Gyms – Sports Arenas
In an indoor environment, when a sound source generated by an amplification system or simply by people talking strikes an obstacle – the walls, floor or ceiling – some of the sound energy is reflected. When the obstacle that reflects the sound wave is less than 17 m from the sound source, the reflected waves reach the ear virtually at the same time as the direct waves and overlap with them; our ears are unable to distinguish between the direct and reflected sound, causing a phenomenon known as reverberation. Reverberation is very detrimental to sound quality, since it reduces the clarity of speech and musical phrasing.
Gyms and sports arenas are often also used for shows, concerts and dancing. However, these large buildings do not have the right acoustic properties, since the sound reverberation time is too long. The resulting sound is therefore often unsatisfactory, and not suitable for the event being staged.
Reson8 has drawn on its experience in the acoustic design and construction of recording studios and applied the same principles to develop a vast range of remediation solutions for the soundproofing and acoustic treatment of gyms and sports arenas.