“Every sonic attribute is better, too—quiet spaces are quieter, the sound stage is more spacious. I had not really heard my Alexandrias until the ‘big reds’ took up residence. If you are using Alexandrias without TubeTraps, then I’ll bet that you’re not hearing yours either.” —Leroy Schwarz
Step 1 in ASC’s recommendations for my purpose-built listening room (double drywall screwed to articulated studs, all interior walls insulated, floating concrete floor) was a pair 20” Traps in the corners behind the Alexandrias. These “big reds” allow me to hear the deep, powerful bass that the Alexandrias are capable of, and liberate the midrange and treble from “mud” that I didn’t know had been there. Not until it disappeared. Every sonic attribute is better, too—quiet spaces are quieter, the sound stage is more spacious.