Fantoni’s Acoustic Panelling systems offer excellent sound absorbency and reverb reduction, to create spaces with state-of-the-art sound quality, design and sustainability.
Acoustic quality is a fundamental aspect of the design of a room. It depends primarily on the geometry of the space, the type of materials present within it, their distribution relative to sources of noise, sound reverberation, and total background noise level.
The correct acoustic design of a space is only possible if its destined use is defined beforehand. Indeed, different characteristics are required for a theatre than for a concert hall, for an office than for a classroom, and for a gym than for a restaurant.
What they should all have in common, however, is the fact that the sound signals that propagate within them should convey to the listener the full meaning and perfect definition of the message they carry, be it in the form of a piece of music or a verbal communication.
It is not unusual for people to find themselves in rooms where the atmosphere is so thick with noise that it becomes very difficult to hold any kind of conversation with their companions. This condition generally leads everyone to raise the volume of their communications in order to restore an acceptable level of intelligibility, thereby further increasing the overall level of sound pressure in the room, a phenomenon which is destined to escalate ad infinitum.
In order to prevent situations of this kind, the main parameter to be controlled so as to ensure good acoustics is reverberation, the total sound that persists within a space for a certain period of time after the source has stopped emitting the sound.
The decline in this ’tail of sound’ can be quantified as a ’reverberation time’, which is inversely proportionate to the total acoustic absorption capacity of the room. Thus, the application of sound-absorbent materials makes it possible to reduce and contain this time within an optimal range of values, according to the intended use of the space, and so to guarantee the impression of an acoustically ’dry’ and well- defined environment, a fundamental condition in ensuring ideal communication levels and optimal acoustic comfort.