HTBD Construction, LLC | Acoustic Panels | Serving Massachusetts and New England
HTBD’s Acoustic Panels are designed to optimize the performance of home theaters and other applications requiring sound control. When properly located these aesthetically pleasing fabric wrapped panels offer a substantial sound correction benefit resulting in increased audio clarity.
When sound strikes a surface, some of it is absorbed, some of it is reflected and some of it is transmitted through the surface. Dense surfaces, for the most part, will isolate sound well, but reflect sound back into the room. Porous surfaces, for the most part, will absorb sound well, but will not isolate.
• The best way to stop sound transmission through a building structure is to isolate the sound source from the structure before the structure has a chance to vibrate.
• Walls need to be isolated from ceilings and floors, usually by means of dense, pliable rubber.
• The main ways to minimize sound transmission from one space to another are adding mass and decoupling.
• Limp mass is most often better than rigid mass (actually, a combination of the two is really what you are after).
• Every object, every construction material has a resonant frequency at which it is virtually an open window to sound – kind of like a tuning fork that “sings” at its particular resonant frequency.
• Different materials have different resonant frequencies.
• Trapped air (a.k.a., air spaces and air gaps) is a very good decoupler.
• Airtight construction is a key concept. Sound, like air and water, will get through any small gap. (Sound can leak through openings as small as 1/32” – in some cases even smaller.)
• Sound bounces back and forth between hard, parallel surfaces.
One of the single biggest concepts to understand and appreciate is that acoustic foam, one of our core products, is not going to “soundproof” your room. It is an extremely effective absorber of ambient, reflected sound and helps make rooms “sound better.” Acoustic foam does contribute some sound isolation properties (mostly high frequencies), but is not sufficient by itself to keep sound in or out of a room. Thicker acoustic foam is better at absorbing low frequency sounds. Controlling reflected sound within a room is extremely important in producing good sounding recordings.
Available in 1″ or 2″ thickness, these panels are available in over one hundred attractive fabrics from Guilford of Maine and other manufacturers. HTBD’s Acoustic Wall Panels come in standard sizes up to 4′ x 8′ and custom sizes up to 4′ x 10′. Our acoustic panels are manufactured with chemically hardened edges which may be finished square, rounded, or beveled. HTBD’s Acoustic Wall Panels are Class A fire rated and may be mounted using adhesive, hook and loop, Z-Clip, or impaling clip
HTBD is your source for custom panel needs. For panels requiring speaker cut-outs or panels that are irregularly shaped, all we need are design drawings, AutoCAD compatible electronic formats, or cardboard templates and we can provide rapid turnaround for your custom acoustic panel needs.
The safety in one’s home is very important to us at HTBD Construction this is why all our fabrics and acoustic panels meet or exceed all fire safety standards.
Below are links to various fabric manufacturers to view fabric options.