When deciding on the acoustic panels for the control of noise issues or the refinement of the sound quality in a space, the function of the area needs to be matched to the required acoustic performance.
Once basic design elements and assessments are completed, decisions can be made about the location of the acoustic cloud, barrier, or panel. Acoustic methods are available in a variety of sound-absorbing panels, fabric systems, acoustic ceiling clouds, or aluminium fins via https://baumann.com.au/product-category/aluminium-baffles/.
All of these products absorb direct sound energy and, when properly placed, reduce direct sound and reflection from other hard surfaces. In general, soft and/or porous materials are good sound absorbers that help reduce noise energy in the room.
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Solid, hard materials and surfaces reflect sound and create echoes and sounds that make conversation difficult to understand.
Acoustic barriers and acoustic clouds occur when wall space is limited or when the area is large. Like acoustic wall panels, they absorb direct and (echo) reflective sound.
As the name suggests, clouds and acoustic partitions are usually hung parallel to the ceiling. Sound travels in the air and is absorbed when it hits clouds or obstructions. Additional secondary reflection is also partially absorbed.
Noise barriers and clouds act as notes when they are hung horizontally from the ceiling. Multiple bulkheads can be hung vertically to increase the absorption area. Both clouds and obstructions are effective at reducing direct and echo noise.