What is an acoustic panel?

With acoustic panels we can improve the acoustics of the room. The panels are made of specific materials and with specific design that
enable them to decrease or eliminate the unwanted sounds in the room.

What sort of sound waves are dampened by
the acoustic panels?

Acoustic panels are used primarily when reflecting sounds or echo disturb the sound of the office, studio, home theatre system or Hi-Fi audio system.

The cause of disturbing sounds is bad

Unfortunately, no matter how much time, energy and money we spend to buy the perfect equipment we may face these problems anyway. It depends mainly on the acoustics of the given room what sounds are played by the devices.

If we cannot fully enjoy watching movies or listening to music, or the studio work is disturbed by the bad acoustics of the room we do not need more expensive equipment but acoustic repair.
Unfortunately, many people realise this after replacing the equipment for a decade-long and spending several HUF millions.

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What is an acoustic treatment?

Acoustics deals with the production and transmission of mechanica vibrations and waves in solids, liquids and gases. Among its applications room acoustics has an importance from our point of view.

During the acoustic repair we focus on the sound produced in the room, we mitigate the distortion and reverberation caused by the room or the hall characteristics. Also, the acoustic panels can help in the implementation of it.

The first step is the measurement

We place the specific equipment in a given room. The room was constructed of wood and bricks, furniture, windows can be found in it or
it is totally empty, there are only chairs and people sitting on them.

All these factors modify the acoustics of a given room therefore it is possible that every equipment sounds slightly different depending on where we listen to them and what is the acoustic characteristics of the room.

In the course of acoustic treatment, we first determine the exact data of the acoustics of the given room:

We take into consideration the solid boundaries of the room

  • what is the material of the wall, how big is the glass surface
  • the various materials based on the energy not reflected but absorbed by them, how is the symmetry of the room, how is the intensity and phase of the arriving reflected sound at the listening position, whether there is any

reverberation or echo that may worsen the quality of the sound.

Planning after measurement

If we know the acoustic parameters of the room, we create solutions in the course of the acoustic planning which enables us to treat the high and bass frequencies and the echo, and to achieve an enjoyable, high-quality
sound, free from disturbing sounds.

How can the acoustic panel help?

The panels have impact on the bass, the middle and high frequencies, we can apply them with great results in treating the echo and reflecting sounds.

Depending on the size and the conditions of the room – which has been already calculated during the course of the acoustic measurement – we can specify how many panels do we need and where should we place them in order to achieve the desired result. Following the placement of the panels the result will be audible and palpable.

Will my room be over-crowded due to the acoustic elements?

No. We can tailor-made the acoustic panels based on your unique requirements. Besides using best performing, high quality materials
you have the opportunity to choose acoustic panels which fit the style of your home or the given room.

Apart from their unique appearance aesthetics is also supported by the placement of the acoustic panels. In order to achieve the greatest impact panels should be placed behind the listening position at ear level and on the sidewalls. The appearance of an acoustic panel rather gives the feeling of a picture, a painting or a photo placed on the walls behind and on the sides of the sofa.

Acoustical panels homemade?

It is not aesthetic and does not serve to achieve the desired result if we try to solve the acoustic treatment of the room by furniture, books, curtains or acoustic foam.
Homemade method will not deliver the desired results since the applied materials do not have the proper quality and they are used without any acoustic measurement.

Furniture, carpets do not have the needed sound absorption attributes. Sound waves can pass through them thus creating further reflections. Acoustic foam absorbs only the high frequencies by which bass becomes even more dominant.


Why the acoustic panel of Perfect Acoustic is a right choice?

Our acoustic panels have excellent sound absorption
capability therefore they are suitable to absorb echos.
Quality materials used by us ensure that thanks to their effective sound absorption characteristic we can achieve good results even if we apply fewer acoustic panels.

The goal of our acoustic panels is not sound insulation i.e. preventing the sound to escape from the room. Panels can reduce but cannot
totally eliminate the resonances of the room.
The sound pressure of an acoustically treated room may decrease by 15db which we hear significantly quieter in another room.

They have an impact mostly in the low, middle and high frequencies by treating effectively the sound  reflected from the early reflection points.

The application of acoustic panels improves spaciousness, the sound becomes clear and free from distortions. In order to achieve this in studios we may also need to treat the floor, the corners and the ceiling corners besides the side walls.

During the preparation of our acoustic panels we pay a special attention to individual needs, our products qualify for being part of the room decorations.

In the video above, acoustical panels can be seen after execution.

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