What is soundproofing? What is acoustic conditioning? Is it the same?
- 15 March, 2013
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Architecture, Construction, News
Soundproofing of premises is not the same as acoustic conditioning. And it is precisely in acoustic conditioning, where technical carpentry firms play a major role, specialising in the manufacture and installation of ceilings and acoustic panels made with sound-absorbing wood. This is where Spigogroup and its top quality, Spigoacustic and Spigotec panel ranges come in.
Sound insulation is a combination of materials and techniques developed to block or attenuate the noise level in a given space in order to prevent sound from getting in or coming out. To achieve good soundproofing both insulating materials and absorbent materials, such as sound-absorbing wood, are used. The simplest example is that of a building that has to be soundproofed and protected from the noise produced by road or air traffic.
However, the purpose of acoustic conditioning is to get the sound from a source to spread out equally in all directions to create an ideal diffuse sound field. It 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 assound-absorbing wood panels, and ceilings and acoustic panels.
The key to achieving a good acoustic conditioning is to try to minimize unwanted reverberation (he persistence of a sound after its source has stopped) by using sound-absorbing wood in wood interiors, inner linings, and wood walls and ceilings. The materials of the Spigoacustic and Spigotec families provided spaces with the optimum speech intelligibility levels and reverberation times associated with perfect acoustics.
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