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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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Binaural Bob Returns!

Back in the summer of 2015 we had a good time stuffing a bunch of our Model D Art Diffusors® into an empty storage closet and making a bunch of racket. The results were recorded, with the help of our friend Binaural Bob and the resulting data provided some interesting insights.

Well, Binaural Bob is back! This time we had a larger room than before (10’x9’x8’), and experimented with wider variety of sounds and treatment options. While this is obviously not the same as a controlled laboratory test, it does have a certain ‘real world’ flavor that’s relatable.

For best results, turn off any compression/effects and listen on headphones.

Reference Sounds played through speaker

Ye Olde Balloon Pop Test! (Calibrated 12″ Shiny Red Latex Party Balloons!)
WARNING! BALLOONS ARE LOUD – TURN IT DOWN!

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New Sound Channels® Colors!

Acoustics First® is pleased to announce that our Sound Channels® wall fabric is now available in eight new colors! Just in time for Spring!

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Remember, Sound Channels® and Blockaid® Viny Sound Barrier make an excellent combo for treating existing walls. You can block unwanted sound, while improving speech intelligibility and give your room a jazzy new look all at the same time!

Here’s a link to our Sound Channels®/Blockaid® install guide.
https://acousticsfirst.info/2015/07/16/treating-a-wall-blockaid-and-soundchannels/

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Sonora® Panel – Church Installation!

What can you say about the tremendous benefits of acoustical panels for churches that hasn’t already been said?

Here are a few pictures from another fantastic installation.


These Sonora® Wall Panels were specified by Cameron Girard in our technical sales department.

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Introducing the Aeolian™ Diffuser

Production Unit – Photo

Acoustics First® is pleased to announce our latest creation: The Aeolian™ Sound Diffuser. In some ways a simplified version of our popular Art Diffusor® Model D, the Aeolian™ is the latest in our line of ‘Organic Quadratics’. Part of the Aeolian’s™ unique design comes from its use of “implied symmetry”. Although the edges are all asymmetric, the height variations are just subtle enough to create an illusion of symmetry when installed in a standard 15/16” grid, or spaced appropriately on a wall. The lack of a uniform edge also has added acoustical benefits in the way of “randomness”.

3D Development Model

Simulations are compared to final test results before production. (Test result by NWAA Labs.)

The development process for the Aeolian™ was similar to that of our ‘Model D’. Various 3D models were created and refined, after which we ran acoustical simulations. Once we settled on what we considered the optimum design for what we were going for, a full scale 3D model was printed for lab testing. With the ‘real world’ test results in hand, confirming our predicted results, we set about making the final mold, and this new diffuser was born.

Pre-Production Prototype printing on the Gigabot

Aeolian Mold.

 

First batch of Aeolians!

 

The Aeolian™ Diffuser is class A thermoplastic, and 4 lbs. per unit.
Nominal size is 23-3/4” x 23-3/4” with a depth of 5.1”.

Download the Aeolian™ Diffuser Data.

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