High-Performance DIY Acoustic Panels (Build Guide)

In this video I'll be showing you how to build some very high performance acoustic sound absorption panels that look aesthetically superb. Consider visiting Patreon.com/DIYPerks to support what I do here on IT-stream.
50MM Hexagonal Spacer:
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Shorter Standoffs:
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3D Printable Bracket:
drive.google.com/open?id=13BjW7t-nzwhGk6_2wpzPVMAwpOswcu5P

Commenti

  • Havoc Life
    Havoc Life

    What I would do is put white LEDs behind the triangles

    4 ore fa
  • Kian Meijers
    Kian Meijers

    Sinking with a drill is a real bodge

    10 ore fa
  • Stephen MacLachlan
    Stephen MacLachlan

    Rockwool is a better material for sound absorption but I enjoy this design

    11 ore fa
  • ShawnB
    ShawnB

    VERY NICE AND USEFUL👏🏽... THANK YOU!!!👍🏽

    17 ore fa
  • Julien Paturel
    Julien Paturel

    add space between them and the wall to better results

    20 ore fa
  • Limitations Limitless
    Limitations Limitless

    Look like the kid from spider man...thanks for vid

    Giorno fa
  • Neil McFire
    Neil McFire

    I know how important backups are

    Giorno fa
  • Hein van Heerden
    Hein van Heerden

    The egg catches fire

    Giorno fa
  • ZHT Media
    ZHT Media

    Cool Math!

    2 giorni fa
  • Simon
    Simon

    Does this do a good job at stopping sound from entering your neighbours appartement? (sound isolation)

    2 giorni fa
  • Hein van Heerden
    Hein van Heerden

    Short answer: No Slightly longer answer: Good sound isolation is really tricky. Using these panels, there will probably be some isolation effect stopping sound going to your neighbour, but the effect will be almost imperceivable since sound will transfer through various paths such as the floor, ceiling, walls, windows, etc. Moreover, to have any meaningful effect at stopping sound to your neighbour, the whole wall (and most surfaces in your apartment) must be covered without any gaps.

    Giorno fa
  • sMario
    sMario

    What is the pickup pattern of the microphone? Depending on that it makes a more or less big difference.

    2 giorni fa
  • FoundindaWeb
    FoundindaWeb

    ОХУЕТЬ!

    2 giorni fa
  • Pedjo Gt
    Pedjo Gt

    That white sponge it will be yellow in month with no reason

    2 giorni fa
  • Pedjo Gt
    Pedjo Gt

    Weiand corporation

    2 giorni fa
  • Paul Nolan
    Paul Nolan

    That's a fucking long way for a short cut. Just buy some ffs.

    3 giorni fa
  • Thorbjørn Jørgensen
    Thorbjørn Jørgensen

    Your videos are superb!! Thanks for sharing your ideas👌

    3 giorni fa
  • mr.mercer
    mr.mercer

    The best material for acoustic absorbers is dense fiber glass insulation boards. The soft ones and rock wool types do not work that well. You can also put a gap behind the board to increase its low frequency absorption.

    3 giorni fa
  • Kirtlon Cashie
    Kirtlon Cashie

    Nice job sir you're indeed and intelligent one

    3 giorni fa
  • KK Foto
    KK Foto

    I've used convoluted acoustic foam - the “egg crate” design provides an increased surface area and better sound absorption performance - backed by higher density foam. It is cost-effective.

    3 giorni fa
  • Gabriel Llorens
    Gabriel Llorens

    What about using towels as insolating material?

    4 giorni fa
  • Brian Bauer
    Brian Bauer

    Fine for some sound control not really for an accurate environment for sound purposes.

    4 giorni fa
  • Benjamin Mørch
    Benjamin Mørch

    Oh yes. The version with rockwool insulation is VERY suited for professional purposes. It is dampening almost linear and beating foam solutions (even the expensive ones) every time. I would though mount it with a little space between the wall and the panel for ekstra effect. 1-2 inches.

    2 giorni fa
  • Kenyot
    Kenyot

    please make diy vocal booth

    4 giorni fa
  • LVL 69 Crook
    LVL 69 Crook

    Does it also make my voice heard less through the walls into other rooms? Sometimes i wanna yell at bad teammates at 3am but the sound of the blue switches on my keyboard already wake up everyone in the apartment complex.

    4 giorni fa
  • UnitSe7en
    UnitSe7en

    The solution is to choose better video games to play.

    3 giorni fa
  • TheJooomes
    TheJooomes

    I just got a bunch of fiberglass stuffing for my speakers, I guess I know what I'm doing this week.

    4 giorni fa
  • Berend Noë
    Berend Noë

    At least they're not made out of concrete...

    4 giorni fa
  • GothicKittyMadness
    GothicKittyMadness

    Dollars? :/ you sound British though!

