product questions

What are the dimensions and prices of the panels you make?

Currently, we offer a few different standard sizes. 

  • 334 square panels are 36″ x 36″ x 4″ (3′ x 3′) – Starting at $199
  • 444 square panels are 48″ x 48″ x 4″ (4′ x 4′) – Starting at $399
  • 244 portrait panels (longest dimension top to bottom) are 24″ x 48″ x 4″ (2′ x 4′) – Starting at $199
  • 244 landscape panels (longest dimension left to right) are 48″ x 24″ x 4″ (4′ x 2′) – Starting at $199
  • C64 ceiling clouds are 72″ x 42″ x 4″ (6′ x 3 1/2′) – Starting at $699
  • Cascade panels consist of three 244 portrait panels which is 72″ x 48″ (6′ x 4′) in total, but will hang wider depending on how far you space them apart on the wall. – Starting at $599

* 224 panels have been discontinued due to lack of sales/interest.

Why aren't 224 panels on your website anymore?

We have discontinued 224 panels due to lack of sales/interest and are focusing on the more popular sizes (334, 444 & 244). 

What are the panels made from?

We make all of our frames from high quality 13 ply Baltic Birch plywood for strength and durability, and also because this type of wood doesn’t warp as easily. 

All panel cores are made of a non-toxic, 3.5″ thick studio grade mineral wool which has an NRC rating of 1.10 (performs better in most cases than standard fiber glass cores).

We print our high resolution graphics on a special acoustically transparent, stretchable and fire resistant polyester fabric using top of the line dye sublimation machines.

Many of our competitor’s products (we’ve ordered a few just for comparison sake) are made very cheaply, using light, thin materials that look like they came off a Chinese assembly line. Our products are HAND MADE in the USA using materials that are made to last.

Are these panels just for show or are they real acoustic panels?

Make no mistake, our products aren’t just for show, they’re PROFESSIONALLY designed studio grade acoustic panels with an NRC rating of 1.10. All of our panel cores are made of a 3.5 inch thick, non-toxic material called mineral wool. When the sound wave penetrates the core, the sound energy through friction is changed into heat. The residual sound that doesn’t get absorbed on the way in bounces off the back wall and then back through the panel a second time for even more sonic absorption.

Every single professional acoustic treatment company out there claims that their product’s absorption properties are superior to everyone else’s, but in all actuality, most top-end professional products are pretty much equal (including ours). This is because there are really only two viable core material options that are effective in controlling the full audio spectrum. One of which is Owens Corning 703 fiber glass, and the other is mineral wool (which in most cases, performs better than standard fiberglass cores). Any other bells and whistles beyond that is simply marketing hype, and doesn’t make a reasonable amount of difference, sonically speaking.

What it comes down to in the end is thickness & build quality. We guarantee you won’t find better built panels on the market. We know because we’ve actually done real-world comparisons with many of our competitors products. At PSY Acoustics, we simply don’t skimp on materials. Additionally, every single panel is built completely by hand to the highest industry standards.

Do you guys have any normal art?

We get this question from time to time, and to that we reply, “what is normal anyway?” 

While we understand the intent of the question, we’d like to think that some of the pieces in our catalog are on the cutting edge of modern art. That being said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we admit that there is a lot of amazing art out there that isn’t in our catalog, that might be more “normal” to other people.

Honestly, we’re constantly on the lookout for new visual artists, and while we might not have something you like now, we might just have it in the future. Also, not every visual artist wants their art on acoustic panels, and so we’ve encountered a lot of “no’s” when we’ve approached certain visual artists about incorporating their work into our catalog.

If you don’t like anything in we have in our store, remember that we can print just about anything you send us. Maybe you have better taste than we do, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t get what you want and fill your space with acoustic art that speaks to you. Let us know how we can help!

What if I want to buy just the prints and cover the panels I already own? Can I do that?

Yes, but please email us to discuss because it’s unlikely that our art is going to be perfectly formatted to your specific panels, size-wise. We’ll need to get precise measurements and do some reformatting on our end before printing, which takes time. 

