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Home Theatre Acoustic Design

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Home Theatre, Residencial Acoustics | 0 comments

 Home Theatre Acoustic Design   This well designed, attractive and functional home theatre acoustic has elevated the movie experience for the owner.  He spent many hours researching and having a total home theatre design developed to suit his dream room. A variety of different sound control treatments have been used to create the desired home theatre acoustic.  On the ceiling, there are 4’ x 4’ suspended acoustic panels constructed of 2” thick 703 rigid fiberglass with perforated board face and covered in a designer fabric in a dark tone to reduce screen reflection.  On the side walls, there are areas of perforated board over 2” thick 703 rigid fiberglass, untreated gypsum board areas and 2” thick sound absorbing 703 rigid fiberglass insulation.  All this treatment is covered with a soft subdue designer fabric which has been installed using Griptex stretch fabric system to provide a smooth tailored custom finish.  To balance out the acoustics, floor to ceiling bass trap are located in the front and back corners. These bass units are constructed using 703 fiberglass installed behind a rubber liner that has been covered with fabric in a darker tone. This home theatre works well both acoustically and visually. The theatre room is very attractive with fantastic sound quality and the client is very pleased with the results he has been able to obtain with this home theatre acoustic design. *Click on a image below for a larger view   Digital Photo Images Digital photo images offer a new solution by incorporating acoustic treatment inconspicuously for commercial and residential spaces, and are an excellent way to manage and enhance acoustic sound quality in many different kinds of rooms. You can submit your own high quality digital image or selected from an internet image site. Photos are printed on acoustic fabric and carefully placed within well designed acoustic panels.  Contact Us Today For More...

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Home Theatre Room Acoustics

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Home Theatre, Residencial Acoustics | 0 comments

Multi-Purpose Home Theatre Room Acoustics   Home theatre or home entertainment rooms are places where you can relax with family and friends to enjoy both visual and audio entertainment. Depending upon your life style, the room layout, budget and the audio/visual equipment, a variety of different home theatre room acoustics solutions can be designed to meet all levels of room ambience desired. Careful consideration in the placement of the acoustic treatment within your home theatre needs to be planned so that the room is not to alive with reflection or to dead acoustically. Also without appropriate sound control with in the room audio systems can be comprised and not offer optimal clarity in the dialogue, sound effects and bass impact. This home theatre entertainment room with a low ceiling has a large area carpet and acoustic ceiling tiles along both sides of the room. After analyzing the room and the client’s requirements, 2” acoustic panels were designed for both the side and the back walls of the home theatre. Installation consisted of 2” thick rectangular panels interspersed with long triangular panels that consist of two layers of 1” thick acoustic panels covered with a ultra-suede fabric in two colors to provide a clean style. The doors on the side and back wall had glass inserts and a common sense solution was used to provide the needed sound control in the back of the area of the home theatre room and offer a practical cost effective solution. Acoustic panels were manufacture to fit inside the glass area. Depending upon your needs and budget, the acoustic treatment can be designed to complement your desired audio experience and décor theme. These designed acoustic panels will need be located properly in order to provide the required sound control for a clear audio experience. For more information or questions about home theatre room Acoustics or treatment for your home theatre and the quality sound quality it can provide, please feel free to contact...

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Recording Studio Acoustics

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Commercial Acoustics, Sound Control | 0 comments

Recording Studio, Control Rooms and Sound Room                                      A   c   o   u   s   t   i   c   s   The recording studio acoustics and control rooms need to consider both the sound proofing aspects of the room and the interior sound quality of the room. A properly sound proofed recording studio acoustics room ensure that sounds from outside the rooms do not entre the space.  This can be accomplished by having solid insulated wall partitions which extend up to the structure above, ventilation systems to be properly treated so sound does not travel through the ducts, properly sealed solid core doors and check for any air leaks. Once this is completed, the interior acoustic treatment can be considered. Interior surface finishes will determine how the room will behave as a listening space for music and broadcasting quality.  Acoustic treatment needs to be installed in the appropriate amount so it is not to dead or to lively and at the correct locations to control the sound level. Recording studio acoustics radio control room In this recording studio acoustics radio control room, the area has carpeted floors and acoustic fiberglass ceiling tile to absorb part of the interior sound.  To balance and control sound for broadcasting, a 4’ wide horizontal band of 2” thick acoustic panels, with an NRC of 1.00, was installed around the room just above desk level. These acoustic panels will control the sound from reflecting back from the gypsum board walls. The owners of CFWE radio wanted the rooms to look professional and be customized to reflect the essence of the radio station.  Thus our client provided their digital images which were installed on the sound panels. For more information or questions about recording studio acoustics and the sound quality that Acoustic Sound Treatments can provide, please feel free to contact us.   *Click on a image below for a larger...

