FAQ

  • Why should I choose Verbox?

    Verbox makes professional and affordable acoustic treatment products for a variety of applications based right here in Melbourne. From recording studios to home theatres to commercial spaces, our panels will help you achieve the controlled listening environment you are seeking.

    We have years of experience in research and development, trialing various materials and designs, as well as consulting with a number of acousticians to ensure we produce exceptional quality in the most cost efficient way.

    With simple, well constructed designs, they can be visually discreet or be used as a main feature with one of our custom coloured fabrics or plywood frames.

  • I’m setting up a home studio, what do I need?

    This can vary depending on your budget, what you want to achieve and what the space will be used for. If you’re a regular home recorder, with a regular sized room, you should be looking at least 8 panels for decent coverage as a minimum. We usually don’t recommend anything less than this as we don’t want to lower the expectations of quality results. All of our packages are heavily discounted and come with free delivery for Melbourne Metro areas for this exact reason.

    If you would like a more detailed approach, feel free to contact us for assistance.

  • Can your products be used for commercial spaces such as bars and restaurants etc?

    Yes! We have sold to many commercial spaces such as dance studios, yoga studios, restaurants, bars and more. The range of products that we offer is suitable for any noisy environment. For larger coverage areas, we offer a range of large format panels that are much better value. We usually come out and quote for these types of fit outs so best to contact us first before purchasing online.

  • What spaces can your products be used for?

    Home theater and HiFi, any audiophile, general living areas, classrooms, boardrooms, stadiums, churches, halls, offices and other commercial spaces, podcasting, rehearsal rooms, music venues, music and production studios, mastering studios and other critical listening spaces. Basically anywhere there is noise, we can help.

  • How long will it take to get my panels?

    It really depends what we have in stock at the time of order, how many orders are currently being processed and current supply levels. We try to keep an adequate stock supply but they can quickly run out. Best to ask first if you need them in a hurry. Waiting period can sometimes take up to 2 weeks.

  • Do you offer a range of fabrics and colours?

    Yes. We now offer a wide range of colours to choose from and a few specialty fabric types that must be requested for. We only make and stock panels in black and anything else may need to be ordered in so will take longer than expected. There is also a small fee per panel for anything custom. The colours are available to purchase online.

  • I have a small room and lots of low end problems. Do you make bass traps?

    At this point we don’t make dedicated bass traps. Bass traps generally need to be tuned to your room specifically. We will be making large corner traps that are based on the porous absorber design, much like our panels. They will absorb lower than our Ultra panels but will not be tuned to any specific frequency.

  • Do you do bulk pricing or discounts of any kind?

    We keep our prices as low as possible so everyone is always getting a great deal. We offer packages at various discounted rates and free delivery for Melbourne Metro areas. We are also starting to sell wholesale for large quantities. Please contact us for more details on this.

  • What sound absorption material do you use and why?

    We use a high density glass-wool product that is primarily designed for noisy environments such as factories and warehouses. This is similar to the world renowned Owens Corning 703 that is very commonly used for DIY and professional sound treatment applications in the USA.

    Glass-wool is cheap, lightweight and has high performing sound absorption properties which is why it’s the #1 world wide material used for sound treatment. It can also be formed into rigid boards making it easy to cut and shape for any application and perfect for a neat acoustic panel. Visit the 'Learn' section for more details.

  • Why do you use 32kg/M3 density? Isn’t denser better?

    It really depends on the application, thickness and material being used. Glass-wool and rock-wool at the same density for example have different performances, so you shouldn’t only look at density as a reliable comparative unit of measurement. Gas Flow Resistivity is more broadly translatable across acoustic products.

    In terms of thickness, the basic rule is that the thinner the absorption material, the denser the material should be for better efficiency. And vice versa.

    Please visit the 'Learn' section for more details on this subject.

  • So you use glass-wool (Fibreglass), is it safe?

    Yes. FBS-1 Glass Wool Bio-Soluble Insulation is classified as Non Hazardous according to the criteria of the Australian Safety and Compensation Council ASCC. If exposed in confined spaces, it can be irritable to the eyes and skin, but as they are sealedl concealed in the frame with a tightly woven fabric so is considered safe.

    Occasionally, if the insulation has just recently been produced, it can give off an odor. This goes away in about a week or 2. If you are highly prone to allergies, you may want to visit us first to see if you have any reactions.

  • Are your products tested in a lab for sound absorption?

    Yes and no. The insulation we use comes with their relevant data sheets for most of the thicknesses we use in our products. Additional data is gathered from other glass-wool products with similar gas flow resistivity from online sources. All of our products also have an inbuilt air gap in the frame which increases the low end absorption marginally.

    We have consulted with an acoustics engineer and compiled various research data to accurately conclude the reflecting performances for the products listed.

  • Do you use an acoustically transparent fabric?

    The main fabric we use is a light weight cotton drill. It is not as transparent as speaker cloth fabric for example but is the most practical alternative as it is highly durable, non transparent (visually) and still passes the breath-through test. We consider this fabric to be more absorbing than reflective so would not conceive this to provide an audible difference.

  • How are your products cheaper than other similar acoustic products?

    As mentioned earlier, we make keeping our costs low an absolute priority, without jeopardising the quality of the products. We purchase all of our supplies in very large quantities, have a streamlined production process and a great passion for efficiency to bring our customers the best possible value. So you can benefit from getting a well treated room, at a reasonable price.

  • Why should I buy your products instead of making them myself?

    We have been making these panels since late 2017. That's years worth of research and development that goes into our products. As mentioned we buy our supplies in large quantities at lower costs allowing us to pass on those savings to our customers. You could save some money overall, but may find the results, time and effort invested is hardly worth it.

  • Do your products sound proof a room or is this a service you offer?

    The products we make will make a room quieter, but they won’t fully soundproof a room. This is the difference between sound treating and sound proofing. Sound proofing is only really achieved within the construction of the building. This is not a service we offer. You’d would need to talk to a specialist builder or someone who specialises in a room within a room construction. Visit the 'Learn' section for more details.

  • Can I find your products in retails stores?

    At this point we are an online store only. We aim to be in some retail stores in the coming months. If you are a retailer, please feel free to contact us to discuss options.

  • Where are all your materials sourced?

    Our materials are sourced from a mix of local and overseas suppliers. Please visit the 'Materials' section for more details.

  • What is the environmental impact of your products?

    We keep our ethics in check when it comes to the environment and have a minimal waste rule. We try to use locally sourced and plastic free materials where possible and recycle or reuse offcuts where possible. Please visit the 'Materials' section for more information.