Room acoustics fit for purpose

Good room acoustics are acoustics tailored to the activity taking place in the room. This may mean low noise levels and good speech intelligibility, and in a music room the acoustics need to contribute to good sound reproduction.
 
Sometimes you may want limited sound propagation, for example in an open-plan office, while music in a concert hall needs to be heard well from every seat.
 
To create Room Acoustic Comfort™, it is important to understand that several different factors affect the sound experience. A comprehensive acoustic assessment of a room requires several different descriptors to reflect the sound experience. These descriptors are linked to reverberance, speech clarity, auditory strength and spatial decay. Room acoustic design is almost always about reverberance nowadays!   
 
Remember

Remember:
  • Several different factors affect the sound experience
  • Acoustic assessment of a room requires several different room acoustic descriptors that are relevant to the sound experience