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Old 8th July 2020
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Addictive Sound broadband panels

Hi all,

I thought it would be helpful to other people considering buying to show the construction of these Adictive Sound "Premium Panels".

I ordered a few of these panels via Amazon UK to see if they were any good or not, pretty affordable too compared to the known brands. Since then I've got hold of some GIK panels, in comparison, they're well made and make a substantive difference room's acoustics. It became apparent with this fairly stark comparison that all might not be as it seems with the Addictive Sound pannels, I decided to do some detective would and take a pannel apart. I found that they have loads of cut-up chunks of very dense insulation also as if they're bits leftover from construction work (they also have a 3mm hardboard back not pictured.

What do people think about this? Doesn't seem great to me...
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Old 9th July 2020
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Definitely looks like cutoffs. Presuming the actual insulation is similar to 703/705 or rockboard, ect, i don't see a huge problem with them being cutoffs. I wonder if they are all peiced like that. If savings is significant then they might be a good alternative to diy. Some of the gik and realtraps have a bit more going ob under the hood than just a slab of 703.

The big question is what actually is the insulation?

Interesting post, thanks.
Old 9th July 2020
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What kind of insulation is it? That was my next thought, the website https://addictivesound.eu/en/absorbe...ium-100x50x11/ makes a couple of claims.

1. Use best available wool Isover PT80 (density ~ 80kg/m3) of cut to size panel. This absorbing material has A1 nonflammable certificate and hygienic atest.

I'd be interested to know if this is the case...

2. Back finished with HDF, allowing the panel to absorb low frequency

I'm sure that deep bass would pass through this, but something about it doesn't seem right like it's to cover up the chopped up insulation...
Old 10th July 2020
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Out of pure scientific curiosity I decided to look inside my Addictive Sound Tube traps. I thought it'd be the same as what was on your images but mine is more of a fibreglass type wool.
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Old 9th August 2020
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Out of pure scientific curiosity I decided to look inside my Addictive Sound Tube traps. I thought it'd be the same as what was on your images but mine is more of a fibreglass type wool.
How are these? Did you take any measurements maybe before/after?
Old 9th August 2020
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How are these? Did you take any measurements maybe before/after?
No didn't take measurements after. Sorry
Old 9th August 2020
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No didn't take measurements after. Sorry
Would you maybe be interested to do that? I'm interested in these traps but it's quite worrying if they are 'poor' quality. I would hope that would be important for you too
Old 9th August 2020
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They aren't poor quality. I just don't have much interest removing my acoustic treatment and messing about with REW at the moment
Old 10th August 2020
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By poor I meant if they do anything acoustically. Compared to for example HOFA tube traps, etc.

Last edited by rookas; 10th August 2020 at 02:09 PM..
Old 10th August 2020
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this would be very easy to make yourself for a lot cheaper.
Old 10th August 2020
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Of course, a lot of thing can be done cheaper than buying ready made but only if you have all the tools, time, etc. It's strange to me that over at gearslutz people need to be reminded of this while they buy boutique eqs that they could diy for much cheaper or use behringer and save money, etc.
Old 10th August 2020
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Of course, a lot of thing can be done cheaper than buying ready made but only if you have all the tools, time, etc. It's strange to me that over at gearslutz people need to be reminded of this while they buy boutique eqs that they could diy for much cheaper or use behringer and save money, etc.
this isn't about electronics though, stay on subject please.
Old 10th August 2020
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this isn't about electronics though, stay on subject please.
It isn't about economics either.

If you know nothing about this particular trap, move on. Thanks!
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