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Cotton mattress as wall treatment?
Old 6th September 2017
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Cotton mattress as wall treatment?

My kid's old mattress is a fairly dense organic cotton, 2 layers x 2" each. See attached image.

Can I repurpose these as bass traps or early reflection absorption? Would this be inferior or superior to rock wool panels?

Thanks!
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Old 6th September 2017
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Originally Posted by vladmalik View Post
My kid's old mattress is a fairly dense organic cotton, 2 layers x 2" each. See attached image.

Can I repurpose these as bass traps or early reflection absorption? Would this be inferior or superior to rock wool panels?

Thanks!
that will work just fine for some absorption
Old 6th September 2017
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Ditto.

While waiting for the construction of my new stand alone facility to be completed, I've had to record some vox sessions here at the house... The deadest room in the whole house is my kids' room... Bunk beds as well as a single bed (three mattresses. I pulled the bottom mattress from the bunk bed and sat on a chair where the mattress had been using the mattress on the top bunk as a cloud.

Sounded great!
Old 2 weeks ago
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It would be a safer bet for bass trap use I think. As an RFZ panel, how reflective the front covering is at higher frequencies would become significant.
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Yeah they are looking quite good, It will help you in absorption I also use my old mattress for absorption and it work very well, but you can also make a bunk bed for your kid's room as well, and if you want to buy a new one you can check Nest Bedding coupons
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