About Your Noise
Auditoriums require premium sound quality for voice and music, delivering crisp tones and clarity to sound to every member of the seated audience. Most auditoriums are built with non-parallel sets of perimeter walls, with angled ceilings and floors that will combine to scatter sound wave reflections evenly throughout the space. Poor room acoustics are caused by a lack of absorption, leaving echoes in the room that combine to blur original sound signals. Clarity to speech and harmonies to music are compromised, the audience is left straining to hear.
Your Acoustic Soundproofing Solution
To improve the sound quality inside your Auditorium, the goal is to produce equal premium sound quality for everybody regardless of their seating location. The fan shape of many Auditoriums is by design, as the non-parallel sets of surfaces combine to break standing sound waves and deliver an equal dispersion of sound waves to every member of the seated audience. But if that sound is garbled because of the echoes in the room, the audience will have a difficult time interpreting what’s happening on stage. Blurred sound signals will destroy the user friendliness of the room. By placing a set of Auditorium acoustic panels on the perimeter wall or ceiling surfaces in the Auditorium, the background noise can be cleaned. As the echoes are caught and captured, greater clarity to original sound is restored. The room will return to premium sound quality and your audience will thank you, as will the performers, speakers, musicians and artists on stage.
Featured Sound Panel Option
Cloth wrapped sound boards called Fabric Panels are the product of choice. The panels are custom cut to size, shape and color as you wish, to be evenly dispersed as you like throughout the perimeter wall or ceiling space around the Auditorium. Fabric Panels are 2” thick for Auditorium treatments, which maximize the absorption coefficients for both human voice and musical instrument, including low base and impact sounds. Your panels will ship to your project site with a set of corresponding clips designed to make for an easy and professional looking installation.See Fabric Panel
Related Product Options
The same Fabric Panels can be “floated” off your ceiling inside the Auditorium to produce the same sound values back that a perimeter wall or ceiling flush mounted treatment will deliver. These are called Ceiling Clouds and are designed to suspend mechanically from the ceiling as you wish, spread evenly across the expanse of your ceiling. And yes, the treatment will perform to the same levels of absorption as a lower wall mounted treatment would deliver back to the room. Another popular option for an Auditorium is to wrap perimeter wall mounted sound panels with graphics, imagery, logos, photography and artwork to generate the ultimate visual WOW factor along with the sound values delivered into space. These are called PicturePanels, be sure to check them out!
Why We Love The Fabric Panel
Fabric Panels are the ideal choice for controlling excessive reverberations in an Auditorium setting and delivering back premium sound quality. The panels are class A fire rated, decorative, durable, portable, and easy to self install. They come in 60 color options, or as an upgrade, we can wrap them the graphics and imagery of our designer PicturePanels. Fabric Panels are available in custom sizes up to 4’x10’ in dimension.
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Your Four Steps to Quiet:
1. Measure Your Room
We need the cubic footage of your space. Measure your room’s length, width, and height.
2. Submit Room Analysis
Use the button at the top or bottom of this page to submit your room’s dimensions.
3. Approve the Quote
We will define the framework for your treatment and submit back your quote for approval.
4. Self Install
Your sound panels will drop ship to your doorstep. Our treatments are cost effective, and designed for self-installation.
For more than 25 years we have been diagnosing sound panel treatments and delivering premium quality to tens of thousands of satisfied clients. Our Case Studies library showcases a variety of recent sound panel projects that you may enjoy reviewing in preparation for your upcoming sound panel treatment to your Auditorium.See Case Studies
Most Commonly Asked Questions
How to design a new auditorium for premium sound quality
There are certain rules of thumb when designing a new auditorium. For premium sound quality, most auditoriums are fan-shaped by design with angled floor and ceiling surfaces. The design removes the parallel surfaces of a room which would otherwise produce standing sound waves. The goal is equal distribution of sound for seated member of the audience. Back walls can tend to distribute sound wave reflections too late, so acoustic soundproofing treatments can be a great addition for absorbing unwanted reverberations to deliver premium clarity to original sound.
How to improve sound quality in an existing auditorium
Soundproofing treatments can be a great way to ensure premium sound quality. The goal is to produce equal sound for everyone regardless of their seating location. With that in mind, it’s best to place a set of auditorium acoustic panels on perimeter walls or ceiling surfaces. These will absorb echoes and restore clarity to original sound.
How does acoustic soundproofing protect onstage musicians from slapback echo?
Slapback echo is excessive sound that reflects off of the hard surfaces in an auditorium. This can be challenging for artists because it distorts the original sound. To absorb the echo, it’s important to install auditorium acoustic panels on the rear wall and front balcony, as well as the stage area to control sound from musicians. This will protect the musicians from slapback and restore sound clarity.
How to maximize clarity of speech in an auditorium
Because there are many reflective surfaces in an auditorium, it can be difficult for an audience to hear clearly. Speech can become unintelligible and muddled due to background noise. To correct the distorted sound, it’s best to apply acoustic soundproofing to the space. Fabric Panels are the most popular option because they can be evenly dispersed on walls or ceilings and can be customized to the size, shape and color of your choosing. The application will result in high-clarity speech and a happy audience.
How to balance musical harmonies inside an auditorium
The goal is to enhance sound wave reflections that arrive earlier rather than later. Because musical harmonies reach the back of an auditorium last, they reverberate and distort the true sound. It’s imperative to apply acoustic soundproofing to the back walls in order to absorb the echoes. You can also “float” the sound panels from the auditorium ceiling. This treatment will perform at the same absorption levels as a wall-mounted treatment.
How many sound panels does an auditorium require?
Coverage amounts for auditorium acoustic panels will depend on the size, shape and surface textures of the room. To properly soundproof an auditorium, the goal is to deliver a net RT60 time of 1.5-2.0 seconds. Once your echoes start to collapse, premium sound quality for your auditorium will be achieved as original sound clarity is restored. To calculate coverage amounts for your acoustic soundproofing, call our help desk at 1-800-638-9355 or submit our Room Analysis form.
Where should auditorium acoustic panels be placed?
The key to success is to ensure that you are not under treating the space. Once the right square footage totals are calculated for your sound panels, the goal is to evenly distribute them around the back and side walls of your auditorium. The placement of NetWell’s acoustic Fabric Panels is irrelevant as long as the acoustic soundproofing is evenly distributed throughout the space. Be sure to order 2” thick panels to effectively capture and control your low base frequency sounds.
How are auditorium acoustic panels installed?
Clips will be included with your shipment of sound panels. If your wall is concrete or brick, metal clips will be anchored to the backside of your panels with a corresponding set of mechanical bars. The bars and clips will engage to anchor the acoustic soundproofing to the perimeter wall or ceiling surfaces in your auditorium. If your surfaces are drywall, then a set of Rotofast clips will be shipped with your acoustic Fabric Panels. This is a clever clip system designed to help clients easily self-install their sound panel treatment.
What are the benefits in using NetWell’s acoustic soundproofing?
Without a sound panel treatment, echoes will carry throughout your auditorium and distort sound signals. The background noise will cause interference with new sound signals, blurring original sound and making it difficult for the audience to discern speech or musical tones. Once your Fabric Panels are installed in your auditorium, the panels will collectively work to capture these unwanted echoes, forcing the background noise to collapse and sound clarity to rise. As a result, auditorium acoustic panels will deliver peak performance values to the space and premium sound quality to every member of your audience.
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