Pressure vs Velocity: Which Bass Trap Should You Get?

bass traps and low frequency control

I've already showed you a simple way to figure out if the bass trap you are thinking about getting for your room is a pressure (tuned/resonance/membrane) trap, or a velocity trap (porous, broadband), and what that means about how they work and how to use it.

But which type is actually the right one for your room?

Especially since typical velocity absorbers made from insulation material or acoustic foam don't seem to make any sense as bass traps when looking at the absorption coefficient.

Today I want to show you what it means to use pressure traps vs velocity traps in practice.

The real life pros and cons of using each, the details you only find out once you’ve thoroughly tested both, and how that fits into the bigger picture of a proper strategy for your room.

I'll then show you the two questions you need to ask yourself to figure out which approach is the right one for you.



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