CHAPTER 24

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Acoustics of Control Rooms

The acoustical design of control rooms is highly specialized and unique in the field of architectural acoustics. Contemporary control-room designs can provide outstanding acoustical performance. A control room has the very specific purpose of providing high-quality loudspeaker playback to a single listening (mixing) position. This is conceptually similar to a high-end home listening room, but with one important difference. In a listening room, the goal is primarily to provide a pleasurable listening experience; while accurate playback is desired, it is secondary to enjoyment. A control room is a work environment ...

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