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Announcing A New Acoustic Panels Only Site!

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AUDIMUTE ACOUSTIC PANELS . COM


At Audimute, we are always seeking to improve our ability to serve our customers.  Part of this is making the Acoustic Treatment selection process easy and enjoyable. Our new acoustic panels only site, AudimuteAcousticPanels.com, was created with this exact purpose in mind.

What’s the big deal?

AudimuteAcousticPanels.com offers more types of standard acoustic panels, as well as brand new levels of customization options. Meanwhile, AudimuteSoundproofing.com continues to be a favorite online store for musicians, vocalists, and others looking for high performance, affordable acoustic treatments.
When we created a site focused exclusively on our Acoustic Panels, we made specific changes based on customer suggestions, resulting in some cool new website features.  We are really excited about it--and we think you will be too!

What will you find?

1) A "Build Your Own Panel" Tool

AudimuteAcousticPanels.com offers the easiest acoustic treatment selection system on the web!  A simplified and streamlined panel selection process lets customers quickly and easily select acoustic panel options.   Each type of panel is presented on one easy-to-use acoustic panel selection page. This means that on a single page, you can see all the sizes, thicknesses, and colors that each type of panel is offered in, and how each variation affects the price. It's a more efficient, more informative way of shopping for acoustic solutions.

2) NEW Standard Products

Our expanded standard product line incudes a collection of standard image acoustic panels, new standard sizes, like 1ft X 4ft and  3ft X 3ft, and (by popular demand) standard white fabric panels.

3) MORE Customer Stories for Acoustic Inspiration

We’ve picked out a few of our favorite creative custom noise reduction projects to profile. Each case study includes lots of pictures, plus tells you what the problem was, what treatment was used, and how it changed the acoustics of the space.  Be prepared to be inspired!


4) Mounting Hardware Included, Transparent Pricing, and Free Shipping…On Everything!

We want it to be EASY to choose you Acoustic Treatment.  That's why we made the pricing structure completely transparent (no "call for price" notes), and decided everything on this site would ship for free...Enjoy!

And all this comes with the high level of customer support Audimute is known for. We hope our new site will make it easier than ever to create your own creative acoustic solution. But if you need extra help, we are always here for you. Advice is, as always, free.

We encourage you to take a moment and check out AudimuteAcousticPanels.com. We would love to hear your feedback!

DIY Soundproof: Cheapest Soundproofing with Audimute Sheets

Here is an example of Audimute's sound absorption sheets proving to be the cheapest soundproofing and the most effective DIY soundproof solution for unwanted noise. This customer needed the rest of his home quite while he practiced his drums in his music room. After trying other products and being skeptical about Audimute, he found the 15 sheet absorption set went above and beyond his expectations with a 75% noise reduction. The review follows:

"Just wanted to report back on my satisfaction with the Audimute sheets. I had read many different comments and opinions about the validity of your product. There was a lot of negativity along with what seemed to be facts on why the product would not work as claimed. However I decided to give it a try. The idea of totally stripping my room and adding another layer of sheet rock, etc. was something I couldn’t afford and did not have time for.

"I have a small 9’ x 13’ room downstairs in my home that it is separated from the living room by one wall with drywall on each side, and the front faces the dining room where the doorway is. The other two walls are exterior facing walls. The second floor directly above is our master bedroom. I had always had problems when playing my drums as I had to play extremely ‘quite” or else the family could not enjoy the living room and the tv, or the dining room. This created problems with me as I am in a band and when not rehearsing at our usual spot, playing softly impacted my stamina for live shows. Working a regular “real” job meant that often the only time I had to practice was evening hours.

"I purchased the 15-sheet set of Audimute sheets. The wall that was opposite the living room was doubled, and even tripled in one spot. The other walls were single-layered. For the doorway I installed three screw hooks so that I could hang a double layer of sheets when I was in the room, and remove them when I was done. This faces the dining room, and there is another bedroom beyond that.

"With out a doubt the sheets made a major difference! I honestly did not expect them to work that well. I was skeptical to say the least. The bottom-end bass noise is muffled a great deal, but the loud, high-end “noise” of cymbals which was the main complaint is just about totally eliminated. My Wife can sit in the living room and watch television with out any complaints AND I am hitting and playing HARD! With a double layer on the exterior walls that are now only single-layer, I am confident it will be close to 75% noise reduction.

