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Bass traps for Small Room
Old 5th April 2011
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Bass traps for Small Room

Hi !

My control room is small (3,8 x 3 x 2,7 meters). I'm going to build some diy bass traps.

What u think about this rockwool? Alpharock-E 225 | Edificación Técnica | Productos | La Guía Rockwool

I've been thinking of buying 12 m2 of this one.

I would place 7 bass traps in the front wall, in the ceiling and in the rear wall.

The ones I want to buy is the 8 cm. thick, and I would use two panels in each bass trap (totally 16 cm thick).

It will be around 183 €. Do you think the 70 kg/m3 is a good choice??

Thank you so much !!

Regards from Spain.
Old 5th April 2011
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Hi !

My control room is small (3,8 x 3 x 2,7 meters). I'm going to build some diy bass traps.

What u think about this rockwool? Alpharock-E 225 | Edificación Técnica | Productos | La Guía Rockwool

I've been thinking of buying 12 m2 of this one.

I would place 7 bass traps in the front wall, in the ceiling and in the rear wall.

The ones I want to buy is the 8 cm. thick, and I would use two panels in each bass trap (totally 16 cm thick).

It will be around 183 €. Do you think the 70 kg/m3 is a good choice??

Thank you so much !!

Regards from Spain.
I would straddle corners or fill the corners. If the traps will be that thick you can use less dense rockwool which will save you money.
Old 5th April 2011
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I would straddle corners or fill the corners.
Sorry, english is not my native language, I didn't understand you :-/

Did u mean that It would be better to place the traps in the corners?

Thanks
Old 5th April 2011
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Sorry, english is not my native language, I didn't understand you :-/

Did u mean that It would be better to place the traps in the corners?

Thanks
Yes. But there are other areas that you might need them. I would start with corners and see where you are at that point.
Old 5th April 2011
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This is so complicated............................... :(

Thank SO MUCH for your answers. Glenn, I think you make a very good work helping people like me......... Thanks !
Old 5th April 2011
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This is so complicated............................... :(

Thank SO MUCH for your answers. Glenn, I think you make a very good work helping people like me......... Thanks !
It really is not as complicated at one would think. Sure there is a science behind it, but if you take your time you can work though it. See the following article to get a understanding of bass trapping
How Bass Traps Work. GIK Acoustics Articles and Newsletters.
Also you can use this as a guide for set up
GIK Acoustics: Room Setup
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