Capital AudioFest 2015 – August 28th-30th

If you live in the Washington DC Metropolitan area, check out Capital Audiofest 2015! The area’s comprehensive quality audio event has moved to the Hilton Hotel at Twinbrook Metro in Rockville, Maryland this year, and they will feature high end audio manufacturers. Among those exhibitors at this event will be our friend Greg Takesh with GT AudioWorks. Stop by the room 404 to listen to their new GTA2.5 planar dynamic hybrid speaker system! Greg will be utilizing some of our ATS Microsuede acoustic panels to treat the acoustics in the room and will also have general information available from our company. So stop on by and tell him that ATS Acoustics sent you!

ATS Acoustic Wedge Foam Panels on Sale!

Limited Time Only!

Don’t miss this limited time sale! Select ATS Acoustic Wedge Foam acoustic panels are now on sale until September 27th, 2015! We have dropped our prices to an unprecedented level for our 24″ x 24″ x 2″ and our 12″ x 12″ x 2″ acoustic wedge foam panels. This is the first time we have offered our acoustic wedge foam panels at this much of a discount, so take advantage while you can!

ATS Art Acoustic Panels with Pre-Selected Images Now Available!

A Library of Art Panel Possibilities!

The selections have been made! ATS Acoustics is proud to introduce our new line of ATS Art Acoustic Panels with Pre-Selected Art or Photos, featuring music and movie art images and photos. Chosen by ATS employees, these art images have been pre-selected for their ability to blend in with your existing decor or become the stand alone piece in a room. By offering these pre-selected images, our Art Production department has been able to eliminate the standard image proofing process and cut our typical production lead time down to within 1 business day of placing your order! Available for purchase as individual art acoustic panels or 2 piece art acoustic panel sets, you can now jump-start the design process for your acoustical treatment without pouring over thousands of images.

Love the image, but would like a different size? Contact one of our ATS Sales Representatives for available options.

Acoustic Mounting Hardware: Panel-to-Panel Hooks

Small Size. Big Impact!

We live in a 3-D world. So why should our acoustical treatment designs be limited to a 2-D layout? With our panel-to-panel mounting hooks, your space can expand beyond standard acoustical treatment layouts. Attaching multiple acoustic panels together in an overlaid 3-D pattern is easy with these hook and eye screw mounting products. The panel-to panel hook and eye screw sets are appropriately sized for mounting to the backing of the acoustic panels and other surfaces, such as the internal frame of another acoustic panel. Although small in size, they have a big visual impact when combined into any number of acoustical treatment design layouts.

Acoustic Panel-to-Panel Mounting Hooks

Specs and Features:
• Brass-plated hooks measure 1 1/4 inch long.
• Zinc-plated eye screws measure 12/16 inch long.
• Each set contains 8 hooks and 8 eye screws.
• Quick Shipping via UPS Ground.

Weighing your choices: Purpose vs. Aesthetics

Deciding what acoustic treatment you need for a specific room, project, or venue can be as difficult, or easy, a task as buying a new car. Purchasing acoustical treatment and buying a car both require you to think carefully and weigh your needs versus your wants before signing on the dotted line. While you may want the newest 2-door sports convertible on the market, your needs may require you to buy the 6 year old, “Soccer Mom” van listed in the classified ads. With endless options available in the marketplace, how do you balance the scales and strike that magical balance between what you want and what you truly need? You can start by determining the answers to the following trio of questions.

1. What am I hoping to achieve, or what problem am I hoping to address, by adding acoustical treatment into my space?

Acoustical products are designed to either treat multiple or individual acoustical aspects of a room. Products such as diffusers are more narrowed in their performance, whereas the performance of acoustic panels can be varied depending on their installation or application. By narrowing down what you hope to achieve, or what problem you may want to address, you will narrow down your treatment options.

2. Am I willing to compromise on the look of my room in order to get the acoustic sound I want in the room?

The amount or type of acoustical treatment you need in a room will vary based on a number of factors. Included in the list of factors is the amount of space you have available for the placement of acoustic treatment and the acoustical properties of the room as it is currently laid out. Moving the location of items within a room, or removing or changing out items within a room, will affect the acoustic properties of a space. If you do not wish to change the current layout of your space, you will need to add treatments based on the space and sound you currently have. Custom size acoustic panels and bass traps can be built to fit within a space or around room structures. Product options, such as panel thickness and sound absorption range, allow you to increase or decrease absorption where you need it. If you are more open to changes, you can refine the sound of your room to your preferences along with the aesthetics. Art acoustic panels are a popular acoustical treatment that can be added into a room in place of existing decorative wall elements. Utilizing microsuede fabric or custom ordering a fabric for your products can also give your space a more personalized touch. While you may be hindered by your available space, your design choices can be limitless!

3. How much time and money do I want to invest in this project?

Budgeting a project can be a tricky job. You must determine how you wish to divide your funds, as well as your time, in order to complete your project in the way you wish. You must ask yourself whether you want to complete the project all at once, or if you are okay with it being a work in progress? When looking into acoustical treatments, a stock item will take less time and money to have completed than an item that is fully customized to fit your project’s needs. When it comes to customizing acoustical treatments, the lead time for production is often determined by the availability of materials that are needed to complete the customization. In stock materials may only take a few extra days to acquire from a distributor, while made-to-order materials can take upwards of twelve weeks to acquire. Knowing how you wish to allocate your project budget will go a long ways in helping you to make a final decision on how you wish to proceed on a project.

For an extra hand in planning or budgeting your project, please contact one of our Inside Sales Engineers.

Visit AXPONA 2015 in Chicago this weekend!

