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My speakers have bass ports in the back and each bass port is facing a corner in my room, which is carpeted. I could easily place 2 squares, approx. 5-6 sq. feet each in each corner on the ground to help reduce the absorption of the bass by the carpet. What reasonably priced material can I get for this purpose and where can I find it? Thanks...
post #2 of 7
Carpets and such materials mostly absorb/disperse mid-high frequencies. Bass (at least the lowest freqs.) is not easily absorbed by such materials and coverings. Bass traps in the corner can have some effect reducing the bass (reducing the amplification and irregularities a regular corner causes on the bass response when the source of bass is near the corner), but bass traps are objects with significant volume, not just a layer of any material on the corner walls.
post #3 of 7
Hmm I dont know what this is called in english, but Polystyrene in french. The white "plastic" stuff you use when packaging fragile stuff - if you see what I mean, it should do the trick, and is extremely cheap.
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Yea, packing styrofoam... I took the stuff I got my speakers in and I layed it all over the floor and against the corner to deflect sound (to reduce bass traps?) and it made an apperent difference right away... tighter bass. Looks terrible though...
post #5 of 7
that is pretty cool
post #6 of 7
Yep, thats the word hehe
post #7 of 7
If the wall behind the careting is a solid wall the carpet has no effect on bass.None.
Only the mids and highs will be absorbed.

a "bass trap" operates on a totally different principle and requires the use of substances that abosorb low frequencies,something a simple carpet will not do.
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