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Optimize Sound in Large Spaces

Lecture Hall, Classrooms, Gymnasiums and Auditoriums tend to be noisy due to the activity level and the reflectivity of the interior surfaces. While an overwhelming noise level might be desirable during a basketball game, it is hardly useful most other times. Noise levels interfere with instruction and make it impossible to converse or address a class when there are other groups in the space.

[Wall Panels in a large lecture room.]

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Sometimes large classrooms or auditorium halls makes it difficult, if not nearly impossible to understand a speaker, music or announcement. This can be corrected by the use of acoustical banners and/or panels. Both must be able to resist abuse and be efficient absorbers of sound. Reverberation times in excess of 10 seconds are frequently normal for these types of spaces. A correctly configured array of the properly designed materials can bring the reverberation time down to less than two seconds with a concurrent reduction in the noise level of 40 – 50% (up to 10dBa). The design, performance and placement of acoustical panels will provide for intelligibility during assemblies.

Large rooms tend to be noisy due to the activity level and the reflections of the interior surfaces. While an overwhelming noise level might be desirable during a basketball game, it is hardly useful most other times. Noise levels interfere with instruction and frequently make it impossible to converse much less address a class when there are other groups in the space. Speech levels are amplified and, when people cannot communicate at reasonable voice levels, they shout making the situation worse.

This can be corrected by the use of acoustical banners and/or panels. Both must be able to resist abuse and be efficient absorbers of sound. Reverberation times in excess of 10 seconds are frequently normal for these types of spaces. A correctly configured array of the properly designed materials can bring the reverberation time down to less than two seconds with a concurrent reduction in the noise level of 40 – 50% (up to 10dBa). The design, performance and placement of acoustical panels will provide for intelligibility during assemblies.

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Sound Management Group’s customized solutions allows customers with daunting noise problems to find relief in offices, call spaces, and class rooms.  Some customers are unaware that their noise problems, are first — a problem, and secondly can be corrected.  This “before and after” case study will demonstrate the results of our equipment.  Have a listen….

Natatoriums

Natatoriums tend to be noisy due to the activity level and the reflectivity of the interior surfaces. Overwhelming noise level might be desirable during a swimming match but it is hardly useful most other times. Noise levels interfere with instruction and make it impossible to converse or address a class.

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Counseling Rooms

Counseling Rooms as well as medical and teacher offices have a requirement for confidentiality and to be free from distractions. Creating a tight noise envelope and introducing Sound Masking will accomplish that. Our Noise Isolation section will also provide insights as to the accomplishment of this goal.

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Libraries

Often ignored is the utility of sound masking in neutralizing extraneous noise and conversation. A library may be “so quiet you can hear a pin drop” so that even a whisper or the turning of pages will be a distraction. Masking can mitigate most of those distractions. Learn the solutions for library sound optimization.

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Music Rooms

Music Rooms need to be correctly tuned so as to enable clarity of the music as well as simply making the sound level tolerable. High levels of distortion prevent the instructor from identifying errant student musicians; their errors are lost in the cacophony of music converted to noise by distortion.

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Lecture Halls

Lecture Halls, much like Meeting Rooms and Auditoriums have unique characteristic that might cause inefficiencies in sound throughout the space. Learn about the solutions that High Schools, Colleges and Institutions have used to deliver lasting impressions.

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Distance Learning

Distance Learning is common in video and teleconferencing situations. Have you ever spoken on the telephone to someone who is using a speakerphone? Chances are that the quality of the signal was not good. It may have sounded as though they were speaking through that “tin can” effect.

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