Beautiful Vicoustic's flagship Wavewood panels for room tretment. Anyone?


Not in my room yet, but definitely the most beautiful acoustic treatment i’ve ever seen. Wavewood panel is made from a combination of acoustic foam and wood. Its instantly recognizable design results from unique research based on the acoustic properties of the wood and foam combined with non-linear sequential cavities that enable Wavewood to act as both an absorber and diffuser. The Expo Panel System consists of panels that are 3/4“ thick that are perforated following an optimal binary sequence that determines where holes are and where they are not. This scientifically proven approach eliminates the possibility of absorbing excessive high frequencies while preventing lobing effects that are common among many uniformly perforated surfaces. Damn, i need some of these in my white room!

Has anyone tried them? Normally room treatmentis so ugly, but those two solutions are just WOW

https://www.vicoustic.com/product/wavewood
http://rpgacoustic.com/acoustically-optimized-acoustic-wood-panels-offer-huge-benefits/
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@fleschler nice, i was thinking about those wooden things, especially if they could be made locally (DIY), but in terms of design some of them are a bit ugly for a living room, but great for the recording studio.

Why i have mentioned the Vicoustic is because of the $50 option of the Room Analysis they are offering for everyone, based on 3d model of the actual room. So i got it from them.

But i want to double-check it using a trick with a mirror (see the next link)

For most of us (not specialists in room treatment) it’s important to understand the basics first. Long time ago i’ve noticed that the bass responce is way different in the middle and near the rear wall in my 33 square meters room. This video about standing waves is so funny. So the standing waves ... damn.

Something that i need in my room to treat it good:

1) Vari Bass or Super Bass Extreme or Premium

2) then Wavewood Diffuser and Wavewood Absorber

3) another Round absorber for ceiling and walls or Flat one as an alternative

4) and finally Bi-Dimensional Multifuser for ceiling.

In my sistuation everything must be WHITE color in my white room.

Would be nice to read more comments from people who already using those panels.




@chakster  You have a reason to use specific color and materials for your listening room, like my living room requirements (only SR HFTs permitted for good reason as it's a formal room with my small audio system. 

My new room is being built into a double garage; unfortunately, as the City of Los Angeles passed an anti-mansionization ordinance last year cutting in half the buildable lot area to 20% for RA zoned lots (most big lots in the City) over 20,000'.  They permitted large homes at 45% of the lot area for R1 zoned lots above 7,500' and 50% for smaller lots, which allows large homes on small lots still.  Super stupid planning as it halted development of new large homes on large lots.  

So, I can design the room freely as to color scheme and materials.  I'm going with carbon filters in the walls/ceiling for bass treatment.  Dennis Foley of Acoustic Fields did an analysis and will supply me with building plans, installation instructions, etc. for $2,500 (50% rebated towards the purchase of materials).  Vicoustic's $50 analysis appears to be similar but they give basic information and not as much support.  

@chakster ,

The Aperatures are diffusion, resonator & absorption in one relatively small panel. If I was privy to the internals, of coarse I could make my own. As far as I know, no other manufacturer has this type of 3 in 1 product. I did not pay any where near $800 for mine. Yet, still they aren’t cheap.They are however, very effective!
The Aperatures are diffusion, resonator & absorption in one relatively small panel.


Hey @slaw i am not an expert, but when a single panel is a combination of absorber/diffusor exactly like this Wavewood it depend on the effective fequency range. This particular panel is also act both as an absorber and dffuser and effective in treating medium and high frequencies (also can be used as bass traps in the corners).

In the beginning i was thinking that i can only use this universal panel for my needs, but after i got the actual 3D model of my room from from acoustic specialists i realize that separate panels such as primary bass traps or multifuser are much more effective when we can to cover a wider frequency range to make a room much closer to the ideal acoustic room. Unfortunately one multifunction panels is always a compromise. Also bass traps can not be small.

They made a similar looking panel Wavewood Premium which act primary as diffuser comapred to the different Wavewood absorber/deffusor/basstrap. There is a graph for each to see the frequency range they are covering, they are different.

I think it’s impossible to make one panel to act like 3 different panels effectively.
Wow, been away for a minute and missed some great discussions about something that really interests me. 

@chakster 
I like the Vicoustic products and when I initially purchased them, they were at the forefront of combined bass and diffuser products. Now, RPG, and GiK are in the fold. As far as I know, there is no US dealer for Vicoustic anymore. We would have to pay exuberant shipping charges for their products from Europe. 

That being said, GIKs newest bass corner with diffusion seems like a great alternative for folks in the US. Thinking about experimenting with two for the front walls. The Vicoustic corner bass trap with diffusion looks like very good quality, and with sound R&D to accomplish its goals. That is why purchased my Vicoustic products when I lived in Europe, but left them behind in the media room for my tenants :(

How do you post picks here? I have a mix of Vicoustic wall diffuser and GIK absorbers right now.