The Bluetone offer includes both professional acoustic panels for acoustic treatment of recording studios or home cinemas as well as decorative sound absorbing panels dedicated for use in apartments, offices or public spaces. Placing acoustic panels on the wall or ceiling is the best way to get rid of unwanted sound issues like excessive reverb, echo, bass boost and overall ambient noise in any room.
Why acoustics is so important ?
One of the biggest sticking points people have when building a home theater, designing a listening room or getting started with home recording is room acoustics
. Excessive reverb, slap echo or bass build-up are common acoustic issues that interfere with comfortable listening and prevent you from making the right mixing decisions. Proper room acoustics are just as (or even more) important than high-end equipment. There is no point in buying expensive sound system, if it's to be placed in a crappy listening environment. because it will not perform at its best. Acoustic panels
are specially designed to reduce noise and create good acoustics
in every room
How to treat room acoustics ?
The first thing is to understand what kind of issue you are facing and what result you want to achieve. In a closed room, sound waves are reflected from the walls and interfering with each other before they lose their energy. This is the reason for the reverb and slap echo. When low frequencies begin to interfere with each other, their energy increases, which causes bass build-up. As a result, the overall frequency balance is not right and the sound is perceived as unclear. Acoustic treatment involves covering part of the walls (and ceiling if needed) with the panels that absorb sound energy. All you have to do is to determine the location of early reflection points in your room and cover the place with acoustic panels. However, each room is different and may require different solutions. If you are not sure how to treat your room, fill out a short form and get professional acoustic advice
, completely free.
What kind of acoustic panels do I need ?
There are many types of acoustic panels. Among them we distinguish: broadband absorbers, foam based panels and hybrid acoustic panels.
are made with use of dense, fiber structure material, that has the ability to absorb sound in the full range of the band. They are very well suited to treat early reflections and room modes. These panels are very versatile and often used in recording studios, home theaters and listening rooms.
Foam based acoustic panels
are most effective on mid and high frequencies, the absorption of which is essential for reducing flutter echoes and for taming bright‑sounding rooms. These panels are very lightweight and easy to install. They are made of foam and natural wood, thanks to which they also have aesthetic qualities.
Hybrid acoustic panels
are advanced products that are smart combination of sound absorber and acoustic diffuser
. These panels provide excellent sound absorption in the low frequency range and dispersion of medium and high frequencies. The effect of their use is more natural for the human ear than with conventional absorbers.
How many acoustic panels do I need ?
There is no simple answer to this question. The number of panels you need mostly depends on the size of your room and how much furniture is in it. The room function is also very important. For example, in a recording studio, the reverberation time should be around 0.6 seconds, so you should use a lot more panels than in living room or home theater. For empty rooms, a common practice is to begin with the coverage of about 15 % of wall area and then deploy any additional coverage as needed. if you do not know what and how many panels to use, please contact us to get an advice.