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Institute of Sound and Vibration Research

  • Client: Institute of Sound and Vibration Research
  • Date Completed: November 2011

ISVR Consulting is the consultancy unit of the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research, which is part of the University of Southampton.

Our Brief was to produce a near 360 degree structure capable of supporting up to 40 speakers and creating minimal acoustic interference for the ISRV anechoic chamber.

According to the ISVR “An anechoic chamber is a room in which the walls, floor and ceiling are lined with sound absorbing material, usually foam or glass-fibre wedges. The lining prevents the reflection of sound from the room boundaries so that ‘free-field’ conditions exist. The room sounds very ‘dead’. Sound measurements are not influenced by the room surfaces, and an anechoic room is an ideal environment for many standard tests such as the measurement of the sound power of a machine, or measurements of microphone and loudspeaker frequency responses.┬áThe Large Anechoic Room at ISVR is one of the largest in the country.”

Photos: Filippo Fazi, Fluid Dynamics and Acoustics Department

Institute of Sound and Vibration Research