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How to Reduce Echo and Improve Room Acoustics

Whether it’s a conference room, open office, restaurant, or home theatre, poor acoustics make rooms unpleasant to be in. Unfortunately, flat walls, thin carpets, and large tables can create echo and reverberation, leading to overall terrible acoustics. This poor sound quality can make the experience in the room a frustrating one at best.

Acoustics can be solved with the careful placement acoustic panels. Wall acoustic panels allow completely clear and efficient communication, as they absorb sound and reduce confusing reverberations. Ideally, the back wall and one side wall should be treated with acoustically absorptive material. It may not even be necessary to treat the entire wall as long as the critical zone, (normally between 3′-7′) is treated with an absorptive material.