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.
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!
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.
Absorber Highline A1
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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.
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.
The following tools are needed for installation:
- Box cutter/utility knife
- Caulk Gun
- Folding ruler or tape measure
- t.akustik glue
We recommend using our t.akustik glue for installation.
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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