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Home Office

An artful way to improve acoustics


AKUART Functional acoustic design solutions AK UART so u n d ab s o r b i n g p an e l s ar e spe c i f i c a l l y de si g ne d f or e l i mi na t i ng noi se di st ur ba nc es in a ll t y pes o f r o o m s . B y c o m b i n i n g t h e hi g he st a c oust i c f unc t i ona l i t y wi t h pr i nt e d c ha ng e a b le t ex t ile co v e r s A K U A R T o f f e r s a f u n c t i ona l y e t e st he t i c de si g n sol ut i on t ha t c a n be t a i l or e d to fit a ny int er i o r d e s i g n . T he desig n o p t i o n s ar e u n l i m i te d as i t i s possi bl e t o c hoose f r om a va r i e t y of vi sua l e x pr e ssi ons a s phot og ra p h y , g r ap h i c s , ar t , t e x tu r es a nd ma ny mor e .

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Introduction Acoustics in the home office Wo rk ing fro m h o m e h as b e c o m e a n e w r e a l i t y f or ma ny e mpl oye e s a nd wi l l c ont i nue t o be so in t he fu t u r e t o c o m e . H o w e v e r , the wor k e nv i r onme nt i n t he home i s f a r f r om opt i m al compa red t o th e w o r k e n v i r o n m e n t i n mode r n of f i c e spa c e s whe r e wor ki ng c ondi t i ons a re ( or should b e ) d e s i g n e d ac c o r d i n g t o bui l di ng r e g ul a t i ons a nd st a nda r ds. Especia lly t h e ac o u s t i c s i s a c h al l e n ge i n ma ny home s a s a mi ni ma l i st i nt e r i or wi t h ha rd surfa ces su c h as g y p s u m , c o n c r e t e , t i l e s e t c . c r e a t e s pr obl e ms wi t h l ong r e v e r be r a t i on t ime a nd flu tt e r e c h o . Th e s e ac o u s ti c phe nome na pa r t i c ul a r l y c ount e r a c t wi t h g ood qua l ity remot e v ide o c o n f e r e n c i n g w h e r e a h i g h de g r e e of spe e c h i nt e l l i g i bi l i t y a nd l i st e ni ng c omf ort is crucia l fo r u s e r s ati s f ac ti o n . I n th e me a nt i me , i t i s si mpl e t o i mpr ove t he a c oust i c s t hus securing be t te r c o n d i ti o n s f o r g e t ti n g t he j ob done f r om a di st a nc e . I n t he fo llo w i n g p ag e s w e w i l l e x p l ai n why A K UA RT a c oust i c pa ne l s a r e t a i l or ma de f o r o pt imiz ing h o m e o f f i c e ac o u s ti c s .

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Choosing the correct type of sound absorption Why effective wall panels is a need to have in the home office AK UART ’s a c o u s ti c p an e l s ar e t ai l o r ma de t o se c ur e t he opt i ma l sur r oundi ng s f or spe a ki ng a nd list enin g . I n t h e f i g u r e ( t o t h e r i g ht ) you se e t he f r e que nc y r a ng e of huma n spe e c h ( r ed a rea ) . We h av e d e s i g n e d al l o u r p r o d u c t s t o opt i mi ze t he a bsor pt i on of r e v e r be r a nt spe e ch enha ncing th e d i r e c t s p e e c h an d o p t i mi zi ng t he spe e c h i nt e l l i g i bi l i t y . F ol l owi ng f e a t ur es support t hi s : Lo w frequen c y ai r c av i t y F ull ra ng e p o r o u s ab s o r b e r ( 40 m m / 1,57”) Lo w frequen c y t i g h t m e m b r an e ab s o rbe r C hoo sing t h i n n e r ac o u s t i c p an e l s ( l e ss t ha n 40 mm / 1,57”) r e duc e s a c oust i c f unc t i ona l i ty. T hinner pan e l s ab s o r b i n th e h i g h f r e que nc i e s but l e a ve t he mi d a nd l ow f r e que nc i es una t t enua t e d , w h i c h c h an g e s th e h u ma n spe e c h a nd how i t i s pe r c e i ve d by t he e a r a n d ult ima t ely r e d u c e s s p e e c h i n te l l i g i b i l i t y.

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Ful l rang e po ro us abso rber

Ai r cavi ty fo r l o w frequency absorption

L o w fre quency ti g ht membrane absorber

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Acoustic wall panel Description

Specifications

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P ro d uc t :

fr equency r an g e w al l ab so r b e r th at p r e v e nt s

Co re ma t e ri a l : 4 0 mm / 1 . 5 7 ” gl a s s w o o l abs or ber

unwa nted s o u n d fr o m b o u n ci n g o ff th e w a l l s .

