Davies, W, Cox, TJ and Lam, YW 1996, 'Subjective perception of seat dip attenuation' , Acustica, 82 (5) , pp. 784-792.
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An investigation has been conducted into the subjective perception of the seat dip effect (a low-frequency attenuation affecting sound travelling at grazing incidence over seating). In a realistic simulation of a concert hall sound field, the threshold of perception was a change of -3.8 +/- 0.2 dB in the 200 Hz octave band early energy, from 0 to 80 ms. The threshold was not greatly affected by the presence of reverberation. The size of the threshold means that low-frequency values of monaural early-energy parameters like C-80 are relatively unimportant. On examining measurements made in a rectangular concert hall, it was shown that the seat dip effect is audible at some seats, and that a combination of design methods would be needed to render it inaudible in most cases.
|Additional Information:||VN001 ACUSTICA|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||spaciousness, clarity, centre time, reverb, simulated|
|Themes:||Built and Human Environment|
|Schools:||Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Acustica|
|Publisher:||S Hirzel Verlag|
|Depositing User:||Dr W. J. Davies|
|Date Deposited:||16 Jul 2012 14:31|
|Last Modified:||29 Oct 2015 00:25|
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