A Creative Room Acoustics System With Appeal
Rooms with modern design are often impressive in their simplicity. When it comes to using the room it emerges that the acoustic design has been sacrificed. The experience in historic rooms is often not much better: the design elements dominate functionality. The system developed by Bruag for wall cladding acoustics provides numerous options for every type of room, providing freedom to adapt to different styles.
Ceilings and walls are all brought into play when it comes to improving acoustics, producing positive auditory and visual outcomes. The acoustic results are proven by the German TÜV Institute, which verified outstanding absorption rates. In contrast to other room acoustic solutions, Bruag's system creates an optical highlight. The panels are produced exactly according to specification, and individual project requirements meaning that features such as holes for speakers or lights are catered for.
In addition to the included absorbers and metal frames, which constitute complete elements, Bruag offers further options that lead to improvements in room acoustics. For example, entire walls or ceilings can be furnished with perforated panels and special acoustic fleece. These can be combined with LED backlighting or a cooling system can be integrated into the acoustic elements.
Excellent Absorption Rates
Bruag’s ornamental acoustic system consists of:
- A frame
- Carrier boards containing different types of perforations
- A textile finish – available in a range of colors
- An absorber element.
The cladding panels dimensions can be varied to suit individual projects. Sound tests carried out at the LGA in Nuremberg demonstrate the results that can be achieved with different types of perforations (i.e. surface patterns ). The samples used in the tests had surfaces with varying degrees of openness, set at 8, 20 and 40 percent. The construction depth of the elements varied between 50, 100 and 200 mm, with the 100 mm-deep elements yielding an excellent comparative value.