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Installing Absorbers

Absorbers prevent sound reflections on walls and help to achieve a “clean” sound that’s free of flutter echos, overlapping delays and comb filter effects. They also reduce the reverberation time in the room and help to achieve a more pleasant sound overall.

The pair of stereo speakers and the listening position should form a symmetric isosceles triangle in the room. Their positions also determine the spots on the walls and ceiling where the most early reflections will occur. These should be prevented, especially in studio control rooms and home cinema setups. When installing absorbers in these locations, choose models with a size of at least 1×1 meters and preferably mount them at the same height as your ears.

Tip:

If you need to install a large number of absorbers quickly, or want to glue absorbers to the ceiling, you can add a couple of strips of double-sided tape in addition to the assembly adhesive. The tape temporarily holds the absorbers in place while the adhesive sets. This way, you don’t have to press and hold each individual absorber to the wall for extended periods of time. But do not attempt to use only double-sided tape!

Installing absorbers

t.akustik absorbers from the Standard, Advanced and Premium series are light enough to be glued directly onto walls and ceilings. The surface should be as smooth as possible and free of dust and grease. Use a caulk gun to apply a generous amount of the included t.akustik assembly adhesive to the back of the absorber module. Position the absorber on the wall and press for a short while – that’s it! Absorbers made of PU foam are almost impossible to destroy during installation, but you should use extra care when installing absorbers made of melamine resin.

Assembly videos

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Absorber Highline A1

Discover how to install your Highline A1 Absorber in a few simple steps with this step-by-step video! We guide you through the process of installing our glue-on absorbers, giving you detailed insights into the process – Install your new absorber now!

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Absorber WAS-7

Discover how to install your WAS-7 in a few simple steps with this step-by-step video! We guide you through the process of installing our glue-on absorbers, giving you detailed insights into the process – Install your new absorber now!

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Absorber Spektrum A10

Our A10 absorber is a breeze to install – but in case you need a few pointers, our easy-to-follow installation videos show you exactly what equipment you need and how to get your new absorber and other screw-in products from t.akustik mounted quickly and easily.

Mounting Instructions

These instructions are for the following products: Highline series( A1, A2, A3) WAS-7, WAW-7,WAW-7 Flock, HiLo products (N25,N40, N70, N80 etc.) Melamine products (Wave, Wedges, Pyramid, Nook Sets etc.), SA products (N30,N80,N50,N65 etc.) and other modules made of acoustic foam.

Tools

The following tools are needed for installation:

  • Box cutter/utility knife
  • Caulk Gun
  • Pencil
  • Level
  • Folding ruler or tape measure
  • t.akustik glue

We recommend using our t.akustik glue for installation.

Unboxing

Open the package carefully! Inserting sharp objects into the package can damage the absorber. Avoid using long, sharp tools for opening the package!

Remove products from packaging

Carefully remove the absorbers from the package. Type WAS-7 elements are nested in the package. Carefully separate the two absorbers. This is especially important for melamine variants.

Determine the mounting position

While determining the mounting positions, it helps to mark the walls and ceiling using a level and tape measure, in order to achieve even spacing in relation to corners and sound sources.

Prepare the caulk gun

Carefully open the glue cartridge using a utility knife. Take care to point the knife away from your body. Thread the included nozzle onto the opening. Insert the cartridge into the caulk gun. For thicker lines of glue, you can use the knife to enlarge the opening of the nozzle.

Apply the glue

Apply the glue to the back of the absorber in an even line along the outer edge. It also helps to apply some glue to the center of the absorber in an X pattern, in order to hold the center firmly in place. Depending on the condition of the walls, we recommend using a generous amount of glue along the outer edges.

Let glue set for 5 minutes

Before mounting the absorber on the wall, let the glue set for 5 minutes on the element. This ensures that it can develop its full holding strength.

Install the absorber

Press the absorber onto the wall or ceiling in the marked position and apply even pressure along the lines of glue for 2 minutes. We recommend checking the alignment using a level and making necessary adjustments by slightly rotating the element. That’s it!

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More Videos

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User Story Raffi Balboa

Producer and musician Raffi Balboa from German band OK KID shows you how to install the Producer Room Set M advanced! Follow Raffi Balboa as he sets up and optimizes the sound of his new studio in Cologne with the help of our new all-in-one acoustic upgrade package!

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User Story Josi & Stefan

Josi Miller and Stefan Heinrich are two producers and DJs from Berlin. In their home studio, they produce for their joint project Import-Export, among others. In their user story they show you how they equip and optimize their home studio with the t.akustik Producer Set M Basic.

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User Story – Niklas Stade

Niklas Stade is the drummer and producer of the German-speaking band Neufundland. In his user story he shows you how he equips and optimizes his rehearsal room with our Rehearsal Roomset M Advanced.

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User Story Gizem & Sam

Gizem Adiyaman and her boyfriend Sam, two DJs from Berlin, show you how they equip their home studio with our Producer Set S Advanced and optimize it sonically.

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User Story Gonzalo

Install a Rehearsal Room Set S basic in a few easy steps with our video featuring Gonzalo Celis of the Chilean duo Octavopar. Gonzalo guides you through all the gear and components you’ll need, showing you how a few simple changes can make a massive difference to the sound quality of your rehearsal room.

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