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 cover the full spectrum of sound. Engineered acoustical panels and finishes allow acoustic 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, and high frequencies are not over-absorbed.

TAD Panels

TAD scatters and reflects higher frequencies. In spaces where soft finish materials are abundant, TAD corrects problems of over-absorption in high frequencies that can leave a room 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. Absorption profiles 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 are implemented to correct the acoustic profile of the room itself as best as possible.

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

Auditoriums should typically range between 1.7 and 2.2 seconds, depending on the types of performances. Strong attention may also be paid to the reverb times of lower and higher frequencies, if better acoustic balance is desirable.

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