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Acoustics: Sound Fields, Transducers and Vibration, 2nd Edition by Tim Mellow, Leo Beranek

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Chapter Eleven

Room design for loudspeaker listening

Abstract

This chapter first describes about the acoustical factors in concert halls as influencing home listeners. It is followed by the reverberation times as a function of frequency, which are best for living rooms. The placement of loudspeakers and their directivity patterns is discussed next. The results of listening tests and the number of loudspeakers and their locations conclude the chapter.

Keywords

Acoustical factors; Concert hall; Cutoff frequency; Loudness; Loudspeakers; Reverberation
In the light of various caveats about room and loudspeaker design, there are no precise answers to the questions: “What precautions should be taken in typical living rooms toward making ...

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