The Acoustic Innovations ELEMENTS Panels are similar to Harmony Panels, but come with decorative frames already attached or overlaid, offering a more finished look for a home's interior. Elements panels are mounted with our proprietary system that allows the panels to absorb lower frequencies. They incorporate a backing to secure the framing. Like Harmony panels, ELEMENTS panels can be configured to hang on walls or from ceilings. Taken from our popular line up of Showcase Series Theaters, choose from 18 different frame designs. View our colorful Showcase Theater Brochure or our download Virtual Showcase Visualizer to see all the styles. Any of the panel styles you see, are available for purchase ala carte.
What sizes and finishes do ELEMENTS Panels come in?For easy ordering, choose from 24 standard sizes at no additional charge. Custom sizes can also be accommodated. See Standard Size Matrix for Elements Panels Choose from five wood finishes: Black, Silver, Cabernet, Espresso, or All-Spice. Optionally, custom stain and paint colors can also be accommodated. In some styles we can provide a ready-to-stain frame for on site finish.
How do I select what fabric to use?Your local Acoustic Innovations Dealer will have a fabric binder that shows our acoustically transparent fabrics, sometimes called grill fabrics. If a specific pattern, color or material is in mind our in-house design team can find the perfect solution for you. To find a local dealer near you call our offices or click here to be contacted. You may also provide a sample for our evaluation. See using Customer Own Material.
How do absorptive panels enhance the sound in a theater?
Absorptive panelsminimize sound reflections in the room to create clearer dialog clarity and tonal balance. Have you ever been in a theater, and the character's voice is echoing? Learn about why this happens here
How do I know where to place my panels within a room and what kind to use?With the diversity of speaker systems available today matched with different shapes, sizes and surfaces of a proposed space it is challenging to offer specifications without first examining the elements as a whole. Acoustic Innovations can provide helpful consultation of Harmony panel placement, assuming the room dimensions, seating area, speaker types and placement are documented for review. There are some basic theories for applying absorptive and reflective panels correctly read more here: Learn More About Reflective / Absorptive Panels.
I learned about reflective panels in the Harmony section, why are they not mentioned for the Element line?Technically we can provide Elements Panels with reflective material, however since they're designed for more retro-fit applications where a portion of the reflective drywall is exposed, they are not typically used to add additional reflection.
How do I know where to place my panels within a room?With the diversity of speaker systems available today matched with different shapes, sizes and surfaces of a proposed space it is challenging to offer specifications without first examining the elements as a whole. Acoustic Innovations can provide helpful consultation of Harmony panel placement, assuming the room dimensions, seating area, speaker types and placement are documented for review. Decoratively, Elements panels can be spaced with exposed painted drywall gaps between them. Symmetry of the panels both vertically and horizontally play an integral role in the design. Elements like doors, windows, existing millwork, and AV equipment should also be considered in the layout to ensure there are no conflicts.
Where can I purchase Elements panels?Learn how to purchase Elements panels here.
Can I get Element panels without decorative frames around them?Element panels come with frames, to order without visit Acoustic Innovations Harmony Panels