GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology
Starting at $43.99
Per Box Pricing
|Size||Price per panel||Panels per box||Price per box|
|24.25” x 48.25”||$74.99||2||$149.98|
|24” x 24”||$43.99||4||$175.96|
|12” x 48”||$55.50||4||$222.00|
To provide our customers with the best possible shipping value, the 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology is packaged in multiples. If you wish to order a different quantity, please contact us to determine shipping rates.
244 Bass Trap Features:
The GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology is 5.25″ thick and available in three standard sizes:
Rectangle (24.25″ x 48.25″) | Square (24″ x 24″) | Narrow (12″ x 48″)
- Patented design utilizes a two-frame system and built-in air gap which increases low end absorption
- FlexRange Technology options
- FULL RANGE – without a membrane, bass traps are broadband
- RANGE LIMITER – with a membrane, bass traps absorb even lower frequencies while the membrane has less effect absorbing upper frequencies
- Optional built-in Scatter Plate for an even balance of absorption, diffusion, and scattering
- Easy wall and corner installation using wire integrated in the back like a picture frame
- Rectangle panel weight: FULL RANGE = 14 lbs | RANGE LIMITER = 16 lbs
- Effective absorption from 80Hz to 20kHz
- Free standing options available with metal stands or boom stand brackets (boom stand not included)
- Easy to install on ceiling with optional Cloud Mounting Bracket©
- Panels can be custom sized to fit your specifications
- Class A fire rated – Click HERE for Fire Rating test results
- Additional Guilford of Maine fabric choices available
- employs ECOSE® technology formaldehyde-free acoustic absorption material.
The GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology utilizes our patented design to maximize low end control. FlexRange Technology offers customers a true choice to control the frequency range that’s absorbed. Without a membrane, bass traps are broadband. With a membrane, bass traps absorb even lower frequencies while the membrane has less effect absorbing upper frequencies.
Compared to other commercially available products which are simple, fabric-wrapped, DIY-type panels, the 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology is precision engineered and manufactured to exacting standards. We begin with our patented two-frame system that allows low end to be absorbed from the sides and back while the professionally constructed frame maintains a crisp, sharp edge. GIK Acoustics uses high-quality fabrics as our standard options as opposed to cheap burlap or microsuede. Our materials are which means GIK products are easy on air quality for your room, the environment, and your budget.
When combined with our proprietary RANGE LIMITER membrane system, the 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology absorbs up to 50% more low end (below 60Hz) and retains 75% more high end (from 400Hz and above) versus the broadband FULL RANGE option.
The 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology hangs truly flush on the wall using an integrated wire on the back and can easily be mounted straddling corners (recommended) or as a cloud on the ceiling. The design of the 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology allows it to be used in multiple quantities to absorb as much bass as possible without over absorbing the high end, which leaves life inside the room. Cymbals are crisp and clear while bass kicks!
“GIK Acoustics products do a remarkable job at creating a great, early-reflection free sweet spot for the engineer and controlling bass. The panels and bass traps have turned an acoustically challenging room into a perfectly workable listening environment.”
Ivo Witteveen, co-owner
MOST Audio Post, Amsterdam
GIK Acoustics was awarded US Pat. 9,091,060 which encompasses our proprietary FlexRange Technology (FRT) membrane system. Backed by research, development and testing, FlexRange Technology encompasses our proprietary bass trap design while offering customers a true choice to control the frequency range that’s absorbed. Without a membrane, bass traps are broadband. With a membrane, bass traps absorb even lower frequencies while the membrane has less effect absorbing upper frequencies.
- FULL RANGE – The Full Range option is broadband in nature maximizing low end and upper frequencies to give a true broadband range of absorption. Full Range is an excellent option at controlling low end frequencies and is the preferred choice for early reflection points or when upper frequencies need 100% absorption.
- RANGE LIMITER – The second option has a built-in frequency range limiter. This option includes a membrane system which starts absorbing at a lower frequency but also has a cut off starting around 400Hz. Using the Range Limiter option ensures maximum low end absorption while retaining nearly 100% of the upper frequencies within your room. Ideally used when no upper frequency absorption is required/desired. The Range Limiter option is an ideal solution to make a small room sound larger, keeping life within the room.
|Panel Size||Additional charge per panel|
|24” x 24” or 12” x 48”||$8.50|
|24” x 48”||$15.00|
GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology
FlexRange Technology Test Results
GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology – Full Range
GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology – Range Limiter
Click here for full Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories results:
GIK Acoustic Panels are tested and certified by the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories (RAL) Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method ASTM C 423-02/NVLAP 08/P03 GIK Acoustics panels submitted to two standard acoustic test methods: ASTM “A” and “J” testing. For “A” testing the acoustic panels are placed all together flat against a surface and tested. “A” testing is the standardized testing method for the manufacturing industry. “J” testing simulates the recommended mounting of the product by the manufacturer. GIK tested two set-ups: 1) panels straddled in corners 2) panels spaced off the wall and mounted on stands. To our knowledge GIK Acoustics is the only company to provide data on both testing methods.
Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories (RAL)TM has been accredited under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP). The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) administers the NVLAP program. NVLAP is comprised of a series of laboratory accreditation programs, which includes specific calibration and/or test standards and related methods and protocols assembled to satisfy the unique needs for accreditation in the fields of testing or calibration. NVLAP accredits public and private laboratories based on evaluation of their technical qualifications and competency to carry out specific calibration or tests.
Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories (RAL)TM test methods adhere to ASTM standards. Formerly known as the American Society for Testing and Materials, ASTM International provides standards that are accepted and used in research and development, product testing, quality systems, and commercial transactions around the globe.
WANT TO ADD BUILT-IN SCATTERING / DIFFUSORS TO YOUR PANELS / BASS TRAPS?
Broadband treatments offer great performance with an attractive price and when coupled with diffusion and scattering, can give your room a completely balanced sound throughout, without over-dampening high frequencies.
The GIK Acoustics built-in Scatter Plate option allows even decay time from low to high frequencies while providing the necessary space for absorption to flatten the frequency response. Read more about the new GIK Acoustics Scatter Plate here.
After adding products to your cart, you can then select Scatter Plate from the Diffusion Products menu and have them built into your Acoustic Panel or Bass Trap for only $49.00 per panel.
GIK Acoustics panels are available in our 9 standard, quality GIK Acoustics fabric options at no additional charge.
9 STANDARD GIK ACOUSTICS FABRICS
You may select any of the following 9 stocked Guilford of Maine FR701 colors right off the web site or contact us for a quote on any Guilford of Maine FR701, Anchorage, or other fabrics.
9 STOCK GUILFORD OF MAINE COLORS
Upgrade the finish to Guilford of Maine FR701 or Anchorage fabrics for a nominal charge per panel.
|Product||Panel Size||Additional charge per panel|
|Spot Panel||Square (24” x 24”) or Narrow (12” x 48”)||$7.00|
|242 Acoustic Panel, 244 Bass Trap, Monster Bass Trap||Square (24” x 24”) or Narrow (12” x 48”)||$8.50|
|242 Acoustic Panel or Spot Panel||Rectangle (24” x 48”)||$15.00|
|244 Bass Trap or Monster Bass Trap||Rectangle (24” x 48”)||$20.00|
|Tri-Trap Corner Bass Trap||standard 47”||$20.00|
|Soffit Bass Trap||standard 46.5”||$30.00|
|Scopus Tuned Membrane Bass Trap||T100, T70, or T40||$25.00|
|FreeStand Acoustic Panel or FreeStand Bass Trap||standard 60”||$25.00|
|Screen Panel||standard 72”||$55.00|
|Evolution PolyFusor||standard 47”||$15.00|
See all Guilford of Maine FR701 colors here.
GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Trap Product Video
- This video provides product information for the GIK Acoustics 244 Bass Trap. Descriptions of size, color options, placement and construction are presented.
Mounting Bass Traps in Corners Video
- This video provides instructions on mounting GIK Bass traps acoustic panels straddling corners.
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.
GIK Acoustics 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology, or Monster Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology are effective whether hung on walls, mounted to the ceiling or straddling corners.
We’ve crafted some helpful articles and videos to guide you through the installation process. Click the following links for our recommended methods for installing our patented two-frame designed panels.
CLOUD MOUNTING BRACKETS
It’s recommended to place acoustic panels on the ceiling to reduce floor-to-ceiling slap echo, control height modes and eliminate early reflections. But mounting 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps or Monster Bass Traps overhead can be tricky. We’ve taken the difficulty out of the equation with our Cloud Mounting Brackets©. Not only are they easy to use, but at $15.00 per set they’re easy on your budget. It’s the perfect solution for acoustic panel or bass trap ceiling mounting. Click here to add Cloud Mounting Brackets© to your order.
BOOM STAND BRACKETS
Instead of mounting the panel on the wall, we offer our Boom Stand Brackets. Installing these brackets on the panel allows it to attach to any boom stand turning your 242 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology into a gobo or a portable vocal booth. For only $12 each you can add increased flexibility to our acoustic panels. (Boom stand not included.) Click here to add boom stand brackets to your order.
CUSTOM METAL STANDS
Another alternative that adds flexibility to our acoustic products are our Custom Metal Stands. Our metal stands are modern, contemporary and powder coated for greater durability. Complete your GIK Acoustics order with our free standing custom metal stands. Looks great and provides flexibility! Click here to add custom metal stands to your order.
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 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 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.
Dollar 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:
Customer 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.
When 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.”
Over 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.
In 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.
It’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.