Formedffusor Barrel

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Overview

The Formedffusor Barrel is a high impact, thermoformed unit, a basic shape and economic solution in architectural acoustics used in band and choral rooms to blend the direct and reflected sound to increase intelligibility and/or enhance musical clarity and intimacy. Low frequency absorption is also achieved. Units are also available with internal stiffeners and liner for increased rigidity and decreased bass absorption.

Finish

Standard Formedffusor Barrels are produced in a white, slightly textured finish. Units can also be painted or wrapped in fabric.

Installation

Units can be directly mounted to walls or ceilings with supplied hardware or suspended from ceilings as clouds.

Formedffusor is a Trademark of RPG Acoustical Systems LLC

Formedffusor Barrel

newHemi-cylindrical shapes scatter the incident sound energy into different directions. The barrel shape offers a moderate amount of acoustic control, preventing excessive harshness and flutter and providing more uniform sound distribution. Constructed of light weight, fire rated thermo plastic sheet, the RPG Formedffusor Barrel also offers significant absorption in the lower frequency ranges. The barrel surface can be left in its natural, flexible state where it offers absorption, or stiffeners can be applied during production to reduce the ability of the surface to vibrate and so reducing the amount of sound absorption it offers.  RPG Formedffusor Barrel can be produced with vertical or horizontal orientation for design flexibility. This flexibility provides both visual interest and the potential for optimized acoustic performance. The Formedffusor Barrel is a simple, low cost solution for music spaces.

Problem

Sound absorptive acoustic ceiling tile (ACT) and fiberglass wall panels are commonly overused in communication and music rooms. A low-cost but effective wall and ceiling treatment that supports speech and music by distributing sound more uniformly is needed.

Solution

To address this problem, RPG developed the Formedffusor Barrel, made of light weight, fire rated thermo plastic sheet. The Formedffusor Barrel fits easily into a standard, metal, T-bar, ceiling grid and is Class-A fire rated. Acoustically, the Formedffusor Barrel scatters sound across the room, aiding uniform listening and preventing acoustic problems such as flutter with the floor below.

Features

  • Hemi-cylindrical design with slanted ends.
  • Light weight, fire rated thermo plastic sheet.
  • Can be fabric wrapped.
  • Can be painted.
  • Can be oriented uniformly or randomly.
  • Easy and fast to install.

 

Standard Formedffusor Barrels are produced in a white, slightly textured finish. Units can also be painted or wrapped in fabric.