"This was by far the most cost-efficient solution to noise reduction that I have found. The product is no joke, it works just as you say it does. And I NEVER write feel-good product endorsements." -- J.C.

Audimute’s Natural Acoustic Solutions: Better Than a Fiber Glass Panel

Many people automatically think of a fiber glass panel or a fiberglass acoustic sound board when they’re looking for an acoustic solution. But you may want to think again. Did you know that the main component to a fiber glass panel contains potentially irritating materials?

In 1994, rumors about the possible dangers of a fiber glass panel began to swirl, with the National Toxicology Program (NTP) stating that fiberglass was “reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen” based on animal data. Studies that have been done over the past 15 years caused the NTP to revise their statement, showing a lack of evidence needed to determine a link between cancer and fiberglass. Although the current state of fiberglass safety is still debatable, the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) requires all fiberglass acoustic sound board packages to display cancer warning labels stating that direct contact with fiberglass materials or exposure to airborne fiberglass dust may irritate the skin, eyes, nose and throat.

To avoid possible issues with fiberglass, Audimute created a safe eco-C-tex pane, comprised of recycled cotton and cellulose. These panels are not only safer for you—they also optimize room sound more effectively than a fiberglass acoustic sound board or a fiber glass panel can. Available in a wide variety of colors, shapes and sizes, Audimute Acoustic Panels also have the option to be customized using your own photo or image to create a unique, custom look for your room.

Call Audimute toll free at 800-505-MUTE (6883) or chat with us online during business hours, and let us show you the benefits of using our affordable, environmentally friendly acoustical panels instead of a fiber glass panel. Available in a variety of sizes, shapes, and colors—and customizable with images—Audimute’s acoustical panels will make your room look as good as it sounds.

Choosing Acoustic Solutions That Work

There are no “one size fits all” acoustic solutions. Every situation is different, and all you need is a little knowledge to make the right choice. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you pursue your personal acoustic solutions.

First, make sure you’re getting the right stuff. Sound absorption isn’t soundproofing, generally speaking. Absorption is for managing echo and reflection inside a space, not keeping sound in or out.

Absorption is used anywhere that clear, tight sound is essential. It keeps high and mid frequencies under control, and you get a better sound experience.



Second, think about what you actually need. Effective acoustic solutions don’t have to cost a fortune, and you don’t need to cover the entire room. All that’s required is a few sections of quality material with a good noise reduction coefficient (NRC). 

And try to avoid do-it-yourself methods. Items like carpet and moving blankets are not good acoustic solutions. They have not been designed for sound absorption, and they’ll give you a low-budget look you’re probably trying to avoid.

There’s more to know before you choose, and we can help. Take a look at our video and if you’d like to know even more, chat with us online or at 1-866-505-6883.

Audimute Sound Insulation Materials - Your Noise Stopper

Do you need an acoustic solution, a noise stopper? Is your home, apartment, office, or studio a place where unwanted noise has been an issue? If your answer is yes, you’re not alone. Fortunately, you also have several options to help you stop noise using sound insulation materials.


Sound insulation materials, or sound barriers, are different from sound absorption materials. Sound insulation materials may be used as a noise stopper by impeding the transmission of sound waves through floors, walls, windows vents, and other materials. Absorption materials, on the other hand, are not designed to stop noise from traveling; instead they will reduce the intensity and build up of noise within a room by absorbing echoes and reverberation.

The distinction between the two is important when it comes to choosing which product to purchase as a noise stopper. When looking for a noise stopper that blocks sound from leaving and entering a room, Audimute sound insulation materials will most likely be your best bet.

Peacemaker is a noise stopping solution that is not only highly-effective, but is also inexpensive and eco-friendly. Made from durable, flexible rubber material and sold in various thicknesses, Peacemaker works best when applied between drywall, with overlapping seams or seams sealed with seam tape, improving the STC of a room enough to cause a significant difference noticeable to the human ear.

Keep in mind that even soundproofing experts cannot tell you exactly the quantity of sound insulation materials needed to produce the change you are looking for. Every room is different, and sound is a subjective experience. For this reason, Audimute typically encourages customers to buy smart and start out with simpler soundproofing techniques, adding more expensive and more permanent solutions based on your needs and expectations. A lot of individual factors, such as the dimensions of your room or how many doors and windows you have in your space, air gaps, materials behind your walls, your lighting fixtures, even the humidity or temperature of your space can have an impact on your sound insulation needs.

