RF Series

Micro-Perforated Acoustic Panels

RF Series Acoustic Panels

The Absolute Maximum,
at a Complete Minimum.

SoundPly RF Series Micro-Perforated Acoustic Panel

The SoundPly RF series are the world’s most advanced acoustic panels, providing a level of sound absorption never before achieved in a solution so compact and versatile.  Demonstrating an unrivaled degree of performance, RF panels are the unequivocal choice for the most acoustically demanding environments.

SoundPly RF panels unlock new possibilities for fundamentally better ways to address environmental noise control, recasting the entire concept of how acoustic panels can be used.

MORE THAN INCREMENTAL.

The RF series was born from a zero-compromise pursuit for acoustic perfection. When challenging our top engineers with the question “How do we develop the world’s most effective acoustic panel?”, the RF series was their silent —and highly sound-absorbent— reply.

Compared with traditional acoustic panels, RF panels absorb more sound using better methods, in the most efficient way… but these panels do more than just absorb sound.

STOPPING POWER.

The traditional methods of absorbing and blocking sound are achieved through distinctly different, incompatible methods. The resulting trade-off between sound absorbing and sound blocking performance requires prioritizing one over the other.

Owing to their highly innovative, patented construction, SoundPly RF panels eliminate the need to make an acoustic concession. They provide such uniformly exceptional sound absorption and sound blockage; the RF series’ NRC and CAC test results have established new benchmarks for both categories and in the process redefined what is possible with an acoustic panel.

NO SMOKE. ZERO MIRRORS.

While other micro-perforated panels require large cavity spaces, additional acoustical batting, and complex installation assemblies, the RF panels are a fully-contained acoustic solution.  The significance of this is difficult to overstate, since it eliminates one of the greatest frustrations acousticians regularly express—the chronic discrepancy between an acoustic system’s advertised, laboratory-certified performance, compared to that system’s actual, real world performance.

Unlike nearly every other architectural acoustic solution, the exceptional performance RF panels achieve in laboratory testing is the exact same performance they deliver in real world installations.

BEYOND ACOUSTICS.

Like the other SoundPly panel series, RF panels can be provided with a single primer coat, or painted in the full spectrum of colors and sheens.  Custom graphics and images in sizes up to 5′ x 12′ can be printed on the panels using a 1200dpi, UV-cured, color-fast printing process.

Among all the surface treatment options, the most popular for SoundPly panels is wood veneer.  Hundreds of real wood and reconstituted veneer species are available in stock, and can be finished in a variety of custom stains and topcoats.

RF SERIES TECHNOLOGIES

The RF 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 RF 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.

As sound levels rise, the diminishing effectiveness of porous absorption is offset by the improved efficiency of the resonant 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.

RF Series Acoustic Panels

The advanced SPCore technology is responsible for the RF Series panels being 6x stronger, 70% lighter, and over 2.5x more dimensionally stable than other acoustic panels. The face and back of every RF 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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Legacy
Product
Panel Type Pass-Through Pass-Through Pass-Through Acoustic Acoustic Acoustic Acoustic Acoustic Acoustic Acoustic Acoustic
Thickness ¾” (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 .95 1.00
CAC
ASTM-E1414
n/a n/a n/a n/a 39 39+ 39+ 43 46 46+ 46+
STC
ASTM-E336
n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 37 37+ 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
122mm 52mm 37mm 13mm 13mm 13mm 13mm 13mm 3mm 2mm 2mm
Max. Panel Size
5'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
Poor Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good Good
Moisture Resistance Poor Good Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent Average Average Average Average
Health
Low VOC
CDPH-1350 Compliant
No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Antifungal
ASTM-D3273
Poor Good Good Excellent Excellent Excellent Excellent n/a n/a n/a n/a
Fire Class
ASTM-E84
B A A A A A A A A A A
Usage
RF Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic Ceiling Panels Average Average Average Good Good Good Good Good Excellent Good Good
RF Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic Baffles n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Good Excellent n/a n/a Good Excellent
RF Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic Wall Panels Average Average Average Good Good Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
RF Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic Planks Poor Average Average Good Good Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Excellent Excellent
RF Series Acoustic Panels Acoustic Clouds Poor Good Good Good Good Excellent Excellent Good Excellent Excellent Excellent

RF SERIES SPECIFICATIONS

Core

Sintered Resin-Reinforced Glass Wool

Face Options

• Wood Veneer  • UV Print • Paint

Perforation

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

Fire Rating

Class A [ASTM-E84]

LEED Credits

MRc4 Recycled Content –
30% Post-Consumer

BDCv4 EQ Acoustic Performance
EQ4.4 Low-Emitting Materials
Material Ingredient Disclosure – Option 1

RF 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).

RF 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).

RF 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).

RF 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).