Monday, March 10, 2008

Bass Traps in the making



“Variety's the very spice of life, That gives it all its flavor” - quote from William Cowper. I think this best describes my audio adventures... before my Moskido is even half complete, I embarked on doing up 5 bass traps that I hope would help better my room acoustics. Someone posted this youtube video on echoloft... I also checked out basstraps.net and Ready Acoustics. Ready Acoustics gave me inspiration to make my bass traps.

Basically, the bass traps are 3/4" mdf, exterior dimensions are 4" x 24" x 48". I wanted to do a 6" version, but was concerned about the lack of space to position my speakers... ;)

The traps are held together by two 1 and 3/4" self tapping screws at each end. I had to pilot all the places for the screws and also do a slight counter sinking in order for them to be flush mounted.

But since this is last minute, cos my wife's flight was delayed by a day and I had already taken leave from office, I bought the Rockwool for this project and realized that I had to arrange transport for it. Hope it will arrive in due time.

I was at Spotlight earlier on looking for suitable fabric for the traps. This seem to be the more expensive part of the project... even rockwool is not so expensive! The fabric that I saw are SGD7 odd per meter... I need 10m...

More pics here.

1 comment:

Cosmic said...

Check out the Acoustic Frames from Ready Acoustics. I got 12 of them and used fabric that matched our sofa and curtains. It was the easiest thing I've ever done and took about 2 hours total to make and hang all twelve. I used OC703 that I got from them too, and it unbelievable what the difference in sound is like. It's like someone took a blanket off my stereo system and made everything clear and punchy. Best investment I ever made and now I can justify my Axiom sound system!

www.ReadyAcoustics.com