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1-THE PLAN

2-PAINTING

3-FALSE WALL

5-AUDIO SNAKE

6-WALL CARPET

8-PROJECTOR

10-RISER

14-CNTR SPKR MASKING

15-CEILING ABSORBER (FRAME)

16-BUILDING ABSORBERS

19-COMPLETING CEILING ABSORBER

20-BUILDING HTPC

21-EXPANDING 8300HD STORAGE

23 - INSTALLING BASS TRAPS

26 - INSTALLING & ALIGNING LCR SPKRS

27 - RECONFIGURING THE FALSE WALL FOR THE NEW 2.35:1 SCREEN

Pg 23 - Cutting and installing Studiotips SuperChunk bass traps
superchunk 1April 4, 2008 - Back at both the home theater and this website after finally completing the migration from a very old, but still capable web authoring software.  Anyway, on with the show . . .

Somewhere along the way of researching and building my theater I discovered the Studiotips forum.  It is basically for home (recording) studio design and construction, but the parts dealing with acoustical treatment are relevant for home theaters as well. What I am installing is known as Studiotips SuperChunk bass traps. This design uses Owens Corning 703 fiberglass and a turkey carver. Ebay. $10.
superchunk 2To construct a 24" face trap, each 24" x 48" x 2" sheet must be first cut in half.
superchunk 3Measuring and a steady hand are helpful in yielding consistent triangles.
superchunk 4
superchunk 5After cutting it in half, the resulting 24" x 24" pieces must be cut in an "X" pattern.
superchunk 6This cutting pattern yields eight 24" x 17" x 17" triangles.  At 2" thick, one now has 16 lineal inches, or 1.3 lineal feet of trap.  You can see that this really adds up to a lot of sheets.  It's been quite a while since I purchased this 703, but I think I remember paying about $125 for each "bale" of twelve sheets.
superchunk 7Done and ready to install!

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