Acoustics of Small Rooms

CRC Press #ad - Much time is spent working out how to optimize the acoustics of large rooms, such as auditoria, but the acoustics of small rooms and environments can be just as vital. Changes in wavelength to room size ratio and the time difference between the direct and reflected sound at the listening location mean that the acoustics of small spaces are quite different to those of large spaces.

Tackling these specific aspects of physics, sound perception, and applications for small spaces, Acoustics of Small Rooms brings together important facets of small room acoustics. The expensive sound equipment of a recording studio or the stereo in a car or living room is likewise rendered useless if the acoustic environment is not right for them.

Acoustics of Small Rooms #ad - Divided into clear sections, it covers: sound propagation--the effects of boundaries, sound absorbers and diffusers Physiology and psychoacoustics Methods and techniques of room and sound field optimization Examples of how these principles apply to control rooms, stereo, surround and home theater as well as music practice rooms Measurement and modeling techniques.


Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application

CRC Press #ad - Most of the prediction methods in the book are now linked to open source implementations and downloadable MATLAB scripts, enabling readers to exploit the knowledge in this book more readily in design and research. This definitive guide covers the design and application of absorbers and diffusers in acoustics.

Although there is greater knowledge of absorption, it is also informed by new research. Improved techniques for measurement and prediction are included, as well as bringing old methods up-to-date with the latest refinements from standards and research. It is also invaluable for students and researchers wanting a grounding in acoustic treatment, as well as understanding the latest developments.

Surface diffusion is a relatively young subject area, and diffuser design, application and characterisation are often not well understood. This text details the evolution and the current state of the art in diffuser and absorber research and application. Sustainability, portable vocal booths, and fast time domain models for diffusers are just a few of the new sections.

Acoustic Absorbers and Diffusers: Theory, Design and Application #ad - All chapters have been revised and brought up to date in this new edition, with new applications, absorbers and diffusers featured. It covers a range of practical and theoretical aspects, modelling and design of rooms, with extensive examples of installations and case studies to cater to practitioners working in the measurement, semi-enclosed spaces as well as in noise control.

As two of the main design tools for altering the acoustic conditions of rooms, the correct use of absorbers and diffusers is important to the creation of quality acoustics.