Acentech invites you to listen to your space and evaluate its acoustical design before construction begins, using our sophisticated acoustics simulation and rendering technology called 3DListening® (3DL). Key members of a project team, including designers, building owners, and users, can listen together and quickly reach decisions about acoustically significant design features such as:

  • Material choices: What acoustical finish materials are needed in your atrium, gym, or band room?
  • Loudspeaker systems: Will the public announcement system be intelligible in your auditorium, train station, or exhibit hall?
  • Sound isolation: Which floor-to-ceiling construction will ensure that residents are sufficiently undisturbed in your condo building?
  • Mechanical noise: How will noise from new fan coil units affect classroom learning conditions? How much will a rooftop noise barrier benefit neighbors?

Building on decades of research and supported by robust engineering, 3DL is an immersive three-dimensional acoustics simulation and rendering that can demonstrate the effects of acoustical designs for a space that is yet to be built. At Acentech, our 3DL auralizations are highly interactive: anyone visiting our listening lab can control the system with the click of a mouse, instantly comparing design alternatives or simulation scenarios within one simple presentation and without waiting. Acentech’s 3DL simulations are both accurate and believable, so you can forget about the technology and simply listen to your space in a typical use scenario.

Our listening lab in Cambridge, MA, surrounds listeners with loudspeakers in a carefully controlled acoustical environment to provide the optimal listening experience. Groups of people listen together and discuss what they are hearing without stopping to remove headphones. We also have had great success bringing the 3DL experience to client sites around the country.

3DL can play an important role in the design process, helping to develop designs, shape key spaces, inform decisions about project value, and give project teams the opportunity to listen to their space before it is built. Listen to how Acentech has used 3DL simulations for museums, business schools, performing arts centers, swimming pools, university libraries, and research projects, to name just a few. Come experience one for yourself, or contact us to learn more.

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