We offer high-tech sound masking solutions that control the impact of noise on productivity and privacy in the workplace. Sound masking systems reduce the intelligibility of speech, which can improve privacy and lessen the impact of noise on productivity.
The A’s – Absorption: Furnishings, acoustic panels and tiles absorb sound. Absorptive elements increase acoustical comfort.
The B’s – Blocking: Walls, doors, and windows are barriers that stop noise from travelling from one space to another.
The C’s – Covering: HVAC systems or Sound Masking systems raise the ambient sound level in the space. This interferes with speech sounds and distracting noises.
It is imperative that the design of today’s higher-density office spaces includes appropriate amounts of each of these elements. This is critical to achieve a good acoustical environment. It makes good business sense to include a Sound Masking System in budget planning.
Office Sound Masking products ‘mask’ speech sounds originating from neighbouring office areas. They do this by adding an acoustically tuned ambient background sound into the environment. The increase in ambient sound level helps distracting noises and speech sounds blend into the background.
Originally used in corridors and highly confidential areas, now it’s most commonly used in open-plan office spaces. Our experts can provide more information and help you purchase the right system for your needs.
These features of the best sound masking system for offices are all standard with Vibra-Sonic Control Sound Masking Systems. They allow the system to achieve the specified frequency spectrum in order to effectively cover speech sounds and noise distractions. At the same time they will produce a soft homogeneously distributed sound.
Sound spectrum adjustment allowances are an essential part of sound masking. Various qualities such as the size, finishings and layout of the space will affect how sound behaves.
A system that includes a 1/3 octave equalizer allows the Sound Masking System to be fine-tuned. We generate pink noise and then calibrate it to the original specifications or national standard sound masking spectrum.
On large projects, zones and floors will require unique, independent spectrum development depending on their needs. Centralized Digital Systems work well on large projects to provide one central control for all areas and/or floors. We discuss volume requirements and other parameters in the planning phase and then implement them.
Upward Emitting Speakers
We install speakers upwards to emit sound that achieves an even distribution of sound masking. You can complete this installation process in both open and closed office environments. We install speakers in the plenum space above the ceiling tiles facing upwards. The structural ceiling above bounces the sound, reflecting it downwards through acoustic tiles into the room below.
Speakers are adaptable and offered in various models. This accommodates open ceiling applications or unique spaces that require facing the speaker down. Each speaker has individual volume controls, allowing for fine adjustments in localized areas.
Expert Speaker Layout
We install sound masking speakers in a grid pattern to ensure consistent distribution throughout the environment. Design of the speaker layout is best done by a Sound Masking Professional to achieve optimal results. The layout design will take into consideration all characteristics of the environment.
You should use Sound Masking technology in conjunction with other products. These include high quality acoustic tiles, other absorptive elements and barrier components to maximize overall effectiveness.
Value Added Options:
Instead of installing another speaker system, we can use the paging function in our processors.
This saves the cost of installing a second speaker system with its associated components.
You can add music to defined areas within the environment.
You can adjust the systems volume at specific times each day when office activity is higher or lower.
Speech Privacy Enhancement
For those highly confidential conversations. With the push of a button the masking volume increases in an area adjacent to an office or meeting. This means the conversation has a higher level of privacy.
We are proud to be Canada’s Premier Dealer of AtlasIED sound masking solutions. The full range of sound masking devices includes speakers, amplifiers, generators and processors. We offer solutions to meet any design size or challenge including large, open concept offices to small, single spaces.
A compact, two-zone sound masking controller with integrated amplification.
Features and Benefits:
An all-in-one solution for corporate offices, health clinics, and hospitality applications.
Features and Benefits:
Designed to accurately reproduce the required spectrum of masking signal into the plenum space. The M1000 sound masking speaker assembly is innovative and high efficiency.
The innovative 734 cubic inch square enclosure ensures ample low frequency response. The package comes with a uniquely crafted 8″ dual cone speaker.
The external tap selector switch couples a high efficiency 70.7V internal transformer for easy system tuning.
The perfect solution for contemporary office spaces where open ceiling architecture allows the speakers to be visible. The M1000R-W offers a sleek, round design and low gloss white or black finish. This design blends in nicely with painted ductwork, lighting, and other devices suspended in the open plenum.
The M1000R-W is also UL 1480 & 2043 listed just like the M1000 speaker for closed ceiling applications.