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DIY bass trap

I All.
Sub too boomy? Try stuffing a bunch of old, crumpled up T-shirts into the corner nearest the sub.

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Would they work better if they were loosely stuffed in a couple of stacked empty beer cases? I've got plenty of those also.

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I prefer these:

Love Sac, baby Love Sac!

They use space, but I've never heard better.

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I gotta do sumpun' with all the empty cases! I wonder if I left some bottles partially filled (with water) I could tune the traps?

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I gotta do sumpun' with all the empty cases! I wonder if I left some bottles partially filled (with water) I could tune the traps?

Our first year at T.H.E. we used wine carriers.

They worked okay, actually. A guy from Japan wanted to buy them, in fact.

When we said he could have them for free, he no longer wanted them.

Go figure.

You can tell in the images that we used bottle bottom molds for near the floor, and bottle top molds for higher up.

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You should have quoted an outlandish cost. Maybe then Japanese audiophiles would spend some of their excess cash on wine carriers. That might leave some of the old McIntosh and Altec gear affordable to us mere mortals.

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DIY tube traps are easy. Start with Johns-Manville pre-formed fiberglass pipe insulation tubes, make wood plugs for the ends, cover one side in visqueen (for the "reflective" side) and wrap the whole thing in grille cloth.

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DIY tube traps are easy. Start with Johns-Manville pre-formed fiberglass pipe insulation tubes, make wood plugs for the ends, cover one side in visqueen (for the "reflective" side) and wrap the whole thing in grille cloth.

What is "visqueen".

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DIY tube traps are easy. Start with Johns-Manville pre-formed fiberglass pipe insulation tubes, make wood plugs for the ends, cover one side in visqueen (for the "reflective" side) and wrap the whole thing in grille cloth.

What is "visqueen".

Hi Joe,

Visqueen is a plastic one can usually pickup at lumber yards.

One can simply use large bedroom pillows, one or more in corners and one or more halfway between corners. At first reflection points one can try acoustic ceiling tile, which helps approx 400-500hz on up.

Cheers.

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Thanks. I've made some tube traps and corner traps. My first reflection points have been damped for quite some time. I even made some Roomlens copies. I'm currently experimenting with various amounts of stuffing in them.

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DIY tube traps are easy. Start with Johns-Manville pre-formed fiberglass pipe insulation tubes, make wood plugs for the ends, cover one side in visqueen (for the "reflective" side) and wrap the whole thing in grille cloth.

What is "visqueen".

Hi Joe,

Visqueen is a plastic one can usually pickup at lumber yards.

One can simply use large bedroom pillows, one or more in corners and one or more halfway between corners. At first reflection points one can try acoustic ceiling tile, which helps approx 400-500hz on up.

Cheers.

Been checking pillows from Walmart. $2.50 each and they work nicely. Put two or three in corners, along walls etc.

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