guide is intended to help the customer in placing their TowerTraps in the room to achieve maximum performance.
tri-corner of a room transforms and compresses all of the
acoustic energy in a sound wave into pure pressure fluctuations.
TowerTraps are designed to take full advantage of the acoustic
pressure zones created in the corners of a room. The design
of the TowerTrap converts these pressure changes into air
movement, and, through the regulated friction in the walls
of the TowerTrap, energy is damped out of the sound wave.
Simply bass trap the corners behind
the main speakers to stabilize reverb buildup in the front
of the room and add shock control for attack transients.
This will remove room boom and clarify tonality and soundstage.
TowerTraps are absorptive down
to 40Hz (-3dB). They can be absorptive to lower frequencies,
however the efficiency dramatically decreases. Reflective
strips in the TowerTrap provide diffusion from 400 Hz and
Critical room modes
first placement of the TowerTraps in the front corners
(behind the speakers) of the room, orient the reflector
to point towards the listening position to maintain room
ambience. The chrome buttons on the two faces of the TowerTrap locates the center point of the built-in reflectors.
The TowerTraps can then be rotated to orient any of its
4 faces toward the listening position for dialing in the
sound preferred by the listener(s).
Add 2 more TowerTraps in the back corners
to smooth out peaks and valleys of the major room modes.
Add additional side wall TowerTraps halfway between speakers
and the listening position to block early side wall reflections
and enhance imaging. Orient the reflectors on the side wall
TowerTraps toward the back, and corner TowerTraps toward
the listener. These may be adjusted for listener preference
in the same manner as the front 2 TowerTraps.