Now that I've had a few days to really listen to the effects of having TubeTraps in my listening room, here are my findings.
I have three TubeTraps (the fourth was damaged on shipping, to be replaced later), two at the front behind my main speakers and one at the rear left of the room, plus a custom-built SubTrap under my REL subwoofer to the right of the r/h speaker. I have positioned each one with their most absorptive face towards the centre of the room.
For our 5.1 Attack Wall, we used five MonitorStands, five Speaker Tops, two 20-inch corner TubeTraps, and 27 StudioTraps. ASC is extremely helpful in the process of selecting the perfect type and number of TubeTraps for the application.
ASC, has been manufacturing acoustic room treatment devices for the better part of 25 years, becoming one of the premier manufacturers of acoustic room treatments for the home and recording studios alike, with their core products centered around a patented tube-like design.
Studio Traps allow you to alter the acoustics of any room in minutes so you can quickly deal with troublesome rooms or acoustically separate live mics from one another. Martin Walker sets the traps....
We're pleased to see the worldwide acceptance that TubeTraps have gained, in the four years since IAR's pioneering review (see Hotlines 39 & 40). Virtually all major reviewers and manufacturers use them as a key element of their listening rooms, which they rely upon for evaluating all the audio components you will buy. When reviewers publish plans of their listening rooms, most show TubeTraps in the corners.
In one of our earliest reviews, Stereophile's J. Gordon Holt discovers ASC TubeTraps. He explains standing waves, room modes, and how the TubeTrap works to help solve problems associated with this acoustic dilemma.