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Masis Ingilizian

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Vertical Hanging Baffles vs Horizontal Placed Panels
« on: January 29, 2022, 06:22:41 AM »


I wasn't sure where to put this thread, but one of the articles on the website mentioned vertically hanged panels they were the best bang for buck way to treat ceilings making it sound like they were better than horzontally placed panels.

I was under impression that a horizontally placed panel will cover more surface area but obviously there are other reasons I am not aware of why vertical placement has its advantages. I am preusming because of how much more one can place in a given coverage area but please if anyone can care to elaborate.

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Re: Vertical Hanging Baffles vs Horizontal Placed Panels
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 09:33:20 AM »

I wasn't sure where to put this thread, but one of the articles on the website mentioned vertically hanged panels they were the best bang for buck way to treat ceilings making it sound like they were better than horzontally placed panels.

I was under impression that a horizontally placed panel will cover more surface area but obviously there are other reasons I am not aware of why vertical placement has its advantages. I am preusming because of how much more one can place in a given coverage area but please if anyone can care to elaborate.

If the only reflections you are trying to suppress are perpendicular to the ceiling then, yes horizontal would be best, but that is not generally the case. Reflections happen at all angle off of surfaces. With reflection that are at angles you may catch more of them with vertical panels.

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Re: Vertical Hanging Baffles vs Horizontal Placed Panels
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2022, 11:10:01 AM »

I was under impression that a horizontally placed panel will cover more surface area but obviously there are other reasons I am not aware of why vertical placement has its advantages.

Depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're trying to shorten reverb times, raw surface area is what you want. You get double the surface area from a freely hanging panel. Placement is not particularly critical. If you're in a studio and trying to stop specific reflections, then flat on a surface is correct, and placement is everything.
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Re: Vertical Hanging Baffles vs Horizontal Placed Panels
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2022, 12:22:25 PM »

If the only reflections you are trying to suppress are perpendicular to the ceiling then, yes horizontal would be best, but that is not generally the case. Reflections happen at all angle off of surfaces. With reflection that are at angles you may catch more of them with vertical panels.

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I never thought of it that way, thanks so much.
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Re: Vertical Hanging Baffles vs Horizontal Placed Panels
« Reply #4 on: January 29, 2022, 12:24:54 PM »

Depends on what you're trying to accomplish. If you're trying to shorten reverb times, raw surface area is what you want. You get double the surface area from a freely hanging panel. Placement is not particularly critical. If you're in a studio and trying to stop specific reflections, then flat on a surface is correct, and placement is everything.

Still unsure of the goal at the moment, it depends on many things. I will try and get Ease model going if the price is right, and then if I can figure out which reflections to kill depnding on spectral content and return time then I might go with abosrobing some reflections. Otherwise the main goal is to bring down reverb time for now.

But thanks, I get the idea of freely hangning panels now.
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Re: Vertical Hanging Baffles vs Horizontal Placed Panels
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2022, 05:19:15 PM »

When mounting a baffle on a wall, be sure to space it an inch or two away, which increases its effectiveness.
I have installed horizontal panels above the stage, which helps with feedback issues and improves on stage intelligability.
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Re: Vertical Hanging Baffles vs Horizontal Placed Panels
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2022, 12:34:29 AM »

Any damping material inserted further into the sound field will be more effective in deadening.  However, as has been pointed out it's sometimes best to mount against the boundaries.
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