Can I get my own graphics or photos printed on these panels?

Absolutely!

We’ve done several projects for people where they’ve sent us logos and studio names to incorporate into the artwork, and even some panels where we’ve printed custom photos for them. Anything is possible!

In order to ensure the highest quality print, we require all graphics you provide to be at 300dpi (dots per inch). This will ensure that the print doesn’t come out blocky or low res. Contact us at info@psyacoustics.com to discuss any custom graphics you are thinking about getting and we’ll let you know what works and what doesn’t. 

 

, PSY Acoustics
What if I want solid colors instead of art? Can you guys do that?

Yep, and here’s the best part… because we’re using such high end dye sublimation printers, we can do just about any shade of color you can think of. Just send us a digital swatch of the color(s) you like, and we can print it.

Do you make bass traps?

Yes, but we don’t have them listed in our catalog currently. We were offering a 4′ tall black cedar corner cabinet for a little while, but they are expensive to make and we felt like it wasn’t really worth our time and effort since they were too pricey for most people ($1200 per pair). However, we will make exceptions under the right circumstances. 

Check them out here

If you are interested in having us build you custom bass traps for your studio, please contact us at info@psyacoustics.com and let us know what you’re looking for so we can help you get what you need.

, PSY Acoustics
Will one panel make a difference in the sound in my studio?

The short answer to this is… not really, but, it will certainly look cooler!  Sound is tricky, because it’s essentially the movement of air. The more large, flat & exposed surfaces you have in your studio (walls, floors, ceiling) the worse the sound is going to be because sound waves bounce off these surfaces and recombine with the sound coming directly out of your monitors. Acoustic panels work best when a majority of these flat, reflective surfaces are covered by an absorbent material.

Unfortunately, materials like foam, egg crates, blankets & curtains, etc aren’t really that good at absorbing anything but higher frequencies, so if you really want the best sound, you need a THICK material like rock wool or fiberglass all over your studio to get the mid and lower frequencies under control.

What other uses do PSY Acoustics panels have besides use in music studios?

Our panels can be used in a wide array of environments where you need to get the sound under control. For instance:

  • Restaurants – Ever notice that some restaurants have a ton of unwanted ambient noise? Our panels can not only help to take the sound level down to a comfortable level, but can also help add style and panache.
  • Office areas – Some office areas have a severe noise problem because of the high amount people talking as well as computer and printers running. We can help make your office environment sound less chaotic.
  • Living rooms & home theatres – Want to get your living room or home theater tuned up? Contact us and let us know, and we’ll let you know how we can help!
, PSY Acoustics

shipping questions

What countries do you ship to?

Technically, all countries, but we are finding out now that our usual carrier, Fedex, doesn’t ship to all countries. We are currently looking into setting up a DHL account over the next week or two so that we can ship to all countries, so please check back soon.

How much does it cost to ship these things?

We ship everything domestically (within North America) via Fedex Ground and UPS. Fedex and UPS are not only the most reliable for on-time delivery, but also have the best track record in terms of NOT damaging our orders.

Our products weigh about 2 lbs per square foot. You can rightfully assume that the bigger the product is, the more it’s going to cost to ship. We also include packaging costs and MANDATORY shipping insurance in our shipping quotes. This is because our products are expensive to make, and non repairable. If something gets damaged during shipping, we need to cover our end and make sure we don’t get stuck with the replacement cost.

We get real time rates from Fedex and UPS according to the dimension and weight of your order. We find that the bigger products we make (334/444/C64 Clouds) are cheaper to ship via UPS, and the smaller items (222/244) are cheaper to ship via Fedex. In order to save money, you might want to split your order into two separate orders and choose those shipping methods accordingly.

When will I get my panels after I order them?

Because we don’t keep any panels in stock, all of our products are made to order (we build them from scratch each time) and can take anywhere between 2 – 6 weeks to build, package and ship. Sometimes we’re able to get orders out sooner, but we allot ourselves this time window to ensure that each order is built to the highest industry standards.

