What is an acoustic baffle?
An acoustic baffle is an acoustic medium, that hangs from the ceiling in your line of sight. Here is the Wiki definition. Here is an explanation from controlnoise.com. An acoustic baffle behaves like an acoustic panel, but instead of being fixed flat to a surface like an acoustic panel, they hang suspended.
How are acoustic baffles installed?
What do cylinder acoustic baffles look like?
What do rectangle and square acoustic baffles look like?
What is the difference between acoustic panels, acoustic baffles and acoustic clouds?
Acoustic baffles, hang vertically in your line of sight, acoustic clouds hang horizontally in your line of sight, acoustic panels are installed 1" off the ceiling and tend to blend in with the ceiling.
When should acoustic baffles be used?
Acoustic baffles can be used when the ceiling is high enough for the baffles to remain out of the sight line. Armstong recommends baffles for schools, offices, transport hubs. Otherwise Acoustic panels are more cost effective.
When should acoustic baffles NOT be used?
What type of finish do the acoustic baffles have?
What is involved in installing acoustic baffles?
Typically a cylinder baffle is hung by one wire. Square and rectangle baffles are hung with two wires. The challenge to installing acoustic baffles is the sheer number of wires that need to be installed on the ceiling, and getting the baffles absolutely level, even when the ceiling is not.
Can I buy baffles and install them myself?
Yes, you can. Ecophon manufactures baffles. Armstrong also sells acoustic sound baffles, Armstrong also has a Canadian site. Acoustical surfaces is a supplier out of Minnesota . Soundsorba is a great European option. ATS Acoustics is out of the States but ships to Canada. Acoustical Solutions provide vinyl acoustic baffles. Conweddesignscape , Soundproofcow.com and Snowsoundusa.com also provides acoustic baffles. Decoustic.ca provides fabric covered baffles. If you live in Alberta, Acoustic solutions is a distributor in Edmonton. Enoise control is out of Westfield Indiana.