RealTraps Debuts SoffitTraps - affordable bass traps with high spouse approval

RealTraps has announced their new SoffitTrap bass trap. Unlike conventional traps that intrude visually in a living room, SoffitTraps mount high up in the ceiling corners and can be painted using standard Latex paint to match the walls and ceiling.

RealTraps, LLC


34 Cedar Vale Drive * New Milford, CT 06776 * 860 -210 -1870 * www.realtraps.com

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RealTraps Debuts SoffitTraps - affordable bass traps with high spouse approval.

New Milford, CT, USA - May 27, 2005 - RealTraps has announced their new SoffitTrap bass trap. Unlike conventional bass traps that intrude visually in a living room or home theater, SoffitTraps are designed to mount high up in the ceiling corners and look like a built -in soffit. They can be painted using standard Latex paint to match the walls and ceiling, and like all RealTraps products they employ a damped membrane for very high performance down to the lowest bass frequencies.

SoffitTraps are 12 -1/2 by 16 -1/4 inches by 4 feet long and weigh 8 pounds. Since rooms are rarely multiples of exactly four feet, custom lengths are available at no additional charge. Seams between sections are easily hidden using standard drywall tape and joint compound, and the traps can then be painted to match the rest of the room. SoffitTraps can also be installed vertically in wall -wall corners, placed mid -wall to simulate columns, or hidden under a small table top (not supplied) to serve as plant holders or stands for loudspeakers up to 50 pounds. When used as speaker stands they effectively decouple the speaker cabinet from the floor, in addition to their bass trapping.

According to RealTraps co -owner Ethan Winer, "High -performance acoustic treatment is a key component of every great listening environment. Unfortunately, the intrusive appearance of most bass traps has been a big impediment to their acceptance. Effective bass traps are of necessity large, which makes them difficult to hide. Our new SoffitTraps redefine what acoustic treatment looks like, letting people who were previously unwilling to treat their rooms experience the full potential of their audio systems. We have also raised the bar for performance. SoffitTraps offer a huge amount of absorption below 200 Hz, especially in the 'fullness' range for bass instruments, with intentionally less absorption at higher frequencies. This avoids over -damping a room as can happen with foam and fiberglass panels."

Complete product details and photos are on the RealTraps web site www.realtraps.com. Also at the RealTraps site are many articles and videos offering room treatment advice, tutorials showing how to solve common acoustic problems, and a detailed explanation of acoustic product testing methods. SoffitTraps are available directly from the manufacturer for $50 per linear foot or less.

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 professional 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.

All RealTraps products are sold direct by the manufacturer.

Product information: www.realtraps.com

By phone: toll -free 866 -RealTraps (866 -732 -5872), local: 860 -210 -1870

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