Determining the Restaurant Acoustics
Speaks Clam Bar in Sarasota, Florida opened 2 months ago, and with the high-end marble finish and tile floor, noted that they were experiencing sound issues. Specifically, they had excessive reverberation in their restaurant that made it difficult for patrons to converse easily. Losing what we call “Speech Intelligibility“.
This is a very common issue Restaurants and other entertainment venues encounter when they have many flat, reflective surfaces and large, open spaces.
By performing a basic reverberation assessment, and modeling, it’s easy to determine the exact issue in the space.
Acoustic Treatment for the Restaurant
After performing an initial site visit, Commercial Acoustics manufactured and installed custom acoustic panels per the client’s needs, and the reverberation time in the space decreased from 1.6 seconds to below 1 second. This is an ideal reverb time for restaurants that are looking for a lively, but intimate setting.