Summary of 2.0 Essential Measurements
- Understand the purpose of the space before taking measurements.
- Tools for measurement range from simple calculators to more advanced software used by professional acousticians.
- Valuable clues about acoustic issues can be gathered by asking the people currently using the space.
- Four of the most common interior acoustic measurements are reverberation time, speech intelligibility, sound level, and sound absorption.
- All objects, materials and people have acoustic properties which should be accounted for when assessing an acoustic environment.
Terms & Concepts
|Sabine’s formula||Noise rating (NR)|
|Sound pressure (dB)||Sound absorption|
|Frequency level (Hz)||Absorption coefficient|
Before you can select a suitable treatment, you need to identify the acoustic properties of the space as well as any acoustic issues detracting from its function.
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