Baffles like the Saturna are tremendously effective at controlling sound as they absorb energy from both exposed panel sides while also capturing nearby reflections off the ceiling before they expand into the room. This makes them upwards to four times as effective as a typical wall-mounted panel.
For most commercial installations, the Saturna is positioned high, up near the roof and set within the rafters where sound can be absorbed before it has a chance to echo and expand. Because mid and high frequency sound tends to beam like a flashlight, the baffle performance is greatly enhanced when they are configured to ‘trap’ sound in all directions. This is typically achieved by positioning the panels in a tic-tac-toe arrangement.
Saturna baffles come with pre-attached mounting straps for quick hanging in a ‘landscape’ fashion. For installations where a ‘portrait’ hanging is preferred, the Saturna can be taken apart using a standard hex wrench and the straps can be retrofitted as needed.
Vertical Baffle Installation
Use two Corkscrew™ anchors per panel. Mark the mounting locations for each anchor at least 12″ apart to ensure proper support when hanging. Be sure to match the mounting location on your ceiling. The wires should hang straight down from the ceiling to the Corkscrew anchors, never on an angle.
1) Carefully center the Corkscrew on the edge of the panel. Twist and push the anchor into the edge until it breaks through the coating and is flush with the panel. Be sure to keep the anchor as straight as possible to avoid pushing through the face of the panel.
2) Connect the SlipNot wire to the anchor by clipping the hook through the opening on the Corkscrew anchor.
3) The SlipNot hook should be securely closed around the anchor. Once the panel is suspended from the ceiling, push in the button at the top of the SlipNot hook to release the wire. Pull wire through to the desired height
Saturna baffles set in a grid
Using a grid like ‘tic-tac-toe’ layout will improve the performance as more random energy will be absorbed in the room. Notice that the baffles are suspended in both X and Y axes so that noise will be captured in both directions.