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Auditorium Acoustics

The room in which we listen to sounds has an important influence on what we hear. This section will identify some of the principal means currently available for judging the quality of an auditorium. However, the design of such spaces is still considered an inexact science.

Sound Propagation in an Auditorium

Direct Sound and Early Reflections

Late Reflections

Calculating Reverberation Time

Air Absorption

Criteria for Good Acoustics

Background Noise

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