Sound Management


Sound masking is the process of adding a low level, unobtrusive background sound to an environment to reduce audible speech and noise distractions, which ultimately increases productivity and protects private conversations.

Meadows’ partner, Cambridge Sound Management, provides value-engineered solutions for any sound masking, background music, or office paging needs – from single-speaker systems to systems using state-of-the-art DSP processors and covering hundreds of thousands of square feet. Cost effective sound management systems can be installed above suspended ceilings, below access floors, and in open structure facilities.

Open Office Privacy

  • Adding sound masking to an open office space is the acoustical equivalent of tripling the distance between workers.
  • Sound masking systems reduce conversational distractions while increasing worker concentration, productivity, accuracy and satisfaction.
  • Sound masking can help solve the lack of privacy caused by decreasing workstation heights and less room absorption.
  • Systems are designed for every size of office space and for all types of construction – including solutions for open offices, closed offices, SCIF, and secure rooms.
  • Networked systems can be assigned any mix of masking, paging, and music on a per speaker basis.


  • Energy efficient, LEED certified and GreenSpec listed
  • Direct field sound masking system for maximum uniformity
  • Small footprint and sleek design blends in & complements architectural designs
  • Office paging, background music, and sound masking capabilities all from a single loudspeaker


  • In-plenum sound masking
  • Networked sound masking system
  • Innovators in audio surveillance countermeasures for SCIF and other secure facilities