Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)

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david45

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Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« on: 14 Dec 2022, 05:20 pm »
So yeah I was planning on ordering some custom tri traps pin order to reach the ceiling (10.5ft high), but after this first batch I’m afraid this is not going to be so simple anymore…

What do you guys think? That’s not supposed to be normal, is it?








« Last Edit: 16 Dec 2022, 03:18 pm by david45 »

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #1 on: 14 Dec 2022, 06:44 pm »
Hi David,

We see this a lot. Most likely cause is that the floor in the corner is not flat. That's really common, especially in older houses. Solution is to use shims underneath the bottom Tri Trap. Use enough of them so that the bottom tri trap is level (flush up into the corner at full height), then you can stack the other one on top.

IF there are more questions, best to reach out to us directly. Thanks!

Big Red Machine

Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #2 on: 14 Dec 2022, 06:50 pm »
I'd shim them both, otherwise the bottom set will be very obvious to the casual observer.
And there's always fish line.....

david45

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #3 on: 14 Dec 2022, 07:41 pm »
Thank you for replying guys. I’m already using a shim on the bottom trap at each corner of the room so that it doesn’t look too bad from the listening position. There is also a 13’’ concrete slab underneath the flooring of my industrial loft 🤷‍♂️.



Perhaps it’s just me but even when looking at just one trap directly I can see a nice curve/arc. It doesn’t have to be sitting on the floor and it’s pretty obvious. 6 out of 6 traps..

 

david45

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #4 on: 14 Dec 2022, 07:45 pm »
Hi David,

We see this a lot. Most likely cause is that the floor in the corner is not flat. That's really common, especially in older houses. Solution is to use shims underneath the bottom Tri Trap. Use enough of them so that the bottom tri trap is level (flush up into the corner at full height), then you can stack the other one on top.

IF there are more questions, best to reach out to us directly. Thanks!

Ok I’ll try more shims but i’m not convinced.

I called and spoke with Christina and she was really nice. She asked me to send some pictures and I did so. More to come.

david45

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #5 on: 16 Dec 2022, 05:55 am »
Just wanted to share that I’ve been exchanging messages with GIK and so far they have been very helpful and accommodating. I’m happily surprised   :)

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #6 on: 16 Dec 2022, 04:36 pm »
I have the TriTraps and know what you are describing. I have had them stacked two-high in three rooms, always on carpet. In all cases the bottom trap leans "forward a bit". The stacked unit leans forward a bit more giving the impression of curving. Have not stacked them on bare, hard floors. Since I live in earthquake country I needed to tie them to wall to keep them from tumbling. This allowed me to also pull them back into the corner for a better fit.

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #7 on: 16 Dec 2022, 04:54 pm »
Velcro can help.

whydontumarryit

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #8 on: 16 Dec 2022, 10:55 pm »
How are these panels trapping any bass when they are what looks to be less than an inch thick?

drummermitchell

Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #9 on: 17 Dec 2022, 01:29 am »
Uh these are triangle traps that fit in da corner.
I believe they are 23.5”x16.5”x16.5”.
Of course they are Thin at the outside corners.
Do a search,perhaps GIK Acoustics site will Tell you the Dimensions.

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #10 on: 17 Dec 2022, 02:18 am »
Uh these are triangle traps that fit in da corner.
I believe they are 23.5”x16.5”x16.5”.
Of course they are Thin at the outside corners.
Do a search,perhaps GIK Acoustics site will Tell you the Dimensions.
Are you sure? They look 2 dimensional from the pictures. What are stuffed with? If they are 3 dimensional why is it so hard to fit them, no mass?

drummermitchell

Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #11 on: 17 Dec 2022, 02:37 am »
Read the above posts.........
Perhaps the floor is not level .....corner walls not level.
They are stuffed with BS, what else would be in there.
Speaking of BS,go hunt sum wabbits but pluease leave yo guns at home boy,leave dem guns at home.
Ya’ll have a good un.

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Re: Houston we have a problem! (Corner Bass Traps)
« Reply #12 on: 17 Dec 2022, 01:49 pm »
If they are placed on carpet, the carpet tack along the walls will through them off. You need to counter the carpet tack with shims of some type.