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Lemme check with my supplier and see what they have in stock
Yes I review movies here over in the Media Review forum. If not I would be unemployed like the other 85% in my area during the winter months. Hopefully it will be a better season here at the lake than last summer when it had seemed to rain or storm just about every day. My grandfather always tinkered with electronics and gadgets and my great great grandfather had contributed to MGM for them to get started so it has always been a hobby of mine. It makes my other family members are very jealous when they come over. :bigsmile: I recently took a trip up midwest and got THX certified. A couple summers ago I had inventation from the academy awards to review movies which I would have taken but my family wanted me to have a "normal" job. I might have to write them back to see if they are still interested or not some time.I don't have any experience with the 244s, so I cannot offer suggestions. As posted elsewhere, all of mine are Monsters. It seems that we both have done our share recently to keep GIK in business:whew:
I notice that your avatar lists media reviewer. Is that your profession? Is your room used in your business? I am an electrical engineer in nuclear power generating plant design. I always envisioned a career in electronics, but when I graduated from college in 1971, the space program was almost over and few electronics firms in the Southeast were hiring. So, power engineering pays the bills for the electronics addiction:nerd:
I thought about trying some insulation behind the 244's. It is also 1", 1" 1/4" I think actually. I could fit some pink behind it but I don't have much to spare at the moment. I was looking at the absorption coefficients yesterday of the 244 again and I saw the Monster and looking at them they seem to center right around the problem target frequency in my room. I kept putting them in the checkout, leaving awhile comming back, putting them back in. I'm glad those are ordered finally. I talked to Bryan before about custom sized traps for the small area on my stage, but the cost was out of my price range at the time. Those are still on file should I decide to do that, but with the new Pillar traps there they would be slightly smaller. I'm pretty sure the insulation on there does at least at decent enough amount of absorption.I think you will be pleased with the performance. At least on paper, they are quite a bit more effective in the lower octaves than the 244s. Bryan indicated that stuffing some pink insulation behind them may improve absorption performance in the lowest bass. I haven't tried that yet.
There is about an inch or so gap at the back of the trap between the back of the material and the back edge of the frame. I suppose the intent is to provide that as an air space even if the trap is pushed against the wall. That may even be there on the 244s.
Something to remember is that GIK will make a custom size of any of their traps for a very nominal fee (I suppose as long as it is within the 24x48 standard). And if you buy more than one, the surcharge for the other custom ones of the same size is even less.