Acoustic Optical Alignment Kit

$19.00

Sound waves emanate from a loudspeaker in much the same way as a beam of light radiates from its source. And, like the beam of light, will be reflected off nearby surfaces. These reflections can be beneficial or deleterious depending upon their intensity and time of arrival, in relation to the direct sound from the speaker. Reflections arriving too soon (early reflections) after the direct sound, confuse the ear/brain, creating chaos in the image, defocusing and confusing the three dimensional recreation we strive for.

Applications:

  • High End Listening Rooms
  • Recording Studios
  • Home Theater
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Description


The Acoustic Optical Alignment Kit offers a simple and unique way of helping one to place ASC Tube Traps (or any other acoustical correction materials) within the listening room. The purpose of our Optical Alignment Kit with Roll-Up Mirror is to help you locate the early reflection points in your listening room. Early reflections degrade the imaging and color the music. This kit contains two strip sheets of heavy gauge reflective mylar. Each of these optic strips is 6” x 4’ long and comes with round adhesive labels to secure each end. Once the early reflection points are located they can be treated with acoustic materials. As in all high end audio upgrades, the final judgment is based on the quality of the sound and imaging you hear.

Additional information

Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 8 in

Sound waves emanate from a loudspeaker in much the same way as a beam of light radiates from its source. And, like the beam of light, will be reflected off nearby surfaces. These reflections can be beneficial or deleterious depending upon their intensity and time of arrival, in relation to the direct sound from the speaker. Reflections arriving too soon (early reflections) after the direct sound, confuse the ear/brain, creating chaos in the image, defocusing and confusing the three dimensional recreation we strive for.

Absorbing these harmful early reflections significantly enhances the performance of an audio reproduction system. ASC Tube Traps are an ideal way of combating these reflections, however their effectiveness depends upon accurate placement. This can be done through experimentation (trial and error), using expensive test equipment or now, with the Optical Alignment Kit.

A wide strip of reflective Mylar “tape” is temporarily attached to the wall surrounding the speakers, at ear level. Seated in your listening position, you will be surprised to see multiple reflections of each speaker, all around the room. These images represent the points along the walls at which harmful reflections will occur. Mark these points, remove the Mylar, pop a Tube Trap in each location and viola, instant gratification.

Custom Fabric Colors

Any product using our Guilford Stock Fabrics can have one of our 70+ custom fabrics ordered.

Custom Fabric Pricing is 10% additional, minimum $175/order.

  • If your selection is 499.00, the total cost for custom fabric is 499.00+50.00=549.00

Custom fabric does not impact shipping costs or product weight.

We carry many custom colors in our factory, but this is not guaranteed.  Orders requesting custom fabric will require 1-2 weeks lead time based on availability.  Contact us for details and availability.

TubeTrap Endcaps

These are painted gloss black with texture lacquer.

 

 

TubeTraps (all variations)

Height

  • Standard TubeTraps products are built taller than the nominal listed height by 1/2″ to 3/4″
  • Maximum available single height for any full-round product is 48 1/2″
  • Custom Sizes under 4′ available

Diameter

  • All of our TubeTrap products are also ~3/8″ oversize in diameter.

Custom Sizes

These are built within 1/8″ tolerance.

  • A 13 x 3ft TubeTrap will have a diameter of 13 3/8″ and a length of approximately 36 5/8″
  • A 16 x 46″ Custom made TubeTrap, which will have a diameter of 16 3/8″ and a length of 46″ +/- 1/8″

This includes but is not limited to:

  • TubeTraps
  • IsoThermal TubeTraps
  • Quarter Rounds
  • Half Rounds
  • TowerTraps (all variants)

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