The Sound Advice Blog

Sound Absorption

Spaces that create an echo, or are noisy even when very little sound is being made, need sound absorptive materials. These spaces are probably large, open, or have many hard surfaces. Absorptive treatments will help contain sound energy rather than reflect it, lowering reverberation.

  • Sound Absorption...What the Heck is it?

    Maybe your neighbor told you that you needed sound absorption panels in your home theater and you didn’t want to ask. Maybe you have a big echoey office with lots of people working in it and the boss told you to go buy some Sound Absorption and then jetted off to Tahiti without further explanation. […] Read More »

  • College Preparatory school using 4’x 6’ barrel diffusers to control sound.

    How to Create Great Auditorium Acoustics

    Acoustically treating an auditorium can be a tricky thing to do.  The large open rooms are often far too reverberant though, so – in most cases – incorporating acoustical treatment into auditorium design is a must. Perfecting auditorium acoustics is something we have figured out. Achieving great auditorium acoustics is difficult because it requires there […] Read More »

  • Three Peas Art Lounge - Lounge area using AlphaSorb® Clouds to reduce noise in lounge area and vinyl sound barrier in ceiling.

    Soundproofing a Restaurant

    There are two main reasons for soundproofing a restaurant. The first – and most common – reason has to do with echo and reverberation in dining areas. When hard, flat, parallel surfaces are exposed, crowded dining rooms quickly become uncomfortable.  As sound waves from conversations and rattling plates bounce off of floors, ceilings and walls […] Read More »

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    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 »