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Old 6th August 2020
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DIY Bass Trap Tube

I want to make a DIY Tube Bass Trap. Can I fill a cardboard tube (30 cm diameter) with mineral wool or does the wool have to be on the outside?
Old 6th August 2020
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I want to make a DIY Tube Bass Trap. Can I fill a cardboard tube (30 cm diameter) with mineral wool or does the wool have to be on the outside?
You can put the wool on the inside. It will just band limit the absorbtion. (Reflect HF)
Old 6th August 2020
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The question is, will there be a big difference in low frequency absorption?
Old 6th August 2020
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The question is, will there be a big difference in low frequency absorption?
Same answer. Depending on the thickness of the cardboard you could get a membrane effect, increasing LF absorbtion slightly, but for the most part, LF doesnt care about cardboard.
Old 6th August 2020
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Thanks.

I've seen most people make these traps only from rock wool, and I figured it would be easier (and more aesthetically) to just insert it into a large cardboard tube.

Anyway - do you think this solution makes sense?
Old 6th August 2020
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Thanks.

I've seen most people make these traps only from rock wool, and I figured it would be easier (and more aesthetically) to just insert it into a large cardboard tube.

Anyway - do you think this solution makes sense?
There is a thread around here that talks about fiberglass in cardboard boxes, i think they might have even done some testing. Might be worth a search.
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Thanks.

I've seen most people make these traps only from rock wool, and I figured it would be easier (and more aesthetically) to just insert it into a large cardboard tube.

Anyway - do you think this solution makes sense?
I dont know your intentions so i cant comment on if it makes sense or not to me. It could be nice for in a live room as an addition to extensive bass trapping as you'll get some diffusion from the "poly" shape as well as the added LF absorbtion. You'd want multiple units though i assume. If it were just these for bass trapping i'd opt for more traditional traps, personally.
Old 7th August 2020
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Thank you guys.
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