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Reflective material for bass trap
Old 22nd June 2020
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Reflective material for bass trap

I'm planning on making some bass traps that line my walls. I'm going to build them right into the wall. Probably 18-24 inches of fluffy insulation. What I don't want to do is deaden the room too much so I want to use some reflective material on the exterior of at least half of them.

My thoughts were I could do a couple of things. Just line the entire wall with some 1/4 inch plywood that would let the bass through, or just put some kind of reflective material over the insulation so it doesn't kill all the high frequency.

I guess another thought is to put some diffusion in front of the bass traps. Something easy to build. Mount of off the wall a few inches.

Any thoughts on how to make these so they don't kill all the high frequencies?
Old 22nd June 2020
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What about slats (say laminate or wood) with slots in between? By choosing the width of the slats, you can easily control the frequencies to be reflected. More degrees of freedom compared to covering the entire absorber with foil or similar.
Old 22nd June 2020
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Old 22nd June 2020
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That slat solution seems ideal. Thanks!
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