To help someone install his home office to support video and audio
conferencing, I've been trying to find acoustic wall panels that would
be easy for a local builder to obtain and fit.
We want to end up with something that looks like an upmarket office, and
I'm thinking of 6 foot vertical or horizontal fabric covered panels on a
wall behind the desk and an adjacent wall.
I don't know why all the online literature seems to me so much gloss and
flash with minimal info about prices, suppliers and so on.
I know of Echophon and believe that Armstrong tiles used to do something
similar, and Amazon seems to sell some American panels, but I'm way out
of date with this. My initial suggestion of heavy curtains and
bookshelves is "not posh enough".
Has anyone done this sort of thing recently or knows of suppliers?
If you/he fancies DIYing I've seen some on youtube where they made a
frame from about 1" square timber, stuffed it full of old layers of
towels (bought from a charity shop) I think they used a clean white
towel stretched over the front like a canvas, maybe you could stretch a
print over the frame?
Found it ... < https://youtu.be/pABvTWSxOes
If this is for video-conferencing it doesn't have to be real: do what
the v-bloggers do and create a studio set that gives the appearance of
whatever you want.
Something like this:
can be as lavish or businesslike as you want.
Something like this:
can be the conference room overlooking the Houses of Parliament, the
office with a view to the Eiffel Tower, the dock in the County Court
or whatever the mood suggests at the time.
Google Helmholtz resonator. They (and variations on the theme) can be
bought ready made and simply wall mounted. They control LF resonances, and
HF ones are easier to deal with.
But if you want a really decent acoustic, probably best to contact a
specialist to design it all for you. It's a bit of a black art. ;-)
*Nostalgia isn't what is used to be.
Dave Plowman firstname.lastname@example.org London SW
I know that it's a black art and that diy solutions are likely to be
variable, which is why I was thinking of ready made wall panelling.
I'm also very familiar with the psychological effects of too much sound
I was hoping someone had experience of panels like
or the (possibly) simpler
I don't think the audio in the systems will have much bass response, and
he is adamant that it needs to be a working office with just an area for
the conferencing. It's all a bit vague at the moment, but I'm trying to
save him from his taste for plain painted walls, plain ceiling and
I Googled Helmholtz Resonator, but panicked on seeing masses of square
root signs and a bunch of videos from people in not acoustically
brilliant rooms blowing over bottles.
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