Qty: 12 - GearWedge panels; 32 sq. ft. of coverage
Size: 16" x 24" x 1 5/8"
Next Acoustics introduces GearWedge™, the newest addition to the family of NextFoam™ acoustical panels. GearWedge offers another great choice for absorbing mid and high frequencies, and greatly minimizing slap and flutter echo.
GearWedge was designed to meet and exceed the performance of traditional 2” wedge products, while providing you greater decorative options. The most immediate thing you’ll notice is its distinctive look. If you still wanted a linear panel look, but are tired of the generic wedge look from the 80’s and 90’s, GearWedge provides you plenty of flexibility to upgrade your aesthetics with a surface profile you won’t see in every other studio photo.
Beyond just a change “in scenery,” GearWedge offers some real practical advantages to you regarding installation. The panels are 16” x 24,” which helps for quick and easy installation. You don’t have to worry about cutting larger 24” x 48” panels to smaller sizes for greater dispersion around the room, or to fit in tighter areas. Additionally, each nested pair has 26 “valleys” which gives you a natural and easy place to cut the panels to a specific size for areas on your wall that you want covered but are less than 16.” For example, if you have 10.5” left to finish a space, chances are good that a “valley” will be very close to 10.5,” making it really easy to “custom-cut” a panel for a great finished look. With traditional symmetrical wedges, this is not the case, and trying to make a straight cut anywhere other than the valley’s for an exact fit is nearly impossible. Also, the GearWedge panels do match up very well when installed side by side, allowing a larger treatment area (like behind the control desk) to appear “seamless.” Thus, GearWedge can provide you a much more professional finished look.
Beyond the look, the varying size of the individual wedges (vs. the traditional symmetrical wedge) results in the sound waves encountering a varied absorptive surface, which causes more “wave confusion,” thus aiding in breaking up any slap-echo and (to a slight extent), creating a small amount of varied refraction of the higher frequencies, leaving a little liveliness in the room. Plus, the cut of the GearWedge allows for the installation of smaller, hardened surfaces over parts of the panel for sound refraction/diffusion, ultimately giving you great flexibility in tuning your room to the exact sound you absolutely love.
Get GearWedge panels and fine tune your studio!