The distribution of acoustic panels or sound absorption panels on a wall
influences their efficiency in a room. Consider a wall 8 feet tall and
12 feet wide. With (6) 2' x 4' acoustic sound panels the wall can be
efficiently sound proofed.
If placed in a checkered pattern, the sound absorption panels or acoustic sound panels introduce diffraction at the perimeter of each acoustic wall panel and expose the sound absorbing surface on the acoustic panel sides. If we were to place all 6 acoustic panels adjacent to one another, the exposed sound absorption panel perimeter would be 8 feet as opposed to 52 feet in the checkered acoustic wall panel configuration.