- May 20, 2022
Do any acoustic treatment companies offer practical bass traps? By practical I mean this list here.
- Clear effectiveness below 200Hz and a reasonable amount below 100Hz.
- Clear testing method and availability of results.
- Only a few inches deep to keep them suitable for domestic settings. This excludes electronic versions since they are the size of subwoofers and tube traps, unless you happen to like those in the corners of your room.
- No DIY for the lazy of us, and those with no tools or space to build.
- No broadband absorption. Enough of that as it is.
- Ability to buy a few panels at a time for the living room or bedroom.
- Excellent build quality.
- RPG: Impeccable reputation. This is primarily a professional company which deals with commercial installations, studios or the odd large home theater. It's no surprise then that they have high order minimums which leave the regular consumer out of luck. Despite that I'll include these options for those who can pull those minimum together:
- GIK: Build quality is mediocre. Despite that they understand acoustics and offer a bunch of membrane based traps along with the usual broadband or corner contraptions.
- Acoustic Fields: Junk at inflated prices.
- Acoustical Fulfillment: Mostly broadband stuff.
- Acustica Applicata: Tube traps.
- ASC: The original tube trap.
- ATS: Broadband.
- Auralex: Foam.
- Bluetone Acoustics: Tube traps.
- Primacoustic: Broadband.
- ProSoCoustic: Broadband.
- Ready Acoustics: Broadband, but look better than the usual.
- Real Traps: Broadband.