A Guide for Home Theater Acoustic Panels

The unsung heroes of any movie-watching setup are the home theater acoustic panel.

A home theater can bring joy to the family and offer endless entertainment. It can also increase your home’s value – making it attractive to potential buyers.

It takes a lot of effort to create a home theater space. The TV or projection system is obviously a key component. Also, you need to choose the right seats, the proper theater lighting, and the right speaker system.

The acoustics in a home theater is an important aspect that must be taken into consideration. Both the quality of sound and the acoustics in the room are important.

Many people focus only on the speakers when creating a home theatre system. A great surround sound system can be a crucial aspect of a home theater system. However, too many sounds can lead to a poor experience.

Home theaters can be quite small compared to traditional movie theaters. Sound waves bounce around, creating a reverberation, echo, or muddy sound.

A home theater acoustic panel can be a great solution.

What are Acoustic Panels?

Acoustic panels are sound-absorbing panels made from wool or foam.

Hard surfaces are prone to sound waves bouncing off them. This soft material reduces the number of sound waves that bounce around in space and dampens any additional echoes.

Placement of an Acoustic Panel for Home Theater

It is possible to have a huge impact on sound absorption quality by changing the panel’s placement. The panels will be useless if they are placed in areas where sound doesn’t naturally reflect. For optimal placement planning, you will need to locate reflection points.

The area with the greatest amount of disruptive echoing is located at the first reflection point. This is often the first surface where sound waves contact when coming out of the speaker.

To create a crisp, clear sound, you must remove the reflection point. It is easy to locate. A mirror and something to mark (such as sticky notes, tape, or tape) are all you need.


These panels are the most important. They reflect the most and have the greatest effect on sound quality. Our ears are the closest to these reverberations. These points should be the highest NRCs for your acoustic panels. To muffle reflections from windows, you can hang fabric curtains on sidewalls.

Front Wall

Two acoustic panels should be placed on each side of the TV or screen and facing the back. To reduce reflections, you can place panels behind perforated screens (e.g. a fabric projector screen).

Rear Wall

Diffusion panels should be placed on the rear walls to help disperse sound waves, rather than muffle them. This makes the sound “liver”.


If the floor is made of hard or reflective surfaces such as ceramic tile, cement, hardwood, or hardwood, you don’t necessarily need to put any panels on the ceiling. It is usually easier to just carpet the floors or place rugs at reflection points.


Acoustic panels can make a big difference in the sound quality and viewing experience of your home theater. They should therefore be an integral part of your home theatre design.

Octane Seating can help you design the home theater system that suits your needs. Our wide selection of theater seats and accessories will make your home a family favorite for many years.

Please contact our team to discuss the products like acoustic screen walls to build a stylish, comfortable home theater.