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We fix the specific acoustic issues of your room, such as:

  • Poor imaging and sound staging.
  • Boomy or uneven bass.
  • Harshness and listening fatigue.

We stop you:

  • Wasting money on ineffective or unneeded acoustic treatments.
  • Blindly implementing generic acoustic treatment techniques.
  • Missing key room optimization techniques such as speaker/listener placement.

THE ISSUES WE SOLVE THROUGH ACOUSTIC TREATMENT DESIGN

THE BENEFITS OF ACOUSTIC TREATMENT DESIGN

Elevate your system to a whole new level of performance and realize the investment in your audio equipment:

  • Smooth, tight, articulate, and impactful bass.
  • Spacious and enveloping soundstage.
  • Reduced listening fatigue.
  • Ability to listen to higher volumes without room overload.

What’s Included?

For best results, you must model your room AND speakers, understand how they interact, and use those measurements to design the acoustic treatment scheme.

Our Acoustic Treatment Design service is one of the most sophisticated in the industry. We use commercially manufactured products as well as custom-designed acoustic treatments. And our designs take into account many elements: bass resonances, speaker boundary interference cancellations, early reflections, and late reflections.

In existing rooms, we measure bass resonances. In new rooms, we model bass resonances using sophisticated boundary element modeling (BEM) techniques that can deal with irregularly shaped rooms, not just simple room mode calculators. Acoustic treatment is effective at dealing with 100-300Hz issues but becomes less effective below 100Hz. We recommend our Low-Frequency Optimization service to deal with these low bass issues.

Early reflections created by sound bouncing off the major boundaries in the room–sidewalls, ceiling, floor, front and back walls—can severely impact sound quality. Our approach is to use our in-house ray-tracing tools alongside acoustic measurements in existing rooms to reveal the level and direction of each reflection. We supplement this with an analysis of speaker off-axis response measurements that reveal the spectral relationship of the reflected and direct sounds. From there, we assign psychoacoustic significance to each reflection and determine whether to treat through absorption, diffusion, or a hybrid approach or perhaps to simply leave it untreated and reflective.

Late reflections consist of a multitude of low-level reflections and are often referred to as reverberant sounds. This sound is important for our perception of spaciousness, envelopment, and overall tonal balance. We use measurements and modeling to ensure consistency in the spectral balance of the late reflected field.

Here’s what you’ll get:

  • Plan and elevation CAD drawings showing acoustic treatment placement for the ceiling and all walls.
  • Construction detail and prediction of function for any custom-designed acoustic room treatment.

Creating A System You Love Shouldn't Be Difficult

With Acoustic Frontiers, all it takes is 4 simple steps.

1

CONSULTATION

We'll take the time to understand your unique needs and goals to customize our approach to designing the best audio experience for you.

2

SYSTEM DESIGN

This is where the magic happens and what really makes Acoustic Frontiers stand out. Every room is different, and we’ll account for all the elements that impact audio performance in your space to ensure you get the best performing system for your budget.

3

ACOUSTIC TREATMENT INSTALLATION & CALIBRATION 

We’ll make the installation process as painless as possible and carefully calibrate your system to optimize performance.

4

ENJOY YOUR AUDIO EXPERIENCE

You deserve the best, and now you’ve got it. Put on your favorite movie or album, or create your next track because the system you wanted is yours to enjoy.

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"AUDIOPHILE LISTENING ROOM ACOUSTICS"

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Nyal Mellor, Founder, Acoustic Frontiers

  • (415) 524-8741
  • Serving USA & Canada
  • Fairfax, Northern California, USA

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