just to be clear...
The FOAM in Ethan's graph above is the ineffective Foam-By-Mail Foam, and is NOT valid as a comparison between Mini-Traps and typical ACOUSTIC Foam.
Ethan you spent a lot of time trying ( without success ) to discredit the results from an accredited lab earlier in this thread. And now you show data from home tests done with ETF and expect them to have more credibility.
All your graphs do is show Mini-Traps have some effect and are better than fake acoustic foam.
No one's arguing that Mini-Traps don't have an effect. No one is saying MiniTraps are crap either.
Ethan is you're going to play fair then you MUST show comparable data between real acoustic Foam like the Auralex MegaLENRDS and the Mini-Traps, with the same frontal area that results from mounting in a corner.
You see that is exactly what the StudioTips Lab Data shows. And the results show that BOTH the MegaLenrds and DIY rockwool corner traps perform much better for the task in hand than Mini-Traps.
In fact even a slab of Rockwool across the corner that takes up the same space as a Mini-Trap performs better.
TEST DATA: http://forum.studiotips.com/viewtopic.php?t=536
And to anyone who thinks this thread should be closed.....
These discussions are important ( as well as interesting ), and go a long way to showing the layman the variosu choices on offer.
As long as it IS kept civil. But that means Ethan must stop trying to discredit the StuioTips Lab Data when he knows the tests were done to an accuracy at least the same as his own lab tests.
All I ( and the others at Studiotips ) want to do is cut the marketing hype, and give people a fair choice of the products on offer.
The campaign by Ethan to discredit Foam by using a fake product is simply unfair and unprofessional. As long as he continues to do this, he must be accountable for his actions.
And I must REPEAT that contrary to the over the top claims by Ethan, NO ONE is trying to ruin Ethan's business. NO ONE has a personal agenda towards Ethan regarding performance of his products and performance of Foam or any other absoprtion device.
Ethan says we don't target Foam-By-mail. Well that's becuase they don't spend half their lives trawling arund the forums spreading false BS about theit fake products. If they did, we'd be on them like a ton of bricks ;)
All we want is a marketing BS free and fair playing field. If proper test data shows one company's products to not be as good as others ( as is the case ), then it's upto the manufacturer of those products to either improve them or drop the price accordingly.
My only agenda is to protect the customer. And that's because I am one. :)