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GIK Acoustics Spot Panel
|Size||Price per panel||Panels per box||Price per box|
To provide our customers with the best possible value, standard sized Spot Panels are packaged in multiples. If you wish to order a different quantity, please contact us to determine shipping rates.
- Spot Panel Test Results
- Designing For the Ears VIDEO
- Spot Panel Installation Guide
- Fabric Colors Available
- Product Features Comparison
- The GIK Acoustics Difference
GIK Acoustics’ selection of acoustic panels is designed to solve a variety of issues: mainly to control noise, eliminate slap echo and control comb filtering in a room. Knowing that every room has it’s own size and shape, we have our line of variable size SPOT PANELS which can be custom sized to the specifications which fit your space.
Spot Panel FEATURES
- Thin 2″ profile
- Standard weight: 4 – 8 lbs each
- Easily mounted on wall using sawtooth picture hanger (included)
- Open back allows absorption of lower frequencies when installed with an air gap
- Stylish for business or home decor
- Custom sizes up to 8′ x 4′
- Can add custom art to create an ArtPanel
- Class A fire rated – Click HERE for Fire Rating test results
- available in our 9 standard 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 flexibility of the Spot Panel means you can arrange them in stylish designs and patterns. The result is not only an attractive look, but Spot Panels also have an effective impact on the acoustics of your space. For an audio example of a treated room, click HERE.
The GIK Acoustics Spot Panel is an excellent option for environments such as offices, restaurants and schools for controlling ambient noise.
There are tremendous benefits for treating a room acoustically. Sound expert Julian Treasure explains, “Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed.” The average noise level in classrooms is 65dB. By installing acoustic treatments, that level can be brought down to a healthier threshold.
The Spot Panel is fire rated and safe for institutional and commercial installations.
Spot Panels come in a selection of standard sizes and colors, but can be custom sized to fit any room. Contact us for a custom quote.
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.
Julian Treasure’s TED Talk “Designing For The Ears“
Because of poor acoustics, students in classrooms miss 50 percent of what their teachers say and patients in hospitals have trouble sleeping because they continually feel stressed. Julian Treasure sounds a call to action for designers to pay attention to the “invisible architecture” of sound.
Click HERE to read about and connect with leading sound expert and four-time TED.com speaker Julian Treasure.
TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading — through TED.com, our annual conferences, the annual TED Prize and local TEDx events.
Each Spot Panel comes with a heavy duty sawtooth hanger and two screws to affix the hanger to the frame.
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.
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.