ASA 125th Meeting Ottawa 1993 May

2pAA7. A comparison of objective measurements in concert halls and multi-purpose rooms.

Loren Raia

Gary W. Siebein

Wei-hwa Chiang

Harold W. Doddington

Wilhelm K. Schwab

Architecture Technol. Res. Ctr., Univ. of Florida, 231 ARCH, Gainesville, FL 32611-2004

A series of monaural and binaural acoustical measurements were taken at multiple receiver locations from two source locations in four concert halls and in the concert configuration of four multi-purpose performing arts centers. Comparisons both within and among rooms were made to find similarities and differences in the measured acoustical properties of the two types of rooms. Specific investigations tried to relate how the architectural properties of the rooms affected the measured acoustical properties. [Work supported by the National Science Foundation and Concert Hall Research Group.]