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RE: Multiple, smaller tube traps...?

Use of the steam pipe tubes is sub-optimal, see:

The problems with steam pipe insulation for bass traps:
http://www.AudioAsylum.com/audio/tweaks/messages/57035.html

http://www.AudioAsylum.com/audio/tweaks/messages/6425.html
AND
http://www.AudioAsylum.com/audio/tweaks/messages/13535.html
AND
http://www.AudioAsylum.com/audio/tweaks/messages/3771.html

You might as well go for the SUper Quick & Dirty traps, as in:
the original post where I reveal the latest Super Quick & Dirty easy bass traps recipe:
http://www.audioasylum.com/audio/tweaks/messages/15737.html
and petew's post where he goes into detail on what he did.
http://www.AudioAsylum.com/audio/general/messages/70817.html

Less costly than the steam pipe tubes, and more effective in most cases.

For a true pressure differential bass trap, ala the ASC type devices, and my original DIY bass trap (See: http://www.geocities.com/jonrisch/a1.htm),
the larger sizes absorb lower bass frequencies that smaller traps do not, but when we are talking about the sheer brute force of the SQ&D type, there is no direct correlation with size, as density comes into play, as does overall size.

If you get the steam pipe tubes, do not bother to stuff the centers, it will do next to nothing, instead, line the outside with hi-loft polyester bating, so they will at least absorb some mids and highs.


Jon Risch


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