ASC was at the Rocky Mountain Audio Fest on Oct. 15-17. ASC provided acoustics for 64 rooms out of the show's 170. Click here for full coverage.
TubeTraps in Guangzhou China Hifi Show
TubeTraps in Taiwan HiFi Show
Some photos from the TAA International Hi-End Hi-Fi Show 2010, held August 5-9 at the Sunworld Dynasty Hotel in Taipei. Our dealer and importer in Hong Kong, Asia Access, provided TubeTraps for several displays. He reported the show was very well attended. It was the 20th Anniversary Celebration for TAA, the Taiwan Audio Association.
at the California Audio Show
ASC was at the California Audio show last weekend. We were in eight rooms, more than any other company, providing the quality acoustic treatments and expertise ASC is known for. Read all about it by clicking here.
at the California Audio Show
Come join ASC at the First Annual California Audio Show this weekend and hear some of the finest examples of HiFi reproduction available today.
JBL will be showing their flagship Project Everest speakers, previously shown at a trade-only event. Power will be provided by Mark Levinson.
Other manufacturers include Legacy Audio, Magico, and King Audio speakers; Accuphase, Win Audio, and VAC electronics; MIT Cables; Lindemann CD player.
ASC is providing acoustics for the show, so audiophiles will be able to enjoy beautiful music free from "hotel room boom".
TubeTraps at the Viet Nam High End Show
The Viet Nam High End Show
2009 was held in Ho Chi Minh City from September 25th to
27th at the Continental Hotel. Many big names displayed
their gear using ASC TubeTraps to help bring out the best
possible sound. More info on the show can be seen here.
audiophiles had their first look at TubeTraps and were highly
impressed. Six months ago, we shipped a full 40 foot container
load to our dealer in Ho Chi Minh City, Dung Nguyen Van
Dung. After the show, he quickly sold out. Shown here is
his showroom which as you can see uses TubeTraps to create
a 2C3D concept within a well developed room acoustic.
Nguyen Dung Electronic
G21 Le Tu Tai St.,
Nguyen Dinh Chieu Bldg, Floor 1
Ward 4, Phu Nhuan District
Ho Chi Minh City
Dung Nguyen 011-84-903623455
Luan Bui 001-408-239-7958 (USA)
August, 2009 -
Ships Largest Single TubeTrap Order in its History
several months of build time, ASC loaded nearly every square
inch of a shipping container destined for Hong Kong. The
lucky recipient is our Chinese distributor, Asia Access.
They'll have nearly 200 TubeTraps to distribute to discriminating
audiophiles all over China. If you're looking for ways to
save money on your TubeTrap order, consider a shipping container
of your own!
Manager of Dealer Sales Michael
Adams worked tirelessly to overcome numerous
hurdles along the way. In the process, we refined the production
process to make it easier to display and sell TubeTraps
in a store setting. We even gave them special labels with
serial numbers so that owners can register their authentic
May, 2009 -
ASC TubeTraps Shipping
Over our 25 year history, TubeTraps have
been shipped to locations all over the world. In
May, we shipped a very large order to Ho Chi Minh City in
Vietnam. Right now, we are starting work on a huge
order of hundreds of TubeTraps that will be shipped to Hong
Kong. Vist this page often to see photos from the factory
floor as we hand assemble each TubeTrap, one at a time.
TubeTraps in Every Corner of the
World When you need the world's best audio acoustics,
people insist on TubeTraps because nothing else will do.
They are known worldwide as the reference standard of perfection
for acoustics. Because of this, TubeTraps have been shipped
to practically anywhere. They've been shipped to recording
studios in Gambia, a hifi audio store in Paraguay, and even
a vocal booth in Greece. In actuality, even the most seemingly
impossible request is shipped, because nothing is more important
than furthering the state-of-the-art in reference standard
Our goal is to TubeTrap ever corner in every
audio listening environment anywhere in the world.
November, 2008 -
TubeTraps Earn 2008 Editor's Choice Award from the Absolute
the October 2008 issue of The Absolute Sound Magazine:
"Unless you have a professionally
designed and treated room, TubeTraps from Acoustic Sciences
Corporation are absolutely indispensable to improving your
system's sound. They are extremely able to solve a wide
range of acoustic problems with strategic placement and
orientation . . . There are lots of questionable acoustic
products on the market, but TubeTraps are the real deal"
ASC wishes to thank
the folks at Absolute Sound for the kudos!
