Acoustic wall paneling has two purposes, to diffuse and to absorb. Each type of acoustic treatment can be used more or less depending on the acoustic response of the room. Acoustic wall paneling should be a main consideration when designing a home theater or surround sound system.
If you have listened to your home theater system and have calibrated the receiver and amps and you notice that the dialog or vocals in music is not easy to understand then you may be in need of some absorption materials. Home depot makes very cost effective sound board that can be purchased in big 4×8 panels. If you have an upholster line these with some decorative cloth you can hang these acoustic panels on the wall. Or you can pay premium for them from a manufacturer.
If you have noticed that your home theater is very quiet but you don’t particularly appreciate that response that the room has then diffusion panels might help. A good example of this is if the sound is just boxy or boomy. Diffusion panels are surfaces that have different angles and different depth. When the sound wave front hits the diffusion panel, it bounces off in many different directions instead of just one. This helps when you can hear an audible slapping of sound when you clap, and need to dampen it. Diffusion panels are a little more difficult to make and you should probably be purchasing them, or have them custom made to fit your room. The best way to get diffusion in my opinion is with artwork and furniture. Have you ever moved out of a house and noticed that after all the furniture is gone the house “sounds” empty. Well, your right. The empty sound you are hearing is the reverberating or continuation of sound caused by all the reflective surfaces you have exposed by removing all the obstructions.
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