Experience with new auditorium acoustic measurements

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Journal titleJournal of the Acoustical Society of America
Pages205158; # of pages: 1994
Subjectauditoria; acoustical qualities; acoustic properties; measurement; acoustical engineering; reverberation ( sounds); early-to-late sound ratios; interaural cross correlations; acoustical quality measurement; acoustics of halls; Acoustics
AbstractAs the inadequacy of reverberation time as a predictor of the acoustical quality of auditoria has been recognized, many new measures have been proposed. Of these, early-to- late sound ratios and interaural cross correlations are generally accepted as correlates of two major aspects of acoustical quality. Accordingly, the present work includes a large number of measurements of these quantities in halls ranging from 200 to 2500 seats. The purpose of the work was to improve familiarity with the newer measures, to provide more published data, and to explore the dependence of these measures on other quantities. Variations of the new measures were examined within and among halls. Halls that are apparently similar in terms of reverberation times showed clearly identifiable differences when early-to-late sound ratios were considered.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number22484
NPARC number20374319
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