Networked Sound Masking System
Networked audio with addressable loudspeakers is a popular approach to sound masking, paging and music distribution. While offering the utmost in flexibility and control, Dynasound networked systems consist of a few easy to specify components, use standard network hardware, are CobraNet ready and allow control of every loudspeaker individually.
Power over Ethernet
The industry’s first PoE (power over Ethernet) sound masking system sets the standard for control. Every loudspeaker can be individually configured to receive one or more of eight network audio channels and the output of one or more of four sound masking generators. Privacy Manager software enables adjustments on a system-wide, per zone, or per loudspeaker basis.
Dynasound’s DS8000 loudloudspeaker controller is the industry’s first power over Ethernet sound masking controller. Power over Ethernet (PoE) and CAT5 cabling provide power and networked digital audio signals to the DS8000. Each DS8000 has eight loudspeaker outputs designed to power Dynasound’s DS1356 or other network-capable loudspeakers. Each DS8000 is capable of receiving 8 network audio channels. In addition, each DS8000 contains four independent sound masking generators each having full 1/3 octave EQ. Each loudspeaker output has independent control and access to the eight audio network channels and the four internal sound masking generators. A DSP matrix mixer allows any combination of channels to be delivered to any loudspeaker.
The DS1356 loudspeaker is designed to be installed above suspended ceilings or in open-structure facilities. Loudspeakers are available in white or black. The loudspeakers are connected to the outputs of the DS8000 using standard 18 AWG two conductor wire. Loudspeakers are suspended using a single point suspension. These loudspeakers are 8 ohm loudspeakers and should not be used on 70 volt systems.
The DS1398 is designed for in-floor or above ceiling plenums as shallow as 1¾”. The dual-driver device offers a low profile, yet produces broad sound masking distribution. In addition to under floor or shallow plenum use, it is also a problem solver for large ceiling plenums where it is difficult to suspend a loudspeaker from above. You can specify an optional mounting bridge for these applications. An optional bridge mount for the DS1398 is available for use in ceiling plenums (DSSSB-4).
The DS1320 (Qt Active Emitter) is is a single-source Emitter with both sound masking and simultaneous clear reproduction of paging and music signals. The Qt Active Emitter can be connected to a DS8000 network sound masking processor via plenum rated AWG 2 conductor cable and a terminal block connector.
Download the DS1320 instruction guide.
Download the DS1320 spec sheet
Masking and Paging Processors
The DS3008 and DS3002 processors can be used can be used as the paging and music interface for the Networked system. The DS3008 provides 4 internal sound masking generators, 8 balanced line inputs and outputs, input EQ and compression, as well as a DSP matrix mixer. All of this in just one rack unit. The DS3002 has the same internal DSP but with 2 balanced line level inputs instead of 8.
Dynasound’s networked sound masking systems utilize industry standard PoE network switches. Contact our support team with any questions.
DSPoE24 24 Port PoE Network Switch
DSTS10POE 10” Touch Screen Panel
High resolution touch screen controller
provides two network connections and ships
with Privacy Manager software. Used when
user adjustment, scheduling of masking
levels, or contact closure shutoff are required.
DS2022 Air Grill Cover
The DS2022 return-air grill attenuator is designed for quick and easy installation into ceiling return-air grills in 2×2 suspended ceiling grid systems. The DS2022 is used to acoustically treat open return-air grills for sound masking uniformity by attenuating the amount of sound that can pass directly through.