Acoustic Sciences Corporation developed the TubeTrap
as a corner loaded bass trap and voiced with a treble range diffusor
panel. The TubeTrap has unique acoustic properties that are perfect
for the studio environment. Used in mixing rooms, control rooms,
live rooms, foley rooms, informed
industry professionals insist on this product by name.
are pleased to announce the ASC TubeTrap plus three other ASC products
are included on Stereophile's 500
Recommended Components List for 2009, in their April
issue. Here's an excerpt:
"Relatively inexpensive but
remarkably effective room acoustics treatment. TubeTraps soak
up low-to-high bass standing-wave resonances like sponges."
"The sound was fantastic,
quotes Stereophile reviewer BD who recommends them unconditionally."
ASC's TubeTrap is used as a free-standing bass trap
in room corners, or as wall or ceiling mounted Half-Round or Quarter-Round
Traps (as featured above at Ambient Digital Studio). The same basic
Trap is used for our StudioTrap,
Quick Sound Field and
our ATTACK Wall products.
do you need TubeTrap bass traps?
sound waves impact a wall or corner, the acoustic energy is rearranged
and the kinetic energy is transformed into potential energy (sound
pressure). This results in loud bass against the wall and even louder
bass in the corner. TubeTraps are designed to take full advantage
of this concentration of acoustic pressure. They convert high pressure
fluctuations into air movement within the dense walls of the Trap.
Through regulated friction in the walls of the TubeTrap, energy
is damped out of the wave.
Because of how it works the TubeTrap is known as
a 'pressure zone bass trap.' To determine where a TubeTrap should
be placed, just walk around the room and listen for areas of heavy
bass. The TubeTraps should be positioned in these areas -- usually
the corners of the room.
TubeTraps are available in diameters of 9, 11, 13,
16, 20 and 24" with corresponding lower frequency roll-offs to 35
Hz and heights up to 8'. Fractional round bass traps (half and quarter
rounds) are also available for corner or ceiling placement.