In the past, acousticians have used a wide range of techniques to design room acoustics. Despite the limitations of many techniques, they have produced some superb performance and critical listening rooms. However, original acoustical designs or modifications to existing designs could not be tested prior to construction, except by evaluating scale models.
In contrast to older methods, it would be remarkable if designers could listen to the sound field in a proposed space before the space was built. In this way, we might avoid some acoustical problems and evaluate different design options and surface treatments. This ...