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GiK Tri-Trap Bass Trap Review

GiK Tri-Trap Bass Trap Review

I very rarely say anything unequivocal in a review. Hold on to your hats 'cause I'm gonna to do it now. The GiK Tri-Traps will improve the sound in your room. They will. It doesn't matter the speaker or the amp. The DVD player or the processor. The Tri-Traps will help curb your bass problems. Are they a panacea? Will the fix everything? No, of course not. But ask any acoustical expert and you'll find that corner bass trapping is high up on their list of "first steps to a better sounding room."

The GiK Tri-Traps will improve the sound in your room. Ask any acoustical expert and you'll find that corner bass trapping is high up on their list of "first steps to a better sounding room."

— April 29, 2009 04:00 in Acoustical Product Reviews

Auralex Room Analysis Plus Review

Auralex Room Analysis Plus Review

Acoustics. Next to your speakers, your room is probably the biggest contributor to the quality of the sound. We here at Audioholics care about acoustics as we understand that it is one of the major factors affecting your listening experience. The Auralex Room Analysis Plus gives you the ability to not only get recommendations about treating your room, but a report based on ACTUAL MEASUREMENTS! And it doesn't cost thousands of dollars either.

The Auralex Room Analysis Plus gives you the ability to not only get recommendations about treating your room, but a report based on ACTUAL MEASUREMENTS! And it doesn't cost thousands of dollars.

— April 07, 2009 01:30 in Acoustical Product Reviews

Ready Acoustics Chameleon Bass Trap Review

Ready Acoustics Chameleon Bass Trap Review

ReadyAcoustics offers the Chameleon Frame to dress up acoustics panels so that your wife will actually let you have them. This is a DIY paradise! The Ready Acoustics Chameleon Bass Traps worked as advertised. They are great to look at, the absorb sound as promised, and they are easy to hang. If you're a DIY'er or want to have them arrive fully assembled, Ready Acoustics will accommodate.

The Ready Acoustics Chameleon Bass Traps worked as advertised. They are great to look at, the absorb sound as promised, and they are easy to hang. This is a DIY paradise!

— August 03, 2007 07:20 in Acoustical Product Reviews

Auralex Sonosuede Room Acoustics System Review

Auralex Sonosuede Room Acoustics System Review

Auralex is looking to improve the sound of your room not with components but with the Sonosuede Room Acoustics System. There are attractive room absorption and diffusion panels. Many people think that the secret to a great home theater is great gear. And when you ask them what that gear consists of, it will usually be a display, speakers, components, and cables. But the ingredient that can often make or break a home theater is the room itself. My room is an excellent case in point, which is why I chose to bring in the good folks at Auralex.

Auralex is looking to improve the sound of your room not with components but with the Sonosuede Room Acoustics System. There are attractive room absorption and diffusion panels.

— June 26, 2007 10:15 in Acoustical Product Reviews

Velodyne Mic-5 Add-on Supplementary Review

Velodyne Mic-5 Add-on Supplementary Review

With the addition of the Mic-5 five mic system to the SMS-1, Velodyne has given you the ability to correct for multiple seating positions creating a better experience for everyone. While the Mic-5 add-on may be a bit pricy for the average consumer, I can see it as a very good investment for an installer or perhaps a group of friends that can split the cost. It is nice to be able to correct for a sweet spot, but multiple seats takes it to a whole other level.

With the addition of the Mic-5 five mic system to the SMS-1, Velodyne has given you the ability to correct for multiple seating positions creating a better experience for everyone.

— October 31, 2006 02:25 in Acoustical Product Reviews

Audyssey MultEQ Pro Sound Equalizer Review

Audyssey MultEQ Pro Sound Equalizer Review

The Audyseey MultEQ Pro is a standalone room correction system for those that want the ultimate in theatrical experiences in their home. At $2500, it isn't for the light of wallet, but for those willing to spend the money, they will have unprecedented levels of control over the sound of their home theaters. The Audyssey MultEQ Pro has room correction technology that we've never seen, or heard, before. While expensive, the important thing is that it works.

The Audyseey MultEQ Pro is a standalone room correction system for those that want the ultimate in theatrical experiences in their home.

