The Key to Proper Acoustics in an Auditorium
The key component to a properly functioning auditorium is how the sound absorbing acoustical panels are set up. This will help with sound quality and the audiences overall experience. Auditoriums are constructed to house large crowds of people and proper acoustics are critical to an auditoriums function.
The most common approach to reducing the echo between walls is adding sound absorbing acoustical panels. You will find that most sound panels are made of a fluffy, porous material that just trap sound. Any areas that consist of large amounts of flat reflective space should receive treatment. You can apply acoustic material to the stage area, side walls, back walls and balcony facing. By doing this it will help prevent the sound from reflecting into the room by absorbing the sound’s energy. You will distract from the audience experience if there is no absorptive material on the back wall because the sound will reflect into the room.
Acoustic wall panels are often the go-to choice for acoustical treatments. They are available in a wide variety of core materials and finishes. The most popular are fabric wrapped panels. With so many color choices available, you are sure to find something to complement the existing decor. With a range of sizes, they offer the most versatility when designing the auditorium’s acoustic treatment. There are even options for panels with artwork. If a seamless look is desired, a fabric stretch panel system may be professionally installed. A fabric track system provides the flexibility to use different materials behind the fabric, to either increase or decrease absorption.