    4 giorni fa
  • bsbekkvik
    bsbekkvik

    The rockwool might or probably will give of some dust, maybe cover the panel all the way around if you are using the insulation. Great video as always, Thank you :)

    5 giorni fa
  • Surf Widow
    Surf Widow

    Use a Heil PR40 Microphone (or a electro voice re20 or Shure SM7 Dynamic and very directional) then you dont need any soundproofing! Or hang up a soft shower curtain. These panels are nice if they are done well! But to truly sound manage a room is actually quite complicated especially a home theatre! Again hang nice curtains along the walls at intervals in a large troom and it works REALLY well! PS your audio is too basey (no treble) you need a mic with more clarity.

    5 giorni fa
  • Mike The Maker
    Mike The Maker

    Wonderful execution.

    6 giorni fa
  • Safwen Baya
    Safwen Baya

    i enjoyed this video a lot mat thank you

    6 giorni fa
  • whirled peas
    whirled peas

    I wonder if he talks to people in real life like this

    6 giorni fa
  • Chinh Nguyen
    Chinh Nguyen

    put some rgb on it

    6 giorni fa
  • Abhinav Kulshreshtha
    Abhinav Kulshreshtha

    What will be impact of some thin fabric paint on it. We can paint those grey triangles with some light pattern and make wall both functional and decorative. Amazing video man. You rock.

    6 giorni fa
  • Tinker Bored
    Tinker Bored

    Or, just buy sheets individually in the colors you want.

    Giorno fa
  • A2K
    A2K

    Hey There! I found the foam, but it comes in three versions: • 3 Different DENSITIES to choose from: • SOFT - 14 kg/m3 • MEDIUM - 24 kg/m3 • FIRM - 28 kg/m3 should I go with medium so we dont risk bouncing the sound? Also what size aluminium bars are you using here? and last one - we got solid walls -any advice on non "permanent" mounting? As its a rented place.

    6 giorni fa
  • UnitSe7en
    UnitSe7en

    The reply to all of these questions is to use your own brain.

    3 giorni fa
  • CJWarlock
    CJWarlock

    Nicely done and a good idea. Cost effective. Congrats.

    6 giorni fa
  • Remi Remillard
    Remi Remillard

    0:16 *adds lens flare on a wall indoors when talking about sound reflections* I see what you did there.

    7 giorni fa
  • defaultuser
    defaultuser

    Should put some white light strips in them and light up the wall too.

    7 giorni fa
  • Mike The Maker
    Mike The Maker

    defaultuser I’m stealing this idea when I do mine.

    6 giorni fa
  • subbadoro
    subbadoro

    Su-Perb or Su-Perks ?

    7 giorni fa
  • abumokh - ابومخ
    abumokh - ابومخ

    🙃

    7 giorni fa
  • The Emo Emu
    The Emo Emu

    That difference is impressive. I wish there was a place to buy some without costing a leg and an arm. Might have to make them like this.

    7 giorni fa
  • Wolarski
    Wolarski

    upholstery foam is not a good absorber. you can actualy hear it in you test that it reflects a lot. get polyester fibre panels. as userfriendly as your foam, and even better then mineral wool. ALSO: your place wont be all on fire in 10 seconds like with the foam. That foam stuff is actualy dangerous. polyester fibre is made to not burn at all

    8 giorni fa
  • BrEaKiNg_Brad
    BrEaKiNg_Brad

    I'm still doing towels like you showed us in your DIY Acoustic Panels video. I like them and I ended up wrapping a nice sleek black cloth around them to finish them off.

    8 giorni fa
  • Fumofuz
    Fumofuz

    What about folding some towels into triangles? haha

    9 giorni fa
  • x x
    x x

    All this video proves is Matt is like every other idiot who doesn't know anything about acoustics. I could teach you how to use scap cardboard to get better results than $100 in supplies. Sound is quadratic in nature and easy to control using mathematics and geometry. You don't need any foam for most rooms unless you're going to be running loud studio monitors etc...

    9 giorni fa
  • x x
    x x

    You can make better frames from hot glue and foam core. Less $, easy assembly, no 3D printing required.

    9 giorni fa
  • Wolarski
    Wolarski

    how?

    8 giorni fa
  • x x
    x x

    Ugh, that's closed cell foam...never use closed cell foam for acoustical purposes. Acoustical foam is the same if not less $ so use the proper resources. Otherwise you've waisted your time.

    9 giorni fa
  • sadvamp1
    sadvamp1

    First, I thought you are making the panel speakers (very small speaker on a large panel), it is said they have a good voice. Any plans on that?

    9 giorni fa
  • Bob Derpington
    Bob Derpington

    Does anyone think that this guy looks like tobey maguire or is it just me?

    9 giorni fa
  • Azred Hazhbagoyev
    Azred Hazhbagoyev

    Здравствуйте, а можете пожалуйста сказать какая у вас камера?

    11 giorni fa
  • magomedov maksim
    magomedov maksim

    пфф, можно было просто ковер повесить) Pfff, you may just put carpet on the wall)

    11 giorni fa
  • Иван Гецов
    Иван Гецов

    Hey DIY Perks, can you tell us what havr you studied in university and are you an engineer, if you are, can you make a video on it ?

