The Sound Advice Blog

Many people find the world of acoustical treatments to be confusing and overwhelming. Here on the Acoustical Solutions Sound Advice Blog, we will concentrate on presenting solutions to typical acoustical problems and discuss relevant topics on the subject.

The posts here will be related general sound and noise control topics like blocking sound, absorbing sound, or diffusing sound.
We will also provide information on how acoustical materials can be used or applied to specific applications.

  • Sound Barrier: Absorptive vs. Reflective

    We’ve all seen soundbarriers or sound walls along highways, neighborhoods, construction sites and many other noisy areas. They’re normally concrete, wood, plastic or even vinyl blankets. Read about our various outdoor soundproofing products here.Most are quite effective at reducing highway noise, construction noise and many other forms of noise pollution, but depending on their properties, they could be causing more problems than they’re fixing.This article will discuss the properties that should be considered when shopping for one of these sound barriers, specifically reflective vs. absorptive properties. Read More »

  • What are Acoustic Baffles?

    Because we've recently introduced a new collection of acoustic baffles, we thought we would tell you a bit about what exactly an acoustic baffle is and how it works in acoustic treatment.First though, have a look at the baffles in our new collection.Acoustic Lanterns are innovative ceiling baffles designed for hotel lobbies, restaurants and other architecturally demanding environments where acoustic control must integrate with its surroundings. Read More »

  • Acoustical Solutions on NBC Show 'School Pride'

    We're very excited this week to be a part of NBC's new series "School Pride." The episode for which we donated and sold avocal booth and acoustic baffleswill air Friday, November 5."School Pride" tells the stories of communities coming together to renovate their aging and broken public school, which is whyAcoustical Solutions is extremely excited to have contributed. Read More »

  • Cedia Honored Home Theater

    How to Soundproof a Home Theater

    Home theaters can be wonderful places to relax, retreat and entertain. If acoustics are overlooked, however, any home theatre can become a nuisance to the rest of the house and an echoic mess.In creating a home theatre, two issues need to be addressed, soundproofing and sound absorption. ... Read More »

  • Reverberation: Examples and Explanations

    It can make the best guitar player sound better, but it can also destroy speech intelligibility to the point of ruining any type of live performance.Certain spaces, namely orchestra and symphony halls, need the right amount of it ... but not too much, and not too little."It" is reverberation. Read More »