Patrick Hart — October 10, 2006 19:00 in Acoustical Product Reviews

Onix Rocket Digital Equalization System (R-DES) Review

Onix Rocket Digital Equalization System (R-DES) Review

The Onix Rocket Digital Equalization System (R-DES) is a manual parametric EQ for subwoofer. Being an official Audioholic comes with a couple of drawbacks. The first of which is that you are required by Audioholic charter not to believe in many of the tweaks out there. Magic rocks, cable risers, wooden volume knobs, batteries anywhere in your system but in your remote… What is a bona fide Audioholic to do? Well, after treating your room, the next “tweak” is an EQ for your sub. At least it is for me. I’ve wanted one of these for a long, long time. When Clint mentioned in passing that he needed someone to review the Onix R-DES, I practically tackled him.

The Onix Rocket Digital Equalization System (R-DES) is a manual parametric EQ for your subwoofer.

— July 25, 2006 19:00 in Acoustical Product Reviews

Auralex MoPADs Monitor Isolation Review

Auralex MoPADs Monitor Isolation Review

The Auralex MoPADs Monitor Isolation are pads to put under your speakers that decouple them and allow you to aim them in the desired direction. In an ideal world there would be no war, disease or hunger and our loudspeakers would be perfectly placed in perfect rooms for perfect sound. While Auralex probably can’t help resolve world issues, they certainly can help with speaker placement, room acoustics and isolation as evident by their isolation pad devices they refer to as MoPADs and the up and coming new acoustically treated room for the Audioholics Showcase home premier reference system.

The Auralex MoPADs Monitor Isolation are pads to put under your speakers that decouple them and allow you to aim them in the desired direction.

— May 06, 2006 19:00 in Acoustical Product Reviews

Velodyne SMS-1 Subwoofer Parametric EQ System Review

Velodyne SMS-1 Subwoofer Parametric EQ System Review

We were introduced to the Velodyne SMS-1 system at the CEDIA show in Indianapolis last year and were instantly impressed with its potential for improving how subwoofers interact with the room. The SMS-1 is basically Velodyne’s flagship Digital Drive room correction software offloaded into a standalone system that allows it to be used with any (even *gasp* non-Velodyne) subwoofers. The SMS-1 is essentially an 8-band parametric EQ with variable frequency, Q, and gain that shows you a real-time smoothed graph of the room’s low frequency response from 15Hz to 200Hz via an on-screen display.

The SMS-1 is basically Velodyne’s flagship Digital Drive room correction software offloaded into a standalone system that allows it to be used with any (even *gasp* non-Velodyne) subwoofers.

, — April 09, 2006 19:00 in Acoustical Product Reviews

GIK Acoustics 244 Absorption Panel Review

GIK Acoustics 244 Absorption Panel Review

GIK Acoustics 244 Absorption Panels are affordable alternatives to the usually very expensive room treatment options on the market. As Audioholics, our pursuit of audio perfection seems never ending. We are always on the lookout for that next piece of gear that will improve our system. Many of us will spend our budgets dry and drive our significant others to the brink of the funny farm in this continuing journey. With all of this madness, however, the one area many of us overlook that can have significant impact in our system is room acoustics.

GIK Acoustics 244 Absorption Panels are affordable alternatives to the usually very expensive room treatment options on the market.

— March 25, 2006 18:00 in Acoustical Product Reviews

RealTraps MiniTraps MicroTraps MondoTraps Review

RealTraps MiniTraps MicroTraps MondoTraps Review

RealTraps come in three flavors (and sizes) - MiniTraps (small), MicroTraps (medium), and MondoTraps (large). While not inexpensive, they do cost less than what a professional installer might charge you. What are they for? Room treatment. Room treatment aims to increase the ratio of direct to reflected sound and in doing so flatten the frequency response as far as is practically possible whilst retaining the liveness that reflected sound adds to a room.

RealTraps come in three flavors (and sizes) - MiniTraps (small), MicroTraps (medium), and MondoTraps (large). Room treatment aims to increase the ratio of direct to reflected sound.

Robert T Buckle — January 05, 2006 18:00 in Acoustical Product Reviews