SoundPly | LR Series Micro-Perforated Acoustic Panels

AP Series

Hybrid Acoustic Panels

The Acoustician’s
Pass-through Panel.

Acousticians made a request and we listened! Introducing our newest product line – the AP series. These versatile, pass-through panels achieve a whopping 1.5 NRC rating while continuing the SoundPly tradition of clean aesthetics and a healthy user environment.

LIMITING NOISE
WITH UNLIMITED POSSIBILITIES.

The AP series is designed to be used as part of a traditional acoustic system, in combination with a sealed plenum or cavity space. It offers acousticians complete control over every aspect of the acoustic system for an unprecedented ability to tailor the sound signature of each environment. This unrivaled performance is guaranteed for acoustician-verified installations.

In addition, the AP series features a porous wood wool core. The AP’s core provides considerable absorption of both the incident wave and the reflected sound waves inside the plenum/cavity spaces. The result is dynamic sound quality that can be customized for each space.

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HAVE IT BOTH WAYS.

But we didn’t just settle for top marks in acoustic performance. With the AP series, we’re pushing the envelope even farther – increasing acoustic performance while also improving the structural integrity and strength of pass-through panels.

Traditional drilled core, pass-through panels use MDF or particleboard for their core. As a result, their structural stability is weakened with each drilled opening. SoundPly’s AP series utilizes a patented wood wool core that resists sag and warping, providing long-term structural stability even as it provides unparalleled sound absorption.

THE HEALTHY CHOICE.

With low VOC emissions and a cleanable, antimicrobial surface, the AP series is a healthy alternative to other acoustic products. With its Class A fire-rating, it can even be used in health care settings. It’s the clear choice for environments that need a top-performing acoustic product that keeps the health of its users in mind.

AP SERIES TECHNOLOGIES

The LR Series panels feature MicroPerfection® technology, resulting in the most advanced, effective micro-perforations ever integrated into an acoustic panel. Achieving maximum acoustic performance required engineering a process to precisely manufacture a new type of micro-perforation—one that’s smaller, cleaner, and three times deeper than any currently produced.

A key component of MicroPerfection technology is the panel’s percentage of effective micro-perforations. Over 99.97% of the micro-perforations on SoundPly panels are open and functional— a distinct advantage over the 35-38% of open micro-perforations on other manufacturer’s acoustic panels.

Dynamic Sound Control is one of the most significant benefits of the LR Series’ highly effective use of porous and resonant sound absorption. Most types of sound absorbing materials, including porous materials, experience a reduction in absorptive capacity in response to an increasing sound pressure level (SPL). Resonant absorption does the opposite.

An increase of SPL causes the principle form of acoustic energy conversion to shift from thermal viscous friction —occurring inside the passages of each micro-perforation— to a more effective and sound wave disrupting process called vortex shedding, which occurs at the outlets of each micro-perforation.

As sound levels rise, the diminishing effectiveness of porous absorption is offset by the improved efficiency of the resonate absorption. By providing more uniform absorption across the full spectrum of decibel levels, Dynamic Sound Control helps prevent environments from sounding too “dead” at low sounds levels, while supplying excellent absorption at high sound levels, when it’s needed most.

The advanced SPCore technology is responsible for the LR Series panels being 5x stronger, 60% lighter, and over 2x more dimensionally stable than other acoustic panels. The face and back of every LF panel consists of a fiberglass-reinforced sandwich of durable, dimensionally static composite layers. 

A combination of pressure and heat fuse the outer layers to the inner core’s structural components, resulting in a uniformly sealed, torsionally rigid, monocoque structure.

