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The University of Southampton
Virtual Acoustics and Audio Engineering


We have full use of the acoustic facilties within the Institute of Sound and Vibration Research. Several rooms are available for experiments.

The AudioLab

The AudioLab contains an array of 40 loudspeakers that can be repositioned on a flexible grid structure. The acoustic is designed for multichannel listening.

The Large Anechoic Chamber

The large anechoic chamber is one of the largest available in the country. It is used where the disturbance caused by reflections from walls needs to be minimized as far as possible. For more details click on the image.

The Reverberation Room

The reverberation room is the opposite of anechoic room: The walls are as reflective as possible, and in addition the shape is designed to make the reverberant sound as diffuse as possible. Click on the image for more details.

The Small Anechoic Chamber

The small anechoic chamber provides additional workspace.  

The Listening Room

The listening room is a general purpose room for conducting experiments. It includes a projector and curtains are available to modify the acoustic.

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