Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap

$390.00 per pair ($195.00 each)

Available in one-dimensional or two-dimensional scattering / diffusion sequences

To provide our customers with the best possible value, the Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap is packaged in pairs. If you wish to order a quantity that is not in multiples of two, please contact us to determine shipping rates.

Alpha Series plates available in blonde wood veneer, black veneer, or white acrylic

View Fabric Colors and Upgrade Fabric Options

  • Two corner traps per box
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Alpha Series

The GIK Acoustics Alpha Series is changing the face of acoustic panels and bass traps by beautifully combining absorption with diffusion.

With the Alpha Series, customers can enhance any room both aesthetically and acoustically with superior quality, high-performing, stylish acoustic panels and bass traps.
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Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap

Low end sound waves reflect off walls, floors, and ceilings yet collect in corners where the boundaries meet. The amount of bass in one corner can vary from the amount of bass buildup in another due to things like monitor and subwoofer placement as well as room structure. GIK Acoustics has developed the Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap to deal with varying levels of reflection in corners.

Constructed with a solid core, the Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap is freestanding and able to hold up to 50 pounds in weight. The clean, professional design means it does not have to be mounted to the wall or corners and is stackable for floor-to-ceiling coverage.

The Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap features an attractive plate crafted with your choice of one-dimensional or two-dimensional scattering / diffusion sequences. Behind the fabric is a solid core of rigid fiberglass – NOT FOAM – for true absorption.

Available in three scattering options:

  • One-Dimensional – The 1D option uses a mathematical sequence in a column that extends the length of the panel. The vertical slats of the 1D allow sound energy to be scattered in a horizontal plane.
  • Two-Dimensional – The 2D options use a sequence of columns and rows with variable spacing that provides horizontal and vertical scattering of sound. Additional $20 each for Square panels and $30 each for Rectangle panels
    • 2D (a) has a pattern of dots and dashes
    • 2D (b) has a pattern of dashes

Both the one-dimensional and two-dimensional options start to diffuse at 1000Hz and are great for any kind of room and in any location in the room. The Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap, like all GIK Acoustics bass traps, was independently lab tested.

For advice on selecting diffusion patterns, check out our Acoustics & Audiogeekery blog post “Decoding Diffusion.” If you’re not sure which scattering option to choose, we are happy to help. Contact us for free acoustical advice.

Features

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GIK Acoustics Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap

The tests were carried out in the large reverberation room at the University of Salford (Manchester England). The room has been designed with hard surfaces and non-parallel walls to give long empty room reverberation times with uniform decays.

Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap Coefficient Results

Salford Test Results Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap

GIK Acoustics Alpha Series 4A Alpha Panel Product Video

    This video provides product information for the GIK Acoustics 4A Alpha Panel. Descriptions of size, color options, placement and construction are presented.

 

Room Acoustics, The Basics: Bass Traps, Acoustic Panels, Diffusion

    This video explores the basics of room acoustics. Most of us use existing rooms such as bedrooms, living rooms or basements for a listening space versus high end recording studios that are designed with acoustics in mind. However there are ways to treat average-sized rooms to be utilized as control rooms, home theaters or two-channel listening rooms.

How Diffusion Works

    Diffusors are used to treat sound imperfections in rooms such as echoes and are an excellent complement to sound absorption because they do not remove sound energy. In this video we’ll examine How Diffusion Works.

Bass Traps and Understanding Low Frequencies

    This video examines how low end frequencies move in a room and how bass traps can solve these problems.

Mounting a Tri-Trap Corner Bass Trap© or Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap

The GIK Acoustics Tri-Trap Corner Bass Trap© and Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap are intended to be freestanding or stacked floor-to-ceiling. However, if you wish to mount a Tri-Trap or Corner CT in a wall-to-wall corner, we recommend using L brackets on the side walls so the bass trap sits atop the bracket like a shelf. Note that you can’t drill into the Tri-Trap or Corner CT frame.

GIK Acoustics Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap in corner

GIK Acoustics Corner CT Alpha Bass Traps stacked in corner

The Tri-Trap and Corner CT can also be mounted in the wall-to-ceiling corners using four L brackets: two placed on the ceiling and two placed on the wall to hold the bass trap into place.  See the following examples in composer/producer Mike Plas’s studio. (See the full spotlight on Mike’s studio here.)

Mike Plas Studio 1 GIK Acoustics     Mike Plas Studio 5 GIK Acoustics

FINISHES AND FABRICS

Semi-reflective plates available in blonde wood veneer, black veneer, or white acrylic.

Impression Series, Alpha Series, and PIB plate finishes

FABRICS

All panels are available in our 9 standard, quality GIK Acoustics fabric options at no additional charge.

9 STANDARD GIK ACOUSTICS FABRICS

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UPGRADE FABRICS

You may select any of the following 9 stocked Guilford of Maine colors right off the web site.

9 STOCKED GUILFORD OF MAINE COLORS

Standard 9 GOM FR701

Upgrade the finish of your panels to Guilford of Maine FR701 or Anchorange fabrics for a nominal charge per panel.

Panel Size Additional charge per panel
Impression Series or Alpha Series square panel (24” x 24”) $15.00
Impression Series or Alpha Series narrow panel (12” x 48”) $15.00
Impression Series or Alpha Series rectangle panel (24” x 48”) $25.00
Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap $20.00
PIB (Portable Isolation Booth) $55.00

See all Guilford of Maine FR701 colors here.

