GIK Acoustics 242 Acoustic Panel
Starting at $39.50
Per Box Pricing
|Size||Price per panel||Panels per box||Price per box|
|24.1875″ x 48.25″||$64.99||3||$194.97|
|24” x 24”||$39.50||4||$158.00|
|12” x 48”||$52.50||4||$210.00|
To provide customers with the best possible shipping value, the 242 Acoustic Panel is packaged in multiples. If you wish to order a different quantity, please contact us to determine shipping rates.
242 Acoustic Panel Features:
The 242 Acoustic Panel is 3.625” thick and available in three different sizes:
Rectangle (24.1875″ x 48.25″) | Square (24″ x 24″) | Narrow (12″ x 48″)
- Patented design utilizes a two-frame system with a rigid absorptive core and built-in air gap
- Standard Rectangle panel (24.1875″ x 48.25″) weight: 8lbs
- Create a custom acoustic panel size 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©
- Class A fire rated – Click HERE for Fire Rating test results
- 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
The GIK Acoustics 242 Acoustic Panel is a professionally constructed velocity absorber with a rigid core and is a broadband panel in nature – meaning they deal with the entire frequency range. 242 Acoustic Panels are made with GIK’s patented two-frame system allowing sound to be absorbed from the sides while maintaining a crisp, sharp edge.
The 242 Acoustic Panel 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.
Click for GIK 242 Acoustic Panel Datasheet
“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
GIK Acoustics 242 Acoustic Panel
Click for GIK 242 Acoustic Panel Datasheet
The tests were carried out in the large reverberation room at the University of Salford (Manchester England). The room has been designed with hard surfaces and non-parallel walls to give long empty room reverberation times with uniform decays. It has the shape of a truncated wedge. In addition, 11 panels, each 1.22m x 2.44m, were hung in the room to improve the diffusivity of the sound field. The test sample was placed in the centre of the floor. The excitation signal comprised wide band random noise played into the room via a loudspeaker system mounted in a cabinet facing a corner. The sound was monitored at each of 5 microphone positions. The room is 7.4m long x ~6.6m wide x 4.5m high.
GIK Acoustics 242 Acoustic Panel Product Video
- Video highlights the 242 Acoustic Panel. Product description, construction, design and mounting options.
Room Acoustics, The Basics: Bass Traps, Acoustic Panels, Diffusion
- This video explores the basics of room acoustics. Most of us use existing rooms such as bedrooms, living rooms or basements for a listening space versus high end recording studios that are designed with acoustics in mind. However there are ways to treat average-sized rooms to be utilized as control rooms, home theaters or two-channel listening rooms.
WANT TO ADD BUILT-IN SCATTERING / DIFFUSORS TO YOUR PANELS / BASS TRAPS?
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 products to your cart, you can then select Scatter Plate from the Diffusion Products menu and have them built into your Acoustic Panel or Bass Trap for only $49.00 per panel.
GIK Acoustics 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology, or Monster Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology are effective whether hung on walls, mounted to the ceiling or straddling corners.
We’ve crafted some helpful articles and videos to guide you through the installation process. Click the following links for our recommended methods for installing our patented two-frame designed panels.
GIK Acoustics panels are available in our 9 standard, quality GIK Acoustics fabric options at no additional charge.
9 STANDARD GIK ACOUSTICS FABRICS
You may select any of the following 9 stocked Guilford of Maine FR701 colors right off the web site or contact us for a quote on any Guilford of Maine FR701, Anchorage, or other fabrics.
9 STOCK GUILFORD OF MAINE COLORS
Upgrade the finish to Guilford of Maine FR701 or Anchorage fabrics for a nominal charge per panel.
|Product||Panel Size||Additional charge per panel|
|Spot Panel||Square (24” x 24”) or Narrow (12” x 48”)||$7.00|
|242 Acoustic Panel, 244 Bass Trap, Monster Bass Trap||Square (24” x 24”) or Narrow (12” x 48”)||$8.50|
|242 Acoustic Panel or Spot Panel||Rectangle (24” x 48”)||$15.00|
|244 Bass Trap or Monster Bass Trap||Rectangle (24” x 48”)||$20.00|
|Tri-Trap Corner Bass Trap||standard 47”||$20.00|
|Soffit Bass Trap||standard 46.5”||$30.00|
|Scopus Tuned Membrane Bass Trap||T100, T70, or T40||$25.00|
|FreeStand Acoustic Panel or FreeStand Bass Trap||standard 60”||$25.00|
|Screen Panel||standard 72”||$55.00|
|Evolution PolyFusor||standard 47”||$15.00|
See all Guilford of Maine FR701 colors here.
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.
The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office issued utility patent US 9,091,060 for GIK’s unique, proprietary design of its acoustic absorbers. The patent covers the design and construction of GIK Acoustics’ 242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology, and Monster Bass Traps with FlexRange Technology.
In addition to our patent, 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.
GIK Acoustics products are not only Greensafe, but they carry a Class A fire rating which means we continue to provide our clients with the safest most effective products available. The Class A fire rating means that GIK Acoustics treatments have received the highest rating possible under the ASTM E84, a test used by code officials and regulatory agencies in the acceptance of interior finish materials.
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. Our solutions are based on the science of acoustics and one of the key dynamics to our success lies in demystifying sound dynamics and room acoustics. We are firm believers in education and our website is full of Educational Articles and Videos. 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.
With our blog Acoustics & Audiogeekery, GIK Acoustics aims to explain what you’re hearing and how to improve your audio. Our blog is a resource and a repository of discussions and techniques in the quest to make better audio. Audio is interesting – whether you’re making music, mixing, or simply listening & enjoying – and manipulating technology to solve problems to improve audio is the essence of “audiogeekery.”
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, in 2013 we introduced FlexRange Technology – our unique, proprietary system for providing the best in bass trapping and low end absorption.
In 2015 we launched the Alpha Series, a line of acoustic panels and bass traps with a wood face which has a mathematical sequence of slots for one-dimensional scattering / diffusion. The Alpha Series literally changes the face of acoustic panels and bass traps by beautifully combining absorption with diffusion and enhancing any room both aesthetically and acoustically with superior quality, high-performing, and stylish room treatments.
GIK Acoustics is also proud to have launched creative, unique products such as: the multifunctional PIB (Portable Isolation Booth), the decorative and effective Impression Series, and the striking, precise Gotham N23 5″ Quadratic Skyline Diffusor.
We are constantly innovating, so look for more solutions and creative treatments from GIK Acoustics.
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.