BC: Primacoustic Freeport.
BC Canada - Primacoustic, (The acoustical division of J.P. CableTek
Electronics Ltd) is pleased to introduce Freeport!, a highly effective
absorbent acoustical panel that creates functional acoustic workspace
to Primacoustic's President Peter Janis: "Many project studios
cannot employ permanent acoustical systems like the Primacoustic London
Studio as they are in temporary locations, are in multi-function rooms,
or as in many cases, proper panel placement is limited by doors and
windows. Freeport! solves the problem by allowing one to create
a 'sweet spot' within a room and does so at a price that everyone can
"We looked at other portable systems and found that they were either
outrageously priced or just plain poorly designed. When we set about
to design Freeport! we worked with a mechanical engineer, bonding
specialists and our acoustical team to come up with a design that was
not only extremely sturdy, but would be light weight, easy to place
in tight spots, height adjustable and large enough to be effective."
features Primafoam high-density, open cell acoustical foam for
maximum absorbency. Like all Primacoustic panels, Primafoam is
embedded with a fire retardant to meet the California 117 code. A rugged
PVC frame is employed that extends the length and width of the panel
to ensure it not droop over time, a common problem with other freestanding
systems. Unlike other systems that use a wobbly tripod or mic stand,
Freeport! features a large and sturdy offset 'T' base that provides
significantly improved weight distribution while allowing the longer
leg extension to slide under the console desk and cable runs.
features a 24" (w) x 48" (h) panel section and is height adjustable
from 5 feet to 6 feet high to compensate for console and speaker height.
One may start with a pair of Freeport! baffles behind the monitors
to reduce back-waves and standing waves and add additional Freeports!
as needed. Because Freeport employs full thickness (not convoluted)
high-density foam; absorption is increased over lesser products while
maintaining a slim 3" depth. The result is even absorption throughout
the critical voice band from 400Hz an above.
information contact Primacoustic, #114\-1585 Broadway, Port Coquitlam,
BC V3C 2M7 Tel; (604) 942-1001 Fax; (604) 942-1010 or visit www.primacoustic.com
The concept with Freeport is to create an intimate near-filed environment
for mixing. By controlling powerful primary reflections, you can create
a better and more comfortable working environment. Freeport is normally
placed adjacent to speakers and between the walls where sound may reflect
and cause comb-filtering or cancellations.
turn my room into a true recording studio?
Freeport will solve many problems in a room including direct reflections,
standing waves, and resonance and this will make recording music easier
and more enjoyable. It will not however change walls, or turn a bedroom
into a $100,000 dollar studio.
easy to set-up and take down?
Yes! It only takes a few minutes to set Freeport up or to take it down.
Just be reasonably gently so that you do not break it or damage the
edges. The easiest way to assemble Freeport is to put the base together,
attach the legs to the panel (upside down) and then fit the panel into
Freeports do I need for my room?
Small rooms can get away with two, most normal rooms will use four and
bigger rooms can use between 6 and 9 when trying to create a 5.1 surround
environment. Best part about Freeport is that you can add them as you
absorb all frequencies?
Freeport is effective from about 500Hz up. This means that most directional
frequencies will be absorbed. High frequency primary reflections are
the most troublesome and Freeport makes controlling these easy! To absorb
bass, you will need bigger and thicker bass traps like the Primacoustic
is Freeport and is it adjustable?
Out of the box, Freeport stands over six feet high. The legs can be
cut top lower Freeport somewhat. Because we use off-the-shelf PVC, you
can always buy some and cut it up to whatever the desired height.
of foam do you use on Freeport?
We use the same high-density open cell acoustical foam on Freeport that
we use in our popular Primacoustic studio range. This is embedded with
a fire retardant to meet the California C117 specification. This is
the highest density foam on the market for acoustical applications.
available in colors?
No. Freeport comes in a charcoal gray, which has been found to be neutral
and well accepted. Colored foams tend to be extremely light and oxygen
sensitive and as a result fade and discolor to where they become unsightly.
When we color the foam, we incorporate a carbon pigment that naturally
resists UV contamination and oxidization.
Can I paint
Yes. Be careful to only dust the surface. If you fill the pores you
will reduce the effectiveness. Also, once painted, you will create a
hard outer crust that will trap bass and reflect more highs. You may
also find that it will be come for fragile as touching the paint could
cause it to crack. Check the manufacture's specifications before painting
to make sure the paint will not react with polyurethane.
information, please contact Primacoustic #114-1585 Broadway, Port Coquitlam,
BC V3C 2M7. Tel: 604-942-1001 Fax 604-942-1010
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