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- Impression Series Test Results
- Finishes and Fabrics Available
- Impression Series Installation Guide
- Product Features Comparison
- The GIK Acoustics Difference
Choose from 6 beautiful patterns:
In three different plate finishes: blonde wood veneer, black veneer, or white acrylic
Choose the Size:
Choose the level of absorption: 2” thick, 4” thick, or 6” thick panels
The depth or thickness of the panels depends on the amount of low-frequency absorption desired. The thickness of the panel dictates the lower limit of absorption. As thickness increases, the amount of low frequency absorption increases as well. The thicker the panel, the greater the absorption.
IMPRESSION SERIES FEATURES:
- Designed to reduce noise and sound reverberation without over dampening
- Available in 3 sizes: Square (23″ x 23″) | Narrow (11.5″ x 45.5″) | Rectangle (23″ x 45.5″)
- Choose the level of absorption: 2” thick, 4” thick, or 6” thick panels
- Standard Weight: 6 – 12 pounds
- SIX beautiful patterns to choose from which will enhance any space
- Rigid plate available in 3 colors: blonde wood veneer, black veneer, white acrylic
- Sturdy construction with wood frame and environmentally-friendly materials
- All sizes can be wall mounted with sawtooth hangers (included). No glue or destructive adhesive when installing.
- Optional freestanding supports available on Rectangle (23″ x 45.5″) or Narrow (11.5″ x 45.5″) panels. See “Installation Guide” tab for more.
- Panels available in our 9 standard, quality GIK Acoustics fabric options
- 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 Impression Series is ideal for creating an even balance of low end absorption without losing high frequency presence. The Impression Series features beautifully decorative, semi-reflective rigid plates attached to absorptive acoustic panels and bass traps. The rigid plate not only gives the panel a stylish appearance but also helps reflect/scatter high frequency content in your room giving the proper balance needed.
Half the battle when treating small rooms is to obtain a smooth bass response without over-dampening the high-end. A room filled with full range absorptive panels will absorb too much of the high frequency content, resulting in a dull and muddy room response. Finding an even balance of low end absorption while maintaining the high-end will yield maximized results.
The Impression Series not only performs well in critical listening environments (audio rooms or studios) but is a perfect fit for any room in your home. They are also ideal for public places where the room acoustics interfere with your enjoyment. It could be your workplace or a local restaurant where speech intelligibility is compromised or the room has too much reverberation and is too loud. Whatever the space – living room, an office conference room, restaurant dining room, meeting room, hotel lobby, house of worship, lecture hall, or school cafeteria – balancing room acoustics is vital.
The Impression Series panels are ideal to create balance and remove reverberance, AND the stylish patterns and size options deliver a beautiful visual statement to enhance any room.
The rigid plates are similar to those used on our Alpha Series and work like a range limiter as they reflect high frequency content to retain life inside the room. In addition, the plates provide a scattering effect from the cutout pattern.
NEW Digiwave Pattern
IMPRESSION SERIES TEST RESULTS
The GIK Acoustics Impression Series panels were tested in three mounting methods by Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories™.
Type A Mounting:
The test specimen was laid directly against the test surface. The perimeter edges were exposed, as would be typical of an actual installation of this specimen.
Type J Mounting:
The specimen is a set of sound absorbing units installed with one surface in direct contact with the test surface and another in direct contact of the side wall of reverberation chamber. This approximates the corner mounting method typical of the actual product installation. The units were evenly spaced along the walls of the chamber (3 on North wall, 2 on South wall, 2 on the East wall and 1 on West wall).
Type D-100 Mounting:
The test specimen was mounted on 100 mm (3.937 in.) thick wood furring strips spaced 300 mm (12 in.) on centers and laid directly against the test surface. The furring strips produced a 100 mm (3.937 in.) thick air space behind the test specimen. The perimeter was sealed with wood and metal framing.
Riverbank Acoustical Laboratories™ is accredited by the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) under the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP) as an ISO 17025:2005 Laboratory (NVLAP Lab Code: 100227-0) and for this test procedure. The test reported in this document conformed explicitly with ASTM C423-09a: “Standard Test Method for Sound Absorption and Sound Absorption Coefficients by the Reverberation Room Method.” The specimen mounting was performed according to ASTM E795-05(2012): “Standard Practices for Mounting Test Specimens During Sound Absorption Tests.” A description of the measuring procedure and room qualifications is available upon request.
FINISHES AND FABRICS
Semi-reflective plates available in blonde wood veneer, black veneer, or white acrylic.
All 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 colors right off the web site.
9 STOCKED GUILFORD OF MAINE COLORS
Upgrade the finish of your panels to Guilford of Maine FR701 or Anchorange fabrics for a nominal charge per panel.
|Panel Size||Additional charge per panel|
|Impression Series or Alpha Series square panel (24” x 24”)||$15.00|
|Impression Series or Alpha Series narrow panel (12” x 48”)||$15.00|
|Impression Series or Alpha Series rectangle panel (24” x 48”)||$25.00|
|Corner CT Alpha Bass Trap||$20.00|
|PIB (Portable Isolation Booth)||$55.00|
See all Guilford of Maine FR701 colors here.
Contact us for a quote on any other FR701, Anchorage, or other GOM fabrics.
Optional freestanding supports available on Rectangle (23″ x 45.5″) or Narrow (11.5″ x 45.5″) panels. See “Installation Guide” tab for more.
Impression Series panels are shipped with sawtooth hangers for easy wall mounting.
You have your choice of orientation. The Impression Series panels can be hung vertically or horizontally or in a combination of patterns. The choice is yours.
OPTIONAL freestanding supports available on rectangular (23″ x 45.5″) or Narrow (11.5″ x 45.5″) Impression Series panels. When freestanding, an Impression Series panel can change the acoustics of a room by simply turning the panel to face front or back. Position the semi-reflective plate outward for scattering/diffusion or turn the backside outward for absorption. Freestanding supports also allow for flexible placement in early reflection points or straddling corners as a bass trap.
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.