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Product
          
Panel TypePass-ThroughPass-ThroughPass-ThroughAcousticAcousticAcousticAcousticAcousticAcousticAcousticAcoustic
Thickness¾” (19mm)¾” (19mm)1” (25mm)¾” (19mm)1” (25mm)1½” (38mm)2″ (51mm)¾” (19mm)1” (25mm)1½” (38mm)2″ (51mm)
Acoustics           
NRC
ASTM-C423, type F-6 mounting
.40.50.55.70.80.85.95.70.90.951.00
CAC
ASTM-E1414
n/an/an/an/a3939+39+434646+46+
STC
ASTM-E336
n/an/an/an/an/an/an/an/a3737+37+
Structure           
Linear Expansion
ASTM-D1037
+/-0.7%+/-0.4%+/-0.4%+/-0.4%+/-0.4%+/-0.4%+/-0.4%+/-0.4%+/-0.4%+/-0.4%+/- 0.4%
Span Strength
Deflection over 2440mm
122mm52mm37mm13mm13mm13mm13mm13mm3mm2mm2mm
Max. Panel Size5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′5’x12′
Puncture Resistance
Compared to similar products
PoorGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodGood
Moisture ResistancePoorGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentAverageAverageAverageAverage
Health           
Low VOC
CDPH-1350 Compliant
NoYesYesNoNoNoNoYesYesYesYes
Antifungal
ASTM-D3273
PoorGoodGoodExcellentExcellentExcellentExcellentn/an/an/an/a
Fire Class
ASTM-E84
BAAAAAAAAAA
Usage           
LR Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic Ceiling PanelsAverageAverageAverageGoodGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentGoodGood
LR Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic Bafflesn/an/an/an/an/aGoodExcellentn/an/aGoodExcellent
LR Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic Wall PanelsAverageAverageAverageGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellent
LR Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic PlanksPoorAverageAverageGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellent
LR Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic CloudsPoorGoodGoodGoodGoodExcellentExcellentGoodExcellentExcellentExcellent

AP SERIES SPECIFICATIONS

CORE

Recomposed High Density Rock Fiber

FACE OPTIONS

• 715+ Wood Species/Slice/Grade combinations
• Custom Paint Colors in a variety of sheens

FINISH OPTIONS

• Custom Stains for Wood Veneers
• Clear or Tinted Catalyzed Lacquer
• Clear or Tinted Ulti-Matte™ Flat Varnish

FIRE PERFORMANCE

Class A Fire Rating [ASTM-E84]

ANTIMICROBIAL

Excellent. Tested an average of 10/10 for resistance to mold growth [ASTM-D3273]

Perforations

Surface Diameter: 0.5mm
Passage Diameter: 0.5mm
Passage Depth: 2.0mm
Pattern: Square Diamond

LEED CREDITS

MRc4 Recycled Content – 21% Pre-consumer
BDCv4 EQ Acoustic Performance
Material Ingredient Disclosure – Option 1

AP M19 SPECIFICATIONS

MAXIMUM SIZE

60” x 144” (1524mm x 3658mm)

THICKNESS

¾” (19mm)

WEIGHT

1.4 lbs/ft² (6.84 kg/m²)

CAC

43 [ASTM-E1414]

.70NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
F-6 Mounting Method

Mounted directly to the wall using 6mm thick hardware (no supplimental acoustic insulation or in-wall cavity space was utilized).

AP M25 SPECIFICATIONS

MAXIMUM SIZE

60” x 144” (1524mm x 3658mm)

THICKNESS

1” (25mm)

WEIGHT

1.8 lbs/ft² (8.79 kg/m²)

CAC

46 [ASTM-E1414]

STC

37 [ASTM-E336]

.90NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
F-6 Mounting Method

Mounted directly to the wall using 6mm thick hardware (no supplimental acoustic insulation or in-wall cavity space was utilized).

AP M38 SPECIFICATIONS

MAXIMUM SIZE

60” x 144” (1524mm x 3658mm)

THICKNESS

1½” (38mm)

WEIGHT

2.2 lbs/ft² (10.74 kg/m²)

CAC

46+ [ASTM-E1414]

STC

37+ [ASTM-E336]

.95NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
F-6 Mounting Method

Mounted directly to the wall using 6mm thick hardware (no supplimental acoustic insulation or in-wall cavity space was utilized).

AP M51 SPECIFICATIONS

MAXIMUM SIZE

60” x 144” (1524mm x 3658mm)

THICKNESS

2” (51mm)

WEIGHT

2.6 lbs/ft² (12.69 kg/m²)

CAC

46+ [ASTM-E1414]

STC

37+ [ASTM-E336]

1.00NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
F-6 Mounting Method

Mounted directly to the wall using 6mm thick hardware (no supplimental acoustic insulation or in-wall cavity space was utilized).