Sound masking is emitted into the environment through loudspeakers installed in or above the ceiling. There are two ways to add sound masking into an environment – directly and indirectly. See below for more information on each deployment option.
Cambridge Sound Management revolutionized the sound masking industry with the development of our direct field sound masking technology, QtPro. QtPro uniformly disperses a pre-tuned sound masking signal directly into the workspace. The result is a consistent and comfortable ambient sound through the space that doesn’t require extensive post install commissioning and tuning.
Standard Category Cabling connects the Emitters to the Control Modules
Simple Layout, Zoning, and Installation
The QtPro system is designed to meet the unique acoustic requirements of a space, whether large or small. Emitters are easily installed in a simple grid pattern, determined by ceiling height. During the layout and design phase, the space is divided into zones based on acoustic requirements of the space, allowing for different volume levels for each unique space.
Sound masking can also be emitted into an environment indirectly. In this method, loudspeaker are installed above the ceiling tiles , or under a raised access floor. The loudspeakers point upwards, towards the ceiling deck. The sound masking hits the ceiling deck and then reverberates back down through the drop ceiling, into the workplace below.
To be as consistent as a direct filed sound masking system, it’s imperative that each loudspeaker be controllable on an individual basis to account for items in the ceiling plenum or differences in ceiling materials. The DynasoundPro Networked system is the only sound masking system that allows each loudspeaker to be individually controlled remotely via software.
DS8000 allows for individual control up to 8 loudspeakers
POE Network Switch
Powers the loudspeaker controllers
Connect loudspeakers and controllers and controllers to POE switch
Flexible Layout and Individually Controlled Speakers
The DynasoundPro Networked system is the only sound masking system that allows each speaker to be individually controlled remotely via software. Power is delivered through standard Ethernet cable to a small speaker controller (DS8000) installed in the ceiling. Each DS8000 has 8 speaker outputs. A music and paging interface can also be added to the system, allowing masking, paging, music, all to be controlled at the individual speaker level.