anything you put in will be better than having no treatments at all.

Are you making from mineral wool/insulation?

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Thanks Chewy. Yes I am looking at 4 bottom corners which should be fairly conxealed behind the speakers. I am going to use RS60 similar to rw3 with a frame if it needa support. I need ro see the material first. Spurd on now by your 'support' I have some to pick up tomorrow. I intend to cover them to blend in and will post my findings tho an evaluation in comapative terms is impossible. Cheers

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I'd be very interested to hear how you get on Rob, it's good to see someone trying room treatments!

 

Post some pics if/when you are willing and able. If you are able to, it'd also be interesting to see some frequency response measures before and after, to see what effect the traps have had?

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Pics no probs. Measurements maybe more comlplex but I will certainly update. Cheers again.

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RE: Corner base trap project

Interesting!!!!

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Hi,

Have a look at these people, very good to deal with.

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Thanks Michael for a useful ebay link. I will look at these to add to my corners. I am hopeful a little treatment will be useful tho as many of us mine is not a studio or home theatre but just a lounge. I guess some experimentation with tiles will be simple and cost effective. Cheers.

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RE: Corner base trap project

RobinKidderminster wrote:

Thanks Michael for a useful ebay link. I will look at these to add to my corners. I am hopeful a little treatment will be useful tho as many of us mine is not a studio or home theatre but just a lounge. I guess some experimentation with tiles will be simple and cost effective. Cheers.

Hi Robin,

I understand, having a system in a living area is always a compromise.

If you need any acoustic panel fabric this company will send you samples.

Good luck.

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Thanks for that link too Michael. I'll be starting the project in the morning.

Cheers

PS I am sorry about my appauling spelling. I blame it on the tablet not the boogie

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I would steer clear of the so called acoustic tiles to be honest Rob, at 20mm thick at their minimum point, they will do little to nothing for your in room acoustics. The thicker panels (3"+) in the link Michael gave, might be worth a look if you want to tackle your first order reflection points, or rear wall reflections - though I still think the rock wool gives much better broadband performance for the same thickness - i.e. you probably need to have a 3 or 4 inch foam panel to match the absorption of a 2" rock wool one.

Also be careful about acoustic panels you buy off eBay, that trader is recommended my Michael so they are probably fine, but many try and pass off simple packing foam, as acoustic panels.

On the fabrics, make sure it's acoustically transparent - not so important for the bass traps perhaps, but certainly for broadband absorption panels.

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Fair comments. Thanks again.

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Chewy wrote:

I would steer clear of the so called acoustic tiles to be honest Rob, at 20mm thick at their minimum point, they will do little to nothing for your in room acoustics. The thicker panels (3"+) in the link Michael gave, might be worth a look if you want to tackle your first order reflection points, or rear wall reflections - though I still think the rock wool gives much better broadband performance for the same thickness - i.e. you probably need to have a 3 or 4 inch foam panel to match the absorption of a 2" rock wool one.

Also be careful about acoustic panels you buy off eBay, that trader is recommended my Michael so they are probably fine, but many try and pass off simple packing foam, as acoustic panels.

On the fabrics, make sure it's acoustically transparent - not so important for the bass traps perhaps, but certainly for broadband absorption panels.

Hi Chewy,

The acoustic panel company was recommended to me, and their service is very good, although a little high on delivery cost sometimes.

The fabric company do have acoustically transparent material.

 

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RE: Corner base trap project

Mocked up the traps using a slightly different approach but when finished they should look a bit more other-half-friendly. With so much RS60 for less than £20 I will also make a 'temporary' rear baae trap. A 4" slab. I need to listen more and complete the project but first impressions seem ezcellent. Tighter, clearer, better soundstage. I will report later with pix but for now I am fairly sure of some significant improvement. My very precise, technically acurate scientific evaluation instrument is presently making dinner.

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RE: Corner base trap project

Corner traps don't have to be triangles they can indeed be square. The mprotance when treating bass in corners is the depth form thew front of the trap into the corner. You also don't need to use dense rockwool you can use the fluffy loft insulation style, the density itslef makes little difference its more of a case of getting mor ein the corners and the fluffy stuff is simply cheaper.

 

As for the the foma v rockwool, look up on the net results for tests on these and its clear to see.

 

Camira Cara is an excellent fabric btw, Lucia is very nice too but quite pricey

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Thanks Sheggs. I guess my design brief was to make them as insignificant as possible hence the pyramid. Diffixult to ignore raised brows. Thanks for the info it may still effect the final design. Cheers

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