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REALTRAPS Debuts MondoTrapsMost potent bass traps yet (August 31, 2004)
Now with MondoTraps, REALTRAPS raises the bar even higher. Where MiniTraps are nearly six times more effective at low frequencies than typical corner foam, MondoTraps absorb twice again more below 100 Hz. At 2' by 4'9" and 4 inches thick, they are only slightly larger than MiniTraps, and theyre also affordable at just $279.99 each factory direct. Like all REALTRAPS products, MondoTraps are made with rigid fiberglass and metal instead of foam, so they are Class A fire rated and can be installed with confidence in public venues. They hang easily with standard picture frame wire, or can be mounted on a microphone stand. An attractive custom stand is also available from RealTraps for $60.
According to REALTRAPS co-owner Ethan Winer, "The main problem in most studios and listening rooms is acoustic interference that causes severe variations in the low frequency response. Nulls of 30 dB and even deeper are not only common, but typical. Just as important is taming modal ringing, which reduces the clarity and articulation of bass instruments. Many recording engineers and audiophiles cover their walls with foam, but that makes the room too dead sounding at mid and high frequencies while doing little for bass problems. MondoTraps are far more absorbent than foam at low frequencies, so they do a superior job overall and with fewer pieces to install. Even as low as 40 Hz, their absorption coefficient is above 0.50 when corner mounted, which we believe is unprecedented for any bass trap product."
Complete product details and performance data are on the REALTRAPS web site www.realtraps.com. Also at the REALTRAPS site are articles with extensive room treatment advice, tutorials showing how to solve common acoustic problems, and a detailed explanation of acoustic product testing methods.
REALTRAPS is owned by Ethan Winer and Doug Ferrara. Ethan is known throughout the industry for his many technical articles in audio and computer magazines, and he has engineered and produced several classical music CDs including a recording of his own cello concerto. Ethan also moderates the Acoustics forum at www.musicplayer.com. Doug is a professional musician who has operated a recording studio for more than twenty years. Besides audio and recording, Doug holds an advanced degree in engineering from Rensselaer Polytechnic and has been a systems engineer for Intel and Motorola.
Product information: www.realtraps.com
By phone: toll-free 866-REALTRAPS (866-732-5872)
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