We will contact you and let you know if your order will be completed any sooner (or later) than this. Because of Covid in 2020, we have had some construction delays due to material shortages, but this seems to working itself out lately.

installation questions

How do I hang the panels?

We offer 3 different mounting solutions which are included at no additional charge with every panel you purchase.

  • Wall mounted – Comes with two metal brackets and mounting screws. One bracket attaches to the top back of the panel facing down, and the other to the wall facing up. The panel then rests comfortably on the wall bracket. We also include a 1 inch rubber bumper that screws to the back bottom middle of the panel, and rests on the wall, giving the panel a 1 inch air gap. This allows for the RGB LED light to be seen around the edges and also helps absorb more sound.
  • Cable mounted – Comes with eye hooks that screw into the top of the panel, and two hooks that screw into the ceiling, as well as 1/16th inch metal cable and crimps. This is a little bit more complicated to install because you have to measure out the distance from the ceiling to the top of the panel and cut all the cables accordingly, but looks classy when it’s done right. This option is best when you are hanging panels in front of windows and doors and cannot use the wall mounts. Please be sure to measure the ceiling hooks so that they screw in 3 inches away from the wall. This ensures that the panel will hang with a 1 inch air gap off the wall.
  • Ceiling mounted – Regular panels come with 4 hooks that screw into the 4 back corners, 4 hooks that screw into the ceiling as well as 4 short chains. C64 ceiling clouds come with 6 hooks that screw into the 4 back corners as well as two in the back middle (for additional support), 6 hooks for the ceiling and 6 short chains. We recommend you consult a contractor when hanging C64 ceiling clouds to ensure the panel is anchored properly into wooden support beams beneath the dry wall. This will ensure that the weight of the panel is supported and won’t come crashing down.

* We DO NOT recommend you hang C64 ceiling clouds directly into dry wall as most dry wall will not support heavy weights. PSY Acoustics will not be responsible for ANY damage or injury that results from improper installation. 

Should I use room calibration software like Sonarworks Reference 4?

If you’re like most musicians / producers these days, you’re probably working from home in a spare bedroom or perhaps a basement or garage. The problem with smaller rooms with low ceilings is that there isn’t a lot of room for sound waves (especially lower frequencies) to develop. Add to that, that square rooms are the WORST possible shape, sonically speaking, because of the high amount of standing waves that build up.

Unless you have a big room and an extremely large budget for acoustic treatment, it’s likely that your room will always have some issues. While room calibration software has come a VERY long way over the last few years, it still doesn’t take the place of properly treating a room. We recommend using software like Sonarworks Reference 4 in conjunction with our panels.

We’ve had a LOT of success making home studios sound incredible by installing panels, a ceiling cloud, and sometimes, corner bass traps. Any other problematic areas after that were corrected by Reference 4. 

all other questions

I'm musician/producer and would love to be endorsed by PSY Acoustics!

Awesome! We’re always looking for amazing new people to work with! Here are our guidelines and requirements for artist endorsements:

  • That you have a sizable social media following (50k+ REAL, NOT PAID FOR FOLLOWERS)
  • That you create a short endorsement video for us after panel installation and post it on all of your social media channels or other relevant sites.
  • That you post regularly from the studio so that our panels can be seen on a regular basis, and that you tag PSY Acoustics in any photos our panels are in.

Please note, that we don’t do endorsement deals for one off pieces, and will only consider an endorsement deal if we’re outfitting your entire studio.

Because we are a small company and our products are expensive to make, we do not offer our products to artists free of charge. We simply don’t have the resources for that currently. We do, however, offer our panels to endorsed artists at cost (plus shipping). 

Please get in touch with us by filing out the artist endorsement application if you meet these requirements and want to work with us!

Artist Endorsement Application
I am a visual artist and would love to get my art in your catalog!

Great! We are ALWAYS looking for new visual artists to work with!

Please send an email with your name and a link to your portfolio to info@psyacoustics.com and we will contact you if we think you’re a good fit!

product questions

What are the dimensions and prices of the panels you make?

