guide is intended to help the customer in placing their Tube
Traps in the room to achieve maximum performance.
The tri-corner of a room transforms
and compresses all of the acoustic energy in a sound wave
into pure pressure fluctuations. Tube Traps are designed
to take full advantage of the acoustic pressure zones created
in the corners of a room. The patented design of the Tube
Trap converts these pressure changes into air movement,
and, through the regulated friction in the walls of the
Tube Trap, 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.
At first placement of the Tube Traps
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 front
side of the Tube Trap locates the center point of the built-in
reflector. The Tube Traps can then be rotated (tuned) to
find the preferred personal listening arrangement.
Add 2 more Tube Traps in the back corners
to smooth out peaks and valleys of the major room modes.
Add additional side wall Tube Traps halfway between speakers
and the listening position to block early side wall reflections
and enhance imaging. Orient the reflectors on the side wall
Tube Traps toward the back, and corner Tube Traps toward