Home Theater, Room Design Projects

Home Theater, Melbourne, Australia

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Home theaters present many acoustical issues. Most are too small to contain the full range of energy from multiple mono sources. Most are too small to contain the low frequency energy produced by multiple sub woofers. How does one deal with all of this energy from multiple sources in a room size and volume that should only support a two channel system. You must maximize performance in both absorption and diffusion technologies. This project was a small room that was designed to sound larger than its size and volume. The client was informed that a two channel system would be a much better usage. However, the client wanted home theater so our task was low frequency management combined with middle and high frequency diffusion / absorption. Both absorption and diffusion requirements were met with our QDA series of products https://www.acousticfields.com/product-category/sound-diffusion-absorption/. Special bases were made to add additional low frequency absorption for diffusers, speakers, and equipment platforms. Two channel P-13 diffusion rounded out the rear wall.

Author


Dennis Foley

Dennis Foley

I am the chief product designer for Acoustic Fields. Our main focus is on sound diffusion and sound absorption technologies. We have created a low frequency, sound absorption technology, which uses activated carbon inside of diaphragmatic absorption. The units absorb 100% at 50 Hz. and 63% at 40 Hz. as independently tested by Riverbank Labs. They are the most powerful freestanding units available on the commercial market. Middle and high frequency absorption is managed by our proprietary, open celled acoustic foam which provides a smooth absorption curve to really bring out the wonderful timbre of the human vocal. No more over absorption of vocals or music necessary! In short, small room acoustics is our specialty.