Currently, we offer a few different standard sizes. 

  • 334 square panels are 36″ x 36″ x 4″ (3′ x 3′) – Starting at $199
  • 444 square panels are 48″ x 48″ x 4″ (4′ x 4′) – Starting at $399
  • 244 portrait panels (longest dimension top to bottom) are 24″ x 48″ x 4″ (2′ x 4′) – Starting at $199
  • 244 landscape panels (longest dimension left to right) are 48″ x 24″ x 4″ (4′ x 2′) – Starting at $199
  • C64 ceiling clouds are 72″ x 42″ x 4″ (6′ x 3 1/2′) – Starting at $699
  • Cascade panels consist of three 244 portrait panels which is 72″ x 48″ (6′ x 4′) in total, but will hang wider depending on how far you space them apart on the wall. – Starting at $599

* 224 panels have been discontinued due to lack of sales/interest.

Why aren't 224 panels on your website anymore?

We have discontinued 224 panels due to lack of sales/interest and are focusing on the more popular sizes (334, 444 & 244). 

What are the panels made from?

We make all of our frames from high quality 13 ply Baltic Birch plywood for strength and durability, and also because this type of wood doesn’t warp as easily. 

All panel cores are made of a non-toxic, 3.5″ thick studio grade mineral wool which has an NRC rating of 1.10 (performs better in most cases than standard fiber glass cores).

We print our high resolution graphics on a special acoustically transparent, stretchable and fire resistant polyester fabric using top of the line dye sublimation machines.

Many of our competitor’s products (we’ve ordered a few just for comparison sake) are made very cheaply, using light, thin materials that look like they came off a Chinese assembly line. Our products are HAND MADE in the USA using materials that are made to last.

Are these panels just for show or are they real acoustic panels?

Make no mistake, our products aren’t just for show, they’re PROFESSIONALLY designed studio grade acoustic panels with an NRC rating of 1.10. All of our panel cores are made of a 3.5 inch thick, non-toxic material called mineral wool. When the sound wave penetrates the core, the sound energy through friction is changed into heat. The residual sound that doesn’t get absorbed on the way in bounces off the back wall and then back through the panel a second time for even more sonic absorption.

Every single professional acoustic treatment company out there claims that their product’s absorption properties are superior to everyone else’s, but in all actuality, most top-end professional products are pretty much equal (including ours). This is because there are really only two viable core material options that are effective in controlling the full audio spectrum. One of which is Owens Corning 703 fiber glass, and the other is mineral wool (which in most cases, performs better than standard fiberglass cores). Any other bells and whistles beyond that is simply marketing hype, and doesn’t make a reasonable amount of difference, sonically speaking.

What it comes down to in the end is thickness & build quality. We guarantee you won’t find better built panels on the market. We know because we’ve actually done real-world comparisons with many of our competitors products. At PSY Acoustics, we simply don’t skimp on materials. Additionally, every single panel is built completely by hand to the highest industry standards.

Do you guys have any normal art?

We get this question from time to time, and to that we reply, “what is normal anyway?” 

While we understand the intent of the question, we’d like to think that some of the pieces in our catalog are on the cutting edge of modern art. That being said, beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we admit that there is a lot of amazing art out there that isn’t in our catalog, that might be more “normal” to other people.

Honestly, we’re constantly on the lookout for new visual artists, and while we might not have something you like now, we might just have it in the future. Also, not every visual artist wants their art on acoustic panels, and so we’ve encountered a lot of “no’s” when we’ve approached certain visual artists about incorporating their work into our catalog.

If you don’t like anything in we have in our store, remember that we can print just about anything you send us. Maybe you have better taste than we do, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t get what you want and fill your space with acoustic art that speaks to you. Let us know how we can help!

What if I want to buy just the prints and cover the panels I already own? Can I do that?Panel Title

Yes, but please email us to discuss because it’s unlikely that our art is going to be perfectly formatted to your specific panels, size-wise. We’ll need to get precise measurements and do some reformatting on our end before printing, which takes time. 

