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Acoustical Considerations for Houses of Worship

Auralex Founder, President Eric Smith Delivers TEC Tracks Lecture at Summer NAMM 2016

At the recent Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, Eric Smith (pictured), Founder and President of acoustical treatment manufacturer Auralex Acoustics Inc., gave a special lecture at the convention’s TEC Tracks lecture series, on Friday, June 24.  

The hour-long session focused on the subject of Acoustical Considerations for Houses of Worship, which considered the importance of speech intelligibility in houses of worship. Clarity is key, but sound quality too often takes a back seat to architecture, leading to unaddressed acoustical issues that can mute the impact of a powerful message.

At this exclusive TEC Tracks session, attendees were able to discover techniques for evaluating and controlling the acoustics of their worship environments. Smith shared some of the methodology that he’s developed over the last nearly 40 years of treating a wide variety of challenging acoustical environments, including houses of worship. Smith offered a number of different practical solutions for maximizing intelligibility and affordability. 

“I always look forward to TEC Tracks lectures, whether in Nashville at Summer NAMM or in Anaheim at the Winter show,” Smith says. “I believe that being an industry leader is about much more than moving units; it’s about leaving a lasting impression, and sharing my expertise is a great way for me to contribute. We had a wonderful crowd at this session, and I look forward to assisting some of these new friends with the projects they wanted to discuss after the talk.”

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