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Ikea Mittzon: Affordable Acoustic Panels as a First Step to Preparing a Listening Room

Ikea Mittzon
Ikea Mittzon

Swedish furniture giant Ikea has introduced a series of mobile acoustic panels called Mittzon . The Mittzon series panels come in a variety of sizes and installation methods and appear to be primarily designed to reduce noise in work areas. The panels can also be used for other purposes, such as as a partition in a large room.

Ikea Mittzon – Inexpensive Acoustic Panels as a First Step to Preparing a Listening Room

At the same time, Ikea’s Mittzon acoustic panels can be used not only to reduce noise in office spaces, but also to combat annoying reverberation in a listening room. The panels are covered in removable, washable covers. If the room has a lot of hard surfaces, clever placement of such acoustic panels will help combat numerous reflections of sound waves.

Ikea Mittzon – Inexpensive Acoustic Panels as a First Step to Preparing a Listening RoomIkea Mittzon – Inexpensive Acoustic Panels as a First Step to Preparing a Listening Room

Ikea has freestanding models in the Mittzon series that can be used to divide a space. There are also models that can be placed behind a table or on a wall. The panels are not very thick, so you shouldn’t expect much in terms of low-frequency damping. Mittzon panels mainly dampen mid- and high-tones, and in some cases this can be useful.

Ikea Mittzon – Inexpensive Acoustic Panels as a First Step to Preparing a Listening RoomIkea Mittzon – Inexpensive Acoustic Panels as a First Step to Preparing a Listening Room

Ikea’s Mittzon series panels do not claim to be a complete solution for acoustically preparing a listening room, but they can be a first step in the right direction. After all, even a fantastically expensive audio system can be powerless in a reverberant room. Acoustic panels or other acoustic treatment of the listening room can have a greater effect than replacing system components or cables.