Contact us for a quote on any other FR701, Anchorage, or other GOM fabrics.

Order a color swatch book with fabric samples for $15.00

Patented LogoThere’s a difference between a GIK Acoustics product and all others on the market.

The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued utility patent US 9,091,060 for GIK’s unique, proprietary design of its acoustic absorbers. The patent covers the design and construction of GIK Acoustics’ 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology, and Monster Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology.

In addition to our patent, we separate ourselves from other acoustic treatment manufacturers in 6 primary areas.

QUALITY MATERIALS MEAN QUALITY PRODUCTS:

GIK Acoustics Bright White and Off White sqGIK Acoustics products are beyond simple do-it-yourself panels that are found on the market today. We start with only the highest-quality materials that will not sag or leak over time, then we build every panel by hand employing a unique two-frame system.

Unlike other companies who use inexpensive materials, GIK Acoustics panels are crafted with quality insulation material, fabrics and hardwood plywoods.  We start with absorptive insulation material that is intended for room acoustics – not cheap mineral wool whose main purpose is to insulate a ship’s engine room.

We then use carefully selected hardwood plywoods – not cheap imports – to construct our frames.  The difference and chief advantage is dimensional stability. Crossbanded layers and balanced construction mean that hardwood plywood won’t shrink, swell or warp as much as lumber. To finish our panels we offer an array of fine fabrics – from our standard 9 options to the full line of Guilford of Maine panel fabrics.

GIK Acoustics Class A Fire RatingGIK Acoustics products are not only Greensafe, but they carry a Class A fire rating which means we continue to provide our clients with the safest most effective products available. The Class A fire rating means that GIK Acoustics treatments have received the highest rating possible under the ASTM E84, a test used by code officials and regulatory agencies in the acceptance of interior finish materials.

Our team of professional builders handcraft each acoustic panel, bass trap and diffusor to exacting standards ensuring the most attractive, effective and dependable products. The difference is our customers are secure in knowing they receive the very best made-to-order acoustic treatments available.

VALUE:

The GIK DifferenceDollar for dollar, GIK Acoustics’ products absorb more sabins (sound) than any other product on the market. We provide our customers the most cost effective solution to make every space sound it’s best.

GIK Acoustics Panels are tested and certified by the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories (RAL) to provide the most accurate information on the results you can expect when you purchase our products.

Our exceptional cost-to-benefit ratio means our customers do not over-buy or over-treat a room to get results.

HELPFUL SUPPORT STAFF:

The GIK DifferenceCustomer satisfaction is our number one priority at GIK Acoustics.

We start by helping customers determine the best products to treat their space with our free, expert Acoustic Advice.  Our well-respected design team has years of experience and are available to provide assistance not only with product selection but product placement within your room.

In addition to providing knowledgeable recommendations, GIK Acoustics maintains contact throughout the order process. Our trained Customer Service team ensures quality, timely delivery and reliability. And our staff is available to help with special needs or custom orders.

The GIK Acoustics difference is we assist with everything from product inquiries to custom orders to delivery notifications to satisfaction follow ups. We guarantee it.

INFORMATIVE:

Bass Traps & Low FrequenciesWhen it comes to improving the sound quality in a room, many find the science to be overwhelming and the task of DIY’ing acoustic treatments to be daunting. Our solutions are based on the science of acoustics and one of the key dynamics to our success lies in demystifying sound dynamics and room acoustics. We are firm believers in education and our website is full of Educational Articles and Videos. It’s long been our goal to help customers truly understand how sound behaves in a space and the importance and benefits of proper room treatment.

With our blog Acoustics & Audiogeekery, GIK Acoustics aims to explain what you’re hearing and how to improve your audio. Our blog is a resource and a repository of discussions and techniques in the quest to make better audio. Audio is interesting – whether you’re making music, mixing, or simply listening & enjoying – and manipulating technology to solve problems to improve audio is the essence of “audiogeekery.”

INNOVATIVE:

GIK FRT Logo 270Over the past 10 years, GIK Acoustics has pioneered a number of acoustic treatments that you can’t find anywhere else. From the Tri-Trap Corner Bass Trap© to our Soffit Bass Trap© to the built in Scatter Plate, GIK continues to innovate. After a year of research & development, in 2013 we introduced FlexRange Technology – our unique, proprietary system for providing the best in bass trapping and low end absorption.

ALPHA_SERIES_LOGO_FINALIn 2015 we launched the Alpha Series, a line of acoustic panels and bass traps with a wood face which has a mathematical sequence of slots for one-dimensional scattering / diffusion. The Alpha Series literally changes the face of acoustic panels and bass traps by beautifully combining absorption with diffusion and enhancing any room both aesthetically and acoustically with superior quality, high-performing, and stylish room treatments.

GIK Acoustics is also proud to have launched creative, unique products such as: the multifunctional PIB (Portable Isolation Booth), the decorative and effective Impression Series, and the striking, precise Gotham N23 5″ Quadratic Skyline Diffusor.

We are constantly innovating, so look for more solutions and creative treatments from GIK Acoustics.

ENVIRONMENTAL:

Greensafe GIK AcousticsIt’s our commitment to use environmentally safe materials for all our products.  We use ECOSE absorption material, eco-friendly wood and we offer customers recycled fabric options as well. Greensafe means GIK Acoustics products are friendlier on air quality, the environment, and your budget.