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"Beat is defined by the rhythmic movement of the piece, as well as the speed of the composition "
Please note there is a 2-3 week lead time for this product.
Add an extra Beat to your step by including our absorptive baffle range - Each unit helps to create an appealing visual aesthetic to your environment while treating problematic soundscapes that excessive reverberation creates. Its suspension improves the available surface area to reduce the reflection of soundwaves in both large, open spaces and for fine-tuning the acoustics in small rooms that places its acoustic performance of Noise Reduction Coefficient category of Class A.
The design of the beat acoustic baffle consists of 8 horizontal fins (beats) with 2 spines (bars), resulting in a common rule of music being 4 beats in a bar. This physical form of the beat baffle helps to trap and reduce any echo or reverberation from within the space, any sound that is reflected from one side will reflect into another surface of the baffle resulting in a high performing acoustic baffle, that also looks good whilst doing it.
We want to inspire you with our case studies - these show our sound absorption in lots of different designs, colour schemes and layouts - there will be something you like, something you don’t like - or the perfect design but all you want is a different colour!
You have your own idea, but you don’t quite know how to put it together? Well, we want to hear it and help bring it to life for you - our in-house design team can help to look at the structuring and how it is put together, to work with you in how it will be placed in a particular space showing you visualisations of the product and its placement. We then 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 Beat Baffle Range with our in-house designer to help cater to your requirements - do contact us on 01937 588 226 today to discuss
Baffle Note | Beat is suitable for a vast range of environments, whether you are looking to specify our baffles in swimming pools, small cafés with only a ceiling space available or to improve the acoustics in a large workspace environment - Beat is applicable for them all and more. The only recommendation we do have is selecting the right colour for settings where there is cooking, steam or smoke - a brilliant white shade may not fair well over time.
Each Beat is precision cut to provide 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.
There are no two rooms alike for each space will have a different volumetric size, a different geometry and will have different surfaces of both hard and soft finishes - each of these shape the soundscape. You will also want to have your proposed activities for given space or spaces and what estimated level of participants you could expect for both of these are essential for knowing what level of reverberation found in each will have an effect on them. For instance, if you plan to hold teleconference calls in a glass partition room with hard floors, you will often find that the sound reverberates to levels found to be problematic and disruptive - you don’t want to ask a potentially vital client to keep repeating themselves. There is no immediate answer to these particular questions without knowing the following:
We would then look at the events/activities you are wanting to conduct in here and look at the best available options to you by breaking them down into various tiers. If required we will also factor in budgeting, and what performance you are likely to expect with each of them, we then look at your visual requirements in how you would like each Note™ to be arranged.
Beat would not yield any acoustic performance advantages for the reduction of airborne and impact noise, the reason for this is that sound transmission, which is sound propagating through partitions - walls, floors and ceilings, requires high mass materials such as our MuteClip or MuteBoard Systems to reduce both of those noise properties. Our 3D Note™ Beat is a very lightweight and open, fibrous material - it is not intended for coverage of a whole surface, and this is because it’s finned design is helping to capture reflected sound waves between the exposed fins for the reduction of reverberation.
3D Note™ Beat is made of 100% Polyester Fibres which makes it safe 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.
Note™ is perfect for the use in restaurants and cafés that contain problematic levels of reverb, to where we have used this range in our project The Man Behind The Curtain with great success. Areas with significant vapour or smoke where ventilation may not be sufficient - we would advise using darker colour schemes in those areas to prevent staining.
Instructions are provided with every supply of 3D Note™ Beat for them to be installed successfully, fixings are also provided for a robust fitting.
Beat is completely customisable beyond its stock options, we can take any idea you have a look to solve any practical difficulties if there are any, help to visualise it on your existing and proposed space - and finally give guidance to its fitting.