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Old 06-10-2014, 02:56 PM   #1
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so i made 2 homemade wooden cubes and i placed on my studio monitors (on the desk) . Everything is great except from the low frequencies. I think that the problem exists because the cubes are empty i get something like a small reverb from inside the boxes.
Fortunately i am able to fill them with something to make it more solid ( i didn't close them) SO my question is... what is the best thing-material to put in the wooden cubes so i can hear the sound at its best? maybe a pillow ? tell me what you think thanks.

note that the desk's surface is a glass.( just saying i don't know if it plays any role )

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Re: Soundproof Material

Sand. Fill them. Then put foam between the table|box and speaker|box.

So, you made a resonating cajon/Helmholtz resonator for the speakers. Foam and books would suffice.

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Re: Soundproof Material

+1 for sand.

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Re: Soundproof Material

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so i made 2 homemade wooden cubes and i placed on my studio monitors (on the desk) . Everything is great except from the low frequencies. I think that the problem exists because the cubes are empty i get something like a small reverb from inside the boxes.
Fortunately i am able to fill them with something to make it more solid ( i didn't close them) SO my question is... what is the best thing-material to put in the wooden cubes so i can hear the sound at its best? maybe a pillow ? tell me what you think thanks.

note that the desk's surface is a glass.( just saying i don't know if it plays any role )
Are the boxes standing on the desk? If yes put a towel under the box, glass is bad material in the studio as it is very reflective.

Best filler for your boxes is indeed sand but that can be messy and too heavy for your desk. Try a bunch of (free second hand) books.

Pillow wont do anything. Good rule of thumb for sound absorbing materials is the heavier the better without a solid surface that would reflect sound.

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Re: Soundproof Material

i have:

the boxes which are filled with plastic bags which are filled with sand.

a yellow layer (1,5-2cm) of foam under the speakers.

thats the best set up so far.

i was about to put a towel too but it will take the whole thing really high. i also got someone to hold the speakers in the air and i can still feel to vibration of the bass on the desk so i think this is something inevitable. thanks everyone

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