Acoustics Education

Everything in the world is resonant at some frequency. This means everything that exists vibrates at a certain rate when struck or excited. Some examples – the Earth has a resonant frequency of 8HZ (Hertz, or cycles per second) and the human eye has a resonant frequency of 19HZ. Tuning forks are designed to have […]

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More often than not noise transfers via ductwork – whether it be in a residence, an industrial facility, or a commercial office building. Sometimes the noise is from the HVAC system itself and other times the noise travels from vent to vent (ie. One person is talking in an office that has shared ductwork with […]

Listening Room Acoustics: 7 Common Myths By Adrian Lo You’ve invested a pretty penny in a great hi-fidelity system, but something still doesn’t sound right to you. Unfortunately, even the most expensive system on its own won’t automatically produce great sound. That’s where room acoustics come in. Room acoustics is an often-misunderstood field – and […]

Room Acoustics Basics

By Jim Koz Why Does The Room Matter? Ever been watching TV and no matter how loud you make the volume, it’s still hard to hear? Ever walk down a long, narrow hall and clap your hands to hear a strange twang echo? Well, those are just some of the effects that rooms have on […]

By Shaun Snaith Acoustic Treatment Overview for Dummies Is soundproofing the same as acoustic treatment? Acoustic treatment products treat the room the absorbing materials are placed in. The materials treat the room by reducing reverberation, echo and standing waves etc. Absorbing materials such as acoustic foam and mineral wool do not stop sound from leaking […]