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Thoughts on DIY corner trap
Old 24th October 2018
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Thoughts on DIY corner trap

I've browsed this site for a few days, I have a couple questions on fabricating a corner bass trap.

I have seen a few builds using triangular pieces of Safe N Sound, I would like to do the same. Just curious if this is effective for peaks of 40-60hz, and would removing the tip of the triangular wedge that faces the corner leaving about 5-6" of air gap help?

I was thinking about using Tri Traps but given their price point, I'm considering going floor to ceiling with 24" wide Safe N Sound wedges.

For those that have done this, how well did it tame your bass peaks?

Would the wedges perform better with a full triangular shape, tucked into the corner, or like I stated earlier, cut that one point off and leave a small air gap in the corner?

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Old 27th October 2018
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Would OC 705 be good for stacking in the corner in a triangular shape like some projects here, or is Safe N Sound better for lower bass?

I can make the corner trap about 15x15x21 with 21 being the side facing the room. Taking it to the ceiling which is 8', just wondering if I should use all Safe N Sound, all 705, or mix it up.
Old 3rd March 2019
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No replies for 4 months?... Did I say something wrong?
Old 3rd March 2019
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Originally Posted by adauphin View Post
No replies for 4 months?... Did I say something wrong?
you asked vague questions. For corner traps SSCs with safe n sound is the best straight forward. Yes it will help at 40-60 Hz.
Old 3rd March 2019
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you asked vague questions. For corner traps SSCs with safe n sound is the best straight forward. Yes it will help at 40-60 Hz.
This topic does get tossed around a lot, but I thought my question was quite specific, more importantly about trimming one corner to add a small air gap, as well as stacked safe n sound vs a tri-trap.

I haven't seen anything about trimming the corner that faces the 90 deg corner.
Old 3rd March 2019
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Safe n sound is the first alternative to 703 suggested on Studiotips. I know because it w as s siggested by me. It is close to the ideal material.

Why do you want to make a gap?
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