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Hi,

I have two book shelves covering my front corners. If I put a bass trap behind them will they have any affect?


My second question is if I put bass traps on a stand in my rear corners do the edges of the traps have to be touching the walls? Or can the traps be spaced away from the corners.
 

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Hi,

I have two book shelves covering my front corners. If I put a bass trap behind them will they have any affect?
I doubt they would be very effective in that situation since you're already getting sound reflected off the bookcase along with some absorbtion..
Can the bookcases be moved elsewhere?


My second question is if I put bass traps on a stand in my rear corners do the edges of the traps have to be touching the walls? Or can the traps be spaced away from the corners.
They can be spaced off the corners..Infact they may be even more effective with a gap..
 

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Thanks for the quick response Prof.

Unfortunately, I can't put them elsewhere do to limited space.

As far as spacing them away from the corners the stands will place them about 1-2 feet away from the corner is that to much spacing to do any good?
 

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If they are only 2" thick panels, then that's not going to be enough thickness..
You really need to have 3 layers of 2" in each corner to be effective..
Ideally, the edges of the front panels should be touching the side and back wall..leaving a gap between the back of the panels and the corner..
The distance between the back of the panels and the corner is determined by how wide you make the face panel..The wider the face panel..the greater the gap..

I hope I've explained that clearly enough...
 

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The panels are 4" thick their bass traps from ATS.

The stand holds the panel upright and the base is an H if you put the stand all the way in the corner that would leave the stand touching the walls before the panel leaving a 8" inch gap between the panel edges and the walls.
 

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D..I've just had a look at the ATS website and they don't seem to list any actual bass traps..They all appear to be acoustic wall panels of different types..

Generally speaking, effective bass traps should be higher than 4' and preferably floor to ceiling..That is what's used in most theatres, mine included..
I realize that it's not always practical to have them that big, so a bass trap that's only 4' high needs to be at least 6" thick..

Wall panels are generally made 2" or 4" thick..

Did they sell them to you specifically as bass traps or as acoustic panels?
 

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They have a backless option for the 24x48x4 panels that says " helps with corner trapping " if you click on that panel size towards the bottom of the page.

I've seen DIY bass traps made the same way though.


Any way I realize my idea with these stands won't work properly.
 

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Certainly try them without the bases and see if there's any improvement..
If you find that they are not making a lot of improvement, I would get a sheet of OC703 fibreglass and build up the thickness..
 
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