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Kallax (Ikea) Bass Traps
Old 16th April 2019
  #1
Gear Maniac
Kallax (Ikea) Bass Traps?

Hi,

I was thinking of buying a couple of these and filling them with some 60kg mineral wool. Then cover the back and sides with material. (Leaving out the middle shelf when assembling).

They're made of chipboard basically; would the sides reduce the effectiveness? They're not solid inside...only a few mil thick...maybe I could drill holes in them...

I'm basically only after stuff below 200Hz with these...

Honestly, I couldn't buy the wood for that price, but more importantly don't have the facilities to make stuff...but basically the idea is a soffit trap, sorta like those GIK soffit traps (which I can't afford; enough of anyway...I am going to buy some for the actual soffits...these are for ground level).

...cheers for any thoughts.


KALLAX Shelving unit White 77 x 42 cm - IKEA (30"x16")

Earthwool Building Slab - RS60 | Knauf Insulation
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Old 19th April 2019
  #2
Gear Maniac
Any thoughts?
Old 19th April 2019
  #3
Lives for gear
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pno View Post
Any thoughts?
Hello,

You don't know how is made the soffit bass trap.

Do don't waste your money by buying ikea product.

Make panels with plywood and rs60 with the good thickness and a great area.
Don't hope a great performance under 100 hz.
Old 20th April 2019
  #4
Gear Maniac
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinococcus View Post
Hello,

You don't know how is made the soffit bass trap.

Do don't waste your money by buying ikea product.

Make panels with plywood and rs60 with the good thickness and a great area.
Don't hope a great performance under 100 hz.
I know, there could be an air gap, or something diaphragmatic...

The standard way to make these seems to be to have all four sides open, and solid top/bottom...I wonder if the solid (ish) sides would make them less (or more!) effective.


TBH, I was going to buy four of them anyway to use as table legs/storage.

Making wood stuff isn't going to happen. And the wood would cost as much as that unit!
Old 21st April 2019
  #5
Old 21st April 2019
  #6
Gear Maniac
Quote:
Originally Posted by dinococcus View Post
Cheers, yeah saw that...this was what I was thinking with the Ikea frame...buy some insulation, cover with material...done.

...looks like lighter would work better at this depth...not rs60 anyway: Multi-layer Absorber Calculator
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