The car can be thrown into bends with a degree of confidence and it has to be driven fairly hard before any engine or road surface noise
becomes an issue.
There is a small amount of engine and road surface noise
when the car is pushed particularly hard, but otherwise the cabin remains nicely hushed against outside sounds.
You can expect a little body roll if bends are taken too briskly and there is a little engine and road surface noise
, but it is generally well-insulated against outside noise.
On the motorways, it simply glides along with very little engine or road surface noise
Admittedly there is a fair amount of engine and wind surface noise
when the car is pushed hard, but in all honesty, that is the norm for a vehicle of the Alhambra's design and dimensions and is a small price to pay for all the versatility it offers.
Early experiments included covering a blade with material similar to that used for wedding veils, which, despite its open structure, reduced the roughness of the underlying surface, lowering surface noise
by as much as 30dB.
Take, for example, the sound of surface noise
on a shellac or vinyl analog recording.
Out on the faster roads, the car can certainly hold its own, although you can expect to hear a little road surface noise
when pushed hard.
Highways Agency project sponsor Jakub Malaj said: Residents have complained about surface noise
levels from this section of the motorway and where we can we now resurface using lower noise materials so we are delighted to get this project underway.
The transcription discs were the most problematic, because of surface noise
Linings reduce the noise emission of vibratory feeder bowls by providing a cushion between the part and the bowl, and by lessening the bowl's surface noise
They can still be enjoyed by music lovers and, despite constricted frequency range and acoustic, they usually sound better than the original as a result of computer techniques which take out the clicks and surface noise