This is because Latus Panels were developed to directly address the three most persistent shortcomings of other architectural and wood acoustic wall panels— 1) their exaggerated acoustic performance claims, 2) their restrictive and tedious installations, and 3) their indicative and conspicuous appearances.
Pound For Pound, Absorb More Sound.
SoundPly products consistently outperform similar acoustic products, and Latus Wall Panels are no exception. No other acoustic wall panels absorb as much sound energy in such a small profile.
Furthermore, Latus Panel’s acoustic performance data is guaranteed to be accurate and reliably reproducible in real-world installations. Simply put, the acoustic performance that Latus Panels achieve in laboratory tests is the same performance they provide when they leave our factory, and the same performance they consistently maintain after they’re installed.
As unusual as it may seem, this is not the case with nearly every other architectural acoustic wall panel. The reason most other acoustic wall panel manufacturers aren’t able to guarantee their acoustic performance claims is because their panels actually aren’t very good at absorbing sound. Their panels primarily function as visual and protective screens, letting sound energy pass through them, into the sound absorbing system installed behind them.
Other acoustic wall panels feature traditional, simple acoustic technology yet require highly engineered, sophisticated installation procedures. Latus panels are just the opposite— they combine cutting-edge, proprietary acoustic technology with simple, intuitive installation methods.
Similar to non-acoustic architectural wood wall panels, Latus Panels can be installed directly to the wall using Z-clips, wood cleats, or most other traditional methods. Depending on the panel size and placement, even faster installations can be performed using the propriety SoundPly bayonet clips.
Latus panels are also much lighter than wall panels containing MDF or particleboard cores, further adding to their ease of handling and installation. Because Latus panels aren’t prone to the excessive expansion/ contraction, warping, or sagging common with other acoustic wood wall panels, adjacent Latus Panels can be mounted with tighter reveals, using less mounting hardware.
“Panel … Latus Panel.”
If James Bond was an architectural acoustic wall panel, he’d undoubtedly be a Latus Panel. The attractive appearance of a Latus Panel reveals little of its potent effectiveness at eliminating sound. The panel’s precisely placed, sound absorbing micro-perforations become indistinguishable at a normal viewing distance, allowing them to perform their duty while seamlessly blending into their surroundings.
Other acoustic wood panels that contain conspicuous holes, slots, or grooves have an unmistakable appearance. Their look is emblematic of their outdated acoustic technology, and a likely factor contributing to their decline in popularity. In contrast, the indistinct, unrevealing acoustic features of Latus Panels neither define nor compromise their look, resulting an enduring, timeless appearance.