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Community Hall Acoustic Solution

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Commercial Acoustics | 0 comments

Case Study We were contacted by a community hall, which had recently been remodelled; they were having sound issues in the main hall.  After holding a few events it became obvious that the sound quality was poor as it was difficult to hear properly and to communicate easily.  They wanted to use the hall for various activities like weddings, fitness classes, card tournaments, dances, and various performances.  Upon seeing the site we noticed the ceiling had roll insulation ceiling blankets which has good R-value and acoustically it better than a hard gypsum board ceiling but this ceiling was not providing enough acoustic treatment for all the various activities in the hall. The room has hard sound reflective cinder block walls with a linoleum floor.  There was a long reverberation time in this rectangular shape space with a high gym height ceiling which caused sound to echo and be increased resulting in an acoustically uncomfortable environment. After analyzing the space it became apparent that the walls would need acoustic treatment in order to control the sound reverberating from the hard wall surfaces.  The owners had concerns that if the acoustic treatment was installed too low, people would use it to tack decoration to the acoustics and this would become a maintenance issue. Generally in this type of hall, the wall opposite the stage gets the direct sound waves and need to be treated acoustical in order to control the sound from bouncing back into the room.  Then with one or two side walls needs acoustic treatment.  The wall behind the stage is not treated so the sound can travel away from the stage towards the listener. In this case, the back wall had a recesses balcony area with all the service entrances below allowing for little space for acoustic treatment.  Thus, we installed acoustic wall panels on the upper back balcony walls.   Then as we could not install much treatment on the back wall, we installed a 6’ high continuous band of 2” thick acoustic treatment on the upper center part of both side walls in the main part of the hall.  We wanted to keep the smooth cleans lines of the hall design thus our Griptex tension fabric system was used to stretch a horizontal band of fabric over the sound absorptive core. After completion on the acoustic treatment, the hall members were very pleased with the results.  Now people could communicate with each other and be understood.  The renters of the hall also have commented on how pleasant the space is now to hold their events.  The acoustic treatment had reduced the reverberation time thus allowing from better speech intelligibility. With the success of this acoustic treatment in the main hall, we were asked to improve the sound quality in the high ceiling lobby area as they used it for a pre-gathering space which became very noisy as the room had all hard surface finishes.  To avoid interfering with the lighting and sprinkler system, we installed acoustic ceiling prism to control the over sound level of the room. To reduce the reverberation time further, pre-manufactured wall panels where installed on the upper part of three walls.  This acoustic treatment provided quieter area allowing for good...

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Call Centre Acoustic

Posted by on Oct 2, 2017 in Office Accoustics, Sound Control | 0 comments

This call center recently moved to a new causal office space and wanted modern open feel office partitions.  They choose partitions with the glass so the staff was able to see each other and be able to communicate with each other.   Once the call center became operational, they realized that they had a noise problem and the staff had a hard time to talk on the phone. The starting point to improve any workspace acoustics is to understand the clients concerns and requirements for the work space.  After which we consider the room layout, type of hard surfaces and the reverberation time of the area. With this information a special acoustic treatment plan can be developed to improve the acoustic environment and maintain the decor of the office space. In this call center, it is important for the staff to be able to communicate not only with their clients on the phone but also with each other.  Management wanted to have an open airy space.  The three joined areas of this call center had hard wall and ceiling finishes and a window wall.  The floor had a commercial smooth carpet.  With the glass in the partitions and the sound reflective wall and ceiling surfaces, sound bounced around the space and was amplified making it difficult to communicate comfortably with their clients on the phone.  This results in employee fatigue and stress. To control the noise level, the ceiling was the most effective location to install acoustic panels.   As the ceiling was low ceiling, the best acoustic solution was to install flat panels.  To obtain maximum sound absorbency (N.R.C. 1.00) the panels were 2” thick and to provide a cost effective solution they were manufactured in a standard 4’ x 4’ size. The acoustic ceiling panels needed to be placed over the workstations and to be distributed an evenly as possible within the room taking consideration of the location of the lights, sprinklers and any mechanical items. After the installation, the employees were very happy and surprise at the amount of noise reduction within their work environment.  The manager sent us a nice note thanking us for the effective acoustic solution for their call...

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The Mystery of Acoustic Panels

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Sound Control | 0 comments

The How and Why of Acoustic Panels? Acoustic panels are specifically designed to dampen echo, reverberation and reduce the amount of reflected sound with the appropriate amount of panels. It is the panel’s core material which captures and converts the unwanted sound into heat energy.  By capturing unwanted sound waves, you will achieve crisper sound clarity. As a result music will sound better, dialogue will be more come intelligible and rooms will be rendered more acoustically user...

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Improving Home Acoustics

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Residencial Acoustics | 0 comments

Improving Home Acoustics and Your Listening Environment Today’s home interiors are being designed with hard floor finishes for ease of maintenance and to add a rich décor.  By removing the carpet flooring, there has been an increased the noise levels with our home and reduced the enjoyment of many areas like living rooms and foyers.  Added to this modern homes and lifestyles incorporate many more sound  generating activities from watching movies, playing computer games and listening to quality music.  These new lifestyles and the hard surface finishes of our interior spaces are creating unwanted reverberation and an uncomfortable noisy environment where Acoustic Photo Panels Acoustic Photo Panels Acoustic Photo Panels in...

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Acoustic Sound Control

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Sound Control | 0 comments

Acoustic Sound Control – Trying to Absorb or Block Sound? When considering materials for acoustic sound control in offices, meeting rooms, recording studios home theatres and others interior environments, it needs to be understood that porous materials do not block sound.  A porous material, by definition, has many tiny interconnected voids that sound travels through.  Fiberglass insulation and open cell foam are examples of sound absorbing materials, The sound wave loses its energy through friction between the fibers of the material as it is passing through, thus promoting and allowing acoustic...

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How Sound Works

Posted by on Jan 2, 2014 in Sound Control | 0 comments

How sound works best explained with examples If you are in a room where the windows are closed, the door is closed shut and there is weather stripping around the door and at the bottom, you will not notice the sound outside of the room.  If you open the door a small amount, there will be a noticeable difference in the amount of sound coming into the room. 

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