RD Acoustic QRD67 Diffuser

AUD $16,500.00

Wooden Quadratic Pattern

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Room acoustics relates to how sound interacts with a physical space and is a critical aspect to achieving great sound quality from your music system. The way a room sounds and feels depends a lot on the room’s size, shape and the specific acoustic properties of the materials in the room. Every listening space has its own unique sound signature, something called an “acoustic profile.”

Sound waves in a room are either reflected or absorbed, depending on the structure and materials which they strike. The waves reflect off flat, smooth surfaces like walls, windows or glass tables. On the other hand, they are absorbed by soft, porous surfaces like fabric curtains, carpets, sofas or panels. Managing your room acoustics involves gaining an understanding of how the sound waves from your system are interacting with the room and then adding or taking away reflective or absorbent surfaces to achieve a natural sound.

The duration of reverberation is the main acoustic parameter of a closed space. It is quite easily measurable and it should fall within the range of 0.2 to 0.5 seconds. A space that is overly damped can feel oppressive and music can sound ‘lifeless’. Conversely, in a space with no damping at all, one can hear considerable echo. Playing music in spaces with not enough damping results in a loss of clarity, resolution and a confusing soundscape.

If you wish to optimise the performance of your sound system, it is vital that you consider the acoustic qualities of your listening space. Experienced audiophiles all agree that the very best speakers will not be able to achieve great results in spaces with poor acoustic conditions.

RD Acoustic have developed an acoustic diffuser based on a very efficient quadratic formula that prevents unwanted sound wave reflections in the listening space. Intended for discerning music rooms, it improves the overall acoustics of the listening space by evenly diffusing sound waves.

Their main advantage is in filling the listening space with sound without unwanted linear reflections from flat surfaces. The QRD67 diffuser should ideally be placed between the speakers in such a way that its centre point matches the centre point of the wall height.

Upon the customer’s request, an inverse diffuser can be made which is placed right behind the listener so that the two are directly opposite each other. Their effect of diffusing unwanted reflections then multiplies.

The RD Acoustic Diffuser range of panels are at the forefront of the acoustic treatment of listening spaces. Backed by scientific research and constructed with rare craftmanship, these panels are highly recommended to transform your listening space and to optimise the investment made in your music system.

Product Specification

Type Acoustic Diffuser
Design Quadratic (N67)
Minimal distance from listener 1.4m
Diffusion from 345Hz
Number of points 67 x 67 = 4489
Dimensions 1680mm (H) x 1680mm (W) x 250mm (D)
Depth 320mm (Including the rear plate and anchoring)
Weight 200kg