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- Acoustics - What it is and what it isn't.
- Let's begin by defining acoustics. It is generally that
which manages the sound in a listening space (the room itself, and objects
within the room). It is not about making sound. Acoustics is what happens
to the sound after it has been produced by the speaker, to insure that
the people who are supposed to hear the sound, actually get to hear it.
- There are many things which make sounds : loudspeakers,
musical instruments, air conditioners, people talking and moving .....
- Once a sound source launches sound into the air, the
acoustics of the room takes over and processes it, for better or worse,
until the sound dies out.
- Good room acoustics helps people to hear better what
they want to hear and hear less of what they don't want to hear.
- However, good acoustics can't make something sound good
that basically sounds bad. The old saying is: Garbage In = Garbage Out.
- If the piano is out of tune, or the soloist can't carry
one, having better room acoustics won't help.
- If the sound system is distorting, better acoustics won't
make it sound better.
- Better acoustics only means that you'll hear whatever
the sound is, better. In most situations, the sound system is already just
fine, the piano stays in tune and the choir sings in time. And that means
the improvements you make in your room acoustics will be amply rewarded.
- Reverb (reverberation), is measured as Reverb Time -
RT-60, the time it takes a sound to decay 60 decibels, measured in seconds.
- A room with a long reverb time might sound interesting
for music, but will be bad for understanding speech.
- Acoustic treatment, usually panels or spray on product,
will help most problem rooms, some more than others. Large, square or round
rooms will require more work than small rooms.
- WRIGHT SOUND can help with acoustic treatment for your
Church, Auditorium, Gymnasium etc.
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