White Papers

Spec-icon - white papersAdvanced acoustic and scientific knowledge led to the development of our patented Qt® Quiet Technology and QtPro sound masking systems. Below, through our series of White Papers, you’ll discover the science behind our systems directly from our engineers.

White Papers Topics Include:

  • In-depth discussions of Qt Quiet Technology
  • Basics of Sound Masking
  • Basics of Speech Privacy
  • Advantages of QtPro Sound Masking
  • Designing a Great Sound Masking System
  • Sound Masking in Healthcare applications
  • Open Office applications
  • Optimum Colors of Noise
  • Acoustical Etiquette

What Makes a Sound Masking System Sound Good?

Sound masking systems were invented to improve privacy in office environments.


What is Qt® Quiet Technology?

Behind all Cambridge Sound Management’s products is our patented Qt Quiet Technology, a low voltage, distributed audio system that is a generation ahead in sound masking, paging and voice distribution.


The What, Where, Why & How of Sound Masking

Sound masking is the addition of a familiar sounding, air conditioning-like background sound to an environment.


Explaining the Speech Privacy Potential Rating

One of the most common concerns with demising wall constructions involve the resulting acoustical privacy between the two spaces. Fortunately, a metric known as the Speech Privacy Potential (SPP) has been developed to answer this question quickly and easily.


Improving a Hospital’s Bottom Line By Improving Patient Comfort & Satisfaction

A patient’s ability to rest and relax during their hospital stay not only improves their recuperation time, it also can improve the hospital’s bottom line.


Unique Performance Advantages

Unique performance advantages of a Qt® Quiet Technology™ sound masking system.


Speech Privacy Systems: Above or In Ceiling?

Direct field speech privacy and sound masking systems are displacing conventional systems with loudspeakers mounted in the plenum.


Color of Noise

Optimum masking sound: white or pink?


Background Sound Level and Uniformity Preferences in the Open Office

Acoustical comfort is an important goal of modern office design. But what factors actually contribute to the perception of acoustical comfort?


Acoustical Etiquette

Eight simple recommendations for good acoustical etiquette in an open office plan.