Originally Posted by LUIS5150
I've followed your posts for a while now and noticed you are a big supporter for room acoustics treatments and bass traps. I've looked at the GIK Acoustics products and those tri-traps got my attention.
Is there such thing as "too much bass traps"?
Let's say if I put a tri-trap in each corner of my room, would I be in danger of loosing some bass impact?
Would you recommend a tri-trap for each front corner, at least?
Originally Posted by JEFFREY GTS
I dont have the ability to put one in all four corners of my room due to it is not a typical room. I would only be able to put two in the front corners behind my tv. Would I notice an improvment?
Bass traps - yes, yes, and more yeses.
I have 2 244 panels (GIK) in each front corner, possibly the rough equivalent of a Tri-Trap in each corner - although they stand out more than the Tri-Trap wedges. I don't have rear corners to add treatment to. But as soon as I added these to the front corners, I noticed an improvement in the clarity of the bass. It's like having a plamsa or something with a good black level, but not setting the Brightness level at first. Then you calibrate, get Black set at the correct level, and all of a sudden you can see a ton of detail in the shadows. It was like that with the bass. Ringing and boominess was gone, although I hadn't noticed any without the treatments. With treatments, it was cleaner and I knew that ringing and boominess had been there before. But I could hear the texture of the bass (VTF-3 MK2), different notes, etc.
If I had a standard room, I'd either buy or DIY the equivalent of 4 Tri-Traps in each corner - basically a solid column in each corner. If I could, I would do that in the front 2 corners of my room, to some extent. I would like to add more treatment.
But no, you can't have "too much" bass trap treatments - unless all you had were bass treatments and no walls. Basically they absorb the colliding bass waves in the corners to cancel out bad interaction. This helps smooth frequency response across more areas, can help dips in FR, and has the added bonus of getting rid of ringing and boominess caused by the bass waves bouncing all over. And because of this, it can actually give you more bass because of the improved/flatter response - with flat response, you can turn your sub up louder because more frequencies are at the same volume/level, rather than having some at 78dB, some at 71dB, and so on. The more the better, basically.
Yes, a Tri-Trap in each corner would do wonders. Stack 2 in each corner to cover the whole floor-to-ceiling corner for even better response.