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"Adagio is a sequence of well controlled, graceful movements in which the design represents a physical waveform."
Break up the monotonous straight edges of your room with our 3D Note™ Adagio while at the same time, absorbing the reflecting sound waves that are troubling your acoustic soundscape through reverberation. Adagio is modern, sleek and incredibly pleasing to view at any time of the day, depending on your aesthetic preference, whether you blend in or break the mould. It is available for suspended from the ceiling which increases the open surface area for a better level of absorption of both uncontrolled reflections in large spaces and to fine-tune the acoustics of smaller spaces. The suspended options put its Noise Reduction Coefficient in the category of Class A.
We have selected a video below to showcase our 3D Note™ Adagio to help inspire, maybe you will see something you like, perhaps you won’t, or perhaps you fancy it in a different colour or shape!
We want to hear it and help bring it to life for you. Our in-house design team can help you look at structuring and how it is put together, to work with you in how you can place it in a particular space. We will show you visualisations of the product and its placement, then we send it off to our precision cutting team to be cut and finally sent to you or our installation team to be crafted and installed.
We offer a bespoke product tailoring for our 3D Note™ Adagio with our in-house designer to help cater to your ideas - do contact us on 01937 588 226 today and say hello!
Adagio is ideal for almost every situation to promote better internal acoustics. Whether you require sound absorption for an office, or you run a co-working space and have had complaints on the noise, or you run a small coffee house with high ceilings - we can install these in your space. The only recommendation we do have is selecting the right colour for the area such as where there is cooking, steam or smoke - a brilliant white shade may not fair well over time.
Each Adagio is precision cut for both visual consistency and ease of fitting, and is flat packed with suspension wires and instructions for assembly if you fancy yourself a DIY enthusiast or not we have an installation team happy to help put these in place for you!
|Fire rating||B, s1, d0|
A straightforward explanation of reverberation is that it is the result of sound trapped in a room, and not the sound moving through a partition such as a wall, floor or ceiling. When this sound is 'trapped' without anything to absorb it, it will begin to bounce off reflective surfaces. Some examples of reflective surfaces are glass, wood, stone and even plasterboard. When a soundwave comes into contact with these surfaces, it reflects on to another surface, and then another until that sound disappears or falls below a certain sound level, one below the background noise level. It is this reflective sound energy that leads to misinterpreting or failing to hear speech in classrooms, sports halls and swimming pools, three typical examples of where reverberation is a negative effect. But, we need reverberation to help carry our voice or to carry musical performances such as in auditoriums or classical music halls, each one designed to have its own unique sound. Creating a completely absorbent environment will leave the sound very 'dry' and unnatural, and you will need to introduce further distribution of sound systems or public address systems to make up for this.
There is a 'sweet spot' for every environment, and you will need to factor in each type of event or purpose of your room so that we can together make the right decision in what levels are best suited for reverberation.
In these cavernous-like halls and in the petite critical-listening spaces, it is the introduction of soft materials that begin to introduce absorptive surfaces. It is the addition of these that turn sound energy into thermal energy when the sound wave makes contact, but don't worry, the heat generated from this is not noticeable, you will not feel the panel increasing in heat. These sound absorptive materials will often need even spacing through the open space on walls and ceilings, and careful placement of these to maximise performance as the sound 'bounces' around the room.
Reverberation is a complex issue to understand, especially if you are looking at the mathematical equations that predict the level of reverberation, or at estimations made from acoustic modelling, or even the results from acoustic testing and what they mean to you and your project. We briefly explain each of these points as just as possible, from what reverberation is and how it can affect us especially our communication and our concentration. We aim to update this as often as we can with new research and provide blogs on areas revolving around reverberation.
Each room features its own set of acoustic characteristics with no two alike, depending on its volumetric size, its geometry and its amount of hard, reflective surfaces - each of these lends to changing the soundscape. There also needs to be an idea of what activities will be conducted in the space, for instance, a large sports hall for lecturing purposes would not fair well unless a significant amount of sound absorption was introduced alongside sound reinforcement systems. You will want to make sure that the level of speech intelligibility is spread evenly across the room, which is also another factor for if it is for say 200 people in a 10 x 20-meter length and width room with 10 meters in height - a huge percentage would need to be accounted for. With this, there is no immediate answer to this without knowing the details of:
We would then look at the events/activities you want to conduct in here and look at the best available options to you, break them down in to various tiers if required to factor in budgeting and performance - and then we look at your visual requirements in how you would like each Note™ to appear in the space.
Sound transmission is a different acoustic characteristic to reverberation, both still following how sound travels, but each requiring completely different solutions to address them. Sound transmission requires the use of dense and often suspended soundproofing materials, such as ones featured in our MuteRange, that cover an entire surface to reduce sound transmitting from room to room, whereas reverberation is the introduction of softer materials to an environment with an abundance of the hard and reflective surfaces, for example:
We frequently find both of these to be co-existing issues, as reverberation creates a noisy adjacent environment for surrounding rooms that have weak partitioning.
3D Note™ Adagio is made of 100% Polyester Fibres which makes it dependable for almost any internal applications for there are not exposed irritants or loose fibres. Of this 65% comes from Post Consumer Recycled Content with 35% from Pre Consumer Recycled PET fibres.
Fire Rating is measured under EN 13501-1:2007+A1:2009: B - s1, d0.
With the minimal design approach being implemented across a broad range of interior projects, it has not skipped the hospitality environment. From cafés stripping back to the bare walls, ripping the carpets up and using open, free-flowing spaces with hard furnishing: it aims to create an airy, non-cluttered environment. Restaurants are ever popping up, so it is not just the food on the forefront of the menu - but it is the experience as a whole that is just as important.
So they decided to open up their kitchens, occasionally opening them up in the middle of the dining area, creating a holistic and engaging experience of letting the liveliness of the kitchen area pour over, the buzz and the smells - all inflaming the senses. But, and this is a big but - if the noise which is often heard in kitchen environment spills over to the dining area and disrupts customers and guests interacting with one another, the experience becomes a negative one. So it is with this that the acoustic design of open-plan hospitality environments needs to consider the layout with the right sound absorption to retain this approach as a positive one.
3D Note™ Adagio is perfect for creating a visually stimulating break to the modern design while still allowing it to remain sophisticated - you are breaking the mould of trendy conventions with your own touch. We do recommend that you look at using darker colour schemes available where excessive vapour and smoke is being used for light colours will stain over time.
Printed instructions are provided with each 3D Note™ Adagio and comes with a set of suspension wires as standard to suspend it.
If you have been inspired by what you have seen in our Case Studies or would want to look at potential options of making grand or slight custom alterations to 3D Note™ Adagio, we can help. We can support you in the structuring of each idea by creating visual layouts of how it will piece together, if necessary we will also look to develop prototypes to see how it hangs in the physical space - and we can create visualisations of them rendered into your current or proposed rooms.