Can I get my own graphics or photos printed on these panels?

Absolutely!

We’ve done several projects for people where they’ve sent us logos and studio names to incorporate into the artwork, and even some panels where we’ve printed custom photos for them. Anything is possible!

In order to ensure the highest quality print, we require all graphics you provide to be at 300dpi (dots per inch). This will ensure that the print doesn’t come out blocky or low res. Contact us at info@psyacoustics.com to discuss any custom graphics you are thinking about getting and we’ll let you know what works and what doesn’t. 

 

, PSY Acoustics
What if I want solid colors instead of art? Can you guys do that?

Yep, and here’s the best part… because we’re using such high end dye sublimation printers, we can do just about any shade of color you can think of. Just send us a digital swatch of the color(s) you like, and we can print it.

Do you make bass traps?

Yes, but we don’t have them listed in our catalog currently. We were offering a 4′ tall black cedar corner cabinet for a little while, but they are expensive to make and we felt like it wasn’t really worth our time and effort since they were too pricey for most people ($1200 per pair). However, we will make exceptions under the right circumstances. 

Check them out here

If you are interested in having us build you custom bass traps for your studio, please contact us at info@psyacoustics.com and let us know what you’re looking for so we can help you get what you need.

, PSY Acoustics
Will one panel make a difference in the sound in my studio?

The short answer to this is… not really, but, it will certainly look cooler!  Sound is tricky, because it’s essentially the movement of air. The more large, flat & exposed surfaces you have in your studio (walls, floors, ceiling) the worse the sound is going to be because sound waves bounce off these surfaces and recombine with the sound coming directly out of your monitors. Acoustic panels work best when a majority of these flat, reflective surfaces are covered by an absorbent material.

Unfortunately, materials like foam, egg crates, blankets & curtains, etc aren’t really that good at absorbing anything but higher frequencies, so if you really want the best sound, you need a THICK material like rock wool or fiberglass all over your studio to get the mid and lower frequencies under control.

What other uses do PSY Acoustics panels have besides use in music studios?

Our panels can be used in a wide array of environments where you need to get the sound under control. For instance:

  • Restaurants – Ever notice that some restaurants have a ton of unwanted ambient noise? Our panels can not only help to take the sound level down to a comfortable level, but can also help add style and panache.
  • Office areas – Some office areas have a severe noise problem because of the high amount people talking as well as computer and printers running. We can help make your office environment sound less chaotic.
  • Living rooms & home theatres – Want to get your living room or home theater tuned up? Contact us and let us know, and we’ll let you know how we can help!
, PSY Acoustics

shipping questions

What countries do you ship to?

Technically, all countries, but we are finding out now that our usual carrier, Fedex, doesn’t ship to all countries. We are currently looking into setting up a DHL account over the next week or two so that we can ship to all countries, so please check back soon.

How much does it cost to ship these things?

We ship everything domestically (within North America) via Fedex Ground and UPS. Fedex and UPS are not only the most reliable for on-time delivery, but also have the best track record in terms of NOT damaging our orders.

Our products weigh about 2 lbs per square foot. You can rightfully assume that the bigger the product is, the more it’s going to cost to ship. We also include packaging costs and MANDATORY shipping insurance in our shipping quotes. This is because our products are expensive to make, and non repairable. If something gets damaged during shipping, we need to cover our end and make sure we don’t get stuck with the replacement cost.

We get real time rates from Fedex and UPS according to the dimension and weight of your order. We find that the bigger products we make (334/444/C64 Clouds) are cheaper to ship via UPS, and the smaller items (222/244) are cheaper to ship via Fedex. In order to save money, you might want to split your order into two separate orders and choose those shipping methods accordingly.

When will I get my panels after I order them?

Because we don’t keep any panels in stock, all of our products are made to order (we build them from scratch each time) and can take anywhere between 2 – 6 weeks to build, package and ship. Sometimes we’re able to get orders out sooner, but we allot ourselves this time window to ensure that each order is built to the highest industry standards.

