Acoustic Treatments - Soundscape Panels
Sound Scape Panels are similar to our Harmony panels. They feature an acoustically transparent fabric with printed images. Unlike painting or silkscreen, the image is printed on the cloth with a process that impregnates special inks into the fabric for added depth and realism.
SoundScape panels are a form of fabric finish, and as such they are available on any of our acoustic treatments where fabric is used.
What sizes are available?
Standard or custom sizes are available. The resolution of the image being used may limit the size of the panel.
What images are available?
Acoustic Innovations has access to thousands of images suitable for printing. Provided with some direction as to theme or subject we will offer suggestions that are well suited to the theater design.
Customers can also personalize Sound Scape panels with their own imagery.
Where can I purchase Sound Scape panels?
Learn how to purchase Sound Space panels here.
How long do Sound Scape panels take to produce?
Typical production is 4-5 weeks once the order is received due to the printing process and current production schedule. Rush production and delivery is available for an additional cost. Please contact us for additional information and current lead-time.
More about Absorptive Panels
Sound is a wave, and just like a pebble in a pond produces concentric waves on the surface of the pond, the speaker (also known as the driver) produces spherical pressure waves. Some of these are direct sound waves. And like the pebble in the pond, some waves also radiate in other directions. This sound reflects off the room’s hard surface boundaries, which create early and late reflected waves. The difference in timing and strength of these two paths, the direct and reflected sound waves, create what is called reverberation. The amount of reflected surfaces and size of the room all have an effect on the reverberation time.
Panels at the first reflection points allows significantly more sound absorption than an untreated surface can provide. By reducing the delay and strength of the reflected sounds we are able to lower the reverberation time, allowing your ear to experience a crisper and clearer perception of the movie track, in particular the main dialogue.
Just like excess reflection, excess absorption in a theater will result in poor sound. Anechoic chambers- where loudspeakers are tested- are designed to have complete absorption for test purposes. This is often called an acoustically DEAD room. For this reason, reflective panels exist.