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Bass trap question

-B-

Well-Known Member
I have some standard acoustic panels that I intend to use in corners as bass traps. Is reaching floor to ceiling a necessity for them to work properly, or can they be short. Are there any negative results from using them in this configuration?
 

jamhead

Well-Known Member
Optimum performance would be from floor to ceiling. However, they would still provide a substantial benefit.

My one bass trap dosen't go to the ceiling, and it made a big difference.
 

Flint

Dog Faced Pony Soldier
Superstar
It is all about sheer volume of material. If floor to ceiling would be x cubic feet of content and short is x / 2.5 cubic feet of material, then the effectiveness will be at least 2.5x less than full height.

Not too complicated.
 

-B-

Well-Known Member
cool, just didn't want any negative effects. Placed a few and some temporary roughly placed panels and am already hearing the difference. Been a long time since I had some room treatments.
 

-B-

Well-Known Member
DIYer said:
-B- said:
Been a long time since I had some room treatments.
Will it mask the thumps coming from below? :shhh:

My guess, no. If it works like I'm accustomed to a bass trap working then the hits will be harder and tighter :happy-smileygiantred:
 

milpool

Active Member
I've seen some graphs that show the results of what you are contemplating, on sites that compare corner traps to corner wedges. I am amazed at how effective the trap you are contemplating is. It works quite well... until you get down below 125Hz. Even 6" fiberglass fails to make a big difference in the lowest octave. Since I need a lot of help below 60Hz, I am building a wedge. In fact, I have the first empty wedge up and completed... I just need to buy the fiberglass to fill it with. I am quite excited!
 

-B-

Well-Known Member
milpool said:
I've seen some graphs that show the results of what you are contemplating, on sites that compare corner traps to corner wedges. I am amazed at how effective the trap you are contemplating is. It works quite well... until you get down below 125Hz. Even 6" fiberglass fails to make a big difference in the lowest octave. Since I need a lot of help below 60Hz, I am building a wedge. In fact, I have the first empty wedge up and completed... I just need to buy the fiberglass to fill it with. I am quite excited!
Considering what you have just said, I am amazed at the difference of what I've done just leaning 4 2x4 2" panels around the room.
 

-B-

Well-Known Member
When it's proper treated I will post some. Right now they are huts kinda everywhere. I need to move my wall mounted pc monitor to treat the right side.
 
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