Wood ceilings, and sound-absorbent wood panelling, to keep a room’s reverberation under control
- 23 August, 2013
- Posted by: spigo
- Category: Acoustics, Construction, News
Installing wood ceilings and using wood walls as well as some sort of special sound-absorbent wood panelling are key elements when carrying out the acoustic conditioning of a room where you want to control reverberation.
In some rooms, different factors such as size and shape, the arrangement of the furniture, or the use of certain building materials may produce an acoustic effect known as reverberation. 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.
And how to control reverberation in a room?
First measure the degree of reverberation that can be supported needs to be measured. This will determine the type of acoustic material, acoustic panels or sound-absorbent wood panels that should be used in the acoustic conditioning of the room. Then, the acoustic ceilings or sound-absorbent wood ceilings, wood walls, false ceiling, or inner linings are installed with the most appropriate wood panelling. Finally, the last measurements are performed to determine whether we have achieved our objectives and we have managed to control the reverberation of the room in question.
If you would like to know more about acoustic panels used to control reverberation in rooms, be sure to visit the Spigoacustic and Spigotec websites.
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