Definition of acoustic panels, acoustic ceilings and acoustic conditioning
- 27 February, 2015
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, News
We are going to learn what it exactly means to carry out the acoustic conditioning of a room and what acoustic and acoustic ceilings, and reverberation are.
The acoustic conditioning of a room is the set of materials and techniques employed to to get the sound from a source to spread out equally in all directions to create an ideal diffuse sound field.
The key to achieving a good acoustic conditioning is to try to minimize unwanted reverberation by usingsound-absorbent wood in wood interiors, inner linings, and wood walls and wood ceilings.
The acoustic conditioning is common practice in concert rooms, auditoriums, theatres, convention centres, public buildings, etc., and also in boardrooms and offices where excellent sonority is required. Because of this, sound conditioning such premises is achieved using acoustic material, such as sound-absorbent wood panels, and acoustic ceilings and acoustic panels.
Reverberation is the permanence of sound beyond the time required to properly hear and understand a message. Explained in a more technical manner, “reverberation time ” is the time it takes for the sound to decay by 60 dB as received stood the sound emission source stops. In short, it is an annoying acoustic effect, even more so in rooms intended for listening to music or speeches: theatres, meeting rooms, auditoriums, halls, recording studios, offices, etc.
Acoustic wood panels and acoustic ceilings
Acoustic panels are panels made of sound-absorbent wood used for acoustic conditioning and reverberation control and they are installed as part of the wood walls and acoustic ceilings of the room.
These wood panels have grooves and circular holes in different densities, shapes and sizes, and they determine the degree of absorption of each of the existing models of acoustic panels.
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