Precise, Uniform Sound Masking Coverage
Traditional sound masking system
Traditional sound masking systems, known as “in-plenum,” use large paint can-like loudspeakers installed above the ceiling tiles. These loudspeakers faced upwards towards the ceiling deck, forcing the sound to bounce off the ceiling deck, through the ceiling material and then indirectly into the work space below. The sound from these systems can be unpredictable and create “hot” and “cold” spots. Masking sound can easily overflow into undesired spaces. In-plenum systems require significant design because there are many unknowns above the ceiling. If no ceiling exists, there is no plenum for traditional systems to operate within, significantly impacting performance. Additionally, these systems require significantly more power to operate than a Qt system. These types of systems still exist today. Additionally, installing and tuning these systems is invasive, time-consuming, and rarely done correctly.
Qt Quiet Technology sound masking system
With the direct field approach to sound masking, the QtPro system uniformly disperses the masking sound into the space and eliminates masking sound overflow into undesired areas. The pre-tuned masking sound is emitted through four sequenced channels that eliminate acoustic interference. Additionally, our QtPro systems deliver more energy in the octave bands that are related to speech, resulting in a more energy efficient system that successfully masks speech at lower volume levels. Learn more about direct field technology.