It’s that time of year again! If you are a serious audiophile or a general music lover, and you are in the Chicago area, be sure to visit Axpona – Audio Expo North America, this weekend at the Westin O’Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois. It will be running Friday, April 24th through Sunday, April 26th. Featuring some of the world’s finest consumer audio systems and products, it is three days full of music, technology, design, education, networking, and entertainment. Four members of the ATS Acoustics team made the journey to Chicago in 2013 for this stellar audio trade show. While we will not be on site this year, a couple of the Axpona audio vendors are once again utilizing some of our acoustic treatments in their rooms and have information available.

Channel D, an audio software company, will be in the Lower Level-Wabash Room. Other vendors in this location include Pure Music, Pure Vinyl, Seta, and Lynx Studio Technology. Check out our ATS Microsuede acoustic panels and our ATS Acoustic Corner Bass Traps, which will be utilized in the room.

Snake River Audio, a high performance audio cable manufacturer, will be in Room 454. Other vendors in this location include Sonist Audio, Raven Audio, George Warren Precision Sound, SORAsound, Mytek, and Supreme Analog. Utilized in the room is our latest addition to the ATS Wedge Foam acoustic panel line-up– the 12x12x2 ATS Acoustic Wedge Foam panels in Charcoal and Grape.

So visit with our friends at Channel D and Snake River Audio at Axpona this weekend, and tell them that we said hello!

Earth Day Feature: ATS Acoustic Eco-Panels

Earth Day 2015

Exercise your environmental stewardship and demonstrate your support for environmental protection this Earth Day!

With increasing awareness towards utilizing renewable resources to promote sustainable interior environments, more industries and individuals are looking for Eco-friendly alternatives to their main-stay products. As part of our Eco-friendly product line-up, ATS Acoustic Eco-Panels provide both superior acoustical performance and impressive environmental stewardship.

Why are ATS Acoustic Eco-Panels a green, sustainable product?

  • Contributes to LEED certified projects.
  • Core material of either ECOSE® fiberglass or recycled Cotton material (note that Class A fire rating is not available on the recycled Cotton material).
  • ECOSE® Technology fiberglass contains no phenol, formaldehyde, acrylics, or artificial colors.
    • Features 58% post consumer recycled materials.
    • Reduces binder embodied energy by up to 70%.
    • Features carbon negative sustainability by reducing carbon generation during life cycle.
  • Recycled Cotton material features 80% pre-consumer recycled materials.
  • 97% post-consumer recycled composite plastic frames.
  • EPA award winning, soy-based PureBond® backing.
  • 100% Jute fabric features rapidly renewable natural fibers.

  • Click Here to learn more about our ATS Acoustics Eco-Panels and how they can impact your next Green project.

New ATS Wedge Foam 12x12x2 Panels!!!

Expanding upon the current product line-up, ATS Acoustics is pleased to bring you our new ATS Wedge Foam Acoustic Panels 12x12x2 in Charcoal and Grape! This latest addition to our ATS Foam Acoustic Panels product line provides a smaller panel size option with bigger opportunities for design and acoustic treatment within limited space areas.

ATS Wedge Foam Acoustic Panels (Charc/Grape)- 12x12x2 (12pk)

With the exact same performance as our larger ATS Wedge Foam Acoustic Panels- 24x24x2, these ATS Wedge Foam Acoustic Panels absorb the most sound per dollar invested when compared to our ATS Acoustic Panels with Original Fabric. ATS Wedge Foam Acoustic Panels are highly effective at high-range frequencies and at mid-range frequencies down to 500Hz. Containing both our standard Charcoal and our new Grape colored panels, this 12 pack offers unlimited design possibilities when used in combination with our other ATS Foam Acoustic Products. Mix and match sizes, colors, and thicknesses to create a look exclusive to your design personality!

Specs and Features:

  • 2 lbs/cf density acoustic foam
  • Each panel is 2 inches thick
  • Twelve panels per package (12sqft of coverage)
  • Each package contains 6 Charcoal panels and 6 Grape panels
  • Panels can be easily cut to fit any space
  • ASTM E84 Class A(1) Fire Rated
  • FREE shipping via UPS Ground
  • Made in the USA

Learn more about ATS Wedge Foam Acoustic Panels (Charc/Grape)- 12x12x2 (12pk).

Monitor Isolation Pads Now Shipping

ATS is happy to announce we have added Monitor Isolation Pads to our line of great products to provide an additional solution for your acoustic needs.

Monitor Isolation Pads

Placing the Monitor Isolation Pads under your speakers and monitors absorbs vibrations, which prevents them from transferring from your equipment to the surrounding surfaces.  This dampening of the auxiliary vibrations improves the accuracy and clarity of the sound enhancing your listening experience.

Specs and Features:

  • The pads are angled at 4 degrees.
  • Two wedges, side by side, can support up to 100 pounds.
  • Each monitor Isolation Pad is 12″ x 4″ x 1.5″.
  • Two (2) Isolation Pads per pack.
  • ASTM E84 Class A(1) Fire Rated
  • Affordable shipping via USPS

Learn more about Monitor Isolation Pads.

Church Acoustics: Creating Great Sound with Worship Leaders

Helping churches and worship environments sound their best is important to us. We especially enjoy connecting with audio professionals, music enthusiasts, and worship leaders and learning about their experiences and worship spaces.

From July 14 – 17, we will have the opportunity to engage with these communities at the National Worship Leader Conference in Kansas City, KS. The NWLC is a premier event for training and equipping worship leaders, bands, vocalists, tech specialists, and choirs through dynamic workshops, face-to-face mentorship, and exposure to cutting-edge technology.

Our team will be on-site with ATS Acoustics acoustical wall and ceiling treatments for fellowship halls, sanctuaries, gymnasiums, and classrooms. Those that are interested in attending can use promotional code ATS10 and register on the NWLC-Kansas site to receive a 10% discount off the current registration price.