Bass
Traps

Bass Traps

Without treatment, hardly any room features a linear and well-balanced response to bass frequencies. The low frequencies tend to sound muddy and imprecise, rather than well-defined and dry. In order to achieve desirable acoustics in your recording studio, control room, rehearsal room or your home cinema or hi-fi listening setup, special acoustic modules aimed at improving the low frequency range should be part of the solution.

Why Bass Traps

Conventional absorbers are not very effective at absorbing bass energy in order to achieve a controlled low frequency range.

Compared to mid and high frequencies, low frequencies have very long wave lengths and high energy. In enclosed spaces, the low frequency absorption rate is very low. This means that special modules are necessary.

Bass traps prevent the unconstrained spreading of low frequencies in the room, which makes them an important component of acoustic optimization. In an untreated room, the bass frequencies that reach the ears are a mix of direct sound and many layered and delayed reflections. In a room fitted with bass traps, the proportion of direct sound is higher. We have developed a selection of bass traps to help you control the bass response in a variety of rooms.

DIFFERENCES BETWEEN BASS TRAPS

Bass traps are constructed using two main basic principles. Some bass traps use porous materials to convert sonic energy into heat. Others rely on air pressure, foil membranes or even plates.

These resonant absorbers are primarily used to solve very specific low frequency problems, e.g. peaks in a certain frequency range. Porous bass traps are less effective, but much easier to use – and cheaper.

Our bass traps are designed to be placed in corners or along edges of the room, because this is where they’re most effective. They are available in various materials from polyurethane foam to melamine resin to polyester acoustic foam. Some of our bass traps offer the additional benefit of partially reflecting the highs, which ensures that the modules don’t absorb too much high frequency content.

BASS TRAPS: WHAT TO WATCH OUT FOR

When installing bass traps, one value is especially important: the quantity.

Due to the physical characteristics of bass frequencies, more is definitely more in this context. The smaller the modules, the more should be used.

It is a common practice to begin by placing bass traps in two corners of the room, usually in the back. The corners are filled with bass trap modules from the floor to the ceiling. For a stronger effect, use bass traps up to the ceiling in all four corners and along edges of the room.

When choosing bass traps, the acoustic properties of the material are one thing, but the looks are of course also important. That’s why we not only offer various colors, but also a selection of models with acoustically active coverings.

Overview

Best room
placement

for rehearsal rooms

If overly pronounced bass frequencies are a problem in your rehearsal room, bass traps can help to keep them in check. Some instruments produce a lot of bass energy, which can build up in the corners of the room. We have special absorbers designed to solve this problem.

to the Rehearsal Room

in the control room

In recording studios, control rooms and home studios, it’s especially important to be able to hear exactly what goes on in the low frequency range. Bass frequencies contain a lot of sonic energy, which is why it takes a lot of material to keep them under control.

to the Control Room

in the home cinema

Most speaker arrangements for home cinemas include subwoofers, which deliver a lot of low-frequency energy from the LFE channel. But the bass often sounds muddy instead of rich and punchy. Compared to watching a blockbuster in a theater, this can be a disappointing experience.

to the Home Cinema

Topseller

CBT-37

370 x 370 x 600 mm, grey,
59,00 EUR

new

Tube Trap BK

103.2 cm x 51.1 cm x 51.1 cm, black,
199,00 EUR

Highline CBT1 Silver Spruce

370 x 370 x 600 mm, wood,
79,00 EUR

CBT-37 Melamine GR

370 x 370 x 600 mm, grey,
79,00 EUR

Installation

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Bass Trap CBT-37

The Bass Trap CBT-37 is so easy install – find out how in our step-by-step installation videos! You’ll be amazed how quickly and easily you can improve the low-frequency characteristics of your studio, rehearsal room or home cinema…

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Bass Trap Highline CBT-1 Silver Spruce

Install your new CBT-1 bass traps from our Highline series in a few easy steps! Our installation videos show you everything you need to know to set up these high-quality bass traps in your studio, rehearsal room or home cinema!

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Bass Trap Highline CBT2

In our step-by-step installation video, you will find out how to install the Highline CBT2 Bass Trap. You’ll be amazed how quickly and easily you can improve the low-frequency characteristics of your studio, rehearsal room, or home cinema.

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