ASC has been and continues to be the sole manufacturer of TubeTraps since their inception in 1984. All models of the TubeTrap, other bass traps and a wide assortment of over 100 specialty audio acoustic products and devices can be purchased factory direct.
Every TubeTrap comes with a 30 day, 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you don't like it, send it back and we'll refund your money, no questions asked.
We manufacture a wide variety of TubeTraps and every one of them is hand made by craftsmen and women in our own 10,000 sqft workshop in Eugene, Oregon. Each product is air tight and fiber sealed and fits an exact acoustic and physical specification.
Our origional TubeTrap, back in 1985, was 9" diameter and 3' long. Our current standard TubeTrap product line includes 9”, 11”, 13”, 16” 20” and 24” diameter bass traps. They all utilize the same patented RC-Time Constant bass trap technology and treble range diffuser panel as our original model. The larger diameter units provide more sound absorbing power because of their larger surface area and a lower roll off frequency because of their increased internal volume .
We do have a dedicated Original Tube Trap product line which is exclusively distributed through most domestic hifi dealers and select international distributors. Call the factory 800 ASC TUBE (373 8823) for additional details and price lists. We do not have on line ordering or buying at this time.
In addition to our stock product line, available factory direct or through domestic dealelrs and international distributors, we also offer a dedicated Original TubeTrap product line which is exclusively available through domestic dealers and international distributors. Call the factory 800 ASC TUBE (373 8823) for additional details and price lists. We do not have on line ordering or buying at this time.
In addition to the wide variety of standard TubeTraps available we provide an even wider variety of modified TubeTraps. Some modifications are superficial, belonging to the shape of the TubeTrap. Other modifications are changes to the interior space of the Trap, where it has been fit with some sort of performance enhancing feature.
It is not unusual for a corner to not be 90 degrees but some other angle. Still, the owners might want a TubeTrap that fits the odd angle corner snugly. Other modifications to shape include changing the end cap angle from 90 degrees to some other odd angle, so the units can be butted together in a continuous form.
We add absorption enhancing elements inside what appears to be an ordinary TubeTrap. The most common upgrade along this line is the SuperTrap, where about 1/3rd of the TubeTrap has been restricted in performance so that its available working volume is transferred over to enhance the performance of the other 2/3rds of the trap. This is the SuperTrap, a broad band modification of the TubeTrap and it typically extends the roll off frequency of the TubeTrap by ½ octave lower.
We add sound canceling elements to the inside of some TubeTraps. Usually it is a tuned Helmholtz resonator that provides the sound canceling effect inside the TubeTrap. But an active sound canceling unit can also be mounted inside the TubeTrap
We also make TunedTraps. These units are specifically tuned for powerful absorption at a particular frequency. The entire tuning system fits inside the outline of the TubeTrap, so these Tuned, and the SuperTraps look just like the Stanadard TubeTraps. TunedTraps act like SuperTraps in the lowest register but at the resonant frequency the backpressure buildup inside the TubeTrap goes to zero due to the sound canceling effects of the Helmholtz resonator inside the TubeTrap. This wide variation of TubeTraps are all available within the standard TubeTrap product line.
Customized TubeTraps include modifications to standard traps and specialty BassTraps. Examples of modifications might include a hole running through a TubeTrap so a stiff power cord can be lugged and unplugged into a power socket without having to move the TubeTrap setup. Another modification might to notch out part of the side of a TubeTrap so that it fits close up to and around some obstruction. It is not unusual to modify a TubeTrap so that it holds a TV monitor or some other piece of artwork.
We also make true custom bass traps, usually for an acoustic designer with a particular need. All our bass traps still utilize our patented RC time constant bass trap principles but not all include our treble range diffuser. We collaborate with the designer to design and manufacture a short run of special products which meet the specifications of the job.
One current custom trap is the FlatTrap, a bass trap that is typically only 4” deep and 2’ square, that is fit with a 2’ diffuser panel. It is very efficient to very low frequencies. It is fairly low cost and practically covers the entire wall and ceiling surface of heavy walled soundproof rooms. The FlatTrap is typically a semi-fnished flat black unit that is used inside of stretch wall systems. A variation of this unit includes a 2x2 diffuser mounted to the surface of the FlatTrap.
Another system of custom bass traps are VentTraps. These are basically acoustic friction elements located in one place with a duct connecting their back side to an acoustic volume that is some number of feet away. Most of our traps have the acoustic resistor wrapped around the acoustic capacitor forming an integral self contained bass trap package. These VentTraps are essentially no different than what we see in electronics, which is an electronic resistor connected to a capacitor with a wire, except in this case, the acoustic resistor is connected to the acoustic capacitor with a pipe of air.
The variety of custom bass traps seems to be limitless, and every once in a while, we build a custom bass trap that seems to have a wider application than the one it was developed for, and if people like it, this new bass traps joins our standard product line.
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Domestic shipping continues to get more and more expensive. Consolidated orders to the dealer is the most cost effective way to ship, although it means waiting. Larger international orders are best shipped ocean freight. Usually there is a shipper in each country that runs or has connections to a low priced route to the US. It is always best to find and arrange for pickup using your own shipper.