Museums

Museums are unique spaces that are not specifically analogous to any other type of space acoustically or audio-visually.  Visitors anticipate an acoustical environment that doesn’t interfere with the experience of the exhibits. 

Furthermore, sometimes background music or audio-visual features can supplement the user experience, whereas other times they may interfere with the exhibits themselves.  AVANT ACOUSTICS understands these requirements, and will work with owners and architects to enhance the space with acoustical consulting and professional audio-video design.

 

Whether you need digital signage or a standalone exhibit, AVANT can deliver professional AV system designs that will enhance the experience of patrons.  Beyond the exhibit area, meeting rooms and huddle spaces within a museum can expand the reach of the museum for other uses and pull new and different users.  AVANT ACOUSTICS has the expertise to bring your (or your client’s) aspirations to life.

It isn’t uncommon for museums to support large group presentations or at least medium-sized meetings.  Sound reinforcement ensures that the presenters are heard.  With AVANT ACOUSTICS, it also ensures that the presenters are understood.  Our understanding of the art and science of sound results in better-sounding systems.

Whether the nature of your message is one of courtesy or emergency, it is paramount that the message is heard and understood, and does not detract from patrons’ experiences.  AVANT ACOUSTICS’ design approach and extensive systems commissioning deliver on this requirement project after project.

Acoustical consulting is a key consideration in museum design.  As mentioned above, there are user expectations for how a museum will sound acoustically, and it’s the design team’s job to meet those expectations.  We provide room acoustics, architectural noise control, and mechanical/electrical noise control, ensuring all of the bases are covered when it comes to delivering the anticipated acoustical experience.

We want to make sure that the systems we design perform exactly as anticipated.  As such, we offer construction observation visits to ensure compliance with the design specifications and manufacturers’ specifications.  We’re also available to answer questions from the field when the unanticipated happens.

After installation is complete, AVANT ACOUSTICS ensures optimum performance with our second-to-none system commissioning process.  We thoroughly test key system components and equalize the audio systems for the most accurate reproduction of the input audio.  Today’s video systems are often very complex and deserve a professional eye to ensure optimal calibration and operation.  It is just one more way we are looking out for Architects’ and Owners’ best interests.

Whether your installed audio-visual system just doesn’t work the way you want it to, or your space’s acoustics are a little sub-par, AVANT ACOUSTICS can come onsite and diagnose the issues, providing you with of full report on deficiencies and roadmap for remediation.  We are happy to help, regardless of who designed, installed, commissioned, or consulted on your original acoustical and AV systems.

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