Absorption

Absorb

Upholstery, curtains, even people absorb some high-frequency sound. Properly selected acoustical panels help provide balanced absorption across the musical spectrum.

Reducing Reflections

Absorption
Untreated

Surfaces in a space reflect most sound energy back to the audience.
 

Treated

Surface-mounted acoustical panels reduce the amount of sound that is reflected back into the space.

Tuning for Performance

Musical instruments, vocals, and speech span the full spectrum of sounds. Engineered acoustical panels and finishes allow acoustical designers to achieve a better balance in absorption for all frequencies.

VersaTune

VersaTune absorbs frequencies in a remarkably balanced way. The absorption boost in low frequencies improves bass tones, while high frequencies are not over-absorbed.

TAD Panels

TAD scatters and reflects higher frequencies. In spaces where soft finishes are abundant, TAD corrects problems of over-absorption in high frequencies that cause a room to be dull and lifeless.

Acoustical Wood Collection

Finishes from the Acoustical Wood Collection change wood surfaces from reflective to absorptive. Four distinct patterns have different appearances and absorption profiles, providing flexibility in aesthetic and acoustic designs.

High Impact HardSide

High Impact HardSide

High Impact HardSide is an impact-resistant upgrade to standard Hardside panels and is useful in high-traffic areas. Absorption is also comparatively higher than Hardside, especially in 1" nominal thicknesses.

HardSide

Cost-effective fabric panels with absorption profiles that vary by thickness. Consider 2” or thicker to control mid and low frequencies in these types of spaces.

Absorption in Performance Spaces

Typically, a combination of different absorbers should be implemented to correct the acoustic profile of the room.

T60 (or reverberation time) refers to the amount of time it takes for a sound to decay 60 dB. Absorptive materials lower reverberation times. Optimal times will differ for each type of space and for different frequencies. T60 times can be modeled using absorption data of the acoustical products and room surfaces.

T60 times for auditoriums should typically range between 1.7 and 2.2 seconds, depending on the types of performances. The T60 times of individual frequencies are also important when better acoustic balance is desired.

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