Acoustics 101

Case Study – Grace Polaris Church

Overview Grace Polaris church was burdened with a lack of speech intelligibility, heightened echoes, low frequency build up, and a less-than-desirable 80’s look due to poor acoustics and outdated design choices. Conwed worked with them to achieve the perfect acoustic and aesthetic

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Acoustics 101

How to reduce echoes in a room

Imagine this: you’re standing at the rim of the Grand Canyon, taking it all in. You can see different shades of red along the canyon’s walls and a little green scattered in there from the trees. Different plateaus jut out as your

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Acoustics 101

4 types of noise and how you can reduce them

If a tree falls in a forest and nobody is around to hear it… does it make a sound? This age-old question has been asked for centuries, with mixed interpretations. Some argue that types of noise should only be classified in the

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Acoustics 101

Reverberation: How to measure it, and why it matters

What do musicians, public speakers, teachers and coffee shop patrons have in common?  The desire not only to be heard, but to be understood.  This sound clarity we strive for is known as “speech intelligibility.”  The term was coined by acoustical engineers and refers

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