    12 giorni fa
  • Jared Marc
    Jared Marc

    I just started a new IT-stream channel. How do I start making a following, and become known

    12 giorni fa
  • Maple_Dude
    Maple_Dude

    How do these compare to your previous video: "How to Make High Performance Sound Absorption Panels for $5" it-stream.com/stream/video-pABvTWSxOes.html

    12 giorni fa
  • Min You
    Min You

    Hey Diy Perks ever thought about remaking the External Control Hub (build log) really interested for a more detailed revision

    12 giorni fa
  • Maximilian
    Maximilian

    I'm thinking you'd just buy these thick linen painting canvases and stuff them with insulation.

    13 giorni fa
  • Cantox 93
    Cantox 93

    I've just round this interesting channel and i fall in love. Home you're not leaving the channel. Above all great work

    13 giorni fa
  • Daniel Andersson
    Daniel Andersson

    What about using layered towels like you tested and proved to be superior to all other options before??

    13 giorni fa
  • ugur asik
    ugur asik

    This nigga is Blue Peter as fuck. (I bet he's really a crackhead).

    14 giorni fa
  • Blaž Bohinc
    Blaž Bohinc

    Nobody's gonna support you on Patreon if you only release a video every month and a half. Your accent doesn't help either.

    14 giorni fa
  • throwingbones1
    throwingbones1

    Your a genius

    14 giorni fa
  • Quint S Ence
    Quint S Ence

    These really are superb, unfortunately where I live (in Italy) I'll have absolutely no chance of finding a 3D printer anywhere nearby, so looks like I'll have to make them with wood frames hopefully they'll look and sound just as good as yours. Also, not long ago I posted on one of your videos a comment asking if you have ever made speaker stands, I haven't seen a video about it anywhere, but wow, I imagine something you would design and make would be pretty awesome. So, if by any chance you are thinking about a new project a nice pair of speaker stands which would also be good for studio use would be nice to see.

    14 giorni fa
  • Chad & Cindy York
    Chad & Cindy York

    Great video and design! Really enjoy your channel. You may be aware of this, but there is one very simple tweak to make these even better! If you can offset the panels from the wall, even just a few cm, the low and low mid frequency absorption goes up significantly. Depending on the thickness of your insulation as much as 40% improvement. The design to offset them can be very simple like these www.primacoustic.com/hardware/offset-impaler/.

    15 giorni fa
  • MegaMoth
    MegaMoth

    Genius

    16 giorni fa
  • StefAnimation
    StefAnimation

    Id pay good money to see you wrap a piece of rockwool around your head

    16 giorni fa
  • David Thompsom
    David Thompsom

    im in love with you. fucking hell i need to give u money

    16 giorni fa
  • suzarraelizabeth
    suzarraelizabeth

    Matt great job! Thank you!

    16 giorni fa
  • Unknown
    Unknown

    So... is he an engineer?

    16 giorni fa
  • Pedro Angel
    Pedro Angel

    Hi i like all you do i have a idea but im not good for do stuff like that can you help me with my idea?

    16 giorni fa
  • Markus Hiller
    Markus Hiller

    Do it work also if I hang them?, and don't fix them with nails, have hard concrete walls. Thx ! 😉

    17 giorni fa
  • Umair Haque
    Umair Haque

    I am a fan of your DIY skills as much as your vocal skills !!!

    17 giorni fa
  • Alain
    Alain

    How could people dislike this simple friendly video with real easy noticeable results ?

    18 giorni fa
  • Alain
    Alain

    How could people dislike this simple friendly video with real easy noticeable results ?

    18 giorni fa
  • Alain
    Alain

    How could people dislike this simple friendly video with real easy noticeable results ?

    18 giorni fa
  • Alain
    Alain

    How could people dislike this simple friendly video with real easy noticeable results ?

    18 giorni fa
  • Alain
    Alain

    How could people dislike this simple friendly video with real easy noticeable results ?

    18 giorni fa
  • Alain
    Alain

    How could people dislike this simple friendly video with real easy noticeable results ?

    18 giorni fa
  • Alain
    Alain

    How could people dislike this simple friendly video with real easy noticeable results ?

    18 giorni fa
  • Dragoro
    Dragoro

    hey I am about to start a project on acoustic panels. My main goal is to reduce noise from me to my neighbors but I am excited to just enjoy having acoustic panels to improve my audio in my space. I am even ready to go forth on a huge testing spree on these panels and see their performance. Before I go off on it however, How do these compare to the Towel acoustic panels?

    18 giorni fa
  • Poker
    Poker

    Does the triangular shape has got any significance on the quality of sound?

    19 giorni fa
  • Nikhil Alizad
    Nikhil Alizad

    sir, your twitter handle is...?

    20 giorni fa
  • Erik Bout
    Erik Bout

    This feels a bit complicated, pretty sure you could have done the same with some cheap wood and a mitre saw.

    20 giorni fa