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Bass traps 8 in shy of cieling, big deal?

Hi all,

Just a quick question, I've made some acoustic panelling including some to go in corners as bass traps. They're primitive but best I could do with limited skills and budget.

The issue is that the corner bass traps are just shy of the ceiling by about 8 inches. The studio space I'm renting used to be a practice room and thus was built with cheap rockwall and covered in carpet. So I can't really mount these on the walls with any real weight...(though I am putting up some mirrors and photos to compensate for all the carpet).

My question is, how big a deal, relatively speaking, is it that these corner units don't go clear to the ceiling?

I'm aware it'd be best to go to floor too, but budget didn't allow at this time, maybe later.

Thanks, Bil

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My question is, how big a deal, relatively speaking, is it that these corner units don't go clear to the ceiling?
Covering tri corners (the space you left open) is generally better areas but you should be fine with how you have it. You might be able to see it in a test graph but I don't think you would actually hear the improvement.
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Covering tri corners (the space you left open) is generally better areas but you should be fine with how you have it. You might be able to see it in a test graph but I don't think you would actually hear the improvement.
Thanks Glenn,

I rethought where I was placing three of the panels, and now the corners are double (floor to (almost) ceiling). Test graph or no, adding 9 1/2 Rockwool panels really sounds like it's made a difference (at least to a CD of Wilco who I'm listening to as I try to figure out where to put everything now that my studio has shrunk.)

Thanks for the quick response...

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Oh yes adding more will help.. Got to love that Wilco!
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Oh yes adding more will help.. Got to love that Wilco!
Yeah, it does sound much better...and I love Wilco so good music to test it by

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You should do a test of both positionings and compare. It shouldn't make a huge difference.
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You should do a test of both positionings and compare. It shouldn't make a huge difference.
Yeah, I know I should, but I hope to never touch these things again! lol
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Yeah, I know I should, but I hope to never touch these things again! lol
Here's my final install of it (there's some in the back too):

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