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Ready Acoustics Chameleon Bass Trap Review

by August 03, 2007
Ready Acoustics Chameleon Bass Trap

Ready Acoustics Chameleon Bass Trap

  • Product Name: Chameleon Bass Trap
  • Manufacturer: Ready Acoustics
  • Performance Rating: StarStarStarStarStar
  • Value Rating: StarStarStarStarhalf-star
  • Review Date: August 03, 2007 07:20
  • MSRP: $ 129.99
  • Buy Now
  • Panel Dimensions: 48"x24"x4"
  • Frame Color Options: Black, Gray, White, Sand, Blue, Red
  • Fabric Color Options: Black, Burgundy, Tan, Sand, White, Blue, Red
  • Weight: Fully assembled using OC 703 - 15lbs, frame alone - 5.33 lbs

Pros

  • Much improved aesthetics over standard panels
  • Easy to put together/install
  • Able to customize to your particular décor by using own fabric
  • They work

Cons

  • None

 

Ready Acoustics Chameleon Bass Trap Introduction

Rigid fiberglass board and mineral fiber board, especially Owens-Corning 703 or 705, has been used in the construction of bass traps and acoustical panels since… well for as long as I can remember. The fact is - it works. There is science behind it. There are measurements. We know how well it absorbs, at what frequencies, and in what locations. It isn't exactly rocket science. So when Ready Acoustics contacted me about reviewing their Chameleon Bass Traps, my first thought was "Why?"

A perusal of their website will quickly give you the "why". It seems that, unbeknownst to me, there has been this force for good in the universe helping out DIY acoustical panel builders. They offer raw Owens-Corning rigid fiberglass board by the box, they sell "bags" for you to put your mineral fiber boards into with straps upon which to mount them to your wall. They sell mounts for your bag wrapped panels. They have oodles of videos on how to wrap, hang, and just about everything else to your panels. And now they offer a "frame" to dress up said panels so that your wife will actually let you have them. Where was this when I was trying to track down a supplier of mineral fiber for my DIY panel article?

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