T e x t i l e Co ve rs : Cha nge a b l e - p o l ye s t e r mi xt ur e

It is a s flex ibl e as i t i s fu n cti o n al an d sta nd s

Fra me :

6 0 mm / 2 . 3 6 ” a l umi num pr o f ile

out by its r ep l ace ab l e p r i n te d te xti l e co ve r.

We i ght :

5 ,6 k g p r. m 2 / 1 ,1 5 l b s p e r s q f t

AKU ART a co u sti c w al l p an e l i s av ai l ab l e i n

M o unt i ng:

M o unt e d w i t h w a l l b ra c k e t s

A b s o rp t i o n:

αw = 0.95

Fra me d a c o us t i c p a ne l

8 s ta nda r d si z e s b u t can j u st as e asi l y b e or de r e d in custo m si z e s.

Frame Colors / Finish White RAL 9016 Gloss 30 %

Black RAL 9005 Gloss 05 %

Grey RAL 7040 Gloss 30 %

Custom colors All colors from RAL chart

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Graphic design options Photography, art, textures & personal Choos e be tween a variety of d ifferent expr essio n s o r go wit h yo u r o wn per so n al expr ession. Our g raphi c d esign team will assist yo u in t h e pr o cess o f f in din g t h e r igh t co n t en t as well a s s e curi ng the highest p rint q uality p ossible.

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De sign: P hotog raphy

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D esign : Ar t


D e si gn : T e x ture s

D esign : Per so n al

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Acoustic vocabulary Reverberation time I s a m e as u r e i n t i m e o f how l ong a sound i n a r oom e x i st s be f or e i t f a des o u t . T h i s i s m e as u r e d ac r oss di f f e r e nt f r e que nc i e s f r om l ow- t o mi d- a nd hi g h f r e q u e n c i e s . S p e e c h i n t el l i g i bi l i t y i s ne g a t i v e l y a f f e c t e d i f : • •

Th e r e v e r b e r at i o n t i me i s t o l ong : > 0,6 s O n e o f th e f r e q u e n c y a r e a s i s hi g he r r e pr e se nt e d i n T60 t ha n t he ot he r s.

Th e o u tp u t o f t h e h u m an v oi c e a nd t he i nput of t he huma n e a r i s f r e que ncy c o h e r e n t. S o an y al te r ati o n i n t hi s wi l l c a use a r e duc t i on i n spe e c h i nt e l l i g i bi l i ty. Th i s i s th e r e as o n w h y i t i s e sse nt i a l t o use e f f e c t i ve a c oust i c pa ne l s ( mi n 40 m m / 1. 57” ) w h e n tr e ati n g r ooms, whe r e hi g h spe e c h i nt e l l i g i bi l i t y i s c r uc i a l .

Flutter echo I s s o u n d r e f l e c te d b e t w e e n t wo ha r d a nd pa r a l l e l sur f a c e s. Whe n t he sound of a s p e ak i n g p e r s o n h i ts a w a l l , t he sound r e f l e c t s a c e r t a i n t i me l a t e r , a nd c onf l i c ts w i t h th e d i r e c t s o u n d . Th is c r e a t e s a n a c oust i c a l a r t i f a c t , t ha t wi l l di r e c t l y di st o rt t h e c l e ar o r d i r e c t s o u n d a nd t he r e by r e duc e spe e c h i nt e l l i g i bi l i t y .

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Remote video conferencing equipment R e m o t e v i d e o c o n f e r e nc i ng e qui pme nt i s t he pa r t i n t he c ommuni c a t i on c ha in , w h e r e ai r b o r n e s o u n d ( a na l og ue ) i s c onv e r t e d i nt o di g i t a l sound ( suppor t ed b y v i s u al b ac k u p ) . A r e d uc t i on i n spe e c h i nt e l l i g i bi l i t y c a n e i t he r ha ppe n f r om : • •

P o o r l y r e p r e s e n t at ion of t he huma n voi c e f r om e i t he r t he e qui pme nt or b y a m i s c al i b r at i o n , O r b y a d e l ay b e t w e e n t he a udi o or a nd vi de o c ha nne l .

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AKUART Home Office  

An artful way to improve acoustics in the home workspace

AKUART Home Office  

An artful way to improve acoustics in the home workspace

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