Auralex Debuts Bamboo-Based Acoustical Treatments
Auralex Acoustics, which makes sound control solutions, launched what it calls the first line of acoustical products made from 100-percent eco-friendly bamboo.
Auralex Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series QuadraTec
Auralex Acoustics, which makes sound control solutions, launched what it calls the first line of acoustical products made from 100-percent eco-friendly bamboo. The Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series consists of the WavePrism, WaveLens, QuadraTec, Peak Pyramid Diffusor and KeyPacs. Each retains the longevity and acoustical qualities of Auralex products, plus the green and acoustical properties of natural bamboo, according to the company.
"As a green alternative to traditional hardwood, Auralex's new Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusor Series is the perfect addition to any recording or listening space that requires absorption treatment," said Eric Smith, founder and president of Auralex Acoustics, in a statement. "Through this new line of bamboo-based products, customers now have a range of products to choose from, both acoustically and aesthetically."
The Auralex WavePrism eliminates flutter echoes and other acoustical anomalies without removing acoustical energy from the space. The closed box design configuration of the product disperses sound evenly to create a more consistent listening or recording environment, company officials said. The WavePrism is sized to drop into a suspended ceiling grid or can be wall mounted using mechanical fasteners.
Auralex WaveLens' open-boxed design scatters and redirects acoustical energy. The WaveLens can be beneficial in numerous applications as it can create a large sound in a small room and optimize existing absorption panels by redirecting the sound energy.
The QuadraTec's tiered design provides excellent scattering properties, resulting in a warm, musical character to the dispersed sound, according to Auralex. The nested pair offers two unique diffusion tools that, when used in combination, can result in a more spacious feel. The lightweight design allows QuadraTec diffusors to be placed in suspended ceiling grids or attached to wall surfaces with mechanical fasteners.
Auralex's Peak Pyramid Diffusor is optimized to provide high-quality sound diffusion while also doubling as an effective bass trap when filled with absorptive material. The lightweight, sturdy pyramid-shaped diffusors are sized so that they can be dropped into a suspended ceiling grid or installed onto wall surfaces using mechanical fasteners.
KeyPacs are magnet-based panels that have the ability to mount to Auralex ProPanels or Studiofoam. Company officials said that because most rooms are not dedicated to one particular application, these perforated absorption covers allow users to have a more live or dry room on the fly without having to reconfigure the entire space.
According to Auralex, bamboo is the fastest growing woody plant in the world and. It has the strength characteristics of traditional hardwoods but is actually a grass and therefore more sustainable. Auralex says It's important to note that the type of bamboo used in the production of its products is different than the bamboo that animals use for food.