6 Tips For Improving Auditorium Acoustics

April 16, 2020by AllWave AV
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Most auditoriums are built with non-parallel sets of perimeter walls with angled ceilings and floors that combine to scatter sound wave reflections evenly throughout the space. Poor room acoustics are caused by a lack of absorption, which leaves echoes in the room that blur the original sound signals.

If the clarity of speech and harmony of music is compromised, the audience is left straining to hear.

In auditorium design, the goal is to deliver the original sound with clarity to every member of the audience regardless of their seating location. Speakers, musicians, and performers all require quality soundproofing for space so that every word is understood and the music is delivered with great harmony. Members in the audience need assurance they experience superior acoustics with minimal spots in the room.

Auditorium design begins with sound system design and integrates elements like large screen projection, lightning management, control systems, and video conferencing that allow the smooth execution of events.

Auditoriums are commonplace in educational institutions, religious places, business organizations, hotels, or areas, which are built for large gatherings. One thing which can affect the quality of sound in all these areas is the auditorium acoustics. Hence, it is very important to have proper acoustic treatment solutions so that the quality of the sound is maintained. Quality acoustics will enhance the flow of clear sound throughout the auditorium without any sort of sound disturbances, and every person present will be able to hear a clear sound.

There are various kinds of Auditorium Acoustics and soundproofing techniques that can be used to improve the sound quality in the auditoriums. There are various products or materials that are used to control noise levels in different places. It is important to know that acoustic products help by bringing down the energy produced by sound waves. Whereas other products are used to block the sound.

There are some factors that should be considered for superior Auditorium Acoustics.

#Buffer zones

Auditoriums must be separated from the main building. The space around the auditorium could be used for storage or as offices which should be empty when auditoriums are in use.

#SoildCore Doorway

All doors must be tightly sealed to inhibit the outside noise from coming in.

#Analysis of the Room

The basic acoustic analysis must be performed to determine reverberation time. The walls should be built with sound-absorbing materials. The floor should be carpeted to reduce foot noise etc.

#Background Noise

Background noise can be reduced by installing duct liners. It must be designed in such a way that the noise level is below the normal value.


Balconies design must strive to reduce the distance between the seats and the stage.

#Sound System

Speakers should be placed in front of the opening or arch. Controls must be placed in a way that the presenters and listeners can gain access easily.

These were some ways of doing acoustic treatments. The room when treated properly will offer a better environment where you can spend more time and have longer practice sessions without any noise issues.

Our solutions seamlessly combine different Auditorium Sound Systems under one platform that can be centrally managed to ensure an “Effective Auditorium Experience”. These comprehensive systems improve the quality and purpose of your Auditoriums.