Acoustic Treatment for Auditoriums
Acoustic Panels Solve Auditorium Acoustic Problems
The larger the space is the more complicated the acoustics tend to be. We often expect a good acoustic auditorium environment would go into room and building design process. The fact is that most architects and designers under-emphasize acoustics, either through lack of acoustical training or because the client wants the best looking and most functional space at the lowest cost. The perceived value of an acoustic auditorium is often under-appreciated, unless the primary function of the space is for musical performance.
Whether your space is used an auditorium, function hall, cafeteria, gym, or a temple or church or other large space where many people gather, acoustics plays a significant role in your experience there. Your audiences don't have to suffer through the annoying echoes and intense buildup of muddied sound. Using acoustical panels, a wide variety of styles, colors, sizes and shapes at a range of price points, can help create an adequate acoustic auditorium environment at a reasonable cost. Custom solutions tend to cost more, but even the addition of several large standard size panels in strategic locations can make a noticeable and immediate impact.
Many factors come into play when dealing with an acoustical problem in your space. You don't have to have an acoustic auditorium problem to benefit from adding acoustical panels. Church acoustic problem, office acoustic issues, and home or studio acoustic treatments follow the same initial process of diagnosing and fixing acoustic issues.
The following room characteristics must be considered to determine the appropriate auditorium acoustic solution:
Auditorium size: height, width and length of the room
The shape of the room: A square room, for example, is most likely to cause an acoustic problem because the sound waves will bounce back at themselves
Built in features: Windows, hardwood floors, seating, lecturns, and other hard, flat, and bare surfaces will cause sound waves to bounce and echo.
The space’s intended use: teaching, musical performance, lecterns, audio visual presentations, etc. All require a unique acoustic treatment.
Room layout and décor: Door openings, window placement, posts, leather seating, etc. all come into play when planning for proper acoustics in a space.
Acoustic auditorium problems can be remedied with the proper acoustic treatment. Audimute’s Acoustic Panels treat the acoustical problem of echoes by absorbing the sound waves rather than allowing them to reflect off hard surfaces. Available in a wide variety of shapes and colors, these panels install easily on your walls or ceiling, saving you up to 50% time and money on installation. They are an excellent choice for improving auditorium acoustics or acoustics in any room where you want to hear a speaker or performer without the undertone of other conversation.
Audimute’s Acoustic Panels may be custom designed with an image that enhances your room décor. Audimute’s 4" thick panels, Bass Traps, treat yet another acoustic problem, that of standing waves. This is a low-frequency reflection caused by dimensional relationships within a space. When placed in the corners of the room - the point of maximum pressure - the bass traps can dramatically improve the sound.
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"Leaving space between panels always assists in breaking up the sound waves, thus allowing more control of the sound. Additionally, the placement helps to capture sound within the stage area so that musicians can more clearly hear what they are putting out. This also allows the sound to travel out into the audience versus reverberating against the back wall."