On March 17, 2007, after major renovations at a cost of 23 million started in summer 2004, the Raoul-Jobin Concert Hall is inaugurated. The acoustics of the new hall is then considered, “almost perfect”. Sound insulation to the outside reduces ambient noise to background noise of 20 dB. Through the use of various acoustic techniques, the room allows optimal control (2.2 seconds or less) of the reverb without echo. Renovations however known their share of problems, with costs almost doubled compared to the budget, a fire and a series of lawsuits that have delayed the delivery of this great concert hall.
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