We will contact you and let you know if your order will be completed any sooner (or later) than this. Because of Covid in 2020, we have had some construction delays due to material shortages, but this seems to working itself out lately.

installation questions

How do I hang the panels?

We offer 3 different mounting solutions which are included at no additional charge with every panel you purchase.

  • Wall mounted – Comes with two metal brackets and mounting screws. One bracket attaches to the top back of the panel facing down, and the other to the wall facing up. The panel then rests comfortably on the wall bracket. We also include a 1 inch rubber bumper that screws to the back bottom middle of the panel, and rests on the wall, giving the panel a 1 inch air gap. This allows for the RGB LED light to be seen around the edges and also helps absorb more sound.
  • Cable mounted – Comes with eye hooks that screw into the top of the panel, and two hooks that screw into the ceiling, as well as 1/16th inch metal cable and crimps. This is a little bit more complicated to install because you have to measure out the distance from the ceiling to the top of the panel and cut all the cables accordingly, but looks classy when it’s done right. This option is best when you are hanging panels in front of windows and doors and cannot use the wall mounts. Please be sure to measure the ceiling hooks so that they screw in 3 inches away from the wall. This ensures that the panel will hang with a 1 inch air gap off the wall.
  • Ceiling mounted – Regular panels come with 4 hooks that screw into the 4 back corners, 4 hooks that screw into the ceiling as well as 4 short chains. C64 ceiling clouds come with 6 hooks that screw into the 4 back corners as well as two in the back middle (for additional support), 6 hooks for the ceiling and 6 short chains. We recommend you consult a contractor when hanging C64 ceiling clouds to ensure the panel is anchored properly into wooden support beams beneath the dry wall. This will ensure that the weight of the panel is supported and won’t come crashing down.

* We DO NOT recommend you hang C64 ceiling clouds directly into dry wall as most dry wall will not support heavy weights. PSY Acoustics will not be responsible for ANY damage or injury that results from improper installation. 

Should I use room calibration software like Sonarworks Reference 4?

If you’re like most musicians / producers these days, you’re probably working from home in a spare bedroom or perhaps a basement or garage. The problem with smaller rooms with low ceilings is that there isn’t a lot of room for sound waves (especially lower frequencies) to develop. Add to that, that square rooms are the WORST possible shape, sonically speaking, because of the high amount of standing waves that build up.

Unless you have a big room and an extremely large budget for acoustic treatment, it’s likely that your room will always have some issues. While room calibration software has come a VERY long way over the last few years, it still doesn’t take the place of properly treating a room. We recommend using software like Sonarworks Reference 4 in conjunction with our panels.

We’ve had a LOT of success making home studios sound incredible by installing panels, a ceiling cloud, and sometimes, corner bass traps. Any other problematic areas after that were corrected by Reference 4. 

all other questions

I'm musician/producer and would love to be endorsed by PSY Acoustics!

Awesome! We’re always looking for amazing new people to work with! Here are our guidelines and requirements for artist endorsements:

  • That you have a sizable social media following (50k+ REAL, NOT PAID FOR FOLLOWERS)
  • That you create a short endorsement video for us after panel installation and post it on all of your social media channels or other relevant sites.
  • That you post regularly from the studio so that our panels can be seen on a regular basis, and that you tag PSY Acoustics in any photos our panels are in.

Please note, that we don’t do endorsement deals for one off pieces, and will only consider an endorsement deal if we’re outfitting your entire studio.

Because we are a small company and our products are expensive to make, we do not offer our products to artists free of charge. We simply don’t have the resources for that currently. We do, however, offer our panels to endorsed artists at cost (plus shipping). 

Please get in touch with us by filing out the artist endorsement application if you meet these requirements and want to work with us!

Artist Endorsement Application
I am a visual artist and would love to get my art in your catalog!

Great! We are ALWAYS looking for new visual artists to work with!

Please send an email with your name and a link to your portfolio to info@psyacoustics.com and we will contact you if we think you’re a good fit!