How to Hang Acoustic Panels

Eric Johnson GIK Acoustics Acoustic Panels with Bass and Dogs

Most GIK Acoustics panels, bass traps, and diffusors mount on the wall just like a picture. Depending on the product, we include either sawtooth hangers or picture wire.

Sawtooth hanger

Example of sawtooth hanger (bar) that comes with many GIK Acoustics products

We supply heavy-duty sawtooth bars for 2″ Spot Panels (all sizes), Alpha Series panels (all sizes), Impression Series panels (all sizes), Scopus Tuned Membrane Bass Traps, Evolution PolyFusors, Gotham N23 5″ Quadratic Diffusors, and DecoShapes Hexagon panels (all sizes).

Simply attach the sawtooth hanger TO THE FRAME – not in the center of the panel or on the rigid back – using the accompanying screws.

For narrow or square panels, place one sawtooth hanger at the center of the top rail, with the serrated “teeth” of the hanger facing downward. These serrations allow the frame to be hung on an ordinary nail in the wall.

For rectangle (24″ x 48″) panels, we include two sawtooth hangers for added stability. Here is a helpful YouTube video that shows how to hang panels using two sawtooth hangers.

Picture Wire

242 Acoustic Panels, 244 Bass Traps, and Monster Bass Traps are hung on the wall with picture wire.

Example of picture wire tied to an eyehook

We put 4 eyehooks in the back of the frame and include picture wire. You simply attach the picture wire across the eyehooks (for either vertical or horizontal orientation) then hang the panel on the wall like a picture. The only thing you need to supply is the picture hook.

Here is a helpful YouTube video that shows how to tie picture wire.

Standard rectangle panels are roughly 15 pounds, so installing in a stud isn’t required. You can just use a sturdy picture hook. We recommend Ook Hooks.

Anchors Aweigh?

While it’s not required, some customers prefer to use wall anchors when hanging acoustic treatments. Here is a YouTube video about selecting the best dry wall anchor for the job.

Mounting in Corners

If you’d like to suspend your 244 Bass Traps or Monster Bass Traps in the corner, we created this video on how to straddle a corner:

Video: Suspending bass traps and acoustic panels in corners

Ceiling Mounting

We have a separate article dedicated to ceiling mounting. CLICK HERE.