Have you ever stepped into a famous concert hall and marvelled at the wonderful sound the orchestra is producing?
While the quality of the symphony plays a huge part in the overall sound experience, the entire orchestra is also getting a helping hand from the acoustics of the concert hall itself.
The entire place was built with materials that are optimised for the best possible sound quality.
One of the most popular materials used to achieve great sound is called acoustic plywood. Not only does it give a room a vintage and classical appeal, it is also one of the best materials when it comes to absorbing sounds. Allow me to introduce to you the benefits of acoustic plywood.
What is Acoustic Plywood?
Acoustic Plywood is a type of plywood that has a high degree of sound absorption. This type of plywood is best used for places that require the benefits of sound control. The main benefits of acoustic plywood are fragmenting standing waves, bouncing high frequencies, resonating better sound quality, and absorbing bass energy. In order to achieve this, acoustic plywood normally has perforations that let air pass through which allows the plywood to dissipate the sound waves.
The perforations on the plywood are typically square, round, oblong, or channelled. There are some manufacturers who even mix the types up. Thickness is also another important factor to consider when trying to gauge maximum absorption. Since sound can only penetrate the plywood at a certain depth, then adding more thickness becomes unnecessary.
This is one of the reasons why customising the plywood based on your needs is quite important. Where you are planning to use acoustic plywood will greatly help you in achieving your desired outcome.
Where is Acoustic Plywood used?
Acoustic plywood is best used in places where sound control is important. The first things that come to mind are concert halls and home theatres. Acoustic plywood can greatly reduce the frequency acoustics in these rooms to improve the sound clarity.
However, acoustic plywood can also be used in a variety of other applications. Shipment in the military, where some delicate weaponry and paraphernalia’s are very sensitive to vibrations, will greatly benefit from acoustic plywood crates. You can also use acoustic plywood in conference rooms, reception areas, and large classrooms.
To find out more about our range of acoustic plywood, visit our Sonapanel page. We can also create customised perforation and thickness to our acoustic plywood panels to cater for different levels of sound reflection.