In Reply to: Which side facing rear of Maggie posted by bdiament on July 21, 2004 at 06:51:32:
Yes, you're doing it slightly differently than what I'm planning. I'm thinking of putting the tube traps against the wall behind the Maggies to serve double duty as plant stands (a vine hanging down). Then the reflections would be time-delayed and the tubular shape should diffuse the wave rather than reflect it straight back, at least much better than a flat wall.
Actually, my traps are against the wall behind the Maggies. All of the traps near the Maggies have their absorbent side toward the near speaker. Along the sides, near the seating end of the room, I have the reflective/diffusive side facing into to room. Behind the listening couch, the absorbent side faces the listener(s).
That's the way they're set up now. Not to say things won't change, just how they are now.
I've put a link below to an old article about placing Tube Traps. I hope you find it of interest.
I guess your (and Moncrieff's) preferences differ from mine. I tried both absorption and diffusion behind the Maggies and found diffusion to be much more to my liking.
I don't yet know what my preference is .
It wasn't that long ago I put the traps in my room and just for starters I went with what was in the article. The change from no traps was so enormously positive that I haven't played much with other arrangements yet.
I'll give it a shot when time avails.
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