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Low frequencies travel along the wall

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by FunnyPocketBook, Nov 20, 2016.

  1. FunnyPocketBook


    Sep 3, 2016
    So I've heard multiple times that low frequencies tend to travel along the wall and are most present in corners (and therefore sound isolation for low frequencies are put in the corner, if I am not mistaken.) However, I have never gotten any explanation why. Can someone help me out?
  2. rufus.K

    rufus.K Supporting Member

    Oct 18, 2015
    More energy at apparent volume.
    higher frequencies get absorbed more easily, longer wavelengths (lower frequencies) less so.
  3. OldDog52

    OldDog52 Gold Supporting Member

    Jan 1, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    I never actually learned to play very well
    Low frequency sound waves gather & reflect back from corners, causing the primary wave and secondary (reflected) waves to combine and reinforce each other. Putting something like TubeTraps in corners helps control this.

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