GIK Acoustics products are beyond simple do-it-yourself panels that are found on the market today. We start with only the highest-quality materials that will not sag or leak over time, then we build every acoustic panel by hand. Unlike other companies who use inexpensive materials, GIK Acoustics crafts acoustic panels and bass traps with quality insulation material, fabrics, and hardwood plywoods. We start with absorptive insulation material that is intended for room acoustics - not cheap mineral wool whose main purpose is to insulate a ship's engine room. We then use carefully selected hardwood plywoods - not cheap imports - to construct our frames. The difference and chief advantage is dimensional stability. Crossbanded layers and balanced construction mean that hardwood plywood won't shrink, swell or warp as much as lumber. Our team of professional builders handcraft each acoustic panel, bass trap, and diffusor to exacting standards ensuring the most attractive, effective, and dependable products. The difference is our customers are secure in knowing they receive the very best made-to-order acoustic treatments available.