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Old 10th June 2007, 02:46 PM   #1
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Default Made me some bass traps and an amp stand

Not sure where to post this, but I just finished some hanging bass traps-

Hanging Bass Traps

These are not as easy as you think! Anyway, they definately reduce echo in the room and make the speakers sound better. Going to make me some more and some different variations.

Also, fyi, just finished an amplifier stand, filled with sand.

Amplifier Stand.

Not sure I hear a difference with this, but people sure like to use stands don't they? Right now using it with the Krell clone that I built long long ago...


I never really thought DIYing saved you much money, and this is confirmed by the bass traps, which cost me about $74 each to make in materials. While I could have made these cheaper, they are approaching the cost ($86) of some of the commercially available Ready Acoustics traps, as you can see via the cost breakdown on the link.
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Old 10th June 2007, 06:34 PM   #2
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Nice looking panels.

But aren't those more like acoustic panels,instead of real bass traps? Maybe if filled the corner behind with acoustic material,they would tame the lower freguencies too?
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Default traps?

Hmmm.... not sure what the difference is between an acoustic panel and a bass trap. Got some round ones under construction that will definately be "traps"?
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An acoustic panel works more at mid and high frequencies. A bass trap as the name suggests tames bass. I'd say what you have made are panels, I'm not suggesting you don't percieve an improvement in bass reproduction, but proper bass traps are fairly large and usually placed in corners.
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An acoustic panel can also absorb the bass frequency.But only when it is thick enough.From my understanding 10cm thick isn't thick enough to do anything to the bass ? Only higher frequencies are absorbed.
You have mounted them in the corner,some cap between the wall and panel "makes" the panels as they were thicker,thats good.

Good luck with building the round bass traps,put some pictures here when ready.
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richie00boy explained it well,I was writing my reply while he posted .
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