Diffractal DFR72 by RPG

The First Diffusing Fractal From The Acoustical Industry’s Leading Innovator

In an effort to provide full spectrum sound diffusion in a single integrated diffusor, the self similarity property of fractals was combined with the uniform scattering property of the number theoretic reflection phase grating to produce the Diffractal DFR72 by RPG, a patented diffusing fractal.

Problem
The bandwidth of a QRD® is limited at high frequencies by the well width and at low frequencies by the maximum depth. Additionally, wide area coverage with periodic arrays focuses energy into certain diffraction directions. A full spectrum diffusor offering wide area coverage is needed.

Solution
The Diffractal
The Diffractal DFR72 by RPG is the first diffusing fractal. It consists of nested self similar scaled diffusors, each of which covers a specific frequency range and offers wide area coverage without lobing effects. A second generation Diffractal DFR72 by RPG contains two nested QRD®s, thus forming a diffusor within a diffusor. Each diffusor provides uniform scattering over a specific range of frequencies so that the effective bandwidth is extended. The DFR72 can be nested within a larger low frequency diffusor to provide wide area coverage, extended low frequency diffusivity, and also minimum lobing associated with periodic arrays. This third generation Diffractal DFR72 by RPG offers low, mid, and high frequency diffusion over an extended bandwidth, limited only by the depth available.

Absorption
Diffusor QRD® 734Diffusors essentially scatter sound, but absorption may occur from wave resonances within the wells when they are narrow and deep and viscous losses due to pressure gradient induced air particle flows between adjacent wells. The Diffractal® provides high frequency diffusion without adding additional absorption by replacing the mid frequency QRD® wells with nested reduced scale high frequency QRD®s.

Diffusion
The DiffractalThe nested diffusors comprising the Diffractal DFR72 by RPG extend the high frequency diffusive performance beyond that of the QRD® 734. The graph illustrates how the Diffractal® mid frequency and high frequency nested components essentially boot strap the uniform diffusion from 500 Hz to 20 kHz. The diffusion coefficient is also compared to a flat reflective panel which exhibits decreasing diffusivity with increasing frequency.

Diffractal DFR72 by RPG Installation

The Diffractal® can be flush mounted into an opening or surface mounted on a wall or ceiling.