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 Post subject: what is homasote
PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2007 2:40 am 
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what is it and how much is it?

i plan to make a trap using what he used here http://www.johnlsayers.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=4581

would it help to put homasote behind the trap?


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 10, 2007 7:10 am 
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Homasote, Celotex and probably a few others, are trade names for "regurgitated shredded compressed paper" panels - somewhat absorbent, pretty light weight and expensive for what you get. For wall isolation, it's NOT recommended by people who know - another layer of gypsum wallboard works much better.

For traps, maybe - but the cost isn't worth using it INSIDE a trap like the ones you linked to. If I were trying for more low absorption (at the cost of mids/highs) I might consider FACING an absorbent trap with the stuff, but at the moment I have nothing beyond conjecture to back that up.

In short, I wouldn't use it for what you want - just build like the link pics, place in corners and reflection points and on the ceiling halfway between your head and the speakers, and be happy :wink: Steve

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