Acoustics Calculator

Room Acoustics is the study of the effects of sound in a room in relation to the overall desired sound quality of that room. Taking into account any existing acoustical properties of the room, one can take some simple room measurements to calculate the amount of sound absorption that can be added to the room to achieve the desired acoustical environment. Please refer to our room acoustics calculator document for more information on how to determine your specific reverberation goals.


There is no substitute for an Acoustical Consultant, this calculator is a elementary tool to help determine your basic needs. Please contact us for help in finding your local Acoustical Consultant.

MBI's Sound Fact Tip

Reverberation time is the time measured in seconds that a sound average loudness can be heard before it becomes completely inaudible under quiet conditions. The time may vary from ½ second in a very “dead” room to 5 or 10 seconds in an excessively “live” reverberant room.