SubTraps let Subwoofers play Musical Bass
You were trying to reach the musical blue sky but you ended up with the subwoofer blues. There it is, moaning and groaning on the floor, up against a wall or in a corner. Maybe deep bass is supposed to sound this way, drab, sluggish and boring. You keep the volume turned down and the crossover set low so your sub can "support" the bottom end without drowning out the music. And sometimes it seems like it's almost not worth the effort.
But subwoofers actually do play a musical bass line and by getting the sub up off the floor and onto a SubTrap you finally get to hear the musical bass line. The SubTrap floats the sub off the floor to eliminate symathetic structural vibration and at the same time adds a bass trap to dampen the buildup of room modes that couple to the subwoofer.
Now your sub can deliver a smoother frequency response and more dynamic attack transients. For the first time you begin to hear a musical bass line you didn't even know was there, hidden all this time. You'll turn the volume back up and raise the crossover point to where it should have been all the time, because now, your sub plays musical bass.
SubTrap is a recommended upgrade for subwoofer playback by Stereophile, Wide Screen Review, Home Theater, Home Theater Review, Secrets of Home Theater and High Fidelity and The Absolute Sound
SubTraps are available through local audio dealers or factory direct from ASC
Call 800 ASC TUBE (272 8823)
Raise your subwoofer up to its full performance potential. The SubTrap is more than a simple isolation stand. In addition to isolation, it absorbs excess bass and decouples your sub-woofer from room modes. The end result is a unique product available only from ASC. Just slip the ASC-SubTrap underneath your subwoofer and you’ll create the powerful “SubStack.” Instantly improve bass detail, changing “muddy” low frequency playback into a richly detailed picture. Not only does the SubTrap increase bass extension and punch, it also gets rid of "one note bass." Once you hear the difference, you’ll never go back.
Due to resonant modes, inherent in all rooms, sonic detail can get masked. The result is what we call “Room-Boom,” a muddled blur of sound. This happens even though the subwoofer is producing great bass and plenty of detail. The SubTrap keeps the rumble you love to hear, yet maintains detail and articulation, working with virtually any subwoofer.
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 cranked up much higher than before. 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.
finally (after many years) heard this note the way it was meant to be heard...With the SubTrap I have With other music the bass is tighter, cleaner, faster and deeper. Being a "bassaholic" for many years I cannot express fully enough what a difference the SubTrap has made for me. When I get my Supercube II subwoofer, I'll be getting a 18" SubTrap for that one too. Thank you, thank you, thank you..." L Harvey (Satisfied SubTrap Owner)
The SubTrap provides:
18" Subtrap (50 Hz) Standard Subwoofer (18'x18"x18") ...... $469 + shipping
22" SubTrap (30 Hz) Large Subwoofer (22"x22"x22") ........ $586 + shipping
Prices as of Dec 2012, check with ASC Sales or your local hifi dealer for current price. As with all TubeTraps, 100% personal satisfaction is guaranteed....