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Perception of reverberation time in small listening rooms

Niaounakis, TI and Davies, WJ 2002, 'Perception of reverberation time in small listening rooms' , Journal of the Audio Engineering Society, 50 (5) , pp. 343-350.

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Abstract

The perceptibility of small changes in reverberation time (RT) when music is reproduced within small studio control rooms was judged by a number of subjects. The aim of the study was to determine the difference limen (DL) for midfrequency RTs shorter than 0.6 s, which are usually encountered in such rooms. The work used a real control room and consisted of two experiments. In the first experiment the DL for RT was measured by changing the amount of absorption in the room. Here the measurement stimulus (music) was reproduced to the subjects by one loudspeaker located in the center in front of the mixing console. In the second experiment the measurement stimuli were recorded in the control room using a dummy head and later replayed to the subjects by headphones. Differences between the two measurements were compared and the overall DL was found to be 0.042 6 0.015 s.

Item Type: Article
Themes: Subjects / Themes > Q Science > QC Physics > QC221-246 Acoustics - Sound
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment
Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Acoustics Research Centre
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of the Audio Engineering Society
Publisher: Audio Engineering Society Inc
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 00047554
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2007 14:16
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:47
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/432

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