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AP Series

Hybrid Acoustic Panels

The Acoustician’s
Pass-through Panel

The latest evolution in SoundPly’s legendary pursuit of acoustic excellence, the AP pass-through panel is setting new benchmarks for acoustic performance, durability, and versatility. 

With the AP Series, the limitations and weaknesses of traditional pass-through panels have been overcome, creating a stronger, more adaptable panel, capable of being fine-tuned to create custom sound signatures. It’s the next chapter in the SoundPly tradition of continued innovation and improvement.

Exclusively for Acousticians

As a pass-through panel, the AP is one component of a fully customizable acoustic system, consisting of an additional cavity backspace and optional acoustic insulation. The assembly of this system allows for unrivaled acoustic precision and an unprecedented ability to tailor the sound of each environment.

It’s the first and only SoundPly product available exclusively for specification by acousticians or acoustic engineers, reflecting SoundPly’s commitment to the science of acoustics, dynamic sound quality, and acoustic comfort. 

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Unrivaled Performance

With a .70 – 1.05 NRC performance envelope, the AP achieves the highest NRC of any micro-perforated pass-through panel. It’s barely perceptible micro-perforations effectively absorb sound into a patented rock wool core, delivering exceptional sound absorption for a broad range of demanding environments.  

While other pass-through panels offer performance between a .45 – .90 NCR, (with most installations achieving no more than a .65 NRC), the AP Series resets expectations, delivering a new generation of pass-through panel that offers exceptional acoustic comfort. 

Uncompromising Stability 

The AP Series offers the most structural stability of any pass-through panel, with 6 times more core strength than other panels consisting of a particleboard or MDF core. This is because other acoustic pass-through panels gain acoustic performance by sacrificing structural integrity. To absorb sound, their particleboard cores are drilled in intervals, weakening their stability with each hole. 

In contrast, the AP requires no compromise to achieve acoustic performance. Its patented SP Core technology provides lasting structural stability without any risk of sagging, warping, expanding, or contracting. Its structural stability opens the door to new possibilities in placement. Unlike other pass-through panels, the AP can be installed on ceilings, as well as walls, with no risk of sagging and no additional reinforcement needed. 

Legendary Durability

Traditional pass-through panels are notoriously susceptible to puncture. They consist of thin veneer adhered to a drilled core – a surface so fragile, a pencil could puncture it. 

With the AP panel, an outer ply covers the drilled core, making it durable, impact-resistant, and impervious to punctures.  It’s combination of acoustic performance, versatility, and durability make the AP Series an exciting new addition to the SoundPly collection.

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.

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.

SOUNDPLY PRODUCT COMPARISON

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 Legacy
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 19 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]

0.70NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
F-6 Mounting Method

Panels were attached to wall-mounted 1/2" thick furring strips using 6mm thick hardware. (no supplimental acoustic insulation or in-wall cavity space was utilized).

0.95NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
F-6 Mounting Method

Panels were attached to wall-mounted 1-1/2" thick furring strips using 6mm thick hardware. An additional 1" of 6 lb. acoustic insulation was placed in the cavity space created by the furring strips.

1.05NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
F-6 Mounting Method

Panels were attached to wall-mounted 2-1/2" thick furring strips using 6mm thick hardware. An additional 2" of 3 lb. acoustic insulation was placed in the cavity space created by the furring strips.

0.85NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
E-400 Mounting Method

Panels were backed with a 400mm deep, fully sealed cavity space. Cavity space contained no supplimental acoustic insulation.

0.90NRC

Absorption Coefficient

Frequency (Hz)

ASTM C423 Test
E-400 Mounting Method

Panels were backed with a 400mm deep, fully sealed cavity space. Cavity space contained 2" of supplimental 3 lbs. acoustic insulation.