BASS TRAP - BASS ABSORBER
WHAT IS A BASS TRAP?
A bass trap is generally understood to be a bass corner absorber, called a corner trap or simply a corner absorber. This is placed in the corners of the room, as this is where the bass frequencies accumulate and build up. Room modes also play a major role in the bass range. By means of the bass trap or the bass absorber you get Problems in the lower frequency range very good handle.
Of course it is also possible to install bass traps in other places in the room. These absorbers are usually at least 10 cm thick. The thicker the more bass frequency these filters can and ensure a pleasant listening experience in the lower frequency range. Just that bass range in mastering a clear representation of the bass frequencies is extremely important, since the bass should sound good on all playback sources and not start to scratch or appear overemphasized. There is more about bass absorbers on the GIK Acoustics website. It is also a good possibility to build a bass absorber yourself, for example with thermal hemp. You can find enough instructions on the net.
WHERE DO I MOUNT BASS TRAPS?
Bass traps or bass absorbers should be installed in all corners, since most of the energy in the bass range accumulates in the corners. This is due to the natural limitation of each dimension of space. Because every room dimension has two parallel boundaries that ensure that bass frequencies accumulate spherically in the corners. The advantage of placing bass absorbers in the corners is the degree of effectiveness in combination with the small footprint. Of course, bass absorbers can also be attached to flat walls. Especially in the area of the monitoring monitors, it is advisable to install bass absorbers behind them in order to soften the reflection of bass frequencies from the rear wall and thus avoid room modes.
HOW MANY BASS TRAPS ARE USEFUL?
Bass traps or bass absorbers can hardly be built in enough. Since bass frequencies have the longest wavelength, they also excite the room the most. The smaller the room, the more important bass traps or bass absorbers become in order to achieve a clear and differentiated bass range.
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