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Optimal Volume for Concert Halls Based on Ando’s Subjective Preference and Barron Revised Theories

Department of Experimental and Social Sciences Teaching, University of Valencia, Av. dels Tarongers s/n, Valencia 46022, Spain
Department of Computer Science, University of Valencia, Poligon de la Coma s/n, Paterna 46980, Spain
Department of Applied Physics, Polytechnic University of Valencia, Camino de Vera s/n, Valencia 46022, Spain
Department of Applied Physics, University of Valencia, Blasco Ibañez, Valencia 46010, Spain
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Buildings 2014, 4(2), 60-68;
Received: 21 January 2014 / Revised: 13 March 2014 / Accepted: 18 March 2014 / Published: 27 March 2014
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Architectural, Urban and Natural Soundscapes)
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The Ando-Beranek’s model, a linear version of Ando’s subjective preference theory, obtained by the authors in a recent work, was combined with Barron revised theory. An optimal volume region for each reverberation time was obtained for classical music in symphony orchestra concert halls. The obtained relation was tested with good agreement with the top rated halls reported by Beranek and other halls with reported anomalies. View Full-Text
Keywords: room acoustics; sound quality; optimal criterium room acoustics; sound quality; optimal criterium

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Cerdá, S.; Segura, J.; Giménez, A.; Barba, A.; Cibrián, R. Optimal Volume for Concert Halls Based on Ando’s Subjective Preference and Barron Revised Theories. Buildings 2014, 4, 60-68.

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