Wednesday, June 04, 2008
The Quietest Place on Earth
The Anechoic Chamber is a room which is acoustically like being high above the ground in the open air because there are no reflections from the walls, floor or ceiling. This means it is ideal for testing the response of loudspeakers ormicrophones because the room doesn’t affect the measurements. It is also the best place for virtual acoustics - generating auralisations of concert halls, city streets and other spaces. The anechoic chamber is immensely quiet which makes it ideal for testing very quiet products or people hearing very quiet sounds.
Orfield Labs Anechoic Chamber (tour)
[John Cage visits the anechoic chamber]
[more: The World's Largest Anechoic Chamber]
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