Before the advent of electronic amplification, large public spaces such as concert halls and churches were deliberately designed to be reverberant. In fact, some such historic venues have become famous and much sought-after for the sonic signature that they add to a musical production.
But when microphones and speakers are used to record, reproduce, or amplify sound, excessive reverberation leads to a loss of audio clarity and needs to be carefully controlled.
Reverberation is caused by the reflection of sound waves from hard flat surfaces such as walls, floor and ceiling. These sound waves continue to bounce around the room even after the original sound has stopped. Apart from causing audible echoes and ‘muddy’ sound, these reflections also create standing waves in a room, leading to peaks and dips in the frequency response. The frequencies at which cancellation or reinforcement occur will be dictated by the room dimensions, over which we may not have any control. We can however minimise these unwanted effects by applying sound absorbing materials to the reflective surfaces.
High density mineral wool is one of the most efficient materials for absorbing broadband noise. It is also completely non-flammable.
The Audissey AWP24 acoustic panels incorporate a 50 mm thick mineral wool slab, with a 15 mm air gap behind it to further enhance its effectiveness. An MDF frame and hard board back ensure rigidity and durability, without warping over time.
These panels are designed to be hung on solid walls. Two steel picture hangers are fitted to the back of each panel. All that is required for installing a panel is two screws or nails, inserted securely in to the wall. The screws/nails need to be spaced 50 cm apart horizontally.
For most applications, the panels would perform best if installed with the top edge at 6 to 7 feet above the floor. The number of panels required would depend on multiple factors.
Available in a soft fleece fabric finish in 6 shades – black, dark grey, light grey, dark brown, light brown and beige. We can also supply the panels finished with a smooth white fabric on which you can paint with water colours or fabric paint. If required, we can digitally print your own artwork on to the fabric.
Do feel free to contact us to discuss your requirements and optimum solutions.
Please note that this product is intended for acoustic treatment of indoor spaces, to improve audio quality within a room. It is NOT meant for soundproofing, which is the prevention of sound propagating from one space to another.