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Acoustics FAQs

Answering questions about acoustics and audio-visual systems is one of the things that we at AVANT ACOUSTICS love to do! We would like to share a few answers to acoustical questions that come up rather often. If you have any questions, please pick up...

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Speech Intelligibility

If you have ever heard a speaker, teacher, or public announcement that sounded like Charlie Brown’s teacher, you know the importance of speech intelligibility. It is essential for a speaker’s message to reach its audience, for a teacher's class to...

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AVANT’s Guide to Digital Mixing

Digital mixing consoles allow us to digitize analog audio signals to combine, process, and transport audio like never before, and at a price point that has made them attainable on any budget. They have quickly replaced the old analog consoles of many...

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AVANT’s Guide to Acoustical Barriers

Acoustical barriers can reduce noise from outside sources, such as roadways and railways, or from mechanical equipment, such as HVAC systems or vacuums. The following guide will discuss the requirements for effective sound barriers.   Construction...

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Mechanical Noise Control Tips

Mechanical noise control helps keep a facility's HVAC systems and equipment from creating acoustically undesirable environments. While each project offers unique sound-related challenges, we're happy to provide some tips that apply to many spaces.   [caption...

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Sound masking systems in open offices

Successful Office Sound Masking Systems

Successful office sound masking systems help ensure sensitive communications are not overheard. Plus, they reduce the noise distractions and interruptions that impact productivity. Along with sound absorption and attenuation, architects use sound masking...

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10 Tips for Great Open Office Acoustics

Did you know one of the most common complaints of employees in open office areas is poor acoustics and a lack of speech privacy? Good open office acoustics are closely tied to productivity and comfort. Furthermore, a lack of speech privacy increases the...

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Amphitheater Acoustics: Tips & Tricks

With all the distractions present in the outdoors, amphitheater acoustics deserve special consideration. Every outdoor venue is unique. However, these tips should get you started designing a great-sounding performance space!   Setting the Stage[caption...

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Why AVANT ACOUSTICS’ System Commissioning?

AVANT ACOUSTICS looks out for the owner’s best interests with our in-depth system commissioning services. What does that really mean? System commissioning has a major impact on the performance of audio and video systems.  For simplicity, this blog...

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Theater Acoustics Design Tips

Good theater acoustics often require more than a few wall panels. High school theaters, in particular, can be challenging spaces for acoustical engineers such as ourselves to tackle. That's because these multipurpose auditoriums are used for plays,...

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