Now It's OK to Use Your Sub in the Mix
Once you hear the difference, you’ll never go back. The SubTrap is more than a simple isolation stand. In addition to isolation, it absorbs excess bass and decouples room mode. The end result is a unique product available only from ASC.
When your sub is part of the mix, playback quality is vastly improved across all platforms. The richness of bass detail translates into a better and fuller sound that says welcome to the 21st Century. The reason for this is because the SubTrap lets you hear the sub-bass track clearly, without modal distortion or boomy reverberation.
How It Works
Due to resonant modes, inherent in all small listening spaces, sonic detail can get cancelled at certain frequencies. The result is what we call “Room-Boom,” a muddled blur of sound instead of detailed notes. This happens even though the subwoofer is producing great bass and plenty of detail. Sadly, the rich sound never reaches your ear due to room coloration. By raising the sub off the floor and putting a SubTrap under it, the subwoofer is effectively decoupled from the vertical room mode. Excess bass buildup is reduced and the playback volume of the subwoofer can be turned back up in the mix. The SubTrap is the latest member of the TubeTrap™ product line by Acoustic Sciences Corporation. We have been providing acoustic upgrades for high performance audio since 1984.
The Bottom Line
If you have room to raise your sub off the floor, the ASC SubTrap is for you. Available in two sizes, 18” and 22”. Easy setup, just place the SubTrap under the subwoofer, and that’s all there is to it. For more information regarding the SubTrap and the science of feedback control, see these links: