The Audio Bug, Inc. can help solve your noise-related challenges. We'll quantify the noise, identify its source, offer solutions and follow your project through to a successful resolution. Let our experience and expertise help make your life quieter and more peaceful. We provide professional solutions for:
Community Noise Annoyance
Airborne noises from neighboring properties can be a significant problem for both homeowners and businesses. Nothing is more disconcerting than having the peace and quiet of one’s home disturbed by barking dogs, loud music, machinery, traffic or other noise. Most communities have less than adequate noise ordinances in place to combat such problems. It often falls to the complainant to pursue satisfactory resolution in such instances. With accurate, verifiable data in hand, one is certain to find building and zoning
officials more willing to listen to complaints.
Noise studies lasting from one to 24 hours are valuable tools in the analysis
of Environmental Noise. Our computerized TEF 20 analyzer is ideally suited
for gathering and compiling data and documenting noise in its many aspects
- ambient noise levels (Lamb), equivalent noise levels (Leq) and spectral
content in standard octave and fractional octave formats.
NOISE - It seems ever-present in our lives. Indeed, excess environmental noise is one of the curses of modern
civilization. How we deal with the problem, however, is often less than satisfactory. More often than not, we ignore it, thinking there is no way to fight back.
Fortunately, answers are close at hand. Detailed, accurate and professional assessment of noise is just one service offered by The Audio Bug, Inc. Our on-site acoustical surveys, utilizing sophisticated state-of-the-art measurement equipment, offer answers to even the most vexing environmental and mechanical noise challenges. Whether the source is air-conditioning equipment, pumps, traffic or noisy neighbors, we can offer solutions. Working in conjunction with architects, engineers and acoustical contractors, we will recommend the most appropriate, economical resolution for your home or business.
Architectural Noise Transmission
Today’s high density architectural spaces have their own set of acoustical
problems. Construction techniques are driven more by cost than by
considerations for acoustical privacy. Floors and ceilings can easily transmit
footfalls, furniture movement and music. Walls are often far from adequate
in preventing sounds of everyday activities from penetrating into adjacent
living spaces. We can help.
Sound Transmission Class testing offers an industry accepted standard for
quantifying leakage of sound between adjacent spaces. Accurate data is
gathered using our sophisticated inventory of measurement equipment.
Efficient measurement techniques ensure minimum impact on residents’
schedules during these tests. Data is presented in a format easily
interpreted by architects, engineers and property owners to unravel their
noise transmission puzzles. This type of information is often crucial where
legal issues are raised. Data provided by The Audio Bug, Inc., has been
utilized in a number of successful legal proceedings involving construction
code compliance cases.
The quality of electronic signals can be lowered by interference from a number of sources. The Audio Bug, Inc. can help you ensure your signal gets to where you need it at the strength you require. Mechanical noise can also be reduced or eliminated so that your work can continue without the distraction of unwanted noise.
Many houses of worship, performing arts centers, theaters, sporting facilities, and other public gathering spaces suffer from poor acoustics. This is unfortunate, as the design of well-behaved listening spaces is no more complicated than the design of effective, attractive visual spaces. Usually, the missing element is the advice and counsel of a qualified acoustical consultant. Just as one would never consider erecting such buildings without the advice of an architect, common sense dictates that engaging the services of an experienced acoustical consultant is the only prudent course.
Utilizing the latest computer assisted design programs and drawing on expertise gathered from over 30 years in the field The Audio Bug, Inc. is capable of assisting with all aspects of acoustical design and analysis.
Once a space has been erected, confirmation of design parameters is essential. Detailed acoustical measurements
ensure that the space will perform as intended. Sound systems, where provided, can be adjusted for optimum performance. HVAC system noise criteria and RT60 data, established at the time of design, may be verified to ensure adherence to the architect’s specifications. This all adds up to savings in time and money. It also bolsters the facility owner’s confidence in the knowledge that his space will perform as intended. Protect your investment by working with a professional acoustical consultant.
Professional Sound System Design
Professional sound systems require professional setup to sound their best. Let us help you get the most out of your current sound system, or design a new system to meet your needs.
We invite you to contact our office for assistance with your acoustical problems: