acoustic mass

acoustic mass

[ə′küs·tik ′mas]
(acoustics)
The quantity which, after multiplication by 2π times the frequency, results in the acoustic reactance associated with the kinetic energy of the sound medium. Also known as acoustic inertance.
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He said the acoustics were key to the design and went on: "It has dictated the use of brick which has a greater acoustic mass than glazing".
They included Covent Garden VI; New Opera House, Oslo; Opera de Paris, Palais Gamier; Acoustic Mass VI (The Old Vic) (all works 2005).
With three 15" high power woofers, the LSB9315 has more acoustic mass and can handle more power than conventional double 18" subwoofers.
Concrete was selected as the primary construction material for the halls, due to its ability to produce complex geometric shapes and its inherent acoustic mass.
The galleries are designed as a series of enclosed in-situ concrete boxes which give thermal and acoustic mass to protect the internal environment which is controlled by a sophisticated Building Management System and latest technology in thermal ice storage.
The arrangement provides enough acoustic mass and separation, and is complemented by 150mm of acoustic absorbents over all interior surfaces.

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