This book elucidates problems related to acoustical quality in halls of public buildings in terms of the current state of the art in architectural acoustics. Acoustical properties of spaces are discussed and objective acoustical measures are presented. Methods of evaluating the acoustical quality of spaces for speech and musical programs are analyzed in detail. Attention is paid to the methods of the acoustical design of auditoriums including scale modeling. Examples are also given of acoustical solutions carried out in full-scale halls.
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