Bass Trap Conundrum (Center Rear Wall)

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Given that you can rarely have too much bass trapping in a room, why not use two traps? One above and one below the light switch.
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Re: Bass Trap Conundrum (Center Rear Wall)

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:D genius!
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Re: Bass Trap Conundrum (Center Rear Wall)

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Thank you all for your advice and feedback. I decided to buy 4 free standing bass traps (24" × 48" x 5.25" thick). I have them on adjustable stands that sit approximately 5" from the wall. I'm going to experiment with placement. When I find the right spot, I'll remove them from the stands and mount them on the wall, if possible. If it's not possible, I'll likely leave them on the stands until I can find a better solution. I really appreciate the advice.
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Presumably mounted on, but still held off the wall I presume?
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Wonks wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 8:49 am Presumably mounted on, but still held off the wall I presume?

Yes, and since you mentioned it, would a 1.5" or 3.81cm gap between the flat rear wall suffice, or is a larger gap required? The reason I ask is because the traps are 5.25" thick.
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Re: Bass Trap Conundrum (Center Rear Wall)

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Normally recommended to have the same gap as the panel thickness for maximum effectiveness, but if you can't make the gap that big, make it as big as you can.
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Re: Bass Trap Conundrum (Center Rear Wall)

Post by Martin Walker »

Wonks wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 9:38 pm Normally recommended to have the same gap as the panel thickness for maximum effectiveness, but if you can't make the gap that big, make it as big as you can.

Spot on advice from Wonks as usual!

(or I'm imagining a Thunderbirds scenario where the bass traps are normally flat against the rear wall, but on pressing your MIX button they slowly slide forward 5 inches ;) )
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Re: Bass Trap Conundrum (Center Rear Wall)

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Martin Walker wrote: Fri Oct 07, 2022 10:09 pm (or I'm imagining a Thunderbirds scenario where the bass traps are normally flat against the rear wall, but on pressing your MIX button they slowly slide forward 5 inches ;) )

"No Mr Bond, I expect you to appreciate the noticeable improvement in control between 150 and 300Hz."
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Re: Bass Trap Conundrum (Center Rear Wall)

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:bouncy::bouncy::bouncy::bouncy:
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