Sound Masking

Sound Masking ExamplePerformance-Based Specification

While every sound masking system fulfills the basic function of introducing a background sound into a facility, their overall performance can vary dramatically. A well-constructed specification focusing on the qualities necessary for comfort and effectiveness is essential to ensuring the technology selected meets the client’s current and future requirements.

The information provided on this website is general in nature and refers to a performance-based specification for a sound masking system.

This sound masking specification has two major advantages:

First, it’s a generic spec focusing on the qualities that are critical to a sound masking system’s performance. The criteria outlined are set to the highest commonly achievable level, allowing any of the major manufacturers of networked-decentralized sound masking technology to bid.

The goal is to meet the requirement for multiple bids without risking the value and effectiveness of the system intended for your project. In our experience, most manufacturers’ products are able to meet this spec and, if applied, the sound masking system will be effective, flexible and comfortable in most situations.

Second, this generic spec has gone through the Construction Specification Institute’s Compliant Document Review program. A CSI-certified professional specifications practitioner has verified that it adheres to the principles set forth in CSI’s published best practices and guidelines, saving you time and effort when preparing the documentation for your project.

The locations where you can adjust the sound masking specification to accommodate individual needs and/or make regional selections are marked. However, if you have any questions, we recommend that you contact our Help Desk. We’d be happy to assist you.

You can download the sound masking specification in WORD format.