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Re: Bass traps

Great, more reading! Seem to be spending more time reading than listening to music. Seriously, thank you for the link, will have a more in depth look soon. May well end up changing my plans yet again or even just throw bundles of jeans in the corner, quick and easy!

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Small progress report. Have purchased some rockwool panels and have cut them to size. Need to buy some wood for frames and then assemble them. Couple of bad pics included.
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Finclave -that looks like a lot of work!

What did you use to cut them?
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Cutting them did take some time. I would have wanted panels that were thicker but the thickest that were available were 50mm, there are 56 pieces in total. When I asked what would be the best way to cut the panels I was told that they have a special knife for the job that resembles a bread knife, being a chef with a good collection of knives I decided to use my oldest and worst bread knife, worked a charm though the knife is not quite the same anymore!

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Short progress report. Have two traps basically ready. Decided against making a wooden frame as the other half said it would be easy to just cover the traps in fabric. Purchased fabric and came to the conclusion that sewing triangular bags is not the easiest ting in the world. My girlfriend made the first one and then decided that maybe need to re-think the covering of the traps, me being stubborn decided sewing can not be that hard, can it? I gave it a go and well it is pretty difficult though I managed to not break the machine or sew my hand to the material or anything like that. Have now placed the cut panels into the two bags and they are having the final seam put in by hand. Should get the last two bags sewn up today or tomorrow morning and will then be able to first do a listening test to see if the boominess has been reduced, also have a look if thee are any changes in the subs response. Here are a couple of not very good pics.
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Nice work Fincave...
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Re: Bass traps

Not bad! And yeah, I can see how sewing things up could be a huge pain.

Since I'm lazy and don't want to read through the thread again, where are you going to put the four traps you're making? Obviously in the corners, but one in each corner? Or stacking two in the front corners?

And I can't wait to see how they help your room.

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At first I plan on putting one trap in each corner, I have two traps that are 60 cm tall for the rear corners and two that are 80 cm for the front of the room. Depending on the listening results I may end up stacking them and make another two that would be 140 cm tall.

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Depending on the listening results
You haven't touched on your testing methods in this thread too much.

Will you be using REW to do a before and after using response and waterfall?

What results are you hoping for?

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You haven't touched on your testing methods in this thread too much.

Will you be using REW to do a before and after using response and waterfall?

What results are you hoping for?

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I will be relying mostly on my ears, not the most scientific method, I know! I will also use REW to have a look at the subs response before and after. I am using a BFD and have achieved a response that I am happy with, not perfect but good enough for my 'tin ear'. The main reason for builiding the traps was to get rid of some boominess I have when listening to certain music, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds in particular, the boominess could well be in the mixing? Boomy bass may be a slight exaggeration as the problem is definitely is not severe by any means. Am not sure if the traps will make any difference, they may only make a difference that only I can 'hear', or may only serve as conversation pieces for visitors.

Probably won't use the waterfall as I do not really understand what I am looking at when looking at the results?

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