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  • 21
    Jul

    Understanding NRC Values and what they really mean.

      Noise Reduction Coefficient or NRC is single number value ranging from 0 to 1.  This number describes the average absorption value of an acoustic material and in no way does it relate to noise control.  The naming is ambiguous and is more accurately described as a Sound Absorption...

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  • 20
    Jul

    CATT-Acoustic

    (Computer-Aided Theatre Technique) CATT-Acoustic is a software package used for predicting acoustic performance in an air space;  whether in an existing building or at the design stage of a new project.  A pair of headphones can be used to listen to predicted audio at any seat in a church...

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  • 08
    Jun

    The Measurement of Sound

    Sound is an aural sensation caused by pressure variations in the air.  The variation is always produced by some source of vibration for example a solid object or from turbulence in a liquid or gas.  These pressure fluctuations may take place very slowly, such as those caused by atmospheric...

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  • 17
    Apr

    Theatre upgrade

    St Anne’s Girls School situated in Hilton, Kzn took a bold decision to upgrade their theatre into a high-quality venue both acoustically and aesthetically.  The design brief was acoustic efficiency and high-quality natural sound reproduction to all seats.  The theatre is part of a school and used mainly for...

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  • 17
    Apr

    Restaurant Acoustics – is it more important than the food and service?

    Consumer surveys have found that excessive noise is the top complaint diners have ahead of service, crowds, or even food issues. Coffee shops and restaurants strive to create an atmosphere with a unique identity.   There focus is mainly on the menu, quality of food, service, decor, location and...

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  • 21
    Jan

    5 Acoustic Design Elements for Video/Tele Conferencing Facilities.

    Important Acoustic Considerations in Video Conferencing rooms. Low background noise levels High acoustic seperation between rooms Good speech privacy Low reverberation times High quality speech intelligibility Video Conferencing is an essential feature in a commercial office fit and acoustics should always be a consideration at the early stage to...

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