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Case Study: Hidden Creek HOA Clubhouse

Hidden Creek - Pre Treatment

Hidden Creek – Before

Hidden Creek Home Owners Association contacted Acoustics First® to remediate the poor acoustics of their clubhouse meeting hall. Hard surfaces and tall ceilings contributed to excessive reverberation and poor speech intelligibility. The HOA board wanted to address the acoustics of the meeting hall during an upcoming renovation of the space.

Hidden Creek – Treatment Rendering: Ceiling

Hidden Creek HOA submitted pictures and plans of the clubhouse to design consultant Cameron Girard. After calculating the amount of absorptive treatment needed to obtain an ideal reverb time, he submitted a treatment proposal with Sonora® panels that would ensure a significant acoustic improvement. Cameron provided detailed renderings to the board, allowing them to better visualize the layout of the panels as they reached a final decision on treatment.

Hidden Creek – Post Treatment

A single skilled contractor installed the panels in a few days, leaving Hidden Creek residents with a much more suitable acoustic environment for meetings and small group gatherings.

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Happy Holidays 2018!

Here are a few pics from a job in New York which was installed a while back by one of our regular dealers.

Note how they used a nice mix of 2’x4’ and 4’x4’ Sonora® Panels to work around the geometry of the room! Spreading around a bunch of smaller panels, like 2’x4’s, can work great because of the flexibility it gives you with your layout and design options.

Anyhow, Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Acoustics First®!

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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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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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Guilford of Maine® Whisper Fabric meets Sonora® Acoustical Wall Panels

Here’s an array of our Sonora® Acoustical Wall Panels installed on an office wall. You may notice that the colors here really pop! That’s the Guilford of Maine® Whisper line. Whisper is an excellent fabric choice for Sonora panels if you’re looking for something a little more Vivid. You can add some visual life to your space, while taming it acoustically. Over 20 colors available.

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