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Acoustics First® at ASA Victoria 2018

Fall is always a busy time of year here at Acoustics First®. Besides the AES, our folks have also been making the rounds with the ASTM and the ASA.  The ASA in Canada was particularly interesting, with much discussion about the use of computer modeling to predict the acoustic performance of sound diffusers. Our own Jim DeGrandis co-authored a paper with Dr. Hassan Azad and Ronald Sauro of NWAA Labs on using laboratory measurements to improve acoustic simulations.

The ASA also just released a promotional video for their meetings.

If you look closely, you can spot Jim 0:43 seconds into this short video from the ASA. Of course he’s instantly recognizable by his trademark hat!

Jim & Trademark Acoustics First® hat!

(Bonus: Dr. Azad shows up @ 2:09!)

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Sonora® Acoustical Panels and a Tip!

Sonora® Panels – Halleck Bar Gallery

Using light-colored acoustical panels can be tricky. Getting them from production, to job site, to final installation, all while maintaining their bright clean appearance takes much care. Here are some install pics from a job one of our dealers installed for a museum in Nevada. For this job Sonora® Wall Panels, covered in White Guilford® of Maine fabric, were installed along the upper perimeter of the facility.

A helpful hint for handling or installing lighter colored acoustical panels is to have some white gloves handy for the unloading and installation process!

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AES/NAB 2018 – Booth #553

AES 2018 Exhibition – Javits Center NY – October 17-19, 2018

Acoustics First® will be back in New York for the 2018 AES/NAB show, October 17-19.

So, if you missed last year’s show, here’s your chance to stop by the Javits Center (Booth 553) and say hi to Cameron & Jim!

Also, be sure to check out our wide array of Sound and Noise Control Products, including our State-of-the-Art Sound Diffusers!

Click here! Find us on the Floor!

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Big3 Studios – Aeolian® Diffusers

Aeolian® Diffusers in Big3 Studios

We recently received these wonderful installation pics from our friends at Big3 Studios in Florida. They redid the back wall in one of their control rooms using our Aeolian® Sound Diffusers. In a couple of the pics you can also see our Model C & Model F Art Diffusors® (black) in the ceiling!

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Tone Tiles® – Double take.


From time to time, we have folks who require a good dose of sound absorption for their space, but desire a less intrusive look than that of ‘standard’ acoustical panels. For situations like this our Tone Tiles® are often the perfect solution. Although these panels are paintable and printable, when left in their ‘unfinished’ state they have a soft white color which is very subtle and tends to blend in well with many different environments. Here are a couple of pics from a recent ceiling installation.

As you can see, the panels almost disappear into the ceiling!

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