Auralex Acoustics

Auralex Acoustics

What is the difference between LENRD Bass Traps and Venus Bass Traps?

For those of you familiar with ”room modes” and how they work, we offer the following:

For those of you not familiar with room modes, consider the following:

Use LENRDs only (i.e., no Venus Traps) if:

Consider some Venus Traps in addition to the LENRDs if you:

Most reference loudspeakers these days are being made with a valid response down to 40 to 50 Hz. Therefore, Venus might be applicable. However, only large rooms really benefit from the added cost of Venus Traps. Small rooms usually don’t have the space for Venus and often don’t have a frequency response in the range where Venus would help anyway. LENRDs can take care of most of the problems in these rooms.

The big advantage of Venus traps is their ability to – when placed properly – absorb problems in the room as low as 40 Hz. This is very advantageous, especially for those of you working in a moderately sized room with very good listening equipment.

If you should have further questions about whether LENRDs or Venus Traps (or both) are right for you, please take advantage of our Room Analysis Services.   Questions? Contact us