SilentSpace Acoustic Panel is a free-standing flexible wall system which offers superior sound control and visual effect. Setup is quick and simple, providing a no-tools approach to designing and re-arranging a dynamic area.
SilentSpace Acoustic Panel can be stored flat against a wall providing a crash cushion for a gymnasium setup, and it doubles as a visually attractive, sound-absorbent, wall enhancement. Or it can be rolled up and carried away. Ready to divide a dynamic area? Simply pull it around the area, and you’re done.
When considering a panel for it’s acoustic properties, it is critical to consider the following guidelines — SilentSpace Acoustic Panel Meets Them All!:
- In the world of acoustical science, if the walls in a given space are plasterboard or masonry the room will be extremely “live”. Is the proposed space divider system capable of providing full-time, round the clock sound attenuation whatever the activity?
- Do the units sit directly on the floor so sound pressure at the floor/divider juncture is blocked or absorbed – or does the sound within and without the space continue underneath the panels unimpeded?
- Do the proposed units have exposed or sub-surface metal, wood or plastic elements that will reflect sound waves or accentuate the distraction of intrusive noise and sounds?
- Do the panels reflect the lower frequencies of human hearing to create a “Background Masking” effect?
- Instrumental ensembles benefit greatly from an acoustically appropriate backdrop.
- Children with Attention Deficit Disorder Syndrome (ADDS) benefit from less distraction when the acoustics are subdued.
SilentSpace Acoustic Panel Acoustical Performance
Evaluating the acoustical performance in this critical area is often attempted with a casual comparison of ratings such as NRC, STC, NIC, etc. The NRC, set in place decades ago, is no longer held by acoustical science to be the best judge of acoustical contribution within a space.
When considering acoustical characteristics it is important to be aware that the frequencies most disruptive and distracting to the human thought process are the frequencies between 1,000 to 4,000 Hz. For a perfect acoustic profile and the best teaching and learning environment, the lower frequencies from 16 to 500 Hz must not be absorbed. These frequencies provide a masking effect.