Post by howburger on Sept 22, 2005 18:10:29 GMT -7
I am starting my theater room which is including a twin line array of 8 Atlas 15's, powered by an EP2500. Arrays will be in right wall about 2 feet from front wall. I have the DSP1124P. My room is 21' L X 12' W X 8' H. Would it be beneficial to build and install the following bass traps from floor to ceiling in the corners as a general rule to mitigate standing waves or would this be determined by charting and EQ'ing the subs first? I want to do as much as I can in the way of room treatments to the best of my inability, using your DIY absorbers and so forth. I just don't know when and where to apply them. Thanks for any input! The new forum is really nice Thomas, thanks for all the info that led me to this obsession!
Bass traps aren't something that everyone needs or wants. Corner loading the subs (2' from the corner) will give you bass boost, putting in traps will eliminate that boost.
This is a situation where installing traps as a preemptive act isn't the best idea. The usual way one approaches this situation is to install the subs, then take in-room measurements to see if traps are needed.
If they are needed then yes, it's best to make them as tall as the ceiling.