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Hi all,

I posed this question at the tail end of another thread of mine that has sort of dwindled over in the Audio Theory section. I thought maybe I should repost here and see if anyone has some opinions for me.

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My pillars for my rear surrounds are butting up to the bass traps I made for the rear corners (see attached photo). The surrounds are dipoles with tweeters mounted on a 45 degree facing. I realized that my surrounds are going to be partially firing right along these two bass traps.

Is this cool? Or is this gonna cause me some problems?




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Well you generally don't want to absorb any more surround energy than you have to. It kind of defeats the purpose. While I don't think it's going to cause any serious issues what about covering the bass traps with a thin sheet of some type of covering. I did this with mine (picked up a 1/8" thick piece of sheeting at HD and wrapped with GOM) for the same thing. The bass will definitely still be absorbed, while allowing the upper frequencies (surround information) to reflect.

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Well you generally don't want to absorb any more surround energy than you have to. It kind of defeats the purpose. While I don't think it's going to cause any serious issues what about covering the bass traps with a thin sheet of some type of covering. I did this with mine (picked up a 1/8" thick piece of sheeting at HD and wrapped with GOM) for the same thing. The bass will definitely still be absorbed, while allowing the upper frequencies (surround information) to reflect.

I can certainly do that if it will help smile.gif

I'm building fabric frames for my walls anyway, it would be a simple matter to put a thin backing on the frames covering the trap.

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