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Absorbear

A lightweight broadband absorption panel, handmade in Sweden. With it´s carefully chosen materials, these panels offer you an effective and well thought out acoustic product.

 

Product information:

This sound absorption panel is a great room acoustic device for reducing unwanted reflections and to lower reverberation times.

With it's white polyester absorption material and the woolen or linen fabrics, it's a simple and lightweight absorption panel with the main focus on function. It's acoustically effective thanks to the carefully chosen materials and the air gap possibilities. A frameless design like this has some pros and cons:

Advantages: 
* Less weight
* Less material costs
* No wood frame assembling time
* The hole panel has absorptive surfaces, even on the back, compared to some other absorptive panels with somewhat reflective sides and backs.

Disadvantages:
* Requires delicate sewing and assembling technics in order to get the fabric corners to look clean.
* A frameless design like this lacks diffraction effects, which can improve absorption abilities.
* A bit of sag of the fabrics must be accepted.

The fabric covers are hand made in Sweden, with ambitiously executed details.

The Absorbear panels suits many different room acoustically challenging scenarios such as:

* An overly reverberant home studio
* An office space with lots of reflective surfaces 
* An acoustically lively bar/café/restaurant.
* An audio recording environment
* An audio mixing studio with an excessive level of early reflections

Absorbear XL:
Ljudbjörnen also offer an XL sized absorption panel, which has double the mass compared to the original Absorbear panel. It is therefor even more effective and a very suitable panel for reducing early reflections from the ceiling and walls in audio production rooms. 

Weight:
Around 4,3 kg per Absorbear with a mounting system of your choice.
Around 7,9 kg per Absorbear XL with a mounting system of your choice.

Absorption material properties:

Caruso-Iso-Bond WLG 035
100 % recycled ecological polyester fibre
Flow resistivity: 10000 Pa.s/m^2
Weight: 40kg /m³
Panel weight: Around 3.0 kg
Flame retardant : B1 D0 S1 / DIN 4102
Fire protection: B1
Drop: D0 (no drop)
Smoke: S1 (no smoke)
Mold & mites resistance: Yes
Non-allergic & gentle to skin and airways
ECO certificate: OEKO-TEX standard 100

Absorption ability details:

Lab testing results, absorption coefficients and quantifiable details can not be presented at this moment, due to it's high costs. In order to properly lab test our products in a suitable reverberation lab environment with high accuracy in low frequencies, it's a costly investment. Ljudbjörnen has planned to do such lab testing of all offered products further on. Hopefully within 2023.

Fabric options:

Absorbear comes with eight fabric options:

Light grey 
Mid Grey
Blue 
Grey Blue 
Grey Crêpe 
Red Green Crêpe
Red Yellow Crêpe

White linen

All fabrics are 100 % recycled wool except "White linen" which is a natural white 100% stonewashed linen fabric.

Scroll down to the end of this page to see all the available fabrics and colors. 

Optional physical fabric samples:
If you want to compare the fabrics and the colors properly, it's recommended to review them in daylight condition together with your existing colors in the space. To do this, you simply order a fabric sample pack at the cost of 150 kr which will then be sent by post to your nearby postnord pickup place. Another possible solution is to loan a fabric sample pack for free in the scenario were you and Ljudbjörnen have planned a physical meeting. Just ask!

The woolen fabrics gives the best fire resistance of the two materials, while the linen fabric has a limited fire resistance.

The Indian fabric production factory that produces all these fabrics has no child labor and the fabrics are lab tested and therefore free from harmful chemicals.

Maintenance and washing instructions:
The fabric covers to the Absorbear and Absorbear XL acoustic panels are hand made. Both the covers as well as the absorbers differs slightly in size so make sure you pair the covers with its absorption buddy in case you remove your fabrics.

Gentle machine wash or hand wash in 30 degrees celsius with an enzyme free detergent, alternatively simply dab gently directly on recently emerged stains (do not rub) with water at 30 degrees celsius with dish soup. After washing the woolen fabrics they would ideally hang dry while the linen fabric can flat dry. 

Mounting options:

In order to optimize the absorption performance, placement is critical. It's therefore recommended to let us guide you through the placement and the installation process or to simply hire us for that purpose. The panels comes with either a ceiling mount, a wall mount or a floor stand.

Bolts

Absorbear comes with exposed bolts if nothing else is specified. You can choose to have either exposed or hidden bolts. The price is the same for both options, but the installation is slightly easier with the exposed bolts.

Size:

Absorbear measures: 120 X 62 X 10 cm
Absorbear XL measures: 120 X 62 X 20 cm

+/- 2 cm for the width and length due to a high difference tolerance at the Caruso factory in Germany.

Availability:

Usually between 1-3 weeks, depending on the amount of panels ordered, stock status and the location for the possible install.

Shipping / Delivery:

Ljudbjörnen offers optional delivery within Stockholm, Sweden or pickup in Årsta, Stockholm.
At this moment, shipping is not available due to the recently raised shipping costs. If you still are interested in the products and would like to know how much the shipping would cost for you, please send an email and I'll get back asap.

Pricing:

Absorbear with ceiling mount or wall mount: 2800 SEK (incl. VAT)
Absorbear with floor stand: 3500 SEK (incl. VAT)

Absorbear XL with ceiling mount or wall mount: 3900 SEK (incl. VAT)

Optional additional costs:
Special order with one of these fabrics (GC, RGC, RYC or WLI) : + 250 SEK (incl. VAT) for the Absorbear panel and + 300 SEK (incl. VAT) for the Absorbear XL panel.
Special order with a custom sized panel (rectangular shapes only): + 300 SEK (incl. VAT)
Special order: an extra deep panel with the Caruso-Iso-Bond WLG 040 or 045 can be offered if you need porous absorption that is even more effective at lower frequencies. Please contact Ljudbjörnen for an estimate. 

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