Most effective bass trap
Old 3rd December 2011
  #1
Gear nut
 

Thread Starter
Most effective bass trap

I have searched and read a lot on bass traps the last days.
Now I have a couple of small questions

I can buy some cheap heat insulation that have 18 kg/m3 density. There is no info on the air flow resistance. Do anyone know what it is likely to be?

In my research it seems to me that it is more effective with really thick low density superchunks then typical thinner owens corning 703(for corner bass traps). Is this correct?
How thick should I make the traps if the density is 18 kg/m3(posted a pic)?
Can I even buy them in the plastic tube and set them up like that or is that much less effective?
Space is no issue since I`m moving into a large space soon.

Hoping someone can help me with answers.
Attached Images
 
Old 3rd December 2011
  #2
Gear maniac
 

Old 3rd December 2011
  #3
Gear nut
 

Thread Starter
Thank you so much!

Are there any calculators(I`m on a mac) that you can plot in density, air flow resistance, thickness etc that will show the level of absorption?

Sorry for the noob questions but I am fairly new to this.

Peace
Old 5th December 2011
  #4
Gear Guru
 
Glenn Kuras's Avatar
 

Quote:
an I even buy them in the plastic tube and set them up like that or is that much less effective?
Yes, you can just stack them floor to ceiling in all corners. Looks a bit ghetto but does work fine. And yes they do have to be pretty thick to work on the low end.
Old 9th December 2011
  #5
Gear maniac
 
aackthpt's Avatar
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Jadestar View Post
Thank you so much!

Are there any calculators(I`m on a mac) that you can plot in density, air flow resistance, thickness etc that will show the level of absorption?

Sorry for the noob questions but I am fairly new to this.

Peace
There are two, the whealy porous absorber calculator and the other is a website that I think is in the sticky. Note that these models usually give single-incidence absorption, which is not directly comparable to the usual random-incidence test values you will find for devices and materials per the standard lab test.
Old 12th December 2011
  #6
Gear Guru
 
DanDan's Avatar
Random Incidence

Post Reply

Welcome to Gearslutz Pro Audio Forum!

Registration benefits include:
  • Ability to make and reply to posts
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get instant lifetime access to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20
  • List your eBay auctions for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Similar Threads
Thread
Thread Starter / Forum
Replies
Cojo / Bass traps, acoustic panels, foam etc
1298
Watersound / So much gear, so little time!
38
Arksun / Bass traps, acoustic panels, foam etc
10
Ydope / Low End Theory
34
fatgaz / Low End Theory
64

Forum Jump
 
Register FAQ Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read Search