September, 2008 -
Acoustics at T.H.E. Show / CEDIA 2008 Expo with Martin-Logan
pitched in and helped Martin-Logan with their demo room
at the recently completed CEDIA 2008 Expo.
"Competition was slightly lacking at
CEDIA… But Fred Manteghian with UltimateAV.com (Stereophile/Home
Theater magazine’s sister web-site) gave the CLX a
nod for best sound of the show."
since the first TubeTrap ever sold 25 years ago went into
a dealer soundroom (Bradford's
in Eugene, OR), hundreds of dealers have followed suit.
One of the latest is Pearl
Audio Video in Porland, OR. They also called
on ASC for acoustic engineering and soundproofing since
their street level location has residential condos above.
The potential for Pearl's high power audio to disrupt the
neighbors above required careful planning. ASC had the duel
goal of improving the audio in Pearl's McIntosh demo room,
and keeping the sound from seeping out.
So, Arthur Noxon, founder of ASC, designed
a special variant of the familiar IsoDamp
system. It worked fantastically well, and most
importantly, the neighbors are happy as well as the customers.
trained TubeTrap spotters couldn't help but notice several
exhibitors using ASC TubeTraps to demo their newest gear
at the January CES event. High end gear makers Esoteric
and Genesis Advanced Technologies knew they'd get the best
out of their gear by using TubeTraps for their demos.
is a musical based on the movie. They are developing the
play in San Diego area and then will take it to Broadway.
They contacted us about orchestra pit acoustics and we developed
a cost effective package for them. We were ready to ship
the system but because of the firestorm down there, shipping
had been shut down. Still, when it comes to show business,
it’s always the same: The show must go on. As previously
announced, Cry-Baby will have its world premiere at San
Diego's La Jolla Playhouse from November
6th through December 23rd. Visit www.lajollaplayhouse.org
for more information on Cry-Baby showtimes.
We repackaged the project and shipped it
on the bus, which could get through the fire storm. The
project got there just in time for setup. Rehearsals began
this week and we have a report from Peter Hylenski, down
in the pit.
"It’s amazing, much better
than we could imagine. There is clarity, both inside the
pit and outside, on stage and in the seating area. Everyone
is hearing it right. Monitor levels and usage are way
down. Who’d have guessed? The 13 piece band hears
each other really well, with minimal to no monitor use.
The pit is always a crowded place
but still, the acoustic panels and traps fit right in.
They were easy to setup and adjust. And they don’t
seem to take up any room or be in the way. We had to put
the sax way out to one side, near the pinched down far
end of the pit. He sounded so far way. We added one Studio
Trap in each corner and rotated the reflectors towards
the sax and now the sax sounds like he’s in the
middle of the band.
Something else, the band can now hear each other, unusually
well. This means that even minor musical adjustments by
any instrument can be instantly heard and incorporated
into the rest of the band. Thank you guys very, very much."
What can we say. We’re proud to be
allowed in the pit, let along to help voice it. We had to
width= invent a great little self-standing super thick sound panel,
with built in diffusion that loves to stand stable against
the wall, that is low cost. We used an old technique we
used to use for getting half round TubeTraps to stand up
against walls. We also sent over 2 sets of StudioTraps.
They were going to use them at one end for the drums but
we’re glad they learned quickly how to mess around
with the Studios to be able to fix the Sax, who got stuck
at the other end of the pit.
to do our part, we took a little extra time with the shipping
crate and turned it into a road crate, so the products can
be packed in an easy to load box, and without having to
be taken apart. Next stop….The lights of Broadway.
announcement here and keep track of this musical
LuDo from Sounds N Images, Cebu City, Philippines will be
demonstrating ASC TubeTraps at the 4th annual Hi Fi Show,
Dec 1 & 2. The show takes place at the Mandarin Oriental
Hotel, Makati City. Philippines. If you are able to attend,
be sure to look him up.
