One space with many acoustical requirements?Natural acoustics. Every time.
Full frequency variable acoustics at your fingertips.
The KAIKUA brand is part of Idea-Puu Co. that is specialized in acoustic interior design and custom carpentry for public spaces. We have designed, produced, and delivered high-quality solutions to the following brands.
KAIKUA: remotely controlled acoustic panels
Next-generation acoustic design with remotely controllable KAIKUA panels.
Have a peace of mind with the easy-to-use user interface.
Say hello to the next-generation acoustics. The kind that changes with the environment.
Imagine an event held in a hotel ballroom. The program could include keynote speeches, live classical music, loud music, and videos played from a PA system.
To ensure a first-class experience throughout the event, the acoustics should be able to change with the program.
Traditionally acoustic elements are pre-built into the room itself. Once they are installed, they can not be changed afterward. When panels can not be adjusted, the sound of the room can not be changed either.
In the past this has resulted in unnecessary compromises.
wherever you are.
With the KAIKUA system, you can easily create multiple acoustic environments in one space.
The system consists of versatile, remotely controlled acoustic surfaces whose properties can be tailored over a wide frequency range; quickly and easily by a laptop or mobile device.
It lets you tweak and change the acoustics of a room with one touch, without having to compromise on sound quality in any situation.
This way you can achieve an optimal soundscape for every occassion.
THE KAIKUA SYSTEM
Remotely controlled acoustic panels
Acoustic surfaces that let you control and create acoustic environments over a wide frequency range on a laptop, tablet, and other mobile devices.
User-friendly app to control the panels
The KAIKUA system was designed to enable a natural soundscape to any kind of room, no matter the event. The more challenging the room is acoustically, and the more usage requirements it has, the more advantages the system has to offer.
Spatial audio at your fingertips.
Appearance, design, and finish of the final product under your influence.
Control the acoustic environment over a wide frequency range.
Kaikua is a versatile, remotely controlled acoustic module whose properties can be adjusted over a wide frequency range; quickly and easily by a laptop or mobile device. Our long history in product development ensures a reliable solution for acoustic customization.
Light, thin, and easy to install. (No mounting to the wall required)
The KAIKUA system is assembled from pre-built ”ready-to-use” (1,200 x 600 millimeters) elements, so it makes installation fast and easy. The thin depth of the structure (260 millimeters) saves a lot of valuable square space, which is one of the main benefits of the system. The elements can also be installed without any wall mounting, so you don’t have to make any permanent structural changes to the building.
All the parts of the panels are fire-protected (B1-class). Acoustic insulation is made of recycled, dust-free M1-class insulation material.
Visible parts of the panels can be customized specifically to meet your needs. For example, you can choose to have them in one particular color or with a wooden finish.
Uses and applications
The KAIKUA system has been developed to enable an optimal soundscape to any kind of room, no matter the event. The more challenging the room is acoustically, and the more usage requirements it has, the more advantages the system gives you.
When the KAIKUA panels have been adjusted to reflect sound accordingly, they can be used to enhance the natural feel of the music or to make a speaker’s voice appear more clear and more effective. The possibilities are endless, and you control the outcome.
The KAIKUA system is beneficial, especially in the following places.
- Multipurpose rooms and spaces
- Seminar rooms
- Public spaces
- Music halls and concert venues
- Sound observatories and studios
- Orchestra pits
- Music rooms
… and all kinds of spaces where the quality of acoustics matters.
Attenuate the echo. Control the reflections.
With the KAIKUA system, you can reflect, attenuate, and disperse sound waves in real-time discreetly in a targeted manner.
Attenuation or dampening of sound is needed when a sound wave has reached the listener for the first time. If, for example, a speaker’s voice bounces back and forth in the room, it hinders the experience for everyone. When echoing is suitable for the situation, its tone can be adjusted by placing the KAIKUA element in a dispersing mode.
Adjustability. A sound designer's dream.
In The KAIKUA system, every acoustic element can be adjusted individually, separately, and as a whole. You can even save all your favorite settings to the mobile or desktop app, and use the pre-made “recipes” again easily whenever you like. The system also enables you to add more acoustic panels to it later, as well as link other applications such as lights and other audio-visual hardware to the same remote controller.
Controllability and the ability to link with other devices.
The KAIKUA system is controlled by open-source software, so it can be linked with all the other automation in a concert venue, for example. These basic functions don’t need internet access.
The controllability is based on ZeeCore IoT architecture, which enables the user to control all the digital hardware in the venue, despite the brand or model of the equipment. This makes KAIKUA a reliable system for the future because it lets you build on it when needed.
The ZeeCore architecture gives you the ability to control all the audio-visual systems via mobile device or laptop in the cloud.
The KAIKUA system can also be controlled by other AV controllers such as Crestron, Extron, CUE, Blackbox, or AMX, for example. In these situations, every other controller can be managed via the ZeeCore. This ability unites different hardware into one complete, easy-to-use system.
WATCH AND LISTEN
The room used in the video:
Acoustics used in the video:
1,200 x 600 millimeters;
Structure depth 260 millimeters
Wood board, and other; all parts are B1-class fire protected;
Acoustic insulation is made of recycled, dust-free M1-class insulation material
All visible parts of the panels can be customized specifically to meet your needs. For example, you can choose one particular color or a wooden finish.
Every acoustic element can be adjusted individually, separately, and as a whole. You can save all your favorite settings to the mobile or desktop app, and use the pre-made ”recipes” again easily whenever you like.
The system enables you to add more acoustic panels to it later, as well as link other applications such as lights and other audio-visual hardware to the same remote controller.
The system can also be connected to other AV controllers such as Crestron, Extron, CUE, Blackbox, or AMX, to name a few. In these situations, every other controller can be managed via the ZeeCore. This ability unites different hardware into one complete, easy-to-use system.
Elements can be placed anywhere, and moved around, if needed;
No wall mounting is necessary
Sound absorption graphics
Sound absorption graphic #1, Download graphic #1 (pdf)
Sound absorption graphic #2, Download graphic #2 (pdf)
Design your unique setup
The KAIKUA system includes the following:
Desired number of remotely controlled KAIKUA acoustic panels. The size of a single element is 1,200 x 600 millimeters with a depth of 260 millimeters.
Panels are custom designed to specifically meet your needs and the highest industry standards. With a product designer, you will be able to influence every aspect of the design from the materials to the colors and finishes of the final product.
User-friendly KAIKUA app to control the panels.
KAIKUA panels can be adjusted over a wide frequency range; quickly and easily by a laptop or mobile device.
Free installation and customer support
Our professional team will install the KAIKUA system based on your preferences and the plan we’ve outlined together in the product design stage. Our support team will also guide you through a simple implementation process, which gives you all the tools and knowledge to get you started with your product right away.
Our long history in the acoustic industry has taught us how difficult it can be to achieve first-class acoustics, especially in buildings that have multiple usages and demands for a single space.
Too often a mediocre acoustical environment is a compromise that architects and designers are forced to make when single spaces are assumed to serve different kinds of users and events.
With the KAIKUA system, such a compromise is no longer needed. When the system gets integrated into the design of a building, hall, or venue, it doesn’t only serve us but also the designers, building owners, and the people who experience those venues daily.
This is why it is an honor for us to serve you with the utmost attention to detail, quality, and value. That is our guarantee.
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