Purpose: Our Acoustical Calculator helps you determine the reverberation time and/or “echo level” of your room.
Solution: Input your dimensions and material information below and we will provide you 1) The Reverberation Time, and 2) Available options to Mitigate Reverberation.
More Info: We have also written extensively on How this Acoustical Calculator works as well as which Room Surfaces affect Absorption Coefficients the most. In Brief, to calculate reverberation values, we use Sabin’s Formula, developed by Professor Sabin of Harvard University to measure acoustical performance. The equation states: RT60=.05*V/Sa, where RT60 is the reverberation time, or more specifically, the time it takes for the reverberation to dissipate below a certain level. 0.05 is a constant derived by Professor Sabin, V is the Volume of the space, and Sa is the Acoustical Absorption of the space, which is simply the Surface Area multiplied by the Acoustical Coefficient of each surface. For more information, check out our blog here.
So you know how much absorption you need to acoustically treat your room. Now What? Check out our Sound Absorption products to select which options fit your budget and aesthetics. Not sure which product is right for you? Use our Product Selector Tool to help choose the acoustical treatment that best fits your needs.