Acton, on behalf of Positive Feedback Online,
put ASC's TubeTraps through their paces with an ASC
TubeTrap Review. To quote:
"As far as the
sonic performance of the ASC TubeTraps goes, I won't equivocate—the
full ASC TubeTrap treatment in my room made a bigger improvement
in my system's sound than any component upgrade I've ever
made. I noticed the improvement before I even fired up the
stereo. Speaking voices possessed a natural timbre and effortlessness
that I've not experienced in such a small space. Flutter
echo was banished, but the resultant acoustic was not in
any way overly dead or unnatural."
ASC Custom Products
customer called us to see if we could do him a favor and
"mate" two TubeTraps so he could fit his speaker
on top. Not a problem, since this is what ASC does so well,
building wild and sometimes bizzare custom versions of our
customer lamented that he wanted our TowerTraps, but there
was a wall power outlet in the way. Problem solved. We built
him a set of special custom TowerTraps with through-holes
The bottom line is that ASC loves
to customize our products to give you exactly what you want.
Redesigned ASC Soffit
redesigned our Acoustic Soffit to accomodate halogen lights
and easier installation. An exciting new feature is the
optional halogen lighting, which ships installed by ASC
to manufacturer specs for fire safety. Just run the wiring,
and it's ready to go.
checked out our SubTrap and gave it two big thumbs up!
ASC SubTrap works as advertised. It reduces vibration transmission
through the floor, improves the frequency response in the
mid and upper bass regions, reduces low frequency reverberant
decay times, and it locates the subwoofer closer to the
height of the main speakers. Not surprisingly, this unique
combination of engineered performance features results in
an audible improvement in the bass quality."
2004, This Old House decided to include a dedicated home
theater in their featured project. They consulted with Goodwins
High End in Boston, who urged them to specify ASC IsoWall
for structural sound conditioning and soundproofing. The
footage made it into an episode of "Inside This Old
House" on the Arts & Entertainment Network.
President Art Noxon participated in a roundtable discussion
for The Absolute Sound magazine with TAS editor-in-chief
Robert Harley, TAS senior editor and UCLA professor Robert
E. Greene, and Radomir Bozovic of TacT Audio. Noxon and
Bozovic had an engaging dialogue, which comes from their
two different approaches to room correction. TacT
Audio is known for their electronic room correction
systems, while Acoustic Sciences Corporation is the industry
leader in high-performance acoustic products for critical
listening environments. The discussion covered a wide range
of topics, including the strategies for hi-fi room design,
and the benefits of acoustic control and electronic room
ASC is happy to announce the availability
of our Hi-Fi site in Mandarin Chinese! See the site here:
January 2004 -
Top 100 Includes ASC TubeTraps
Sciences Corporation was honored in the 2003 AudioRevolution.com
Top 100 Awards for ASC TubeTraps™. Even with the emergence
of many new products in the audio-video world, TubeTraps
are still an indispensable part of any critical listening
AudioRevolution.com publisher Jerry
Del Colliano made final rankings, and ASC TubeTraps were
given a #90 spot, as the description credits TubeTraps to
“quickly solve evil acoustic problems in your room.”
TubeTraps are essential components of any critical listening
setup, be it professional recording, music playback, or
home theater. “Think we’re kidding,” says
AudioRevolution.com, “try removing them from your
room and then do some critical listening.
TubeTraps are available direct from
ASC, and come in a variety of sizes and fabric styles. Contact
ASC by calling (800) ASC-TUBE, or through this website.
To see ASC’s Top 100 ranking, click here.
A full review of TubeTraps is also available on the AudioRevolution.com
website by clicking here.
ASC TUBE TRAPS USED AT
SURROUND CONFERENCE & SHOWCASE 2003
2003- Beverly Hills, CA – Acoustic Sciences Tube Traps™
supported some of the biggest products at the Surround Conference
& Showcase 2003 in Beverly Hills, including monitors
by ADAM Professional Audio.
ADAM Audio monitors feature a unique and
innovative speaker design called Accelerated Ribbon Technology,
or A.R.T. A.R.T. does away with old cone-shaped tweeters
and midranges in favor of a folded ribbon that can move
air four times faster than normal speaker cones, allowing
for greater clarity and transient reproduction.