To come up with a plan that will work for you, give Audimute a call at 1-866-505-6883, try chatting with us on our website, or submit our free room analysis form and let us get back to you with some personalized advice. We will be more than happy to talk about your individual needs and help you figure out the best way to go about soundproofing your room. You need a noise stopper? We’ll stop the noise.
 

Home Theater Acoustic Panels – A Sound Investment for Great Theater Acoustics at Home

When constructing a home theater, it makes sense to pay a lot of attention to the selection of electronic elements, from the kind and size of screen to the type of projector to the configuration of the speakers. It’s fun and exciting to put together the dream system. Only one problem…even the best equipment will deliver a sub-par experience when the home theatre designer overlooks the issue of controlling sound after it leaves the speakers. A relatively small investment in home theater acoustic panels, placed strategically, will help your system deliver peak performance.
A home theater acoustic panel is, essentially, a sound absorbent material mounted on the wall. To have a complete a cinematic experience at home, use theater acoustic panels to reduce the bouncing of sounds off hard wall surfaces, control echo and reverberation, and reduce volume levels by up to 60%. The effect of well placed theater acoustic panels in an otherwise well designed home theatre is increased clarity of sound, reduced sound distortion, and a better audio-visual experience.
Audimute has a range of acoustic home theater panels in a variety of shapes and sizes easily mixed and matched to complement your specific home theatre's acoustics needs. You can even customize the panels with your own artwork or photographs. Home theater acoustics can make or break a movie-watching experience. If you're investing the time and expense of constructing a home theater, don't consider the job done without making sure the sound quality is superb.

Acoustic Tiles, Acoustical Fiberglass, and Acoustic Foam – Is there a Sound Treatment Choice that is Safe and eco-friendly?

Acoustical fiberglass and acoustic foam have a long tradition of use in treating sound. Typically used in acoustic tiles and acoustical panels, fiberglass and foam offered a reasonably inexpensive and effective method of controlling sound. All acoustic tiles and panels work in essentially the same way - by trapping sound waves that cause reverberation and echoes. However, not all acoustical tiles and panels are a healthy choice for you or the environment. The great debate over the safety of acoustical fiberglass has been going on for years, and the question of the environmental impact of acoustical foam is percolating. Some of the fastest growth in the building industry, today, revolves around finding and using materials that are more human and eco-friendly than what was used in the past.


Back in the 1980s, the use of acoustical fiberglass as sound insulation fell under intense speculation, when implantation experiments with small animals showed an increase in the development of lung cancer and immune system disorders in the animals. In the years since these findings, numerous governmental experiments have released reports establishing the safety of acoustical fiberglass to humans as an insulation and thermal heating material. The same studies warn against the exposure to such materials during the installation process. Many companies who produce acoustical fiberglass and acoustic tiles have produced safety manuals for their customers as a precautionary tool to help protect against possible inhalation of the product during installation.Acoustical foams, traditionally, have been manufactured using petroleum-based chemicals. Though effective as absorptive materials, the environmental impact of manufacturing acoustical foam and the difficulty of how to safely dispose of it in some way other than tossing it into landfills should concern consumers of sound treating products who wish to minimize their carbon footprint.

With so much debate about the safety of acoustical fiberglass and the problems associated with manufacturing and waste of acoustic foam, it should come as a relief to know that a highly-effective yet affordable alternative solution for sound absorption is available!

Audimute acoustic absorption products are just as effective as fiberglass (and foam) at reducing reflected sound in a room by absorbing echoes and reverberation. And they are much safer to use. Unlike foam or fiberglass products, Audimute sheets contain natural materials that absorb sound (cotton, etc) and make use of reclaimed fabric. Wall coverings and acoustic panels contain eco-C-tex, the GREENEST sound absorbing material in today's marketplace! Eco-C-tex is a blend of recycled cotton and cellulose fibers (the majority of which is post-consumer recycled newspaper)!

We encourage you to choose an acoustic absorption product to meet your aesthetic needs and your budget. As a company, Audimute is committed to producing eco-friendly products and limiting the environmental impact of our manufacturing, distribution, and life cycle of our products, while offering keeping our line as affordable and attractive as possible.

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