New Dual Layer Acoustic Shield Receives Glowing Feedback from Well Known Orchestra
Following an extensive trial of Amadeus’ new Dual Layer Acoustic Shields, our client was so impressed with the product that they procured a selection of both free-standing and Opus 1 chair variants.
The reasoning for the choice was explained:
“Our decision to ‘upgrade’ our screens to the Amadeus product was twofold: we use Amadeus Opus 1 musicians’ posture chairs and, since it’s possible to attach the screens to the chairs, this seemed a very sensible arrangement. In addition, Amadeus is well known in the music industry for manufacturing, and supplying, good product. Since it’s not possible, in all instances, to use the chair attached version in all areas of the pit, we also opted to purchase a number of free-standing screens. We have been using screens for a number of years. However, the screens we were using were fairly basic and, in some instances, probably created more problems for musicians (ie., brass, wind and percussion) playing ‘into’ the screens.”
About the shield
The Dual Layer Acoustic Shield has been developed specifically for musicians at risk from acoustic shock, absorbing and diffusing sound from the players to the rear, thereby effectively reducing the amount of damaging over-the-shoulder noise levels to players in front. The dual layer design incorporates one solid layer and one perforated layer separated by a substantial air gap. The perforated layer faces the source instrument and provides some acoustic absorption and diffusion of the incident sound thereby protecting the musician in front and reducing reflections back towards source.
Prior to product launch, the shields were tested extensively by IoA-certified acousticians, Adrian James Acoustics Ltd, and the Amadeus team were thrilled by the results as in-lab A-weighted performances of 7.8dB insertion loss were recorded for the free-standing screen while an incredible 8.8dB insertion loss was measured for the Opus 1 chair-mounted variant.
The full report can be downloaded here: Amadeus Acoustic Shield Performance
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