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Master Handbook of Acoustics, Sixth Edition, 6th Edition by Ken C Pohlmann, F. Alton Everest

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CHAPTER 26

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Acoustics of Large Halls

In many ways, large performance halls represent the pinnacle of acoustical design. The sheer size of large halls gives them great civic importance, and in most cases, their construction costs dwarf those of any other acoustical spaces.

Auditoriums, places of worship, drama theaters, and other halls designed for speech can range from intimate spaces to grand edifices. The seating capacity may be less than a hundred, or several thousand. The nature of the application determines the acoustical priorities, and can also create diverse demands. For example, in a place of worship, a sermon may demand clear speech intelligibility; ...

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