Originally Posted by raehza
Nice room! Question about those bass traps, did they make any difference in your room? I just got 2 HSU 15's to replace my single PB12-NSD and the bass is phenomenal in my large room. I was just wondering if bass traps are even really useful.
I did read about what they "technically" do, but how do you feel about them? Do you think they made a huge difference? Would you buy them again?
Good question, in terms of measuring I haven't measured with and without traps so I can't say exactly what the difference is technically speaking. I do know that my bass freq response is pretty good even without eq in this room, and i would think the traps have something to do with it in the mid-upper bass range. Subjectively I feel that I can run the subs even hotter (I like to run the subs hot) without them sounding boomy so that's a plus. How much of that impression is real and how much is placebo I don't know. I do think they also help to deaden the room a bit so that the highs are smoother, I tried acoustic panels on the side walls on the 1st and 2nd reflection points back when I had Magnepan speakers and I though they made the room sound too dead so I returned them to GIK. I kind of wish I had kept them though so I could try them with my new eD speakers.
I like my tri traps, in fact even if they didn't make any acoustical difference (which I think they do) I prefer the look in my room. The corners don't look right to me now withouth them there. One thing that bugged me a bit was I gave GIK the exact measurements of what i want and the height I got was 3 inches short of that so they don't go all the way up to the ceiling. I guess GIK does that because it's better to have some breathing room than not be able to fit them, but I don't like the look of that gap on both sides.
To sum up my opinion, they weren't the "night and day" change you read about (at least in my room they weren't) but I do like them and am glad I have them.