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RealTraps announces new ceiling tile products

RealTraps * 34 Cedar Vale Drive * New Milford, CT 06776 * 860-210-1870 * www.realtraps.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

RealTraps Announces New Bass Trapping and RFZ Ceiling Tiles

New Milford, CT, USA - August 20, 2007 - RealTraps is pleased to announce their newest product line, the RealTraps Ceiling Tiles. The product line comprises eight models of ceiling tile ($49.99 - $99.99), which are being offered as an affordable and attractive alternative to hanging bass traps and RFZ panels from a grid ceiling.

Normal home- or office-style ceiling tiles are problematic when installed at first reflection points on ceilings, because they're too reflective at high and mid frequencies, and they're too thin to offer a useful amount of bass trapping. RealTraps Ceiling Tiles elegantly solve the dilemma of treating first reflection points and adding additional bass trapping to grid-based dropped ceilings.

All sizes of the new RealTraps Ceiling Tiles are available in any of RealTraps' four standard colors - black, gray, white or wheat. Tiles are available in both 2 x 2 and 2 x 4 foot sizes, and are offered in thicknesses of 1.5 inches (primarily for control of high and mid frequency reflections) or 3 inches (for bass trapping). Like their MiniTraps and MondoTraps products, RealTraps Ceiling Tiles can be ordered in either a Standard version offering a controlled amount of high and mid frequency reflection, or a HF version offering greater high and mid frequency absorption for treating first reflection points or for controlling flutter echo problems between floors and ceilings. The dimensions of the tiles are actually one-half inch smaller than their stated size, to allow the tiles to fit properly in a standard grid ceiling. Panels may be cut as needed to fit in partial grid openings.

Further information regarding the RealTraps Ceiling Tiles can be found on the RealTraps Products page http://www.realtraps.com/products.htm, and pricing information for the various models can be found on the RealTraps Prices/Shipping page http://www.realtraps.com/prices.htm.

The RealTraps website www.realtraps.com also contains educational videos, magazine articles, extensive advice on all aspects of room treatment, as well as showcasing their high-performance acoustic solutions for rooms of every size and purpose.

RealTraps is owned by Ethan Winer and Doug Ferrara. Ethan is known throughout the industry for his many technical articles in audio and computer magazines, and has engineered and produced several classical music CDs, including a recording of his own cello concerto. Doug is a professional musician and recording engineer who holds an advanced degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic and has been a systems engineer for Intel and Motorola.

Contact information: http://www.realtraps.com/contact.htm
By phone: toll-free 866-RealTraps (866-732-5872)

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Re: RealTraps announces new ceiling tile products

What a great product! I'm saving up for a turntable right now and won't be doing acoustic treatment for awhile, but those ceiling tiles would be perfect in the basement back home.

So, I just moved into my new apartment down at school, and I have a query:

Are you aware of any company selling unobtrusive and removable sound isolation material for ceilings and walls? The STC doesn't have to be huge, but it would be nice to have a more comfortable dB margin; Apartment-dwelling audio enthusiasts can make enemies quickly. It would have to be affordable, on the order of a couple hundred dollars. I would put in acoustic drywall, but I have no intention of taking on a project of that magnitude.

Thanks in advance for any info!

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Re: RealTraps announces new ceiling tile products


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Are you aware of any company selling unobtrusive and removable sound isolation material for ceilings and walls?


Sound isolation requires construction. Sadly, there's nothing (inexpensive) you can buy to attach to the walls or ceiling to reduce transmission through them.

--Ethan

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Re: RealTraps announces new ceiling tile products

Thank you, Ethan.

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Re: RealTraps announces new ceiling tile products

Very cool find. My buddy is renovating his basement and was looking for something along these lines. Thanks for the review.

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