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Intro


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From concert halls to classrooms, from the most delicate pianissimo to the wildest guitar solo, virtually every space intended for human occupation is also a venue for human communication. Even as a profoundly visual species, when we gather to exchange information – to transfer a message – the aural component of that transfer is undeniable, and often dominant. In a certain space, then, every space is a venue within which a message is conveyed. Every space is worthy of care.

Natural acoustics and AV systems nearly always work together to create a supportive environment and to connect participants as fully as possible. The spectrum ranges from orchestral concerts with narration or a conductor's greeting, to heavily amplified rock with an unplugged encore. Room and system designed together, as a whole, offers the greatest vocabulary at the highest level of quality.

Acoustics Audio/Video

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Intro


threshold

From concert halls to classrooms, from the most delicate pianissimo to the wildest guitar solo, virtually every space intended for human occupation is also a venue for human communication. Even as a profoundly visual species, when we gather to exchange information – to transfer a message – the aural component of that transfer is undeniable, and often dominant. In a certain space, then, every space is a venue within which a message is conveyed. Every space is worthy of care.

Natural acoustics and AV systems nearly always work together to create a supportive environment and to connect participants as fully as possible. The spectrum ranges from orchestral concerts with narration or a conductor's greeting, to heavily amplified rock with an unplugged encore. Room and system designed together, as a whole, offers the greatest vocabulary at the highest level of quality.

Acoustics Audio/Video

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Projects


Projects


Our Projects

Threshold Acoustics LLC provides room acoustics and audio/video design consulting services for performance and education facilities, worship spaces, cultural buildings, and other places of public assembly. Our approach emphasizes reinforcing the visual realm with the subtlety, variety, and even surprise that an awareness of the aural realm can bring to the built environment.

Beyond our core practice in cultural and religious buildings, we apply ourselves to more diverse areas that affect people on a daily basis: helping communities develop noise ordinances that address the many sources of urban noise; working to improve classrooms for all students, particularly the hearing impaired; and bringing an acknowledgment of the aural environment to the LEED building certification process. We approach room acoustics, audio/video systems, noise control, and sound isolation as inseparable parts of a whole and with the partners’ close involvement in all disciplines on every project.

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OUR STAFF

Our accomplished staff bring together backgrounds in music, theatre, mechanical and electrical engineering, physics, live sound, architecture, and architectural acoustics. This remarkable medley supports our approach to room acoustics, audio/video systems, noise control, and sound isolation as inseparable parts of a whole. We apply our deep knowledge of the subject to every project, taking care to explain the scientific and perceptual basis for our recommendations because doing so frees the design team to explore possibilities with a clear understanding of what is acoustically important and why. Smart decisions, new approaches, and elegant design solutions can then emerge from the team as a whole.

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