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Sound Absorption & Sound Masking – How do They Compare?

By |2018-03-27T10:47:15+00:00August 5th, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Sound Absorption, Sound Masking, Office Acoustics, Restaurant Acoustics|

You may have heard of sound masking and evepan looked into it as a possible solution for your room acoustic issues. There's no denying that it is an practical fix in some cases and it certainly has its advantages. But how does it compete with sound absorption - which is often perceived as the most effective way of creating a comfortable acoustic environment? Here is our take on working with two very different solutions. What is sound absorption? Sound absorption refers to the method of controlling [...]

Case Study: Staff Canteen Acoustics – DFID

By |2017-08-11T11:17:27+00:00April 1st, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Acoustic Ceilings, Restaurant Acoustics|

The Problem The Department of International Development (DFID) contacted Resonics for an acoustic survey and assessment for their staff canteen and break-out area at their London offices in Whitehall. The café and break area were suffering from a reverberation problem which was caused by a large number of hard surfaces and high ceilings. The result of the reverberant environment was excessive noise levels, lack of privacy and poor speech intelligibility. With the space being used for a number of purposes ranging from café [...]

Case Study: Crown Packaging

By |2017-08-11T11:14:43+00:00March 24th, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Acoustic Ceilings, Office Acoustics|

The Problem Resonics recently completed a project for Crown Packaging in Oxfordshire where the brief was to improve the acoustics in a large and noisy open plan office. An acoustic survey undertaken by one of Resonics’ acoustic consultants found the reverberation time to be 1.81s in the space, resulting in a harsh acoustic environment and creating problems of poor speech intelligibility and concentration. An extremely common problem in open plan work environments, lots of people talking, using phones, walking and using photocopiers make [...]

Soundproofing or Sound Absorption – What’s the Difference?

By |2017-08-11T11:15:33+00:00March 3rd, 2014|Acoustic Panels, Sound Proofing|

Anyone that has an issue with noise may come to us asking for a ‘soundproofing’ solution. Businesses, schools, restaurants, theatres, halls and hospitals all have a tendency to struggle with controlling sound. For some it’s the sound within the room that needs to be lessened, whilst for others it’s the sound from elsewhere that needs to be blocked from leaving or entering a room. ‘Soundproofing’ is often used as a general term that encompasses all interior acoustic solutions.  But in fact, soundproofing is [...]