Category Archive: Acoustics Education

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Soundproofing Hotel Rooms and Saving Your Business from Negative Reviews

Word of mouth has always been the most powerful form of advertising. If people say good things about your business to their friends and families, those friends and family members are more likely to become your customers, too. And now that the internet has made it easier than ever for people to post their opinions […]

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Whispering Galleries

Have you ever heard of a whispering gallery? It is an architectural feature that allows a whisper to be heard clearly across other parts of the gallery.

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Why Architects, Designers, and Builders should consider Acoustics from Day One

Sounds and noises around us can have a profound impact on everything we do. The music we listen to, the programs we watch, and the work conferences or school classes we attend can be either positively or negatively impacted by sound quality and acoustics. Unfortunately, not all the places we occupy or visit are designed […]

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Noisy restaurant solutions- when peace and quiet are not on the menu

Acoustic solutions for restaurants is not a luxury, but a necessity. The dining experience has come a long way over the past few decades.  Restaurant owners go to great lengths to create spaces that we all want to go to as much for the ambiance as we do for the food. The entire place has […]

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LEED-certified commercial buildings – a green light for successful business

Design and architecture are constantly evolving artforms. Building styles change as tastes change. They also change as new materials become available. We make adjustments as we learn about unforeseen shortcomings in designs of the past. These days, there are things like building codes and certifications meant to prove that today’s designers and builders are following […]

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The depth and dynamics of Acoustic Panels

The ability to perceive sound is a gift. Like all senses, it can produce immense pleasure and it can annoy you like crazy. There is a big difference between the volume produced by your favorite band in a classic venue and the volume produced by a house full of screaming family. It has less to […]

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Installing Sound Silencer Panels

Noise levels in large spaces with highly-reflective surfaces can quickly become overwhelming – especially if they are left acoustically untreated. The best strategy is to use acoustical absorber panels to reduce some of the energy of reflected sound as well as acoustical diffuser panels to help even it out. By diminishing and spreading out the […]

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Installing Fabric-Wrapped Acoustic Panels

Whether you’re treating an office, a professional recording space, or a home entertainment room, acoustical treatments involve only two types of acoustical panels: absorbers and diffusers. Combining absorption and diffusion results in clearer, more satisfying acoustic experiences because it maintains some of the reverberation that is key to our ability to form accurate sound images. […]

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Installing Poly Max™ Polyester Acoustical Wall Panels

If you’ve decided to acoustically treat a room, you can use absorptive acoustical wall panels to reduce some of the excess energy of reflected sound resulting in clearer and more-accurate sound. By removing some of the reflected sound energy – but not all of it – our ears and brains are better able to focus […]