In churches, synagogues and worship centers large or small, words and music can sound incomprehensible to the congregation if sound is not properly controlled.
Poor sound quality is common in churches because of an abundance of hard surface materials. Brick, marble, stone, tile, glass, wood and sheetrock are all acoustically reflective. Sound waves bounce back and forth between parallel surfaces, creating a confusion of noise until they finally decay. Even the most strategically-placed speakers and microphones will not compensate for poor acoustics.
Every room needs some absorptive materials and some reflective materials to get the right acoustic mix for the room’s intended purpose. The challenge is to find that balance. Wall Panels are designed to absorb airborne sound energy and reduce a room’s overall noise, reverberation and standing waves—creating interiors that reduce the din without sacrificing the divine.