RPG DIFFRACTAL

Product Description

RPG Diffractal

The bandwidth of a QRD® is limited at high frequencies by the well width and at low frequencies by the maximum depth. Additionally, wide area coverage with periodic arrays focuses energy into certain diffraction directions. A full spectrum diffusor offering wide area coverage is needed.

Solution
The Diffractal® is the first diffusing fractal. It consists of nested self similar scaled diffusors, each of which covers a specific frequency range and offers wide area coverage without lobing effects. A second generation Diffractal® (DFR72) contains two nested QRD®s, thus forming a diffusor within a diffusor. Each diffusor provides uniform scattering over a specific range of frequencies so that the effective bandwidth is extended. The DFR72 can be nested within a larger low frequency diffusor to provide wide area coverage, extended low frequency diffusivity, and also minimum lobing associated with periodic arrays. This third generation Diffractal® (DFR73) offers low, mid, and high frequency diffusion over an extended bandwidth, limited only by the depth available.

Performance
diffractal datadif_ac1Diffusors essentially scatter sound, but absorption may occur from wave resonances within the wells when they are narrow and deep and viscous losses due to pressure gradient induced air particle flows between adjacent wells. The Diffractal® provides high frequency diffusion without adding additional absorption by replacing the mid frequency QRD® wells with nested reduced scale high frequency QRD®s.

The nested diffusors comprising the Diffractal® extend the high frequency diffusive performance beyond that of the QRD® 734. The graph illustrates how the Diffractal® mid frequency and high frequency nested components essentially boot strap the uniform diffusion from 500 Hz to 20 kHz. The diffusion coefficient is also compared to a flat reflective panel which exhibits decreasing diffusivity with increasing frequency.

Installation
The Diffractal® can be flush mounted into an opening or surface mounted on a wall or ceiling.

Features and Benefits

Fractal surface
nested fractal diffusor

Amplitude modulated QRD
Wide area coverage
Modularity
Furniture grade fabrication
Fractal surface consisting of nested self similar low, mid, and high frequency QRD®s offers extended bandwidth.
Lobing effects due to periodicity are minimized by amplitude modulating the QRD® number theory sequence.
Amplitude modulation also permits wide area coverage without loss of performance due to periodicity effects
The modular construction allows for fast and easy installation.
The furniture grade quality coupled with the wide variety of wood species and finishes make the Diffractal® an aesthetically pleasing addition to any space.

Applications

Movie theaters
Recording studios
Post production studios
Broadcast studios
Mastering studios
Listening rooms
Home theaters
Performing arts facilities
Conference rooms

Product Options
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600x600x230
600x600x100
MDF
Venereed MDF

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