SH Acoustics has been addressing the needs of private homeowners like no other firm for over 25 years. While our award-winning acoustic and audio design of some of the world’s highest-performing media rooms and home theaters has put us on the residential map, our capabilities extend far beyond into acoustic-wellness design of single and multi-family residences. Our unique services have changed the lives of hundreds of homeowners in thousands of private spaces.
“Homeowners today want control of their homes—control of lighting, air, security, and more. Yet many don’t realize the health and wellness impact of controlling the sound of their homes. This includes everything from achieving great acoustic spaces such as private theaters and music rooms to creating serenity from a plethora of commonly-found indoor and outdoor noises. It is my continued passion for seeing homeowners feel like they have this sonic control that drives the SH Acoustics team to address all aspects of acoustic and audio quality, and we do it with great appreciation for the high-end aesthetic that our clients and design partners expect.”
—CEO Steve Haas
HOME THEATERS & MEDIA ROOMS
A well-designed and engineered home theater can not only give you a better movie-watching experience than you can get in a commercial cinema but can also become your family’s primary gathering place and a much-needed retreat. With our extensive experience helping to create some of the world’s greatest home theaters, SH Acoustics will give you a room that optimizes your system’s sound while keeping any outside noises at bay.
WHOLE-HOUSE ACOUSTICS & ACOUSTIC WELLNESS
With the world becoming an increasingly noisier place, it’s never been more important to have a domestic environment that not only ensures you can enjoy entertainment and music in the best possible quality but keeps interior noises—like the kids playing upstairs or your home’s mechanical systems and exterior sounds like lawn crews and road construction—to an absolute minimum. Incorporating acoustical engineering into your architectural plans is the best way to make sure your home will be enjoyable, productive, and, most of all, peaceful.
AUDIO LISTENING ROOMS
There is no better way to enjoy music than on a high-end system in a dedicated listening room. But a poorly designed room can undermine the performance of even the finest audio gear. We can engineer your space for optimal sound quality and can treat existing rooms to dramatically improve their ability to deliver superior audio playback.
RECORDING & BROADCAST STUDIOS
With private recording studios now able to match the quality of dedicated professional spaces, it’s become crucial to ensure that your room has the best possible acoustical properties. And home studios pose additional challenges due to space restrictions and less-than-ideal surroundings that make acoustical engineering a priority.
There has recently been a revival of the tradition of presenting live music in homes. But many people find that the spaces where they hold their performances, which often function primarily as living rooms, great rooms, or reception rooms, are less than ideal acoustically. SH Acoustics draws on its extensive background in both musical performance and in designing world-class concert venues to create great-sounding residential spaces for performing, practicing, or just jamming.
To address acoustical issues that can affect multi-family developments, SH Acoustics works with designers, architects, and builders at all stages of planning and construction to ensure every unit is acoustically isolated from the rest of the building and from the outside world. We can also design improvements for existing structures to minimize the sonic impact of loud neighbors and of city noise, and provide acoustical treatments for communal entertainment areas so they’re as relaxing and comfortable as your own home.
Just as important as the quality of sound coming from within your home is the noise that penetrates your home from outside. SH Acoustics can recommend and engineer a number of solutions to minimize exterior noise. With new construction, we can work with architects and builders to specify roofing, wall materials, and windows and doors that will ameliorate noise. We can also retrofit existing structures to minimize the amount and type of noise that makes it into your home.
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