Listening Room treated with GIK Acoustics
The GIK Acoustics 242 Acoustic Panel is a professionally constructed velocity absorber with a rigid core and is broadband in nature – meaning they deal with the entire frequency range. 242 Acoustic Panels are made with a two-frame system allowing sound to be absorbed from the sides while maintaining a crisp, sharp edge.
The 242 Acoustic Panel is 24.25” x 48.5” x 3.5” and has a built-in air gap which not only increases low end absorption, but allows the panel to hang truly flush on the wall using an integrated wire on the back. Other acoustic panels are constructed as mere fabric wrapped over rigid fiberglass or a wooden frame which does not allow the proper space between the absorption materials and the wall and makes it nearly impossible to truly flush-mount.
The 242 Acoustic Panel is ideal when used in combination with other GIK Acoustics products. We recommend mounting GIK Acoustics Bass Traps in each corner and other low-end trouble spots. The 242 Acoustic Panel can be mounted at the primary and secondary reflection points on the walls and as a cloud on the ceiling. This combination is an effective way to fine-tune a room.
- standard size: 24.25” x 48.5” x 3.5”
- weight: 9 lbs (each)
- can be custom sized to fit your specifications
- easy wall and ceiling installation using wire integrated in the back like a picture frame
- optional built-in Scatter Plate for an even balance of absorption, diffusion, and scattering
- free standing options available with metal stands or boom stand brackets (boom stand not included)
- easy to install on ceiling with optional Cloud Mounting Bracket©
- available in 9 standard, quality GIK Acoustics fabric colors
- additional Guilford of Maine fabric choices available
- employs ECOSE® technology absorption material and is manufactured with LEED certified Columbia Forest Products (made in the USA) formaldehyde-free technology
242 Acoustic Panels used as a cloud on the ceiling
242 Acoustics Panels in Home Studio
DoctorMix Room B
“Once [the panels] were installed we did a test recording. The drums sounded great! Of course there was still some liveliness from the room but we’re getting a much tighter and more direct sound on the microphones and I love it!”
Scott Underwood, percussionist
9 STANDARD GIK ACOUSTICS FABRICS
9 STANDARD GUILFORD OF MAINE COLORS
You may order any of these 9 stocked Guilford of Maine colors right off the web site or contact us for a quote for any of the other Guilford of Maine FR701, Anchorage or other fabrics.
See all Guilford of Maine FR701
Order a color swatch book with fabric samples for $15.00
WANT TO ADD BUILT-IN SCATTERING / DIFFUSORS TO YOUR PANELS?
Cross Section illustrates how Scatter Plate is built-in to products
Broadband treatments offer great performance with an attractive price and when coupled with diffusion and scattering, can give your room a completely balanced sound throughout, without over-dampening high frequencies.
The GIK Acoustics built-in Scatter Plate
option allows even decay time from low to high frequencies while providing the necessary space for absorption to flatten the frequency response. Read more about the new GIK Acoustics Scatter Plate here
After adding GIK Acoustics 242 Acoustic Panel to your cart, you can then select Scatter Plate
from the Diffusion Products menu and have them built into your 242 Acoustics Panel for only $49.00 per panel.
There's a difference between a GIK Acoustics product and all others on the market. We separate ourselves from other acoustic treatment manufacturers in 6 primary areas.
QUALITY MATERIALS MEAN QUALITY PRODUCTS:
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 panel by hand employing a unique two-frame system.
Unlike other companies who use inexpensive materials, GIK Acoustics panels are crafted 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. To finish our panels we offer an array of fine fabrics - from our standard 9 options to the full line of Guilford of Maine panel fabrics.
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.
Dollar for dollar, GIK Acoustics' products absorb more sabins (sound) than any other product on the market. We provide our customers the most cost effective solution to make every space sound it's best.
GIK Acoustics Panels are tested and certified by the Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories (RAL)
to provide the most accurate information on the results you can expect when you purchase our products.
Our exceptional cost-to-benefit ratio
means our customers do not over-buy or over-treat a room to get results.
HELPFUL SUPPORT STAFF:
Customer satisfaction is our number one priority at GIK Acoustics.
We start by helping customers determine the best products to treat their space with our free, expert Acoustic Advice
. Our well-respected design team has years of experience and are available to provide assistance not only with product selection but product placement within your room.
In addition to providing knowledgeable recommendations, GIK Acoustics maintains contact throughout the order process. Our trained Customer Service
team ensures quality, timely delivery and reliability. And our staff is available to help with special needs or custom orders.
The GIK Acoustics difference is we assist with everything from product inquiries to custom orders to delivery notifications to satisfaction follow ups. We guarantee it
When it comes to improving the sound quality in a room, many find the science to be overwhelming and the task of DIY'ing acoustic treatments to be daunting. As part of our commitment to our customers, GIK Acoustics provides Educational Articles
to demystify room acoustics. It's long been our goal to help customers truly understand how sound behaves in a space and the importance and benefits of proper room treatment.
Over the past 10 years, GIK Acoustics has pioneered a number of acoustic treatments that you can't find anywhere else. From the Tri-Trap Corner Bass Trap©
to our Soffit Bass Trap©
to the built in Scatter Plate
, GIK continues to innovate. After a year of research & development, we introduced FlexRange Technology
- our unique, patent pending system for providing the best in bass trapping and low end absorption.
It's our commitment to use environmentally safe materials for all our products. We use ECOSE absorption material, eco-friendly wood and we offer customers recycled fabric options as well. Greensafe
means GIK Acoustics products are friendlier on air quality, the environment, and your budget.
CLOUD MOUNTING BRACKETS
It's recommended to place acoustic panels on the ceiling to reduce floor-to-ceiling slap echo, control height modes and eliminate early reflections. But mounting 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps or Monster Bass Traps overhead can be tricky. We've taken the difficulty out of the equation with our Cloud Mounting Brackets©
. Not only are they easy to use, but at $15.00 per set they're easy on your budget. It's the perfect solution for acoustic panel or bass trap ceiling mounting. Click here to add Cloud Mounting Brackets© to your order.
BOOM STAND BRACKETS
Instead of mounting the panel on the wall, we offer our Boom Stand Brackets. Installing these brackets on the panel allows it to attach to any boom stand turning your 242 Bass Trap with FlexRange Technology into a gobo or a portable vocal booth. For only $12 each you can add increased flexibility to our acoustic panels. (Boom stand not included.) Click here to add boom stand brackets to your order.
CUSTOM METAL STANDS
Another alternative that adds flexibility to our acoustic products are our Custom Metal Stands. Our metal stands are modern, contemporary and powder coated for greater durability. Complete your GIK Acoustics order with our free standing custom metal stands. Looks great and provides flexibility! Click here to add custom metal stands to your order.