Q: Where can I get Testing data for your products Acoustical Performance? (ASTM-C423)
A:You can download those here:
•ASTM-C423 Testing data for 1-Inch Acoustic Panel Products
•ASTM-C423 Testing data for 2-Inch Acoustic Panel Products
•ASTM-C423 Testing data for 4-Inch Bass Trap Products
•ASTM-C423 Testing data for 6-Inch Bass Trap Products
Click on the tabs below to select which product data you wish to view:
Q: What are acoustic panels used for?
Q: What’s the difference between an acoustic panel and a bass trap?
Q: What’s the difference between a sound panel and an acoustic baffle?
A: Aside from price, our Baffles only come in one size which is 4’x2’x1” and although they provide the same levels of absorption, the main differences between Baffles and our panels are: *Echoblock Baffles have no hard edges *Baffles are wrapped in fabric front and back and they come with three grommets for easy ceilings or wall installation. When suspended from a ceiling, our Baffles provide dual sided absorption. Which is very important when you room is large and has very high ceilings.
Q: Can I use your bass traps instead of acoustic panels or Baffles?
A: Absolutely! Our bass traps offer broadband absorption (Highs, mids and lows). In fact Acoustimac’s PRO series room packages consist of all bass traps. Remember bass is the toughest frequency to control, so bass traps are a must. The more you deploy the better off you are, especially in smaller rooms where bass frequencies are a major problem.
Q: Are sound panels, bass traps or Baffles used for soundproofing?
Q: I have a 9 x 10 foot office. I want to dampen the sound enough so that less is transmitted to the next room. I don't need to totally block sound. Will the panels help with that? -Susan
A: Unfortunately no. Sound panels do not reduce sound, they absorb sound waves before they reflect off walls back into the room. In doing that, they help knock out any echoes and reverb you might have and in turn make conversations heard clearly. They will not absorb enough of the overall sound to keep it from leaking out. Visit our Soundproofing FAQ for more details and possible solutions to your dilemma.
Q: How many acoustic panels and/or bass traps do I need to reduce echo?
A: It all depends on the total square footage of hard surfaces in a room. For optimum performance, the recommended minimum coverage is 25 to 30% of all hard surfaces. By providing us with the room’s measurements, we can calculate exactly how many panels you would need for your deployment scenario. Give us a call and we’ll walk you through the process.
Q: How are your panels and bass traps installed on walls?
Please view installation diagram below for corner bass traps
Q: How do you install acoustic panels on ceilings?
We have two methods our customers have had great success with:
B: Ceiling Suspension with Eye-Hooks :
See diagram below:Ceiling Panel Installation
Q: How can I install my BASS TRAP or CORNER BASS TRAP to straddle the corner of my wall and ceiling horizontally?
For REGULAR Bass Traps with Corner Mounting Brackets, you will install the 45 degree brackets to the ceiling and wall, then orient the Z-clips on the back as sown below:
Q: How do you install Acoustic Baffles on walls or ceilings?
A: For ceiling installations, the simplest way is to suspend the Baffles using a fishing line or a thin wire. Place eye hooks on the ceiling and attach a wire to both hook and grommet. Safely suspend them from ceiling. Nails or screws would be the easiest way to place them on walls.
Q: How are acoustimacs sound panels rated?
Q: What is the difference between the acoustic core materials? (owens corning, mineral wool and Eco core recycled insulation)
Q: What kind of fabrics and colors does Acoustimac have available?
A: We currently carry over a hundred colors in over six different collections. VIEW OUR SELECTION OF COLORS HERE:
Q: Can I get acoustic Fabric samples?
A: Absolutely, we offer samples from any of our fabric collections.
Q: Can I send you fabric to wrap my panels?
A: Sure thing. We would be glad to fabricate sound absorption panels for you, using your own fabric. The cost will be the same as our standard DMD panels. You will be required to send us the fabric before production can begin. Also we advise you to use a breathable fabric for acoustic transparency as a fabric with too tight of a weave will reflect sound which render the panel useless.
Q: Do you make custom sizes?
A: We can make you panels in any size up to 48"x96". As long as the shapes are rectangles, trapezoids and parallelograms with angles of 90 and 45 degrees.Panel Shapes
Q: Can I get Beveled edges on my panels instead of squared?
A: Yes, we offer 45 degree beveled edges for a small upcharge
Q: What is the difference between your Eco Core products and a standard fiberglass based panel?
A: Aesthetically, they are identical in appearance. However, in terms of performance, the Eco friendly insulation performs better for bass absorption.
Q: Is Acoustimacs Eco Core insulation as effective as fiberglass?
A: Every bit as good, and even better when it comes to bass absorption. Our bass traps loaded with Eco insulation absorb much better than their fiberglass brethren.
Q: Are there any other benefits over fiberglass insulation?
Practical: Eco Core insulation doesn’t irritate your skin like fiberglass, making it much much easier and comfortable to handle.
Structural: Eco Core is more sturdy and stable than fiberglass cores. Does not fall apart.
Environmental: Eco Core is 100% biodegradable and made of 100% recycled paper and cotton.
Q: Can Eco-Core insulation be used in any of your product sizes and custom products?
A: Absolutely, all of our products and room package deals offer Eco Insulation as an option for only a few dollars more. The extra money is well worth it.
Q: Is Eco insulation as durable as fiberglass?
A: No, it’s stronger! Fiberglass has the consistency of cotton candy which flakes and breaks apart very easily. Eco Core has the consistency of a sponge which stays together and requires a lot more force to break. Which makes it the perfect materials to make high impact acoustic panels.
Q: Why is it more expensive than fiberglass if it’s recycled?
A: Mostly Economics and the Supply/Demand Cycle. There is not as much demand for it yet. Once production grows prices will be on par with fiberglass. At the moment, Eco insulation is a bit more costly, however, with the increase in demand for eco friendly building products, we’ve seen the cost of this material drop significantly in the last five years, enough so that now we are able to offer it as a viable and high performance alternative to fiberglass. Soon it will be in such demand that it’s price will drop enough for us to phase out fiberglass all together. We greatly look forward to that day! (So does our production crew, they can’t wait to say goodbye to itchy fiberglass)