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Activity Discussion Science & Technology Difference between reverberation and echo.

• # Difference between reverberation and echo.

Posted by on May 27, 2021 at 7:17 pm

What is the difference between reverberation and echo?

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• ### Aashutosh

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May 27, 2021 at 8:01 pm
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Echo occurs when the sound is repeated after being bounced back by the substance at some distance. It can only be heard when the space is large.

On the flip side, Reverberation occurs when the reflection of the sound occurs due to multiple sources happens within an enclosed system or when a sound wave is bounced back by a nearby surface. Simply put, Reverberation is the reflection of sound waves created by the superposition of echoes. Let’s discuss the difference between them:

1. As discuss above echo is the reflection of a sound wave from a surface. Whereas Reverberation occurs due to the reflection of sound waves created by the superposition of echoes.

2. Echo is clear and distinguishable while reverberation is less clear comparatively.

3. An echo is heard when the distance between the source and the reflecting body is more than 50 feet while Reverberation is heard when the distance is very less between the source and the reflecting body.

4. The echo is formed in both open and closed spaces Whereas, Reverberation occurs in closed spaces with multiple reflecting objects.

5. The distance of a reflecting object can be determined by the echoes whereas the distance of a reflecting object cannot be determined by the reverberation since the travel time is too less

6. In echo, the minimum distance of the reflecting object is 17.2 m. While in reverberation, no specified minimum distance is required.