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Hunton wood fiber insulation vs Rockwool - First reflection points
Old 2nd December 2019
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Hunton wood fiber insulation vs Rockwool - First reflection points

Hey! I just built some fat super chunk corner bass traps, from floor to ceiling using triangles of Rockwool insulation (30 kg/m3) 198mm thick.
I’ve built a cloud using the same material, hanging over my head with a 5 cm air gap.
I’m building the panels next, to put on the sides at the First Reflection points.
My question here is; do I use the same low density rockwool for this, or a wood-fiber insulation called Hunton Nativo, with a density of 50 kg/m3? Also 198 cm thick. These are the only two I have available in my country, except for very high density rockwool and glava, we’re talking 100 kg/m3.
But to my understanding, low density and thick absorbents, is a good way to go, if you don’t mind fat panels taking up space.
Help me, Lords of knowledge
Old 3rd December 2019
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At 198 mm thickness definitely use the 30 kg/m3 Rockwool.
Old 31st March 2020
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At 198 mm thickness definitely use the 30 kg/m3 Rockwool.
This Hunton Wood fibre insulation is interesting..

If you did bass trap panels at lets say 120mm or 145mm.. would the wood beat the rock?

How does these wood fibre-thingys absorb high frequencies?
Old 31st March 2020
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This Hunton Wood fibre insulation is interesting..

If you did bass trap panels at lets say 120mm or 145mm.. would the wood beat the rock?

How does these wood fibre-thingys absorb high frequencies?
The Hunton Wood woul dbe better.
Old 31st March 2020
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The Hunton Wood woul dbe better.
And 145mm is better than 120mm I suppose?
Old 31st March 2020
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And 145mm is better than 120mm I suppose?
Yes.
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Yes.
Thank you, dear sir!
Old 26th July 2020
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Yes.
I'm jumping in here because I'm researching this... I have been looking at the Hunton wood fiber insulation for bass "traps" specifically the superchunk kind. They have 200mm thick slabs of the stuff. They have a gas flow resistivity of 5000, which apparently is good when filling in the corner?

I have been going back and forth trying to figure out which of 3 solutions to go for:
1- straddle corners with rigid mineral wool sheets (Rockfon industrial)
2- superchunk the corners with Hunton wood fiber insulation
3- straddle rockfon over the superchunk'd corners

As a bonus option I am considering the material Stratocell Whisper to straddle the corners. The stuff is VERY interesting.
Old 26th July 2020
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I have been going back and forth trying to figure out which of 3 solutions to go for:
1- straddle corners with rigid mineral wool sheets (Rockfon industrial)
2- superchunk the corners with Hunton wood fiber insulation
3- straddle rockfon over the superchunk'd corners
Number 2.
Old 26th July 2020
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Number 2.
So only hunton superchunk, VS hunton superchunk with mineral fiber straddled over it?

Got it. Thank you!
Old 26th July 2020
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So only hunton superchunk, VS hunton superchunk with mineral fiber straddled over it?

Got it. Thank you!
Read number 2. It has nothing about mineral fiber.
Old 26th July 2020
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Read number 2. It has nothing about mineral fiber.
Just making sure we're on the same page about number 3 just being number 2 with added rockwool sheets, and not a classical fiberglass superchunk or something. I assumed you saw it that way, but best to be sure I haven't miscommunicated my ideas or misunderstood yours.

You've saved me headaches already, so thank you. I've been finding your posts in lots of older threads in here too and it's been extremely helpful every time. So I appreciate your long lasting dedication!
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